• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    This sensor has lasted me more than 200 miles of jogging for a year! To me, any battery/sensor that can keep on chugging for so long is awesome in my book! I love nike+ it has changed my life and how I approach my workouts.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    10 runs

    • Written by from East Aurora

    I only got ten runs out of my sensor! That's not cool! I have to buy a new one for 20 bucks when I bought the whole kit before for twenty one! I am not really happy. I like the shoe and the whole system but twenty bucks every couple of runs!?!?!
    That's silly. I think I am done with the Nike + as well!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Kirkland

    This product works well. I wasn't really a runner, but this has inspired me to pound the pavement more consistently.

    For those of you that received duds, take it back to the Apple store or the store where you purchased it.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sensor died after 2 1/2 months!

    • Written by from Needham

    I love the Nike + iPod system; it's awesome. Unfortunately, my sensor battery died after just 2.5 months. I'm buying a new one, but not happy about it. If it dies again after a short period, I think I'll have to say goodbye to the whole system. C'mon Nike! Get a better sensor!

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 use, 15 seconds

    • Written by

    After buying this product at the Nike Outlet Store, I realized it did not work with my new 80gB IPod, which was only 6 months old. So I ordered a refurbished Ipod Nano ($75) to use exclusively for running with this system. After waiting for the Nano to arrive, I finally got to try the Nike Run system- I registered my product and turned on the sensor to try it out. I shook it in my hand for 15 sec to simulate running, and to see how the thing worked, and got excited when it registered distance. But the screen said sensor battery low, which I thought was strange.
    I then turned it to sleep mode, because I had read reviews that stressed saving the battery power, plus I had that strange low battery warning. The next day I turned it on to go running and it was not recognized by my IPod, even after attempting to locate it and repressing the sleep button, in case it was still asleep.
    I tried it again the next day, and its officially dead. And the warranty is invalid, because I guess the outlet store had it for at least a year.

    All in all, $29.99 for the kit + $75 for the required Nano + 2 days of frustration = one dissatisfied customer. However, now that I bought all the stuff I'll probably end up dishing out the $20 for a replacement, even though it makes me furious to think of it. I just hope I don't get another dud sensor.

    24 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Product! But it HATES the Earth!

    • Written by from Missoula

    Non-serviceable with non-replaceable batteries.
    I still don't understand why the same pimply-faced geeks who rant about global warming (yet do nothing about it except preach) are willing to let Apple skate on this issue!
    Mighty Applons, make your devices end-user serviceable and they will be perfect!

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    G. R. E. A. T.

    • Written by from Louisburg

    G. Great
    R. Can't think of an (R)word but trust me it works great.
    E. Excellent
    A. Awsome
    T. Tough

    11 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why cant we replace the battery?

    • Written by from Newport News

    I have had this unit for about 11 months and the sensor stopped working. I thought I would be able to just replace the battery and keep going. But, now I have to buy a whole new sensor!!!! It would be so easy just to design the unit to be able to replace the battery. Apple and Nike just want to keep that big buck coming in and care less about the consumer. $19 ????? How about $5 for the replacement? Sounds better than 3/4 the cost of a whole kit!

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from Orem

    I was pretty excited when I purchased the Nike + iPod Receiver and Sensor from a local shoe store. I would only use shoes with the sensor for running, so the sensor didn't get much other use. The low battery icon came on while I was running my third 5k. I am pretty bummed I have to fork out another $20 for a new sensor, only a month after the initial purchase.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 3 months on battery life

    • Written by from Hoover

    I've loved using the product, but it's dead after only 3 months. I sure wish I had the guy's luck who wrote about it lasting for an entire year, b/c I've only gotten 3 months out of it!

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If it lasts

    • Written by from Tyrone

    I have bought two of these, one lasted 13 months the other lasted 3 months! My ipod is telling me the sensor battery is low and it needs replaced, I find it very hard to believe that Nike can't come up with a better sensor battery replacement process

    57 of 63 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good for serious runners

    • Written by from Spring

    The display shows kilometers though the voice and computer are correct in miles. Many of us are waiting for a software fix.

    Just ran 6 mi with a friend same start same finish time but my ipod show 17 seconds shorter than hers. Timing it right now with my own watch and after 26 minutes it is 6 seconds slower!

    After calibrating twice , the distance measured is always around 6% off of actual.

    If you don't care about acurate pace or distance this will work just fine for you!

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 19.48 hours

    • Written by from College Park

    I cannot recommend this product. I ran for just 20 hours in the last 10 months and the battery is empty now. That is 1$ for one hour of running (if you count the sensor without receiver) ... really not worth the money. And to build products with non-changeable/rechargeable batteries is not environmental at all (and this company claims to be).

    The only good thing ... for the 20 hours it worked fine.

    63 of 77 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but you have to buy one every year

    • Written by from Bellingham

    My wife and I have really liked using the Nike + Ipod system for the last year or so. We both like how it keeps info about each of our runs and I know I definitely run more after buying it. However, be aware that you'll need to buy a new sensor every year. We bought ours at the same time last year, and this year, within a few days, both of ours had ran out of juice and needed replacing - $40 + shipping for two of them. Still worth it, but it would be nice if future versions had a way of replacing the battery.

    1472 of 1761 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Idea.... but hit & miss quality

    • Written by from READING

    Great when it works... I have had a sensor last as much as 450 hours and as little as 8 hours before needing replacing, some switch into sleep - some don't....

    Like the 3G nano, could have done with a little longer in development, methinks...

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    • Written by from Greencastle

    I bought the new (at the time) second generation Nano back in Oct. 06 and bought the Nike+ kit the same day. I've ran over 270 days this year and all of them have been with the Nike+.

    I can't believe all the reviews talking about how bad the battery life is. Not only that but they mention following the instructions on how to maximize said battery life. In a year I've not done one thing to my sensor except put it in two newer pairs of shoes. I never take it out. I never turn it off. It's in my shoes through -5º days, it's in there in 95º days. It's been through rain, sleet, snow and not once have I even thought about removing it to dry out.

    Finally a year later it's time for a new one. For about a week I knew I was running faster/farther than the data showed. Sure enough today I received a message on the Nano stating my sensor battery was low and needed replacement. Not bad.

    I think I can pony up for a new sensor yearly. Especially since I've found you only need to buy the sensor and not the whole kit.

    1688 of 2016 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit screwy

    • Written by from Auckland

    Can sometimes be annoying because it doesn't count properly.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needed this a month ago...

    • Written by from Richfield

    This is a great product, but a little advertising would have been nice. A month ago I needed a sensor and had to buy the entire kit. I would have much rather bought just the sensor. This should have been out since the kits started selling.

    918 of 1381 people found this useful