• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Way to Track My Runs

    • Written by from Arlington

    I've customized all my running habits onto one easy program. It's great to track my good and bad days. Although a heart rate monitor attachment would make it better, I still get what I need from this equipment.
    Good job Nike & Apple.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product of the year

    • Written by from ARROYO GRANDE

    I love apple, but it only lasted me 4 walks before it took a dump. I waisted $20.

    35 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!!

    • Written by from South Jordan

    This is such a great product! It works perfectly. It syncs without a problem and motivates me a lot to keep running or working out. I love how it keeps track of my workouts. The best part is that Lance Armstrong will congratulate you when you achieve a personal best.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Registers incorrect pace while running

    • Written by from Coppell

    I run 3-4 times a week and I have been using Nike+ for well over a year now. I was very happy with my initial purchase. The sensor lasted just over an year, which in my assessment was fair. Then my problems started. I bought a new sensor and the receiver could not detect it at all. So I returned it to the store and they exchanged it for a new one. The new sensor worked fine for a few weeks and after that, it would only register the pace correctly when I am walking (+ or - 5%). It just does not work correctly when I am running. I use it with a second gen iPod in a Nike+ arm band. To test the problem, I took the iPod out and kept it in the cup holder of the treadmill while I ran. While I walked it registered the pace correctly. The moment I started to run the pace reading went haywire and fluctuated randomly between 0.0 min/mile and 29.30 min/mile (0.0 most of the time) while I was running at 10.00 min/mile.

    Now I am not sure if this is a problem with the battery or not. Probably not, because then it would not have registered the pace correctly even when I was walking. Right?

    If anyone has faced this issue and knows of a solution please respond.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Very Useful Accessory!

    • Written by from Armidale

    The Nike + iPod sensor is a great little unit! The price is very nice given that the unit has limit life, and the ability to purchase new sensors is what really attracted me!

    I will say be careful though, the unit's battery has a limited life (around about 335 hours of constant use, or about 14 days when left running), which is awesome; just be sure to turn your unit off when not in use, also when I bought my first kit, the sales rep at a the shoe store neglected to tell me the unit I was sold was over a year old, consequently I only got about half the expected life out of the battery, and it also meant that I was unable to register the product.

    Since then though I’ve bought an extra unit or two, they’ve served me better. The main lesson I got was check how old the product is before you buy, because the any battery loses charge slowly over time, even it remains unused. If you buy it and it’s been sitting on a shelf for 12 months you get less than you payed for, as far as I see it.

    That said, the unit is an otherwise great product, it’s also nifty too how it can connect to the iPod Touch without having an attached receiver, which is a nice bonus!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely got to use it

    • Written by from Edison

    And it died. Horrible battery life, now im forced to go to the store and buy it...again. Ive only had this for about 7 months and the battery is shot. Strongly suggest do not buy unless your gonna fork over another $20 for a new one in a couple months.

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great for keeping track of workout

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Nike Plus combo is great for keeping track of your workouts and evolution. The battery of my sensor only died after approximately 500 miles which seems relatively fair. The only bug in the system is when your first sensor dies and you need to replace it with a new one - there the migration of your old data from your old sensor to your new sensor on the Nike+ website isn't that seamless... however if you follow the instructions, it does work!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for Serious Runners...

    • Written by from South Lyon

    Even after careful calibration - this device is 3-5% off per mile. If you run 8+ miles at a time like I do - this level of accuracy is not acceptable. This might be fine for walkers and casual joggers - but this is not a serious training tool. Garmin 4Runner series is far superior. At $29 dollars, I guess it is a good value - but not for serious athletes.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from Greeley

    The Nike+ is an awesome accessory to any iPod, although, I have to say that the battery life in my sensor was nothing compared to what Apple said in the overview...

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not good enough

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    I was given 2 pairs of Nike+ shoes as a gift and I naturally became intrigued over the system. Eventually my old ipod photo died and I opted for the iTouch. I was excited to see the Nike+ software pre-loaded so all I needed was the chip. I love to run and I average about 15-20 miles a week. I enjoyed tracking my runs and getting time/mileage updates at the press of a button and when nearing the end of a run. I used the system when running outside or on treadmills. After 5 weeks I noticed the sensor stopped working. I tried to resync and nothing happened. I went online and noticed the numerous complaints of the battery life. So I went out and bought another chip and this time, the sensor would not sync at all with my iTouch. So I returned it the next day. This is a great idea in concept but until Nike/Apple can come up with a rechargeable battery (or at least changeable battery) this product is not really worth it since you have to buy a new chip every time. I am surprised that this area has not been addressed yet considering Apple is known for making small innovative products that can be used repeatedly. So save your money until apple addresses these issues.

    102 of 116 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    excited but frustrated!

    • Written by from Oshkosh

    The man that sold me the sensor told me that it is important to take the sensor out of your shoe when not using it because he said even the slightest bump of the shoe will turn the sensor on and drain the battery. I bought my sensor about a month ago and bought new shoes to go with it and just tried it out the other day and was able to get it to work for about 5 minutes and that was it. Now it just keeps saying "walk around to activate your sensor" and I walk and walk and walk and nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong or is it possible that the battery is completely drained before I've even had a chance to use it!?! I was so excited about this but now I'm just frustrated and annoyed.

    56 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    This works great just as promised and I love that it uploads my running data to Nike. The first one I ordered arrived dead, so the good people at Apple customer service sent me a replacement for free.
    I don't think it is a big deal to have to replace this yearly. My first one lasted almost a year and a half, and I never took it out and "put it to sleep" as recommended. The benefits of seeing your run times and distances coupled with the FREE Nike Plus website, more than makes up for the 19$ you may have to spend to replace this.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome until it stopped working

    • Written by from Saint Helens

    I loved the Nike + iPod. I bought the Nike+ shoes. It was wonderful and then the device said the battery was low and stopped working. This was after about 200 miles. I went to a Nike store and bought a replacement sensor. It didn't work. I returned it for another sensor, it didn't work either. I bought my brother a Nike + iPod. His worked fine. I tried to use his with my sensor. It didn't work. I tried using his sensor with my unit. It didn't work.

    I finally broke down and bought a whole new unit. I hope I have better results with this unit. I am saving all my receipts.

    18 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly lost my finger

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I do love this product, but along with the majority of people here, I am disappointed to find that you can't replace the battery.

    This is as much of a warning than anything else, don't try and lever the sensor open with a knife!

    I will be buying another sensor as mine has lasted for well over 600 miles, and hopefully the next one will do the same.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but hate it.

    • Written by from Sartell

    I love this product, but I too am very annoyed by having to buy a whole new sensor every year. $29 for the entire kit, and $19 for the sensor alone is a little ridiculous. Come on Apple!!

    41 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    won't purchase again

    • Written by from Spring

    I too bought the ipod sensor not knowing that i couldn't replace the battery. Bad design. I love nike products but this one is terrible. If nike and apple was looking for a quick get rich scheme, this would be the ultimate.

    60 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from San Diego

    I really enjoy the way this product works. I recently found out that if you are currently listening to a podcast or audio book, another option becomes available when you go to the Nike Workout called: "Now Playing." I had assumed you could only listen to playlists/music when working out, so I was happy to learn about this option.

    A great product that works seamlessly and is very user friendly!

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    protest to Nike, to make the sensor accept replacement batteries

    • Written by

    I've used my iPod with the Nike Sensor for almost a year and when I found that I had to replace the whole unit when the battery died, I was flabbergasted. Not only for the costs of replacement but the effect on our environment. I love the product, but if a competitor came out with a sensor with a replacement battery I would be buying their product versus Nike. Hopefully the more people that protest to Nike about the non-replacement of batteries the more likely Nike will listen to the voice of the customer.

    184 of 211 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Ipod Touch

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    I am glad to see that the transmitters work with the iPod Touch, way to go Apple! Now why can't I use it with my iPhone? Hmmm, isnt it the same hardware?

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps me going!

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I've only had mine since October but it's been great to have a honest voice in my ear telling me to keep going. I find it's best to use all the available tools on nike+.com to really keep you on the road. My only beef is that I personally find nike shoes narrow but with the right socks I'm good to go.

    10 of 16 people found this useful