• 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.

    1713 of 2043 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.

    1495 of 1788 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.

    928 of 1393 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, But Register It!!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Obviously, when it's working, it rules. Everyone who runs with Nike+ will tell you the same thing: it makes fun runs more fun and training - for speed, distance or both - way easier.

    ONE THING: make sure you register it as soon as you buy it. It says it has 1000 hours of juice but mine ran out of batteries long before that. It has a year-long warranty and most of the time if the battery isn't up to snuff, you'll know before then. If you register, Apple is amazing about giving you a new one. If you don't register? You're definitely in trouble.

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  • 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.

    185 of 213 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love to use it!

    • Written by from Johor Bahru

    I bought a couple of this item and love to use them installed in our shoes, mine and my wife's.

    In such hot weather like Singapore, it is usually reluctant to spare time to go out for jogging. But after bought this, I love to do it now.

    It's great product able to be found out in the market as well as iPhone and Macbook !

    159 of 168 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No star

    • Written by from WESTMINSTER

    First day of running paused itself in the middle of workout. Take three tries to restart.
    Second day of running, paused itself again no restart.
    Third day and final chance to make it work before return it to Apple Store, work itself out of my shoes and gotten ran over by a car half way in to my run.

    181 of 226 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    can't be bettered

    • Written by from dublin

    Yes, the nike website is not great, although its improved recently. But that's simply irrelevant to the simplicity of this product which works perfectly, always.
    And for the battery issue, my first one has just died, 3.5 years and 5000 kms after first using it. Superb.

    141 of 154 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You can turn off the sensor!

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I see a lot of complaints about the battery life, here is a trick I learned from my switch easy sensor case:
    if you look on the back of the sensor, there is a little round button, hold it down for 3 seconds and it will go to sleep. To activate it again, just hold it down for a second or two. Of course this is much easier if it's not in the sole of your shoe. I've had mine for over a year, and it's just low now.

    This is an awesome device!

    126 of 144 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great

    • Written by from Windsor

    I have been using the sensor for over a year and it works great. I originally had it in my Nike shoe but when I got new shoes I didnt want to be limited to just the NIke Plus shoes. So I found online that if you just put a peice of velcro on the back of the sensor and put it under the laces in between the laces and the tongue of your shoe as close to your toes possibel (this is where your foot bends on the top) that it pretty accurate. That way you can easily move it from shoe to shoe.

    119 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPod sensor

    • Written by from annandale

    I am on my 3rd and the last two I was unable to use because as soon as I went to use it, I got the message that the battery was low! So $60 later, I have a record 2 workouts because that was all I was able to use! I really want to believe in this product and will probably buy another one. I bought 2 at Footlocker and 1 at the Nike store. I know that the sensor is "on" when you buy it. Perhaps the sensor should come in the "off" position so as to preserve the 1000 hours. I am thinking that they sit for so long and then when customers buy them the sensor is off!!

    I love this concept and it really motivated me to keep up my walking program. Help me Apple or...

    Can I get my money back!

    117 of 137 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept - Bad design

    • Written by from Kuala Lumpur

    I love the concept and I have been using the Nike+ Kit for a while now and it's made me help run more and more effectively. I also love how Nike has enabled personal accounts for tracking runs and recording it all.

    BUT BUT BUT there is a HUGE problem with the sensor. The short (no, very short) battery life of the sensor makes it very annoying and very eco-unfriendly. The fact that the battery cannot be replaced means that there will be multiple sensors being thrown away.

    Apple should have warned us that we should stock up on sensors - I now can't record my runs because they have stopped stocking the kit in Malaysia and my battery has run out. Makes me mad.

    120 of 144 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can be used with other shoes, and how to elongate battery life.

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    The concept behind this is amazing. You need to calibrate it at a gym for accuracy, and it is super easy. Once you put it into your Nike shoes, it is hard to get out. So, if you wear your shoes for things other than running, then it is a hassle to remove and reinsert the foam, and it will wear the battery out much quicker. I was under the impression that the sensor is motion activated, and if you carry it around in your purse then it could drain the life. My sensor has lasted over a year, but I am not an avid runner. I bought it for the walk to run program on Nike.com and it has helped motivate me alot. My neighbor is an avid runner, and she dislikes Nikes shoes. She sealed the sensor in duck tape and punched holes in the tape and she ties it in between her laces and shoe tongue. It works great and saves on her battery life, since she can remove it. That will be my next move, Nike shoes or not!

    102 of 110 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!!!

    • Written by from Austin

    First off don't be afraid with all the battery reviews. I have used/ran with this same sensor for 473 miles in a little over a year! So with some saying it lasted a month or 2?? I have no idea what they are doing wrong. It just really seems that the individuals putting bad reviews don't sound very tech savvy. -- Will you need to relink the sensor from time to time?? YES, if it's not performing to your standards (don't forget to recalibrate it).-- Will you lose data with switching phones?? NO. I've gone through a 3GS, iPhone 4 and now iPhone 4S and still tracking every single run I do. I absolutely love this product!!

    102 of 113 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for me

    • Written by from Buffalo

    It seems that a lot of people had trouble with the batteries in the sensor. I've have mine for 13 months, and it finally told me that the battery was low. I've run 1400 miles on my first sensor. I think that its great!

    96 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Battery Life, Shame On You Apple

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    Like others, I have had terrible battery life issues with this product. My original sensor lasted approx. 3 months, and my replacement sensor lasted 4 months. I run a couple times a week on average. Apple should make a unit with a replaceable battery or warranty the battery for at least a year. Shame on you Apple for making a knowingly inferior product.

    129 of 168 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but why not a green option

    • Written by from Beverly

    As many others have said, an excellent product in terms of integration with the Nike+ site, and a joy to use... except for the battery life. On the one hand, $20 a year isn't a bad deal to replace the sensor when the battery dies, but with car remotes lasting years, and with the stated goal to be a greener company, can't Apple do a little better than everyone tossing sensors into the rubbish every year? How about a sensor recycling program where we can drop off old sensors at our local Apple Stores?

    101 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it BUT....

    • Written by from State College

    I love the Nike+ concept, but the sensor life issue is really driving me nuts. I am on the third sensor this year. They seem to last me about 3-4 months and then they die. I run 6 days a week and would have thought that this product would last a bit longer. Hey apple - either refine the product or drop the price of a replacement-$19 plus shipping is a little much.

    96 of 110 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a fascinating product from Apple!

    • Written by from 武蔵野市

    Hi, I found this product is a real sensation. Still, I am trying to figure out how this little piece measures the distance close to real value! Other pedo meters compute the steps you take and multiply with a defined value. But, this device has no such calculation.

    The bad thing from my side is the battery. I had seen several reviews on this. But, from my side, Apple and Nike should be environmental friendly company as they claim. How can they release this plastic product where the battery cannot be replaced?? What kind of design is this?

    You are blind to learn whether this device is active or not. In iPHONE 3GS, there is no screen which tells the battery to be replaced or not. Whereas, the iPOD has a display about the battery status!

    Economically, the value this product is $19 but a battery costs less than $3.

    Apple designers, be friendly to environment and imagine, millions of the sensors will be dumped every year because of simple battery life!! Come on .... take the lead and be the user friendly leader..!

    88 of 96 people found this useful