This wireless sensor works with your iPod nano*, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPhone 3GS or later, to track your workouts. Insert it into the built-in pocket beneath the insole of your Nike+ shoe and pair it with your existing Nike + iPod receiver attached to your iPod nano.
iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPhone 3GS or later, include Nike+ support built in. So you can get all the benefits of the Nike + iPod Sport Kit without the extra receiver.
This sensor is also perfect as a replacement for a sensor that has been lost or has exhausted its battery. Or it's great if you want to have a sensor for a second pair of Nike+ shoes.
Please note: This package includes only the Nike + iPod wireless sensor. If you also need the wireless receiver for iPod nano, purchase the complete Nike + iPod Sport Kit.
What's in the Box?
- Wireless sensor for Nike+ shoes
- Printed documentation
- Height: 1.37 in.
- Width: 0.95 in.
- Depth: 0.30 in.
- Weight: 0.23 oz.
- Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later
- PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later
- iPod nano* with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit receiver
- iPod touch (2nd generation and later)
- iPhone 3GS or later
- Nike+ shoes
- USB 2.0
- iTunes 10 or later (available via free download)
- Nike.com account
- Internet access
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Ratings & Reviews
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 day 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. …
- Written by Joel C from Greencastle
1662 of 1983 people found this useful
Good, but you have to buy one every year
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 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. …
- Written by Sean B from Bellingham
1456 of 1737 people found this useful
Needed this a month ago...
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 k 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. …
- Written by Matthew B from Richfield
909 of 1366 people found this useful
So far so bad
I bought this last night and it synced real easily. Then I went to run and my iPhone 4 will read it every now and then. All the su I bought this last night and it synced real easily. Then I went to run and my iPhone 4 will read it every now and then. All the sudden it pauses my workout. I hate it! I'm going to give it another shot tomorrow and see what happens. …
- Written by Second Y from Maplewood
3 of 6 people found this useful
Nice Concept but has bugs!
I really liked the sensor, but, as others have indicated, it keeps pausing mid-workout. It's so frustrating. It pauses for no re I really liked the sensor, but, as others have indicated, it keeps pausing mid-workout. It's so frustrating. It pauses for no reason and, when you try to resume workout, it asks to "walk around to activate sensor", but it never activates. This has happened numerous times now, and I've only had the sensor for two weeks. Plus, it keeps coming out of my shoe. This morning, it fell out somewhere along the way and you know...I don't feel bad at all. …
- Written by Rae Y from Livingston
3 of 4 people found this useful
Even with constant calibration after every run, the Nike+ is incapable of providing an accurate distance. I've confirmed the dista Even with constant calibration after every run, the Nike+ is incapable of providing an accurate distance. I've confirmed the distance I run with several websites, and a calibrated sensor I use on my bike. The distances between the website and the bike sensor are the same. The Nike + sensor was a waste of money. I strongly recommend NOT buying one. …
- Written by Antonio L from Pembroke Pines
6 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does the nike+ running app work with the ipod touch a nd without a sensor?
- Asked by Katharine P from Colorado Springs
- Mar 7, 2014
No you need the sensor. They are not that expensive and you can either get a sensor pocket that str No you need the sensor. They are not that expensive and you can either get a sensor pocket that straps to the front of the trainer shoe (not idea and is know to create issues) or do what i did. Lift out my insole, draw around sensor, cut out the senor shape in the foam and round it off with a red hot teaspoon. Pop in the sensor pop back the insole back in and off you go.
You'll wonder how you ever got by without a sensor once you have one.
- Answered by Stuart P
- Mar 25, 2014
Will the nike+ sensor continue to track even if I forget my phone at home?
- Asked by Mary M. V from Redwood Valley
- Mar 4, 2014
Can I use the Nike+ Running app with the Nike+ shoe sensor or does it only work with my phone's accelerometer? I'd prefer to use the Running app.
- Asked by Michael O from Eugene
- Jul 13, 2012
It doesn't appear so - I went to Niketown this past week and asked them - until last week I have bee It doesn't appear so - I went to Niketown this past week and asked them - until last week I have been running outdoors with my iPhone 4S with the Nike+ Running app (no sensor) without issues - I like the interface and "post to facebook" features.
But since I also want to run indoors I inquired whether this same app can allow me to run on a treadmill while placing the phone on the treadmill cup holder/cradle (instead of shaking the phone's accelerometer like a madmen at my gym). The "running specialist" at Niketown Seattle told me that in the case where I want to run indoors I would need to buy the sensor (which I did), but she also warned me that the specific RUNNING app does not work with the sensor, and I would need to use the Nike+ iPod app.
So basically when I:
- run outdoors I use the iPhone 4S and the N+ Running app (and GPS). Great Facebook visual feedback
- run indoors on a treadmill I use the iPhone 4S and the N+ iPod app (and the sensor). Not sure if it even has FB posting capabilities
Leave it to the geniuses at Nike software product development to confuse the heck out of people - beats me why they can't just consolidate the Running and iPod app. …
- Answered by Lewis L from San Gabriel
- Sep 29, 2012
Can I calibrate the Nike Sensor on a treadmill instead of walking or running on a street?
- Asked by Cindy S from Birmingham
- Jan 27, 2010
To quote from the NikeRunning.com FAQ Section:
A treadmill is not a good place to calibrate your To quote from the NikeRunning.com FAQ Section:
A treadmill is not a good place to calibrate your Nike+ sensor. Calibrating on a treadmill may affect the accuracy of the sensor for several reasons, including additional treadmill surface movement, incline, and resistance. Your stride can also change when you run on a treadmill.
Nike+ technology relies on a sensitive piezoelectric accelerometer that monitors your foot strike when you walk or run and determines the amount of time your foot spends on the ground; This contact time is directly related to your pace. So when you calibrate, you’re actually letting the software learn your typical walking and running gaits. …
- Answered by David P from Savannah
- Jan 30, 2010
Can the nike chip count how many steps I take?
- Asked by Sally J D from Newtown Square
- Dec 14, 2013
Yes, it can. In fact even if u decide to crawl, it will still tell u WHAT DISTANCE have u covered... Yes, it can. In fact even if u decide to crawl, it will still tell u WHAT DISTANCE have u covered.....
The basic ideology here is NOT the number of foot steps or running strides or even sprints.
It solely depends on the length the chip has displaced [or traveled] from the original point of rest.
If u decide to use it for your health class then u should consider setting a goal for number of distance you should travel instead of number of step you will walk. …
- Answered by Rahul M from Navi Mumbai
- Jan 28, 2014