What is the difference to what is built into the newest iPod nano?

The iPod nano has a pedometer built in, doesn't it? What do I need this for? Is there a difference?

Nike + iPod Sport Kit

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    According to Apple's support pages you still need to plug in the little receiver and put the sensor in your shoe to get the Nike+ interface to show up on the newest Nano (5th Generation). The Nano does have a basic pedometer built in but it isn't as advanced and interactive as the Nike+ version.

    for some reason i i am not allowed to post the direct link to the support page on apple's site that shows the details. However, if you google
    "Differences Pedometer Nike", it should be the top hit. Good luck.

  • The newest iPod Nano has the software and receiver built-in, it still requires the sensor.

  • That only tells you the number of steps you have taken...this tells you a lot more, including how many calories you have burned, how many miles you have left and also syncs to the computer to record/plan workouts