• 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Battery Life is Disappointing

    • Written by from Loganville

    I love using the Nike + iPod to track my runs. It really keeps me motivated and I have told several of my friends about the product. My sister bought one based on my review. However, the short battery life is totally disappointing and I expected more from Apple and Nike. I bought the kit at the beginning of February and the battery ran out at the end of May. I removed the sensor when I wasn't running. However, after reading some of the other reviews, 4 months seems to be an average time for the life of the battery in the sensor. I went to two sporting goods stores to buy a replacement sensor (after realizing that the battery itself could not be replaced). I then went to a specialty running store to learn that the sensors could only be purchased on-line. $19 seems very steep...I expected $7-$10 at the most. When I purchased the kit, I expected to be able to replace the battery and not the entire sensor. This feels like a money making scam on the part of Apple and Nike and it is not environmentally friendly. I would like to see a sensor with a replacable battery. If not for the problem with the sensor/battery, I would have rated the product with 5 stars. I'm going to order the sensor, but I am very disappointed.

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    sensor replacement

    • Written by from duluth

    Nike + ipod is a great product with one major flaw, but it has a simple fix. Just make the sensor with a replacable battery! I have spread the word about how great this product is, but how absurd that the battery lasts only about a year or less before you have to buy a whole new unit. I did try to buy the sensor only, but no apple stores carry it.By the time I pay shipping I only save $5 over the full kit price. Seems out of whack!

    55 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one duped... my sensor died after one day

    • Written by from Burbank

    I had read the reviews and went ahead and bought a kit anyway. I was able to start it up and my iPod "found" my sensor. However, I didn't run that day and came back a week later ready to go, but nothing... I had even pulled the sensor from shoe to be safe and save the battery. I have tried putting it to "sleep" and waking it up, but my iPod doesn't detect the sensor. ;(

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How about going green????

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love my nike+ sensor and website where I can track all my runs. Overall, a great product. The downside is the short battery life. I could not believe this thing is disposable. You have to throw the old one away and buy a new one at $19.00 a pop. Hey Apple, how about a new version with a means to replace the battery???

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great WHEN it works

    • Written by from Yountville

    This is great WHEN it works. It fails to connect to my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0.1) 50% of the time. It's become a joke with those I run with because I spend so much time "walking around" to get it to connect. Turning off the iPhone and then back on, sometimes solves the synch issue.

    Also, when a call comes in, even if I keep running or walking while talking, it goes into automatic pause mode!

    45 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by

    I first used my Nike Sensor last week and loved it. However, after 4 runs (about five hours of use), the sensor battery is dead. Can you imagine?? Now I need to buy a new sensor. Technology is great.....when it works.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not happy

    • Written by from pflugerville

    I bought it in June and now September it does not work, I only walk an hour a day it suspose to last 1000 hours. Something's wrong.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it's true

    • Written by from Berlin

    Battery life is really limited. I got the kit for Christmas and by March the sensor battery was dead, despite me putting it to sleep after every run (3x/week). I wonder if some of them ship "on," because it seems like a consistent problem.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Reading innacurately

    • Written by from seaside

    I do not need motivation to run or workout. I feel the IPod Sensor is very inaccurate. On my first calibration attempt i walked a mile, and the sensor read .13 miles. the most i could calibrate it at was .35 so i did the best i could. I then ran a mile at an average pace, and it said I ran less than a half a mile. I calibrated it to .75 which was the most it would let me at the time. Since then i have been able to calibrate it to the distance i run. But i have to calibrate it is always anywhere from .25 to a mile and 1.5 miles off. Even if I run the exact same rout over again. I will give it a couple hundred miles, but if it does not start calibrating somewhat accurately, I will probably just launch it into the ocean with a sling shot.

    35 of 47 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    love the product but can't to replace the sensor is way to much money.

    • Written by from Trinity

    I've had no problems with the product but I must complain about a replacement sensor costing nineteen dollars when you the entire thing cost thrity dollars. It almost makes more sense to but everything again. This price point should be lowered.

    31 of 41 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connectivity problems

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have been using the Nike + iPod Sensor for a month along with my Iphone 3GS. The most important problem I have is connectivity. Before I start a workout, the application allegedly detects the sensor. But once I start the workout the applications fails to measure my speed or distance. Apparently it looses connectivity. This happened to me already several times. An easy fix is to double check your sensor is working once you start running, but this is annoying as I use another application to train. Moreover, the nike webpage gives you very little info about the actual speed and pace during your workout.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it 'till I had to replace it.

    • Written by from Bristol

    I bought the Nike+ ensemble and enjoyed it while it lasted. When the sensor died I thought it would be a fairly inexpensive thing to replace. 19.00 is way too much. My opinion is spend the money on a GPS device.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Im on my 4th sensor in 1 year.

    • Written by from Mount Vernon

    The first sensor I got lasted about 6 months,
    second one a few weeks , I finally got good about turning it off completely when not running, the third sensor broke after a couple months, it didnt even give the low battery signal. Im about to get my 4th - havent given up yet.

    31 of 43 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea Poorly Executed

    • Written by from Ramseur

    I really wanted to love this thing the way that I love my macbook pro and my iphone but I can't. There are times when it is hit or miss and I constantly walk around in circles trying to calibrate it and nothing happens. Additionally the battery life on this thing is something that needs to be addressed. I can deal with buying a new one yearly but surely there has got to be a someway apple can put an LED on there to let you know the battery is dying or running low. I also don't like the on off button simply because I can't tell if the thing is on or off. Again, an LED light or an ON OFF switch would be more user friendly. That said, when you can get it to work it does it's job and does it pretty well. I just expect it to be more simple from the company that told me to THINK DIFFERENT.

    22 of 27 people found this useful