• 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.

    1686 of 2014 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 !

    158 of 166 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.

    140 of 153 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!

    124 of 142 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.

    118 of 134 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!

    101 of 109 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!!

    100 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for motivation!

    • Written by from Lancaster

    I have had the Nike + system for years. I can tell you that the first few weeks of getting everything to work right was a bit of a hassle. I don't understand why people are not getting the appropriate battery life out of the sensor. I run about 12 miles a week and my sensors (I'm on my 4th one) last at least 8 months or more. Ignore the comments about inaccuracies in distance. It's not perfect 100% of the time, but it's about 90% accurate. The last I checked, that was pretty decent. You do have to take the time to use the product right and calibrate the sensors.

    82 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    Please be aware that if you don't know how to work with this sensor, it doen't mean that it doesn't work.

    I bought one of it and after I calibrate it, it works very well. but before calibration I was so mad, cos I ran like 1 km but it says 800 m. then I learned I should calibrate the device.

    In other hand, your iphone must run normally. some of you have hardware or software problem with your iphone. so it's better to verify everything in your iphone before judge this sensor.

    I highly recommend Nike+ipod sensor.

    85 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Imus, Cavite

    I bought mine about 3 yrs ago & it's still working, its nice to have one of this.

    73 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Dayton

    This thing sits inside of my shoe and works great when I go running. Awesome apple sauce.

    70 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Linking Nike Sensor to iPhone

    • Written by from Calgary

    I spent several hours trying to get my brand new sensor to link to my iPhone. I kept getting the message to "walk around to activate the sensor". Finally I found a trouble shooting page on Nike Plus website with information that helped me solve the problem. USING THE TIP OF A PEN, PUSH THE SMALL BUTTON ON THE BACK OF THE SENSOR SEVERAL TIMES TO WAKE THE SENSOR UP. When the small button on the back of the sensor is PUSHED and HELD , it puts the sensor to sleep. When I performed this action, the sensor linked with my iPhone right away and seems to be working perfectly. I don't know why it was so hard to find this information on the website. So many people seem to be having this problem...

    65 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Austin

    The product is great! It has about 2 months of battery max. if you use it for every day's exercise. Just make sure you get the right shoe. I got a pair that had the Nike Logo on the bottom, but Nike + iPod Sensor requires a pair of Nike shoes with a
    Nike+ logo on the bottom of the shoe.

    72 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wellington

    I have just purchased my third sensor, the first 2 gave me approx 1500 miles each before they started to slow down. I have used them with my iPod nano, iPhone 3gs and 4s with only an occasional crash. I would have never run so much without it, combined with the NikeRunning it is so motivating :)

    65 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life Disclaimer

    • Written by from Tempe

    To offset some of the other battery life issue comments/reviews, Apple and Nike both have a disclaimer that the sensor only has 1000 hours of active battery life = 41.67 days of continuous running; the replacement cost of $19 every 3 - 6 months is worth it for the technology that the Nike+ system uses, make sure you putting it to sleep when your done with it!! That should help too. Just exactly, what kind of reasonably priced technology is available for perpetual power to such a small unit? There isn't, I have had fantastic results with this product (Nike+ SportBand System) between functionality, battery life, and ergonomics

    72 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Ever

    • Written by from Hayden

    This is the Best Running Partner Ever.

    65 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good device!(:

    • Written by from houston

    its a very good device, although I'm not very sure if its very accurate, but when doing distance and time it gets you motivated, specially when it keeps telling you how many calories you have burned! its works with the iPod 3rd generation and the forth one just fine. the battery life has given no problem at all, and i've had it almost a year!

    To connect to your iPod u gotta be having it in your shoe and walking around when the voice tells you to do so in the nike app.

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    • Written by from Tyler

    I use it with my iphone nike app. I really wanted to start running and actually being able to hear in my headphones while listening to music how fast/far I was going pushed me to keep going. This is made for the Nike free shoes and they are super comfy. Thanks!

    54 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    8 Months and still going

    • Written by from San Jose

    I have heard reports of people complaining of short lives in these sensors. Don't believe it, mine has been going since April without issue. Keep in mind the sensor is on when moving, so if you aren't running with Nike+ probably a good idea to take the sensor out or use a different pair of shoes.

    43 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from Sorel-Tracy

    I am using the sensor during one year.It' an excellent product to keep motivated...I regret that my new ipod touch don't linkk with the polar strap to track the hearth activity. How Ipod nano does...I don't know if Ipod and polar goes to do something with that to give us that little bonus. Anyways...I use Adidas shoes with a cavity to insert the sensor. The running brand from Adidas comes with the cavity....before I used a pouch with belcro in a Sketchers shoes. That worked too. For this summer I upgrade my hardware..


    Hugo A.

    38 of 42 people found this useful