• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    • Written by from Jackson

    I have read a few of the other reviews and some I agree with and others I do not. Mainly some people complain about a short battery life. $20.00 a year is not a bad price for something each year. Think how much your power bill is a month. Second, some people say poor desgin but I think with some off brand extra stuff I have a good fit for mine.

    17 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Product great. Battery replacement not good.

    • Written by from Prairie Village

    I love this product to help keep track of my running. It has been a great motivator to keep my cardio training on track. I love setting goals on the website and beating them! The battery just died. It bad you have to pay $19 for another sensor. I guess Apple doesn't like to let you buy just replacement batteries (see the ipods!).

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functional device

    • Written by from El Paso

    After reading several of the previous reviews, I think that the purpose of this product is misunderstood by many users. While this product does appear to be susceptible to battery issues, I believe that most of the complaints come from people who are not serious runners. First, it is essential that you only use the shoes that contain the sensor for running. Otherwise, the sensor transmits for hours every day, which is not its intended use. Second, this product is not designed to be 100% accurate. If you calibrate the sensor effectively your distances should be close. Over a three mile run, my accuracy is usually within 5 hundredths of a mile. The Nike+ system is an excellent way to combine listening to your music with a way to establish and track your running goals. If you desire perfect results, buy a GPS-enabled runners' watch. They run about $300. Otherwise be content with Nike+ system, which comes with a nice set of features at a very affordable price.

    36 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    stock sensors on the store shelves!

    • Written by from Grapevine

    I agree with others that this is a great product, although the sensor doesn't last long. I wear these sneakers exclusively for running and still only managed to eek out about a year and a half on the sensor before it died. I went to the store and they had no idea how to replace a dead battery in the thing and all they could offer was for me to buy another kit. I'm glad I didn't buy the kit just to get another sensor. These sensors need to be out on the shelves.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sensor lasted 1 year

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    I like the product. I never turn mine off and I went through two pair of shoes but I only use them to run in. I think the key is to make sure you aren't using the shoes as "walk around" shoes or when you are not going to log a run. If you are you need to take the sensor out to save the battery life.

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off the sensor and it will last

    • Written by from Dayton

    I bought my first nike+ kit in April 2007 from Amazon.com. After 115 runs, 734.48 miles and over 110 hours of use, the sensor is still running and haven't got the low battery yet. I have changed 2 shoes and on my 3rd shoe now, so for serious runners, this is really not a bad option. Yes depending on my pace sometimes the mileage is a little off but that ie expected from accelerometers - this is not a GPS device so you will expect to callibrate it every now and then. I have a couple of suggestions for people who are running out of batteries so quickly:

    do not use your running shoe for anything else. This is a suggestion for anyone who takes their run seriously.

    After you finish running, turn off the sensor (push the button in for about 3-4 seconds). I have diligently done that for probably 95% of my runs - might have forgotten to turn it off a few times. But the result shows. The problem is along as the shoe moves, the sensor transmits, regardless of whether a receiver is receiving anything.

    If you follow the above suggestions, you should get a pretty long life from the battery.

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Product! But it HATES the Earth!

    • Written by from Missoula

    Non-serviceable with non-replaceable batteries.
    I still don't understand why the same pimply-faced geeks who rant about global warming (yet do nothing about it except preach) are willing to let Apple skate on this issue!
    Mighty Applons, make your devices end-user serviceable and they will be perfect!

    16 of 26 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.

    1456 of 1737 people found this useful