• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    My battery is still good

    • Written by from TORONTO

    I'm surprised by the prevalence of short battery life stories. I used my kit from March to November 07. I wear different shoes in the winter and didn't bother to add the sensor. I've used it from March this year and still going. But I only use the shoes that have the sensor for running. One strange thing though. I have the sensor in a Marware pouch attached to the laces. When I switched it from a pair of Reeboks to Adidas, the distance data changed considerably. It always varied slightly depending on my pace but the shoe change created variances of 3-400 meters for the same run.

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I must have a dud

    • Written by from Sydney

    I think it's a great little gadget. However, I've used it only six times and now the receiver can not detect the sensor. The only thing I can figure it that the battery is dead. I'm not very impressed on having to buy another.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pod sensor battery

    • Written by from Fort Campbell

    I bought the product to work with my I phone, bought it on 8/13/09, and this morning it's not picking up 15 days exactly worked out with it 9 time less than 30 miles. Great product, but like most needs the battery issue worked out! I am so annoyed spent my morning trying to figure the thing out instead of running like I needed to do! I want a refund!!

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but needs improvement on some angles

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    While it does it's purpose,like everyone's complain battery life is indeed the problem. It is ridiculous to buy replacement every couple of months. Now, may i also suggest Nike to add a clip to the sensor that way we dont have to buy a 5$ pouch from a retail store.

    30 of 36 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Battery

    • Written by from Greeley

    The Nike+ is an awesome accessory to any iPod, although, I have to say that the battery life in my sensor was nothing compared to what Apple said in the overview...

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding?

    • Written by from Syracuse

    I bought this without knowing about the battery life and replacement policy. Foolish me, I figured that I could put a new battery into it when the time came.

    It turns out that this device is a subscription for $19 about once a year. That's crazy.

    I like the idea of this device but will look for something else to do the same thing. What a stupid design.

    It's the sort of thing that makes me want to steer clear of Nike and Apple products. This is an offensive design and ridiculous pricing. Seriously, if it said on the front of the package that battery placement would be necessary at least once a year and that it would cost $19, would anyone buy the thing? Not me.

    46 of 68 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but doesn't last very long

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently just started running and have heard this is a great thing to have. It works nicely with the iPod and it tells you the distance you've covered without having to Google map your route. But I've only used it twice and it's already died. Not sure if I want to get another one if it's going to happen again.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Still going strong after 700 miles

    • Written by from Beaverton

    I have been using the Nike+ system for a year this April and couldn't be more pleased. As long as you read the directions carefully you should not have any issues. I have run over 700 miles with one sensor. My shoes have been water logged, muddy, and close to frozen but the sensor keeps going strong.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipod sensor reactivation

    • Written by from Brownsburg

    I love the product but it is not easy to reactivate a sensor. I tried 3 different sensors until my original one started working. Apple when you review this product find a way that the owner can tell if the sensor is on or off. Find an easier way to activate the sensor also. I must have walked 2 miles without knowing if it was on or off. The apple support people were super and encouraged me to write a review.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple NOT environmentally friendly...

    • Written by from Exeter

    ...certainly NOT environmentally friendly with this product. I bought the kit in June 2009 and the battery is dead in September 2009. I used it for approximately 200 miles. Now they expect me to fork out $19 plus shipping for another one? Horrible design. I have a cheap heart rate monitor that I can replace the battery (CR2032) when it dies, but if Apple thinks they can fool me into buying something for ANOTHER $20 needlessly, they're wrong. It's wasteful, bad for the environment, and entirely unreasonable. I'm cutting my losses. Google-map your run and get the mileage, compare against time and it'll probably be at least as accurate as this piece of garbage.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great for keeping track of workout

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Nike Plus combo is great for keeping track of your workouts and evolution. The battery of my sensor only died after approximately 500 miles which seems relatively fair. The only bug in the system is when your first sensor dies and you need to replace it with a new one - there the migration of your old data from your old sensor to your new sensor on the Nike+ website isn't that seamless... however if you follow the instructions, it does work!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    1000+ Miles on a Sensor

    • Written by from Ankeny

    I am currently on my second sensor. The first lasted a bit over 1,000 miles of running. I now have around 1,200 miles on the second sensor. I don't do anything to aid in extending the battery life. I turned it off once before going on a flight (FAA Rules). I did not want to find that the Homeland Security folks tore apart my bags because of the radio transmissions from the sensor.

    I run in rain, snow, frigid temps and summer heat. Never had a problem. This helps to keep me motivated to put in the miles. To me, it's well worth the $20 for a sensor.

    26 of 29 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Reliable

    • Written by from Forest Grove

    The sensor is very unreliable. On several runs the sensor just stopped recording. Once the time recorded but the distance didn't. It's just not reliable for keeping a history of your running since you are not able to edit mistakes that the device makes.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work

    • Written by from Salisbury

    The sensor could not connect to the receiver no matter how hard i tried and after extensive research online this problem occurred with many thousands of people online. I wouldn't recommend this because im out 30 bucks but im trying to save you the hassle.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    This works great just as promised and I love that it uploads my running data to Nike. The first one I ordered arrived dead, so the good people at Apple customer service sent me a replacement for free.
    I don't think it is a big deal to have to replace this yearly. My first one lasted almost a year and a half, and I never took it out and "put it to sleep" as recommended. The benefits of seeing your run times and distances coupled with the FREE Nike Plus website, more than makes up for the 19$ you may have to spend to replace this.

    26 of 30 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nike Sensor

    • Written by from norfolk

    I have bought 2 of the sensors for the shoe and both times they didn't work right out of the package. Its kinda like a crapshoot whether or not they work. I think it is a great concept but they need to address this inefficiency in order to have confidence int he product. Please fix it 'cause I love to use it (when it works)

    24 of 27 people found this useful