• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a waste of money - shelling out $20 every year for a piece of plastic

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Same situation - bought the kit and liked it. What I did not like was that I had to replace the battery in the sensor right after the warranty expired.. $20 is WAY TOO STEEP for such a small piece of technology.

    That's a real scam and I'm done w/ this product. Apple and Nike should stand behind their products and make us feel good as customers..

    $5 would have been reasonable, $20 is not.

    103 of 140 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

    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...

    67 of 74 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea bad software

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I like the chip in the shoe and have had no issues linking to my phone. The APP is what is terrible. It will pause and start your workout for no reason while walking. Also when you ge a call on your phone you have to stop your workout as the APP stops keeping track as well.There should be a way to configure the APP to not stop running during a call. I can walk and talk at the same time. Also need to make it so the APP does not pause with the slightest bump of the screen.

    79 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs longer battery life!

    • Written by from Cypress

    I bought my Nike+ sensor in May and have been on about 10 runs since then. It's October now and the battery is dead. I really liked using this product but now I'm supposed to spend $19 on a new one after just a few months? Apple, please come up with a sensor with a replaceable battery!

    72 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Warsaw

    14.56 use hours and the sensor is dead. When I applied for service 2 month after purchase, Apple said out of warranty, so I had to send in proof of purchase date. Must be alot of these sitting on shelves expiring. If you buy, KEEP YOUR RECEIPT!

    How about a replaceable battery? An inductive charger? A kinetic charge?

    68 of 76 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


    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very poor quality - not recommended

    • Written by from Richmond

    I've bought it 1,5 week ago. Worked out 4 times - no problem, then it just stopped working - Its no way I will buy it again - very disappointed

    82 of 107 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for iPod users but waste of money for iPhone4&3GS and iPod touch users

    • Written by from Normal

    Works great at the beginning but accuracy seems to change as batteries die. With the Nike+ GPS app out there its a lot more accurate with or with out GPS and is a one time buy no replacement needed.

    79 of 105 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except for the battery

    • Written by from Lexington

    I love the technology and having it posted to facebook motivates one to keep going. The only bad thing is the battery isn't replaceable. Apple likes to be "green" but making a product that you have to throw away and buy a new one when the battery dies isn't at all "green". Furthermore, when buying new, not all batteries are the same. Some last a year. Some don't. Perhaps some are on the shelf longer and get moved around to activate their battery? No idea, but all sensors are NOT equal in their life span. Apple REALLY NEEDS TO USE A REPLACEABLE BATTERY!

    53 of 55 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If it lasts

    • Written by from Tyrone

    I have bought two of these, one lasted 13 months the other lasted 3 months! My ipod is telling me the sensor battery is low and it needs replaced, I find it very hard to believe that Nike can't come up with a better sensor battery replacement process

    57 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work on iphone4s

    • Written by from Decatur

    App keeps crashing

    75 of 100 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 19.48 hours

    • Written by from College Park

    I cannot recommend this product. I ran for just 20 hours in the last 10 months and the battery is empty now. That is 1$ for one hour of running (if you count the sensor without receiver) ... really not worth the money. And to build products with non-changeable/rechargeable batteries is not environmental at all (and this company claims to be).

    The only good thing ... for the 20 hours it worked fine.

    63 of 77 people found this useful