• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New sensor doesn't link up

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I've used this product for a few years now but have noticed a decline in the quality of the sensor in recently (I've gone through 4 sensors). I just bought a brand new sensor to go in my Nike running shoes and have only managed to get the sensor to activate 3 or 4 times since (have done at least 20 runs during that time). It keeps saying 'walk around to activate sensor' and never actually links. I've tried to find troubleshooting for this problem on the Apple and Nike + running site without much luck. I'm wondering if it's the battery that ran out while at the store..very frustrating at this was a total waste of money!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Saint Pete Beach

    Used it three times and then put it to sleep as directed, because I was not going to run for three days. It never worked again.

    37 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but....

    • Written by from Bracknell

    I love the sensor and it seems to work. I find it really supports my running training.

    What I don't like is that I have now the Iphone with sensor, the latest Ipod Nano with a pedometer. Now I could finally get the Pulsar belt for heart rate monitoring. It would be so nice for a change to have all these functions within one Apple gadget. Also, my iphone does not play music on some of the speakers I have for my ipod. Have not tried the Nano yet. Chargers do not seem to be compatible amongst ipod gadgets either. PLEASE can you not unclutter my life and drawers, by making thins cross compatible?

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of $20

    • Written by from chicago

    I really need what the Nike+ is SUPPOSED to do. Unfortunately, it is a useless piece of plastic destined for the landfill. I used mile markers on a local trail, turned around and re-walked the exact same route - the sensor registered 0.8 one way, 1.1 the other (yes, I had calibrated at exactly the same place previously). Then walked five more miles - it only recorded 1.7. Useless.

    Also, the Nike+ site doesn't let you correct the sensor's mistakes. The mapping part of the site only works on occasion, not reliably (other walking map sites are far easier, so it's not user error). Site support and instructions from Nike are sketchy and don't seem to have been updated in a long time.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Transferability

    • Written by from Marietta

    This is a wonderful product until you try to upload your workout stats to your computer. Most of the time the moment that the Nike+ sync transmitter is disconnected from your iPod, all information is lost. If this could be rectified it would be stellar.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Spanaway

    The sensor works great. It was very easy to connect to my ipod and is incredibly accurate. My only complaint is that there is no way to tell if the sensor is on or off short of trying to connect to it from your ipod.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked for a week.

    • Written by from Hagerstown

    Is that worth the price?

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product!!

    • Written by from South Jordan

    This is such a great product! It works perfectly. It syncs without a problem and motivates me a lot to keep running or working out. I love how it keeps track of my workouts. The best part is that Lance Armstrong will congratulate you when you achieve a personal best.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product.

    • Written by from Holly Springs

    I have had over 169 runs with 485.5 miles and this is the first time I will have to replace my sensor. No one else I know has had this trouble of a poor battery life. Our secret? Only have the sensor in your shoe while you're on your run, it saves the battery life!

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Review in 3 Words: SAVE YOUR MONEY

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I used to be able to say I loved all things Apple. Now I have to say I love ALMOST everything. This product IS HORRIBLE. The battery life is dismal, and the support on the product is non-existant. I do understand the difficulty inherent in supporting this type of product, but without a proper system of identifying shelf-life of the batteries, and without even an option of a replacement sensor at a reasonable price... this all adds up to a product that you're better off without. Save the money you would have spent on this and buy a motivational CD or something. All this did was raise my blood pressure before I'd run... just thinking about how bad it is.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Concept but has bugs!

    • Written by from Livingston

    I really liked the sensor, but, as others have indicated, it keeps pausing mid-workout. It's so frustrating. It pauses for no reason and, when you try to resume workout, it asks to "walk around to activate sensor", but it never activates. This has happened numerous times now, and I've only had the sensor for two weeks. Plus, it keeps coming out of my shoe. This morning, it fell out somewhere along the way and you know...I don't feel bad at all.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Definitely one of the more unimpressive products I've bought through Apple.

    • Written by from Greenville

    This product is pretty neat when it works. But I've had massive headaches getting the chip to work; getting the website login to work; getting runs to sync. I still can't get it working. I would still recommend the product, but just recognize that you're probably committing to spend time to get it to work as advertised. I hope mine might eventually work as advertised in the future.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun Toy

    • Written by from Swift Current

    It took me a couple of sensors before I got one that worked. I like being able to track my mileage and time per km, as well as personal bests. Makes me want to run more often!

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't know what I would do without it!

    • Written by from Cornwall

    I love this product! I've tracked all my runs for the past two years. It is a life saver for training. I travel a lot and I can always get my runs in without having to plan out distances wherever I am. Its great to see progress too!
    I've had two sensors now and will probably need a new one soon, so they could improve the battery life or make a unit with replaceable batteries for convenience and enviro reasons. Also, I find its good to recalibrate it once and a while. Seems to lose accuracy after a while. But hey, it helps me tremendously so I'm not complaining!

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Kirkland

    This product works well. I wasn't really a runner, but this has inspired me to pound the pavement more consistently.

    For those of you that received duds, take it back to the Apple store or the store where you purchased it.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit screwy

    • Written by from Auckland

    Can sometimes be annoying because it doesn't count properly.

    19 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm no hardcore runner, but worked really well.

    • Written by from SPANISH FORK

    I figured I'd like to try out this little gadget with my iPhone. Now, I'm no hardcore runner, and for the most part don't really have a desire to run more than a mile at a time, but this device worked really well while I was testing it out. Since I don't have Nike+ shoes, I carved a hole in my old, but in good condition Asics. The sensor fit snuggly in my homebrew "plus shoes" and the accuracy was within the 10% threshold everyone has been saying, but that was before calibration. It should be noted that this device is great for really anyone - those who enjoy running every day, or those who like to take the dog on a brisk walk, like myself. My only complaint is the fact that many feel turned off by the fact that it is designed to work primarily with Nike+ shoes. Running a high price-tag, those shoes can make this simple trying out of a nifty gadget a expense that turns off many who want to try this. Also, with attaching it to the back of your shoe, under the laces, or even inside the tongue, accuracy is reduced. The only way to get guarantied quality recording is to buy a Nike+ pair of shoes, or cut a hole in your existing running shoes - which is not for the faint of heart. Overall, I give this product a 5 on the grounds that it does what it is supposed to do under the conditions that it is supposed to function in.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay for runners that want to keep track of miles

    • Written by from Princeton

    I am not a runner but do run sometimes just to be outdoors or utilize the treadmill when the weather is bad. My battery has lasted a long time not sure how many miles I have on this but has been in use for around 8 months. The only downfall is it does not take into acct other types of activities such as biking or other exercise equipment machines.. I know some gyms have compatible equipment but I would guess there are more that do not have this equipment than those that do... For me it was sort of a motivator to run and kind of fun to keep track on line just wish it would do more than just for running and walking....

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    clever marketing

    • Written by from Chicago

    After 1 year you must throw the sensor away and buy a new one.... OK, can't replace the battery, so much for the environment: how are we supposed to dispose of the obsolete sensor? Nike and Apple obviously don't care. In the apple stores you can buy all sort of third party accessories, but not this original product, why would that be? To sell more kits, as they come at a higher price tag.

    27 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Masterton

    It is a cool idea but I do not recommend. After trying all the many different tips and tricks I could find in the manual and on the Internet I still could not get the sensor to connect to my iPhone. I purchased the sensor as I thought it would be fun and motivating but after the frustration of trying to get it to work I decided I would prefer to just go for a run - minus the headache.

    13 of 18 people found this useful