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27/02/2007 at 11:18
Does anybody here use the Nike Plus pedometer? You use it with an Ipod Nano I believe. How does it work?

I don't have a nano and I don't listen to music when I run, bit of a purist in that respect.

Love to hear what you all think of it. I have the old fashioned Nike Pedometer than fits on your shoe.
27/02/2007 at 12:13
I bought it recently and have used it a couple of times. It's good for me as it's nothing extra to carry as I normally listen to the ipod on runs anyway. I haven't bought the trainers so put the sensor in a pouch attached to my laces. I've found it is 10% out so far (telling me 7.2 miles when I've run 8) although I haven't got round to calibrating it yet.

I don't think you can complain at the price, but my only concern is with the accuracy, although that may improve when I calibrate it.
27/02/2007 at 12:15
Sorry didn't answer how it works. You have a sensor that slots into the insole of the shoe, and another bit that goes in the USB slot of your ipod. It somehow then measures the distance you've travelled, although I'm not sure if that is done through GPS or by counting paces.
27/02/2007 at 12:20
Sounds like it uses similar technology to the old one, they work on acceleration, can't be more specific than that I'm afraid. Mine is quite good when calibrated, v accurate, although you do have to re calibrate when you change the batteries.
08/07/2009 at 21:35
I bought one I find it really good. yesterday I run 150+ miles and I never even got tired once!
09/07/2009 at 16:36

Katrina 150+ Miles????

It works by basically counting your steps I guess and tracks your pace by how quickly your foot is landing, I dont wear Nike trainers so have my sensor in a little pouch on my laces.  Fairly accurate for what it is.  If you're a purist then they are relaunching the Nike+ spotsband later this year, I have the old one and no problems so far with the replacement after my 1st one packed up.  The Garmin Forerunner 50 + footpod works basically the same as the sportsband for about the same price... £50ish.

10/07/2009 at 08:00

Really like mine, although the accuracy can be a bit erratic, especially at higher paces. Mine just WILL NOT track any of my runs where I hit close to a six-minute mile, which is a pain.

If you already have a nano, then it's a no-brainer. If you dont listen to music then the sportband would probably be your better option.

The website and challenges are great too

11/08/2009 at 15:10
I have been using Nike + since I started training for the great north run 6 weeks ago. So far found it to be very good. I did calibrate it first, I used a treadmill to do it. Since I have calibrated it it has only ever been at most a couple of meters out. I have found it very usual for getting feedback from my runs, I have often got home a little dispondent how my training has gone, but then when I look at the running graph I always seem to be able to see some positives. I am using it with a pair of Nike + trainers not sur eif that makes it any more acurate or not.
12/08/2009 at 15:36
It makes it a lot more accurate Anch - up to 10% (Supposedly)
23/08/2009 at 18:03
hi i have just got some nike + trainers and the nike plus logo is on the inside of the shoe but it does not look like any sort of pouch to fit the chip in. am i missing something?
23/08/2009 at 18:26

just need to lift up the insole on the left foot (i think) and pop it in there!

mine's fab found it really useful to track my progress!

24/08/2009 at 09:24
You'll find a foam replica in there Jimmy, take it out and put yours in.
19/01/2010 at 16:45
I love my new nike+, the shoes, the website everything is so slick, its great fun tracking your runs this way, but i do have a bit of a gripe when using it with my nano. Finishing a workout is a pain. you have to go into menu and scroll down to 'end workout' This morning I was running in gloves and the wheel on my nano wouldn't respond, so I had to take off my gloves only to find it still wouldn't respond to my sweaty hands, i probably lost 30 seconds off my 10k time but it also skewed my pace time, i know i was running at just overt 4min/km but after standing still for 30 seconds with the clock ticking i ended up recording a 4.22 min/km pace.

I have an iphone which seems to be easier to use but its too bulky to run with.

anyone else had the same problem? are there any plans for nike to sort it out?
Edited: 19/01/2010 at 16:48
19/01/2010 at 22:13

You can just pause the work out with the play button then end the work out when you get in.

 I've been using the Nike+ with a nano for about a year and a half.  I really like it.  I was about 10% out, even after I calibrated it on a treadmill.  So I recalibrated it by 10% and now it's fine.

20/01/2010 at 09:15
thanks ewar, that sounds like the perfect solution, i'll give that a try on my next run.
02/03/2010 at 18:31

I had the sportsband and loved it (I used it with a pouch on my trainers) however it stopped working during my first half marathon which was highly annoying, my boyfriends and my training partner's also stopped working (I say stopped working - the LCD display cracked up) It was a dry day so presumably if I could master the art of not sweating whilst running that might help. Nike wouldnt do anything about it as we didnt have receipts (the bands were about 2 months old) and now I am a bit reluctant to splash out on them again (the sensor is still in my trainer though!) Although I may see what the re-launch has to offer....

I don't understand technology as much as I used to...can someone explain what you mean by the nano please?

02/03/2010 at 22:36

By nano, I presume people mean an iPod Nano, which is what I use.

I've got 745 miles logged via Nike+ now.  I don't expect it be totally accurate but it's nice way to track runs and I find the challenges against friends provide extra encouragement to get out.

03/03/2010 at 09:47
I've been using Nike+ sine last July, just passed 1000km the other week. I use a nano along with a the Nike+ remote watch, it's great being able to control your ipod from your watch. Also it's easier to put on the power song then having to reach round to your arm band.
09/03/2010 at 18:34
Nike + Rocks.

Was getting a little bored of logging my runs manually, but the switched to a Nike + using a Nano and it has given my running a new lease of life.
10/03/2010 at 14:33
I've used this for a couple of years now and find the challenges and forums very motivating.  I've never bothered to calibrate mine but run with a 405 too and it's pretty accurate for me.
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