Official Nike+ Discussion Thread

JustinHorn

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Darn.. I didn't realize I also had to buy the sensor.

I thought it already came with the expensive shoes :(

Yeah, I thought that at first too, but it does make sense. A lot of their shoes are nike+ ready, but not everyone that buys them is.

That's why i got my tailwind 2009+ at a Nordstrom sale for $65 bucks.
 

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Yeah, I thought that at first too, but it does make sense. A lot of their shoes are nike+ ready, but not everyone that buys them is.

That's why i got my tailwind 2009+ at a Nordstrom sale for $65 bucks.

Yeah, I ended up getting the Lunarglide+ for $100..

well worth the money though, felt great my past two runs with them
 

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I ended up getting the Nike + Sensor and the Marware pouch (great pouch for non Nike + shoes) from Amazon. I must say, so far it is great. I really like this sensor/app.

I started the Nike + app to record my distance and time, had it shuffle all my songs without even having to go into the iPod, then I started the C25K app (tells me when to start walking/running and when I'm half way done) and it all worked smoothly.

I can track all my runs now and actually see my improvements online. The Nike + website is good too because I can set goals and create challenges for myself. Well worth the $19 (+$9 for the pouch).
 

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Darn.. I didn't realize I also had to buy the sensor.

I thought it already came with the expensive shoes :(

Thats what I though until I read here.

Yeah, I thought that at first too, but it does make sense. A lot of their shoes are nike+ ready, but not everyone that buys them is.

That's why i got my tailwind 2009+ at a Nordstrom sale for $65 bucks.

It is much better separate and here is why. There is a battery in the sensor and after about 2 years it will die. There are guides out there to replace the battery, but if it was built into the shoe, then you would be required to buy new shoes if the sensor died in order to continue using Nike+.
 

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It is much better separate and here is why. There is a battery in the sensor and after about 2 years it will die. There are guides out there to replace the battery, but if it was built into the shoe, then you would be required to buy new shoes if the sensor died in order to continue using Nike+.

I think people were just wondering why it didn't just include the sensor as well. My argument against it is they are making most of their shoes Nike+ ready, but if only 20% of people want to use it then why would you charge them an extra $20 for their shoes?
 

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How do you guys who have the iTouch or 3GS operate the touchscreen when it's in an armband? Isn't the screen covered by a plastic sheet? The other thing I'd really worry about is triggering the liquid indicator (voiding the warranty). That's one of my main reasons for using a cheap old nano.
 

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How do you guys who have the iTouch or 3GS operate the touchscreen when it's in an armband? Isn't the screen covered by a plastic sheet? The other thing I'd really worry about is triggering the liquid indicator (voiding the warranty). That's one of my main reasons for using a cheap old nano.

I just set it all up first, slide it in the armband and go. I have some Skullcandy earbuds for the iphone with a mic and if I want a different song, I just click the button twice. I can control the iPhone through the plastic sheet and usually will at the end of the workout to just hit the end workout button.

As for the liquid indicator, my armband seems to keep it dry, but I am only running for 30mins right now. On longer runs, it might be an issue. I do have the squaretrade warranty though, so I'm not too concerned about it.
 

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