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Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit

Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit

Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit

  • Dimensions W x D x H: 35 x 24 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 6.5 g
  • Compatible products: iPod nano; iPod touch; iPho
  • Compatible operating systems: Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Colour of product: Red;White

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Price: £13.99

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  1. David Doherty "Just a Fallen Angel..." 12/08/28
    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit, 16 Jun 2010
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    This review is from: Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit (Accessory)

    I purchased the Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit as a way to monitor my daily activities, and improve my general fitness. While I’m not using it to run (yet), I’ve found that it monitors my walking perfectly.

    Simple to set up and use, it relays information to an iPod Nano/iPod Touch/iPhone, which in turn can be synced to the Nike+ site via iTunes once a workout has been completed.

    The kit itself comes in two parts, the sensor and a receiver (only for use on the iPod Nano).

    There a very few negative aspects to this kit, those being the receiver and the lack of a definitive on/off switch on the unit. Firstly, as I’ve already stated, the receiver is only for use with the iPod Nano. I wish I’d known this sooner, as sensors are available on their own at a fraction of the price; and will readily work *without* the additional receiver on the iPod Touch & iPhone. (This is due to the receiver being built-in to the 2nd & 3rd gen iPod Touch, and the iPhone 3GS)

    Secondly, the lack of an on/off switch means that sometimes the unit may remain powered up, effectively wasting battery power. While there is a sleep button on the unit (which will turn off the unit), there is a complete lack of feedback on whether or not the unit has been switched off. The main drawback to this is that once the battery is used up, another sensor unit must be purchased.

    While the official site recommends you use specifically created footwear, I found that the Marware Sportsuit Sensor + Case for Nike + iPod Sport Kit worked perfectly. It allows me to use the unit with any trainers I wish to wear.

    All in all, I’m happy with my purchase, as the Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit does exactly what I need, and much more besides (online workout regimes, etc). If you’re looking for something to track your running/walking progress, and give you feedback & stats on your workouts, then I recommend the Nike+ system.

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  2. Adam J. Ferguson 12/08/28
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for motivation , bad for accuracy, 8 Jun 2010
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    This review is from: Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit (Accessory)

    I am a relativley new runner , and I bought this to track my progress and help me make gains. I like the ease of interface and the nike+ website , its great to get you motivated and enter into competition. The problem with this device is that it is largely inaccurate. I calibrate it all the time and its still wrong. I have access to a measured track and calibrate it , and as soon as I do , I run the same distance and only 1/4 is .2 miles off! I ran 2 miles and it said I did 1.16. Finding this out really hurt my motivation , because without accurate info , how do I know how well/worse I’m doing. I’ve just ordered the Garmin Forerunner 305. I have asked around and GPS seems the way to go if accuracy is any important to you.

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  3. Pete '63 12/08/28
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s not a GPS, 1 July 2010
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    This review is from: Apple Nike and iPod Sport Kit (Accessory)

    This is a great training aid if your just starting running, it’s lots of fun with plenty of options in terms of goals, challenges, forums etc…I’ve read other reviews about the dissapointment with regards to the accuracy of distance ‘this is not a GPS system’ and does lend itself to a certain level of inaccuracy (approx 100-200 metres at a guess over a 4 mile distance) and that’s why it shouldn’t be taken too seriously but as a motivational tool. One more word regarding connectivity to the sensor, just tap your shoe with the sensor in and away you go….keep running!

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