Summary: First day of running paused itself in the middle of workout. Take three tries to restart. Second day of running, paused itself again no restart. Third day and final chance to make it work before return it to Apple Store, work itself out of my shoes and gotten ran over by a car half way in to my run.
Summary: I am on my 3rd and the last two I was unable to use because as soon as I went to use it, I got the message that the battery was low! So $60 later, I have a record 2 workouts because that was all I was able to use! I really want to believe in this product and will probably buy another one. I bought 2 at Footlocker and 1 at the Nike store. I know that the sensor is "on" when you buy it. Perhaps the sensor should come in the "off" position so as to preserve the 1000 hours.
protest to Nike, to make the sensor accept replacement batteries
Colleen P, Apple Store
12 February 2009
Summary: I've used my iPod with the Nike Sensor for almost a year and when I found that I had to replace the whole unit when the battery died, I was flabbergasted. Not only for the costs of replacement but the effect on our environment. I love the product, but if a competitor came out with a sensor with a replacement battery I would be buying their product versus Nike.
Summary: Like others, I have had terrible battery life issues with this product. My original sensor lasted approx. 3 months, and my replacement sensor lasted 4 months. I run a couple times a week on average. Apple should make a unit with a replaceable battery or warranty the battery for at least a year. Shame on you Apple for making a knowingly inferior product.
Summary: I love the concept and I have been using the Nike+ Kit for a while now and it's made me help run more and more effectively. I also love how Nike has enabled personal accounts for tracking runs and recording it all. BUT BUT BUT there is a HUGE problem with the sensor. The short (no, very short) battery life of the sensor makes it very annoying and very eco-unfriendly. The fact that the battery cannot be replaced means that there will be multiple sensors being thrown away.
Summary: I bought this item at a apple store and not many of the people could give me any information on the item. I wanted to start running to keep fit but you have to buy shoes to fit the devices which are not that cheap. They tried to out do them self with a single button to turn the device on and off but it has no way of saying if it is on or off and this is a problem because the battery cannot be replaced or recharged but it says it has 'over 1000' hours' of battery life.