Summary: I bought a couple of this item and love to use them installed in our shoes, mine and my wife's. In such hot weather like Singapore, it is usually reluctant to spare time to go out for jogging. But after bought this, I love to do it now. It's great product able to be found out in the market as well as iPhone and Macbook !
Summary: Yes, the nike website is not great, although its improved recently. But that's simply irrelevant to the simplicity of this product which works perfectly, always. And for the battery issue, my first one has just died, 3.5 years and 5000 kms after first using it. Superb.
Summary: I have been using the sensor for over a year and it works great. I originally had it in my Nike shoe but when I got new shoes I didnt want to be limited to just the NIke Plus shoes. So I found online that if you just put a peice of velcro on the back of the sensor and put it under the laces in between the laces and the tongue of your shoe as close to your toes possibel (this is where your foot bends on the top) that it pretty accurate.
Summary: I have had the Nike + system for years. I can tell you that the first few weeks of getting everything to work right was a bit of a hassle. I don't understand why people are not getting the appropriate battery life out of the sensor. I run about 12 miles a week and my sensors (I'm on my 4th one) last at least 8 months or more. Ignore the comments about inaccuracies in distance. It's not perfect 100% of the time, but it's about 90% accurate.
Summary: First off don't be afraid with all the battery reviews. I have used/ran with this same sensor for 473 miles in a little over a year! So with some saying it lasted a month or 2?? I have no idea what they are doing wrong. It just really seems that the individuals putting bad reviews don't sound very tech savvy. -- Will you need to relink the sensor from time to time?? YES, if it's not performing to your standards (don't forget to recalibrate it).
Can be used with other shoes, and how to elongate battery life.
Allison B, Apple Store
17 August 2009
Summary: The concept behind this is amazing. You need to calibrate it at a gym for accuracy, and it is super easy. Once you put it into your Nike shoes, it is hard to get out. So, if you wear your shoes for things other than running, then it is a hassle to remove and reinsert the foam, and it will wear the battery out much quicker. I was under the impression that the sensor is motion activated, and if you carry it around in your purse then it could drain the life.
Summary: I see a lot of complaints about the battery life, here is a trick I learned from my switch easy sensor case: if you look on the back of the sensor, there is a little round button, hold it down for 3 seconds and it will go to sleep. To activate it again, just hold it down for a second or two. Of course this is much easier if it's not in the sole of your shoe. I've had mine for over a year, and it's just low now. This is an awesome device!
Summary: I bought the new (at the time) second generation Nano back in Oct. 06 and bought the Nike+ kit the same day. I've ran over 270 days this year and all of them have been with the Nike+. I can't believe all the reviews talking about how bad the battery life is. Not only that but they mention following the instructions on how to maximize said battery life. In a year I've not done one thing to my sensor except put it in two newer pairs of shoes. I never take it out.