anyone here us nike+ with their iPod?

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  1. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    I just got some new kicks that have that feature, and I always run with my iPod, so I was thinking about picking one up. What do you guy that have used it, think of it? Seems like a cool idea... :dunno:
     
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    I borrowed a friends and it was pretty cool but I ended up getting a polar heart rate monitor so it got pretty pointless to me because the polar gave my accurate cals burned and I don't really care the distance that I run.
     
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    it did not help me get into running but it does what it's supposed to do. not sure how accurately it is though.
     
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    I use it, it's great. I used to run a lot more until a knee injury sidelined me. I just started running with it again though. The fitness crew here has a Nike+ crew and they set up challenges and stuff every month. It's a good way to stay motivated
     
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    my sister uses it a lot and loves it, i have never tried it but i would pick one up however my feet don't fit good with nike shoes, not sure if its available with any other brands?
     
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    I have one, its cool, not terribly accurate though. Very motivational and worth the 30$ I'd say.
     
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    you can buy a little pouch for the sensor thing that you can attach to any shoe with laces.
     
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    that's really cool, and exactly what I'm looking for. I think I'll go pick one up this week. :coold:
     
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    I put some velcro on my shoes and sensor and tucked them under my shoelaces, that worked fairly well too. The pouch is probably a more secure idea though :mamoru:

    I found the sensor to be pretty accurate.
     
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    doesnt it get squished under your sole? or is the impact vibration enough to make it sense a step??
     
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    Nah I have mine in a poach connected to outside of my laces and it seems pretty accurate. I used a google map distance measuring thing and it was almost dead on.
     
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    did you calibrate it?
     
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    The manual said for most people you don't need to...so I didn't and it seems to be pretty close. I guess I should though...:dunno:
     
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    This is a pretty good tool for checking distances...

    http://www.mapmyrun.com/

    I guess a car or a running at a track would be a good way too.
     
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    I ran with it on a treadmill at the gym and it was very accurate.
     
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    I used to us it all the time last summer when I was trying to stay in shape for sports seasons. I agree with everything that has been said, great way to keep track of distance, pretty accurate and a good way to keep motivated.

    And it really is cool to see progress. You just have to be sure you keep up with it.
     
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    I use mine all the time :)
     

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