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Nike+ Ipod

Hey everybody, I have a question about running. Up until now, the majority of my training for running this summer has been on the treadmill, where I can watch my progress and keep track of my times, distance, etc. I'm really interested in that new Nike Ipod attachment that you can buy that will update you while you're running. I checked out the shoes, which I love, that the sensor fits in, however I have just found out that they have little straps that you can use to attach the sensor to your shoelaces, so I can use whatever shoes I want. Has anybody tried or heard anything about this, or the Nike + system in general? Like how accurate it is? Any help would be greatly appreciated b/c my ex girlfriend is buying me running shoes for Christmas, and I'm not sure what to go with, but I really want that Nike Ipod attachments.

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why do you want the attachment, just for data logging?

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Yeah I saw this also looking into this I am minterested also
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why do you want the attachment, just for data logging?
That too, but also because my goal is to start running in 5k's and 5 mile runs this year. If I have that attachment, then I can listen to where I am while I'm running and it will let me know what I still need to do, and even motivate myself. Also, again, for data logging and keeping track of my progress.
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i'm not sure how good the pedometer function is in these yet, I'll hold off till more people have them. try doing a search on some running forums.

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i'm not sure how good the pedometer function is in these yet, I'll hold off till more people have them. try doing a search on some running forums.
I read that after 5.7 miles, it's only .1 miles off...Which is fine by me, b/c I'll be running between 3.1 and 5 miles. Any good running forums you know of?
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I just picked up a polar f6 heart monitor to do much of what you're asking. I got it for a couple main reasons:

1. coded transmitter (i run with my wife, and might want to hit the occasional spin class)
2. stop watch functionality
3. HR monitor with zone alarms
4. Uploadable data to PC

For distance measuring I use the treadmill, or use mapmyrun.com to figure out how far my favorite outside routes are.

what you're looking for may vary, but this fit my needs well. i'll do a full review once I have a couple dozen workouts on it. It's also worth noting that I had no desire to buy an ipod so the nike option was out, I use a sansa for my workouts.

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Any good running forums you know of?
I really like www.coolrunning.com

Their running programs are great. The couch to 5k plan has been working great for me. After that I plan to do the hour runner program.
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i'm not sure how good the pedometer function is in these yet, I'll hold off till more people have them. try doing a search on some running forums.
Ton of these out there and a lot of talk about them on the Ipod forums.

http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread...highlight=nike
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Thanks for all the info so far. I think I've decided to just buy the shoes, because the new Airmax 180's are Ipod compatible, and they seem like perfect shoes for me. I'm definately going to the Ipod forums you suggested for any questions and issues. Any other comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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I was told by the guy (not kid) working at sport authority you have to buy the Nike + shoes in order for them to work, which we (my wife and I) were going to do but Nike shoes don't fit us.
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get the Garmin Forerunner. That is what my wife uses. has GPS so it can tell you how fast you are going and you can store and log your runs. Its pretty cool.

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get the Garmin Forerunner. That is what my wife uses. has GPS so it can tell you how fast you are going and you can store and log your runs. Its pretty cool.
those are cool but they're still fairly large and they're spendy!

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I was told by the guy (not kid) working at sport authority you have to buy the Nike + shoes in order for them to work, which we (my wife and I) were going to do but Nike shoes don't fit us.
Currently they only have that 1 style of Nike+ shoes. However as all of the new year models or older shoes come out they will also be Nike+. I believe they plan to have their entire running shoe line be Nike+.
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Go to the Nike running website and you will see you have three choices of shoes with Nike+. If you want something other than the 180's you may need to go to Nike Town in Chicago. Checkout ebay for 180's with Nike+. I have bought my last two pairs of Nike 360's off ebay for under $100.
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Go to the Nike running website and you will see you have three choices of shoes with Nike+. If you want something other than the 180's you may need to go to Nike Town in Chicago. Checkout ebay for 180's with Nike+. I have bought my last two pairs of Nike 360's off ebay for under $100.
At Dick's sporting goods in Orland Park, they probably have 4 or 5 different styles of shoes that are Nike+'s. I want to get the AirMax180's I think, but I need to go try them on first.
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Found this for those of you that don't like the fit of Nike shoes. A little pouch perfect sized for the Nike+ sensors.

http://www.marware.com/cgi-bin/WebOb...Lj0vT8wsvCFOBg
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anyone know if the nike thing works with the iPod Video? or just nano.. i'm too lazy to look

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Incase you don't actually need shoes, you can bypass the Nike+ Shoe requirement. There's a company that makes a holder for the chip/pedometer type thing that basically will sit on your laces for $10 rather than dropping $100 on another pair of shoes.

http://www.marware.com/cgi-bin/WebOb...Lj0vT8wsvCFOBg

Then just get the armband, nano, and nike+sport kit and you're good to go at under $200. It's a pretty neat system, for $30...
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Hahah, I just posted that two posts up
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Hahah, I just posted that two posts up
My bad! I read to the bottom of page 1 and figured no one was gonna mention it.
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anyone know if the nike thing works with the iPod Video? or just nano.. i'm too lazy to look
Just the Nano. I'm a little wary about getting the pouch for the shoe, since i read that it needed to be calibrated alot or else it'll be incorrect readings. I just bought some Nike+ shoes (at Dick's in Orland Park, they have 7 styles or running shoes for it). Hopefully they'll work since the others I tried on did not work.
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