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4/15/09 11:24 A

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Thanks, Lukes Mom.

I DID hook it up to nikeplus.com, but there is no record of it there.

How can the sensor NOT need to be calibrated ? I know that it says that it is "pre-calibrated", but how could it be ? Not everyone's stride is the same length. Unless, of course, the smart people at Apple figured out how to program in something that actually measures your stride for you, which I wouldn't put past them. They just may have done so.

Thanks for your input. I plan on running after work today, and will see how it goes.

Mike

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4/13/09 8:52 P

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Hmmm...not sure about that. I never calibrated mine. I set my weight, then ran on a treadmill. The Nike + was .01 off from the treadmill which was good enough for me. As far as not keeping the data for the run, did you already hook it up to your pc and send the data to nikeplus.com? Once you do that it erases it from the history in the iPod itself. At least mine does anyway. Nikeplus.com does have some boards you could surf through for help. Good luck!

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4/13/09 7:55 P

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OK, I got the sensor today, and hooked it to my iPod. Turns out I have a nano, not a shuffle. As you can tell, I'm quite technologically advanced.

Anyway, when I tried to calibrate the sensor, I had it set to run a quarter mile, but when the quarter mile was over, it kept telling me that the distance that I ran did not match up with the goal distance, and I had to do it again.

I did it 3 times, then gave up on it. I ran a 5K, and it told me that my time was 40:48, but it doesn't have a log of the run at all.

What am I doing wrong ?

Thanks,

Mike

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4/13/09 1:24 P

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Hi Mike,
The pouch holds the little sensor, and it ties onto your shoe laces. You still have to have either the receiver plugged into your iPod, or the bracelet, to transmit the info. The shoes are separate, but the whole sensor and transmitter are only $39 . I like the Pagasus shoes. I have never run in my life, so nothing to compare them to - they're my first REAL pair of running shoes... Bets of luck to you!

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4/11/09 10:54 A

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Thanks Lukesmom !

I don't think I want to buy another iPod just to use the Nike+. I checked out their website, and you can also use a wristband to hold your data, so that is what I will probably go with.

When you mentioned just using the pouch on a different brand of shoes, how does that work ? You just buy a sensor, or what ?

Also, does a sensor come with the shoes, or do you have to buy your first one separately ?

How do you like the Pegasus ? I had a pair of them years ago, but of course, I don't remember anything about them.

I am just getting back into running after many years' layoff.

Thanks for your help,

Mike

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4/11/09 9:21 A

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Hi Mike, I got my Nike + just about a year ago and I am addicted to it! As far as I know it will not work with a shuffle. I use a Nano with mine. The price of the shoes depends on the model you get. I got Nike Pegasus (women's) for about $90. As long as the Nike's you get have the + sign they will work. Lift up the left sole insert and look for the sensor hole to be sure. Also, if you don't want to spring for Nikes I have seen a pouch that attachs to the laces in other sneakers, and you put the sensor in there. As far as I know there is no heart rate monitor that goes with the unit. It's a good idea though - maybe they are working on one.

For the start up costs I think it is totally worth it. I love to challenge myself by going further each time, faster each time, etc. You can also enter challenges on-line with other Nike + users. You can get a yearly report that is also very cool. If you go to my recent blogs I just wrote up my stats for 2008. I have had to replace the sensor once in a whole year, and it only cost $19.

I used the Nano to download Couch To 5k podcasts when I was training for my first 5k. The technology is terrific. Invest a little money into your fitness regimen and I think you will be very happy that you did.

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4/11/09 8:45 A

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Hello, everyone !

I haven't posted in this team much, but have been running for several months. I am trying to lose about 100 pounds over the next 18 to 24 months.

Anyway, I first heard about Nike+ 2 days ago, and think it sounds GREAT ! My questions are:

1) Will it work with an iPod Shuffle ?
2) What is a ballpark cost for a pair of these shoes ?
3) Do they offer a sensor that also includes a heart rate monitor or other features ?

I checked out the Nike+ site, but was unable to find an answer to these questions.

I appreciate any and all answers.

Thanks,

Mike

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