Any other Nike+ users on here?

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    Jun 30, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Is there anyone else here using the new Nike+ system? I have it, I love it, and would be interested in connecting to other runners as "friends" in the Nike+ system.
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    i absolutely love this thing, it's great way to stay motivated
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    I absolutely love it too... I've been using it for some months now and still think it's one of the greatest inventions ever!
  • Rush_

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    Jul 01, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Yep, love it; it was part of my splurge with my bonus check this year (the other one being a bodybugg) and its been great for me!
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    New Balance only
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidNew Balance only


    You can get this dingus and use it with any shoe
    http://www.marware.com/products/iPod-nano-4G/Sportsuit-Sensor-for-iPod-iPhone


    I used the Nike + for a long time and then decided it was a good idea to wash my pants with the iPod in the pocket. It turns out they don't respond well to that.

    I upgraded to a Garmin forerunner and have never looked back.
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    I've used the Nike+ iPod for a year. Loved it while I had it working .. but then the receiver that goes to the bottom of the shoe sole finally loss power. WTF! How do I get the battery replaced?! Apple products are too uniform to keep consumers from DIY fix. Or will they charge me an exorbitant service to get it working again?!

    Anyway, I'm using a Garmin E-Trex now to keep my distances and time recorded (more accurate since it tracks distances rather than steps), regardless of Lance Armstrong congratulating me for a job well done after my 12 mile run (Nike+ iPod). That was a nice added bonus, but oh well not anymore. I'm free from Apple's monopolizing clutches.
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    gravityofrune saidI've used the Nike+ iPod for a year. Loved it while I had it working .. but then the receiver that goes to the bottom of the shoe sole finally loss power. WTF! How do I get the battery replaced?! Apple products are too uniform to keep consumers from DIY fix. Or will they charge me an exorbitant service to get it working again?!

    Anyway, I'm using a Garmin E-Trex now to keep my distances and time recorded (more accurate since it tracks distances rather than steps), regardless of Lance Armstrong congratulating me for a job well done after my 12 mile run (Nike+ iPod). That was a nice added bonus, but oh well not anymore. I'm free from Apple's monopolizing clutches.


    You buy a new receiver. The battery is not replaceable.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA368LL/D?fnode=MTY1NDA3NA&mco=MTgyNjczNzM

    It's $19.
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    Jul 01, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    Yup...i'm currently climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro after eating my way through a Pizza
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Jul 01, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    I LOVE IT!!!!! I've lost like 20 lbs using its amazing and I always win shit icon_cool.gif haha I set goals for myself and I love when I accomplish it best feeling ever!
  • cg220

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    Jul 01, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    I love it!!! My favoorite was a few weeks ago I went for a run, when I was done a voicce came over the headphones telling me I had just run my fastest mile yet (whcih was not that fast)

    But it was Tiger Woods! And I thought to myself he must be good at running away fast after getting busted by his wife!
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 01, 2010 11:13 AM GMT
    I will soon get it. I just got my first I-Phone. My partner has been using it for about a year now and loves it. Has kept him running and loves the motivation and challenges it provides. If you are even interested in the real benefits of running it's not a bad investment. Cheaper than a year gym membership.
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    Jul 01, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    For the guys that use the Garmins - what information do they give you for your runs? Distance and route, obviously - but pace, too?

    The bad thing about the Nike+, I think, is that mine has a tendency to "give" me miles on my long runs and shortchange me on treadmill runs. That makes it tough to stick to my training program if I'm supposed to run 16 but in reality have only hit 14.

    And if any of you guys want to be "friends" on the Nike+ shoot me a message and I'll give you my username there.
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    Jul 01, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    Briefs29 saidFor the guys that use the Garmins - what information do they give you for your runs? Distance and route, obviously - but pace, too?

    The bad thing about the Nike+, I think, is that mine has a tendency to "give" me miles on my long runs and shortchange me on treadmill runs. That makes it tough to stick to my training program if I'm supposed to run 16 but in reality have only hit 14.

    And if any of you guys want to be "friends" on the Nike+ shoot me a message and I'll give you my username there.


    That is going to largely depend on the model as they heave different features. So, what I am going to list may not be relevant for a product that someone uses.

    The first thing I get is a more accurate distance as the product uses GPS rather than a pedometer. It will auto save courses so I can do a direct comparison of the last time I ran a course (it does this as I run. Obviously you can compare historically with the nike + after doing two runs in the same place). It also has built in alarms if I am getting out of the pace range I want to be in, heart rate monitor, programable interval workouts and it can be used for cycling as well.

    I don't mean to say that the Garmin is better than Nike +. The data I wanted to collect just out grew the Nike +. For a lot of people the Garmin would be overkill.
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    Jul 18, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    I use this, I didn't know you could connect to friends with it. Sounds cool! I'm starting to use it again to get my run time up. It's a great tool to use!
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    Jul 18, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    I think Nike is not really a quality running shoe. I keep track of my runs on a good old fashioned calendar with a stop watch.

    -The other day I switched from a pair of New Balance to Mizuno Wave Creation 11

    I'm in love with the stability these shoes have. I could go from pavement to sand to gravel with no questions asked.
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    Jul 18, 2010 6:53 AM GMT
    i hate how faulty the sensor is sometimes.
    i ran 4 miles yesterday and my Nike+ sensor didnt record a thing, it happens rarely, but when it does its a let down, other than that though, its great, it motivates me seeing the miles ive ran through out the week, and the goals you can set up.
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    Jul 18, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    sublstyley saidi hate how faulty the sensor is sometimes.
    i ran 4 miles yesterday and my Nike+ sensor didnt record a thing, it happens rarely, but when it does its a let down, other than that though, its great, it motivates me seeing the miles ive ran through out the week, and the goals you can set up.


    I agree, I think yours might be dying icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Ricovelas said
    sublstyley saidi hate how faulty the sensor is sometimes.
    i ran 4 miles yesterday and my Nike+ sensor didnt record a thing, it happens rarely, but when it does its a let down, other than that though, its great, it motivates me seeing the miles ive ran through out the week, and the goals you can set up.


    I agree, I think yours might be dying icon_cry.gif


    booo icon_sad.gif its only 3 months old.. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 20, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    sublstyley saidi hate how faulty the sensor is sometimes.
    i ran 4 miles yesterday and my Nike+ sensor didnt record a thing, it happens rarely, but when it does its a let down, other than that though, its great, it motivates me seeing the miles ive ran through out the week, and the goals you can set up.


    Oh man I totally agree with you... I ran 13 miles the other day and I paused the sensor halfway for a water break and it wouldn't start the workout again. I had to press "end workout" and start a new workout to end my run! During the rest of my run the stupid sensor kept pausing and restarting the workout... I was so mad. And I thought it was just mine, but I'm surprised at how crappy of a product it is.
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    Jul 31, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    I've never had a problem with it! I love Nike+ and have used it to train for two marathons.
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    I am necroing a two year old thread to see who else still uses Nike+ or had just started recently like I have. I'm becoming more aquainted with running in general more than I ever have in my life. I feel that Nike+ helps with the record keeping and goal setting. As well as keeping you motivated to do better next time and to keep going. Connecting it with your social media accounts helps to get outside support as well. I use the latest iPod nano for my runs.

    Anyone else a Nike+ user? Lets be friends on there!
  • iHavok

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    Dec 22, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    briarhawk on the nike+ app :-)
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    Dec 22, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    Was never the biggest fan of the system. "Accidentally" found out i was getting the Fitbit Ultra (http://www.fitbit.com) for Christmas. Looks as a whole and from reviews i read a better tool. Can't wait to try it out!
  • iHavok

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    Dec 22, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    Looks overly zealous.
    I just like my runs being tracked by GPS and accumulated so I can look at them later and see my progress.