Nike+ sports band

  • aj101

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    Jun 27, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    so I just bought the Nike+ sports band and I'm loving it. I have never been much of a runner but after buying it, it has really motivated me to run. Anyone else use it and have opinions on it?
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    Do you require Nike+ ready shoes?
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    afaviation101 saidso I just bought the Nike+ sports band and I'm loving it. I have never been much of a runner but after buying it, it has really motivated me to run. Anyone else use it and have opinions on it?


    Can u explain how this works? I have the app on my iphone. What else do I need and how does the app work?
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    I have it and frankly i use it more as a reminder to keep on my plan (eat healthy, go to the gym, etc.) more than an actual tool to track my movements because it can be flawed
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:53 PM GMT
    catfish5 said
    afaviation101 saidso I just bought the Nike+ sports band and I'm loving it. I have never been much of a runner but after buying it, it has really motivated me to run. Anyone else use it and have opinions on it?


    Can u explain how this works? I have the app on my iphone. What else do I need and how does the app work?



    Nike+ is the name of a cloud(online) service that enables you to track your efforts.

    Nike+ shoe fob transmitters can fit inside slots formed inside certain Nike footwear or dangle from the shoelaces of all other shoes. These fobs come with a receiver that plugs into non-bluetooth iPods.

    There is a Polar heart rate monitor chest strap that can be used with the same Nike+ receivers. However, counting beats per minute is not done inside the chest strap. Apple/Nike know that the iPhone chip gets busy, so they chose to only use the Nike+ chest band on 6-th gen iPod Nanos. Check their compatibility list before purchase.

    Nike+ is built into iOS and includes voice prompts and motivation.

    Precor developed a system for professional gym equipment that allows you to use Nike+ to track your workouts along with identifying what kind of machine you used. Part of their Cardio Theater option.

    I find myself preferring Precor equipment as the Nautilus stairmaster machines don't talk to Nike+. I know.
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    Jun 28, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Nike+ app is available for Android now. But honestly, I don't know how people can run with their smartphone strapped to their arm or whatever.

    And no, Nike shoes aren't required as Robert indicated above. The sensor unit is a pedometer and just needs to be attached to your shoe somehow. There are various pod holders out there, for less than $20. Or you can use duct tape. icon_lol.gif

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    I was thinking about getting the Nike+ Sports Watch. Seems like a more lightweight solution. Cost isn't too bad either. About $169, and includes the shoe sensor. But I'm hearing some mixed reviews. Maybe I'll wait for Version 2.0 or something.

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    Jun 28, 2012 9:03 AM GMT
    I was inspired to purchase one and got a special holder for the laces (as not committing to buying new shoes just yet). Hoping for it to motivate me to get my ass into gear and hit the pavement!
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    Jun 28, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    I have Nike + on my Ipod nano and I also have Nike plus sneakers. I like it because I can send all my data to the site and keep a track of how im doing.