Pros Small attachment so no that much difference of size, good information, power song is awesome
Cons Must have all 3 to use, some sneakers not as comfortable as others
Summary I was always into the Ipod Video instead of the nano for many reasons but when I saw this coming out I thought it would be pretty useful to get the nano for this since I am lazy and getting some kind of motivation or reason to run would be nice. I picked one, I was one of the first people to get this along with the sneakers at Finishline. At first it took time to get the two pieces to recognize each other but then after the initial time it worked flawlessly. My first run was short just to try it out and it was great, I mean this is one of those things that is just amazing.
I immediately went out and bought my girlfriend one and we went to a park close by and ran about 2 miles together and came home to connect the ipods to the computer and update to nikeplus.com. This feature was even more amazing, it automatically updates your progress(if you want it to) and displays it very very nicely. It shows overall runs per day, then you can click on and one run and it gives you a full rundown of your whole routine, speed, calories, etc. You can also have challeges(I currently have one with my girlfriend and my brother, first person to run 50 miles) or set Goals for yourself for a certain time period.
Overall this is a great product, the only downside being is that you need the nano, the right sneakers and the sports kit, so minimum $280+tax for mens and women have some sneakers at around $85. I would highly suggest this to anyone who already runs, or someone that needs that extra boost to get you running.Updated
I had to go and change my sneakers today, my feet were killing me when I woke up. I think its just the sneakers and my foot not going well( I have a high arch, yes its a pain in the ass) These are the ones I had: http://www.footlocker.com/catalog/productdetail.cfm?TID=5555-46140622162146220793250-0&module=search&action=getpage&supercat=home&model_nbr=71155&sku=14024081&size=
I picked up the new ones today( http://www.footlocker.com/catalog/productdetail.cfm?TID=5555-46140622162146220793250-0&module=search&action=getpage&supercat=home&model_nbr=70832&sku=14324011&size= ) and they are alot more comfortable and was able to run 2 miles and they felt extremely light. Anyways I still think this product is great and highly recommend it to anyone.
And to all those people without an Ipod Nano, i guess your out of luck, but complaining about it isnt going to do anything. I got a nano because I gave the Video to my younger brother and the nano is just easy to have in the pocket since I already carry my whole house with me.
Pros Seamless integration with iTunes & Nike.com; 3000 hour battery life; great Nike.com user interface
Cons Only works with Nano (but your 5G iPod's hard drive would die if you ran with it); encourages purchase of new shoes
Summary First of all, this is a great product. It's very inexpensive (much less than buying a GPS watch from Garmin or some other workout aid) and very convenient (sure beats using a treadmill and tracking your stats on a pen and paper). Unfortunately it encourages you to buy a new pair of Nike+ shoes, although you could attempt to mutilate your existing Asics or Sauconys to accommodate the sensor, as long as it's secure and doesn't fall out—the Nike+ shoes are still the best bet for securing the sensor, though.
Finally, the review is actually a little inaccurate. The sensor is not a pedometer, it's an accelerator. And you can calibrate it by running a specific distance before using it in your workout, and by entering your weight (to help calculate the amount of calories burned). It does not count how many steps you take, as some people take larger strides than others, but measures lateral movement (therefore it won't work if you use it on an elliptical trainer or a bike). Also, the battery won't die any time soon. The sensor has a rated operating time of 3000 hours. That's an hour per day for three years. By then you can spare another $30 for a new sensor.Updated
I mentioned the sensor was an accelerator. I meant to say accelerometer. Cheers!
Pros Great interface, Easy setup, Integration with Nike+ web site
Cons Hmmmmm - none yet
Summary Wonderful product - at last Nike gets the MP3 thing right after the disastrous Philips partnership on those awful players - you know those hockey puck shaped ones (Nike should have been embarrassed to put their name on those pieces of junk).
The '+' is easy to setup (after you have the right ipod software installed), easy to calibrate. Seems relatively accurate after my first couple of short runs. Love the upload to the Nike+ site where you can track your progress.
Hard to tell impact on Nano battery life yet and how long the battery in the shoe transmitter will last but first impression - awesome!!!!!
Pros Very easy to use, accurate
Cons Web graphs flashy but not all that useful
Summary I've been using the iPod Sport Kit for several months and have been very happy with it. I'm not a runner...I walk, usually on a treadmill but sometimes outside. The iPod Sport Kit measures the same distance reported by my treadmill. I did not go through callibration.
I've had good luck using the transmitter "pellet" with my New Balance shoes. I simply wedge the sensor inbetween the shoe laces and the shoe tongue, near the toe. At first I was worried about it slipping out but I've not had a problem with losing the pellet. I always make sure the shoe laces are snug above the pellet.Updated
I forgot to comment on the Web site that shows your running or walking results. It's very flashy, but not nearly as useful as the SportBrain site. (I used to use a SportBrain). The SportBrain site did a much better job at showing daily, weekly, and monthly graphs and had daily graphs that did a much better job of showing the details of your workout. It wasn't as "pretty" as the Nike site, but much more useful. I'd like to see the Nike developers take a look at the SportBrain site and incorporate some of that site's ideas into their design.
Pros Superb idea, easy to use, great website, great fun
Cons totally inaccurate with my new balance running shoes
Summary Very easy to use, great fun during your runs, put it in my new balance shoes, 10 runs completed so far, however measurements are 50% off (tells you one mile completed after running half a mile).
ps. nike sportsband makes a shuffle out of a nano.