"Love the concept"on by kidelectro
Pros Simple and easy; can use non Nike shoes
Cons Nano only, don't love Nike
Summary I'd love to be able to use it with my regualr iPod; otherwise I think this is perfect for my wife (she's got a Nano)... I wonder if this thing will work with the "new" Nanos coming up.
Pros it's a plug and play with great potential for fitness seekers
Cons It doesn't always "play" every time you "plug."
Summary so for the less technically sophisticated end user (who might not get the intricacies of software and web and yada yada) it could be very frustrating. This would also be true for the very technically sophisticated IMPATIENT end user.
Maybe Nike needs to invest some in brushing up the user experience? All the "bells and whistles" are of no interest to me and really kind of annoying when I can't just get the widget to synch with the database. I expect more from a multinational BIG SHOT than this!
Pros I like the audio feedback and simplicity of use (when it works). Website is pretty cool and provides a lot of tools.
Cons sensor is completely unreliable. My first one worked once and after I turned off the sensor it would not connect again. Went through the turn on/off sensor and walk around with no success.
Summary All in all if the sensor was more reliable and actually worked, this would be a great product. I'll wait for the next version before trying again.
Pros Who cares if it not EXACTLY perfect on distances. It is close enough and motivates me. It is fun.
Cons Batteries too expensive and don't last.
Batteries do not shut off automatically when not in use and impossible to tell if you have it on or off.
Summary Batteries are terrible. Am on my 5th. Att $19.00 they should last. Why not make them rechargable, longer lasting or the on/off readable or better yet automatic shutdown when not in use? The new homepage where one downloads their information is pretty, but not as user friendly as the old one. This is a complaint from all my user friends.
Pros The concept sounded great.....
Cons stopped working after 5 minutes of use
Summary Got new from Apple. I figure if you buy direct from Apple it should be a better product. I installed it in my shoe, went to calibrate, stepped on the treadmill and the unit quit working. No matter what I tried it did not send to my ipod touch. Will try to call Apple to see if they will replace.