Nike+iPod – An Amazingly Creative Gadget

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Nike+iPod shoe

Recently I met an old friend of mine who trains a lot for races (running).
He bought a Nike+iPod and he was training with this sports kit. I was very impressed as he explains to me all the available functionalities and boost which this Nike+ gadget provides. It is simply amazing..

What Is Nike+iPod Sports Kit

A small device which measures and records the distance and pace of a run
used to track walking, running, and combinations of the two

The Nike+iPod consists of 2 parts


1) A sensor – precisely called as a piezoelectric accelerometer. It’s embedded with a transmitter that is mounted under the inner sole of the shoe. (see diagram above)

2) A receiver – This is meant to be connected with your iPod. (see the diagram above)

Any Special Shoe needed?

While Nike recommends that the sensor needs a special Nike+ with a special pocket in which to place the device, my friend told me that his non-nike+ shoe was equally good for this purpose

How to Use the Nike + iPod Sport Kit

The best place with the best diagrams and clear explanation is surely the Nike+iPod Get in gear – have a look at the diagram there..

Something Striking

This device have in-workout audio feedback and pre-recorded congratulations provided by famous athletes like Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Paula Radcliffe whenever a user achieves a personal best. See the following 2 videos for a concrete understanding:

Nike Plus Motivation

Another demonstration with steps


Your Stats Can Be Integrated With Nike+ WebSite

When the device is tracking your progress and personal workout, you are essentially connected with the Nike+ Website and getting exposed to other products also.

Quote from Wiki:

In addition to tracking personal workout statistics, the Nike+ integrates directly with the Nike website. Workout data can be automatically uploaded to the website during an iPod sync with iTunes or through another program via the website’s public API.

Valuable Feedback / Comment / Review From People Like You

  1. moserw says:

    Thanks for sharing and as always very informative. Personally have never felt the need to integrate anything with my iPod. I’m doing good and how about you?

  2. baldeagle says:

    This is something I am really going to look into. I’m dedicated to losing 40lbs this year and anything that can keep me motivated is appreciated. Thanks for the post!

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