Nike+ Stand Alone Sensor Kit


The Nike+ Sensor makes it easy to track your time, distance, pace and more while you run. Afterward, upload your run data to Nikeplus.com, the world’s largest running club, where you can monitor your progress, join challenges, map your runs and connect with friends.

Nike+ Sensor

The Nike+ Sensor makes it easy to track your time, distance, pace, and more while you run. Click here for a larger image

Nike+ Sensor Bottom

Featherweight sensor fits under the sockliner of your left Nike+ ready shoe.

Nike+ Sensor Box

Includes sensor and documentation–sensor also available bundled with Nike+ SportWatch GPS, Nike+ SportBand.

The Nike+ Sensor: Run Tracking Made Easy

The Nike+ Sensor makes it easy to track your time, distance, pace, and more while you run. Afterward, upload your run data to Nikeplus.com, the world’s largest running club, where you can monitor your progress, join challenges, map your runs and connect with friends.

The sensor is sold individually, so it’s ideal if you’re due for a replacement, want another one for a second pair of Nike+ ready shoes, or need one to hook up to your Apple device.

How it Works

Simply place the Nike+ Sensor under the sockliner of your left Nike+ ready shoe and start running to sync it with your Nike+ SportWatch GPS, iPhone 3GS, or other Nike+ tracking device. The sensor measures your pace, distance, time elapsed and calories burned. This information is transmitted wirelessly to your device for real-time feedback while you train.

What Else You Need
  • A pair of Nike+ ready shoes
  • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP2) Home or Professional
  • Internet access to connect to Nikeplus.com
  • One of the following: Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom (sensor included and optional); Nike+ SportBand (sensor included); iPod nano and Nike+ Receiver; iPod touch 2G; iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4
Sensor Specifications
  • Size: 1.37 x 0.95 x 0.30 inches
  • Weight: 0.23 ounce
  • Broadcast frequency: 2.4GHz

What’s in the Box

Nike+ Sensor, Documentation

$ 17.99


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  1. The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments
    167 of 175 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nike + Awesome (with one exception), October 12, 2010
    By 
    Cannon (Atlanta) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Nike+ Stand Alone Sensor Kit (Sports)
    In world where tracking the awesomeness of your run seem to be more and more imperative – actually, I don’t even know what that means.

    The Nike + technology includes this little device that fits in a little hollowed out area beneath the insert of your favorite Nike shoe. The device is essentially a pedometer that is pretty darn accurate. It transmits information to either a Nike armband/wrist band or an iPod nano and helps runners or walkers track their distance, time, and speed.

    First, you won’t feel the device in your shoe. I read a review on another website in which a nice lady was complaining bitterly about how she could feel it in her shoe. Chances are, she failed to remove the little foam patch that currently occupies the little area where the Nike + sensor is supposed to go. Once removed, the sensor will fit in that hole and is flush with the bottom of the inside of the shoe. Once you put the insert back in over the sensor, you’ll never know it’s there. I also read someone else indicate that they could feel a weight difference once it was in the shoe. This is, in a word, absurd. If your body is so finely tuned that you can detect a weight difference between the shoe with the device and the shoe without it, you are truly an amazing human being, and I suspect you have x-ray vision and can run faster than a speeding bullet.

    The reason the product gets 4 stars and not 5 is this: The website is less than impressive. The sensor transmits information to your wristband or iPod and can then be used to track your performance on Nike’s website. It’s nice that you can do this. The device comes, right out of the box, essentially “accurate” for the average runner, but it can be fine tuned for those that want even more accurate results. Where the website fails though, is its inability to provide some fairly basic information about a run. It can tell you your pace at a number of graphed points on your run, but it doesn’t tell you – and this is really sort of nuts – how fast you ran each mile. Rather, when you click on the point on the graph at each mile marker, it tells you your pace at that moment in your run.

    There are alternative websites that apparently can provide the “rest of the story” and give you the information you are seeking, and a simple internet search will provide you with their names…. but it is rather odd that Nike hasn’t fixed this aspect of the site.

    The Nike+ community is, overall, very supportive and pleasant. The site is useful to track your runs, set goals, participate in challenges, etc.

    I’ve compared the accuracy to a gps running watch and I believe that the accuracy is essentially the same. I found that I could access some of the information on the gps watch a little easuer than Nike + but, I found the gps watch to be a bit bulky. I do like how with Nike Plus, you have the option of wearing a wrist band or an iPod Nano, in your pocket or strapped to your arm. This allows users to select an option that is best for their comfort. There are adaptors available that will allow you to use Nike + with other shoe brands. I have NOT tested those.

    Another helpful tip…. Nike has finally gotten with the program and made running shoes in a variety of widths. Accordingly, if you, like me, could “never own a pair of Nike running shoes” because they were “too narrow and I have Fred Flinstone feet” take another look. Now that shoes come in different widths, you will be pleasantly surprised. This means the Nike + technology can appeal to a wider clientele – like those of us that are not built like sleek, running machines.

    One final note…. I took the Nike + on a hike and found that in steep sections, the device could not be accurrate. This is because you must move at a certain pace with a reasonable stride for the device to work. When hiking a mountain, you often take short steps and move slower than the device can record (or, coming down, longer strides, etc) so don’t expect the device to accurately capture that kind of a hike. As for gps technology on mountain hikes, it’s a mixed bag by the time you factor in tree cover, pace, stride, etc. Just FYI.

    I recommend Nike + I use it, and I like it, and I’ve been using it for about 5 months now. As a beginning runner, it’s accurate enough for me, it’s motivating, in a sense, and well worth the investment. With website improvements, this is a 5 star device.

    If you have questions, post them in the comment section and I’ll answer…. Thanks.

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    Apr 20, 2012 12:02:29 PM PDT

    NikePlus says:

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    Hi Cannon-We think you’ll be happy to know that we are in the process of creating a brand new website that will be faster, more intuitive, more motivational and built in HTML5. We are very excited to roll out the new Nike+ Running experience to our Nike+ community. Keep an eye out!

    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us:

    US: USA 1-800-379-6453, 5am-10pm PST., 7 days a week
    UK: +44 (0) 207 660 4452, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm Central European Standard Time
    You can also reach out to us on our social media channels:
    Twitter: @nikeplus
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikerunning/app_265092000187882

     
  3. 119 of 125 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    No longer needed for iPhones with GPS!, October 29, 2011
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    Average Joe (New York) –

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    This review is from: Nike+ Stand Alone Sensor Kit (Sports)
    I’ve been using the sensor for about a week now with my iPhone 4S, and while it’s worked just fine I was very disappointed to discover that it’s absolutely obsolete if you own any of the iPhones that have GPS technology (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s). Those devices only require that you download the $1.99 Nike+ iPhone application. Many reviews of that application (actually, most reviews) have stated that it’s even more accurate than using the sensor. This includes indoor runs, as well, since the $1.99 app also uses the accelerometer when GPS signals are poor or unavailable.

    So for those people using this with iPods or iPhones without GPS, it’s been a great product. I only wish Nike was more clear about the fact that its sensors are now completely unnecessary in many cases.

    I’d also suggest reading reviews about the Nike+ website before purchasing this. When it works, it’s fantastic. Along with the sensor or the iPhone app, it makes running much more stimulating and fun. But the website often fails, certain pages load very slowly, and sometimes not at all.

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  4. 44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Helpful and Motivating, October 2, 2010
    By 
    Crestviewer (CO, USA) –
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    This review is from: Nike+ Stand Alone Sensor Kit (Sports)
    I love my running stats, and I haven’t found an easier way to track distance and pace than the Nike+ iPod Sensor.

    I don’t own Nike+ shoes, but the sensor is secure on the tongue of my Saucony shoes with the help of a velcro “sticker” backing that I attached.

    Calibrating the sensor was simple as I ran a known distance and let Nike+ know how far it had been. I then ran the distance again and the sensor was on the money. Since then, I’ve run a 10k and the race’s mile markers were on the money with what Nike+ was telling me.

    I’m now rather addicted to checking my pace and distance via the one-touch feedback of the iPod. A click of the home button mid-run gives you your time, distance, and current pace. Seeing stats after the run is nice – progress (or regression) is clear. Then the uploading that information to NikeRunning.com is easy (after initial setup) and motivating – I’m working on several goals and “competitions”. Fun stuff.

    As for cons, I find it annoying that the battery isn’t replaceable in the sensor. A few bucks for a new battery would be better than twenty bucks for a brand new sensor. And it’s also too bad that settings can’t be saved for multiple runners. My wife and I use the same iPod when we run, but only one of use can be calibrated and saving stats with Nike+.

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