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yly3
Oct 4, 2011, 04:46 PM
Saving you a lot of money to say the least. I've just tested on the 2010 Nano the Fitness function and it didn't ask me to walk to activate the receiver. I still have my Nike shoes and both receivers of course but will I get the same accuracy ? I can't jog right now it's 1 AM over here lol.



ftaok
Oct 4, 2011, 06:14 PM
Saving you a lot of money to say the least. I've just tested on the 2010 Nano the Fitness function and it didn't ask me to walk to activate the receiver. I still have my Nike shoes and both receivers of course but will I get the same accuracy ? I can't jog right now it's 1 AM over here lol.

When you get the chance, please see if you can track your running speed while on a treadmill. With the Nike+ kit, the sensor/receiver can measure your stride and obtain a speed. I'm wondering if the accelerometer alone can track your speed if you're on a treadmill.

The other thing that probably won't work without a Nike+ receiver is the Polar heart rate strap. Too bad.

tdhurst
Oct 4, 2011, 06:49 PM
When you get the chance, please see if you can track your running speed while on a treadmill. With the Nike+ kit, the sensor/receiver can measure your stride and obtain a speed. I'm wondering if the accelerometer alone can track your speed if you're on a treadmill.

Do accelerometers work when you're not moving forward?

BrennerM
Oct 4, 2011, 08:00 PM
I would be very surprised if the new nano (without a shoe tag) is anywhere near the accuracy of the old one. The accelerometer would measure very differently depending on where you clip it on your clothing and in what orientation. The shoe tag allowed the old one to get very accurate results when properly calibrated (within a couple percent which is better than many GPS solutions!)

BrennerM
Oct 5, 2011, 08:42 AM
The new nano manual (see http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipod ) says to clip the nano to your waistband for most accurate results during a run. I still think this will not be nearly as accurate as the footpod method, but I will try it at some point to see.