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Schmoyer
Jul 3, 2012, 11:25 AM
Thoughts?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/syre/meet-syre-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-ipod-nano-wat



RedCroissant
Jul 3, 2012, 08:58 PM
Thoughts?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/syre/meet-syre-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-ipod-nano-wat

Awesome and something I would totally buy.

micrors4racer
Jul 6, 2012, 03:37 PM
Got 3 new nanos from the apple recall and got the TikTok watch bands for them, this one looks interesting!

ftaok
Jul 8, 2012, 02:58 PM
Looks pretty cool, but the dealbreaker for me is that the 30-pin connector is unavailable for use when using this watchband.

So using the Nike+ sportskit becomes impossible.

I've thought about putting together a prototype watchband that would provide bluetooth through the headphone port, thus leaving the 30-pin for the Nike+ receiver.

But I figured that the next Nano would solve the problem for me by baking in BT or Nike+ (or both) right out of the box.

For now, I continue to use my iWatchz band with wired headphones.

ft

kaielement
Jul 8, 2012, 03:56 PM
Looks pretty cool, but the dealbreaker for me is that the 30-pin connector is unavailable for use when using this watchband.

So using the Nike+ sportskit becomes impossible.

I've thought about putting together a prototype watchband that would provide bluetooth through the headphone port, thus leaving the 30-pin for the Nike+ receiver.

But I figured that the next Nano would solve the problem for me by baking in BT or Nike+ (or both) right out of the box.

For now, I continue to use my iWatchz band with wired headphones.

ft

The Nike+ dongle dosent work in the new Nano after the last software update. It was because Apple built that all into the OS so it's a non issue. I used to work for a company that sold iPods and we had a seves area for computer and whatnot divece repair and I can't tell you how many people were like I did the software update and now this doesn't work what's up and we had to explain the situation. So like I said its s null issue my only prolem is I like to put mine into a speaker dock so this seams like a pain when I can take my nano in and out of all my other watch bands so easy except my LunaTik but then again I don't wear that one very much for that reason.

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Oh and by he way I do think this is cool for thoes select few people who only use the nano as a watch and use it to work out. But for my having the cowed doesn't bug me and the barrty I am sure would drain so fast from what I have read about other Bluetooth iPod adapters. And to have to take it in and out all the time to charge just saying

ftaok
Jul 8, 2012, 06:09 PM
The Nike+ dongle dosent work in the new Nano after the last software update. It was because Apple built that all into the OS so it's a non issue. I used to work for a company that sold iPods and we had a seves area for computer and whatnot divece repair and I can't tell you how many people were like I did the software update and now this doesn't work what's up and we had to explain the situation.With all due respect, you're wrong. The nano 6G does not have the Nike+ receiver built-in. Even with the latest firmware. What the latest firmware does do, is allow for the built-in accelerometer to calculate running data.

Without the Nike+ kit, you still cannot use the footpod (potentially more accurate) and you can't use any of the Nike+ accessories (which include the HR strap and the discontinued Nike+ remote).

AppleDApp
Jul 8, 2012, 06:53 PM
With all due respect, you're wrong. The nano 6G does not have the Nike+ receiver built-in. Even with the latest firmware. What the latest firmware does do, is allow for the built-in accelerometer to calculate running data.

Without the Nike+ kit, you still cannot use the footpod (potentially more accurate) and you can't use any of the Nike+ accessories (which include the HR strap and the discontinued Nike+ remote).

Found this on Apple's website.
Track your walk. Or your run.
The built-in accelerometer in iPod nano gives you real-time feedback on your workout, and you can upload data to the Nike+ website. There’s no need to connect a receiver or use a shoe sensor to track your steps, distance, pace and time. Just clip on iPod nano and go. In the gym, connect iPod nano to a Nike + iPod compatible cardio machine to keep track of every workout. Back at your computer, upload all your data to the Nike+ website to create personal goals, check your progress and challenge your friends to top your results.

BrennerM
Jul 8, 2012, 10:22 PM
It is correct that you don't need to connect a receiver because the nano now has an accelerometer-based option, but it is not as accurate as the footpod solution which still works perfectly fine if you insert the Nike+ sensor into the port.

kaielement
Jul 8, 2012, 10:25 PM
After reading this I was still right except for one thing you do need it to use the Polar WearLink+ Heart Rate Transmitter for Nike+, along with supported Nike+ remotes. The Nano does have the Nike+ built in to the os like I said.

https://nikerunning.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20490/~/ipod-nano-(6th-generation)-fitness-app

ftaok
Jul 9, 2012, 07:19 AM
After reading this I was still right except for one thing you do need it to use the Polar WearLink+ Heart Rate Transmitter for Nike+, along with supported Nike+ remotes. The Nano does have the Nike+ built in to the os like I said.

https://nikerunning.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20490/~/ipod-nano-(6th-generation)-fitness-app

No, you were wrong. You said the Nike+ dongle doesn't work with the new firmware. It absolutely does work.

Anyways, there are a myriad of other reasons to use the dongle for Nike+, especially when using with a watchband (as is the point of this thread). For example, if you want to run using Nike+ and a watchband, you have two choices ... with the Nike+ receiver and without the receiver.

If you run without the receiver using the watchband, the software will have to account for your armswinging motion to count your pace. In my estimation, this will be wildly inaccurate, even if you calibrate it. Your arm swing will vary a lot more than your footsteps, especially as you tire over the duration of your run.

With the footpod, you can swing your arms like a wildman if you want and your pace will be recorded more accurately.

AppleDApp
Jul 9, 2012, 11:17 AM
No, you were wrong. You said the Nike+ dongle doesn't work with the new firmware. It absolutely does work.

Anyways, there are a myriad of other reasons to use the dongle for Nike+, especially when using with a watchband (as is the point of this thread). For example, if you want to run using Nike+ and a watchband, you have two choices ... with the Nike+ receiver and without the receiver.

If you run without the receiver using the watchband, the software will have to account for your armswinging motion to count your pace. In my estimation, this will be wildly inaccurate, even if you calibrate it. Your arm swing will vary a lot more than your footsteps, especially as you tire over the duration of your run.

With the footpod, you can swing your arms like a wildman if you want and your pace will be recorded more accurately.

can you use the nano only with the footpod and not the receiver attached to the nano?

ChristianJapan
Jul 9, 2012, 11:25 AM
nice idea as the lack of BT hold me back buying a nano. now I just would like to have no rubber as holder; leather or steel would be nice, too.

ftaok
Jul 9, 2012, 11:38 AM
can you use the nano only with the footpod and not the receiver attached to the nano?

No, you cannot. To use the footpod with the nano, you need to use the receiver. The nano 6G doesn't have the necessary radios to receive the Nike+ signals.

Only the iPod touch and iPhone can receive the Nike+ signals without using the Nike+ receiver. Apparently, the Nike+ system uses the same frequencies as Bluetooth and iOS is set-up to receive these signals and process it.

Gator24765
Jul 10, 2012, 12:01 AM
I really think that with the trend of these new watches etc, the new ipod nano will feature all the features that will make it the perfect watch. Pairing with iphone, bluetooth etc..

mentaluproar
Jul 10, 2012, 12:03 AM
I really think that with the trend of these new watches etc, the new ipod nano will feature all the features that will make it the perfect watch. Pairing with iphone, bluetooth etc..

That's an interesting idea. Perhaps Apple will do to the iPod nano what it did to the apple TV. Get rid of local storage and grab everything elsewhere, in this case, bluetooth to the iPhone/ipod/ipad/imac/iproduct....

Gator24765
Jul 10, 2012, 12:12 AM
That's an interesting idea. Perhaps Apple will do to the iPod nano what it did to the apple TV. Get rid of local storage and grab everything elsewhere, in this case, bluetooth to the iPhone/ipod/ipad/imac/iproduct....


Well idk about getting rid of storage as a lot of people would still use it for a music device.

Add bluetooth and a decent set of bluetooth headphones it would be nice.

Also, connectivity with an iphone with alerts would be ideal.

mentaluproar
Jul 10, 2012, 01:42 AM
Well idk about getting rid of storage as a lot of people would still use it for a music device.

Add bluetooth and a decent set of bluetooth headphones it would be nice.

Also, connectivity with an iphone with alerts would be ideal.

The notification thing MUST happen. It's so obvious I don't see why apple would skip over it.