iphone 5 nike + ipod

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    to use the nike + ipod feature on iphone 5 is their any special nike equipment needed like the shoe sensor?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Yes, that's all you need... the white and red round sensor you put in the underheel of your left Nike+ shoe.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    You actually don't even need the shoe sensor anymore of you're running outside as it tracks you using a GPS signal (and is fairly accurate doing so). You do need a shoe sensor if you are running on a treadmill though (or you can just manually enter your running data into the app).
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I think you're mistaking the different apps. To use the built-in Nike + iPod app that comes preinstalled, you will need a sensor regardless of your location or planned workout. There is a Nike+ app from the App Store that is free (and pretty hefty too, at more than 700 MB). That, indeed, will track your walk/run on a GPS signal and is accurate indeed.
     
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    I use the Nike+ app (which I love) and it takes up less than 60MB on my iPhone. You can check app sizes by going to Settings > General > Usage.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was talking about the GPS app. I figured that's the one that he was talking about now that its free in the App Store (used to be $2.99 I think). The GPS app takes up like 67mb of space.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Yep... you're right. I was mistaking it with the Training app in terms of storage space (607 MB), while you're talking about the Running app. Sorry about that. Certainly a fantastic app with the built-in GPS tracking of your workout and in almost all ways, beats the built-in Nike + iPod app. It's almost like comparing the iPhone app to the iPod nano app.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    nike + iPod

    Hi,
    I had an iPhone 4 and used this all the time. Once I got my iPhone 5, a synced all apps but this app disappered. I am very frustrated as it does no longer appears in the app store. Any suggestions?

    (Used the phone plus the sensor in the shoe as I run on treadmill and not outside.)

    Thanks!
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I think if you go to iTunes store, it should remember the app so you can just re-install it to your iPhone. I was lucky to get it when it was free and I just had to install the app again. I think it's like $.99 or $1.99 now for the Nike+ app which is the one that tracks by GPS without having to get the sensor.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    nike + iPod

    Thanks for the response!
    After posting, I went for a run (treadmill) and used the nike + running. It worked well. It was just that i wanted to make use of the sensor in my shoes. However,could not re-install the old app.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    You need to go into your settings and then find the Nike + iPod window and click on it and make sure that Nike + iPod button is set to ON.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    You are a champ! Thanks a lot. Works a treat now.
     

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