BusinessWeek Gives Nike+iPod 5 Stars

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    Good review, except that the author labels people who use the Sport Kit with non-Nike shoes as "a few penny pinchers." I wrote a rebuttal on my blog.
  3. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Penny pinchers if we don't use Nike shoes? Give me a break.

    I've had Reebok, Adidas, Nike, and New Balance (current) running shoes. I buy the shoe based on how it feels, not because of the brand name.
  4. sworthy macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2002
    Another vote here for the lame penny pincher comment. It would have been more helpful to link to marware or switcheasy for their products (especially when he mentioned his own duct tape job).

    Also, he mentions that the nike shoes range in price, but fails to mention that the ipod nanos do as well (only mentioning the 4GB price of $199).

    The complete system (brand new) could be as cheap as:

    existing shoes: free (kind of)
    strap for existing shoes: $7
    2GB iPod Nano : $149
    Armband: $29
    Sensor Kit: $29

    Total: $214

    However, given that the nano is apple's most popular ipod model, I imagine for many, the setup will really only be the kit, maybe a new armband (b/c they likely already have one that could work), and the $7 strap. A great deal for what it is.
  5. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Of course, when BW rated this it must have been before the current issues with the Nike+ site in which you can't even access the site for data or challenges. :rolleyes:
  6. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    nike is smart for teaming up with the iPod, or is it the other way around...

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