Do you have to have an iPod Nano to use the Nike running thing?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Pathfinder55, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

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    I looked on the apple website about the iPod+ Nike running/workout thing, and I was wondering if you had to have an iPod Nano to use it.
     
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    On the plus side, it works with all 3 generations of the nano. So you may be able to find a bargain on an older one.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    iPod nano

    It's pretty cool, too. I bought a 2g, two gig nano specifically for use while running with the Nike+iPod.

    Very handy.
     
  4. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I just bought one and started using it yesterday. I absolutely love this thing.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    if only there were a way to have one of these things that worked with the shuffle (so much nicer for running!). There wouldn't be any visuals, obviously, but I don't need that when running anyway. The audio feedback would be plenty!
     
  6. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    It would be sooooo limited, that it probably wouldn't be worth the time. You'd basically be looking at a speaking pedometer.

    How would you...

    - Choose a type of workout (distance, calories, time, etc.)

    - Choose a duration (5k, 10k, etc.)?

    - Set it to tell it to measure in KM's or miles?

    - Calibrate it?

    - Attach it to the sensor?

    - Enter your weight?

    - Choose between male/female voice?

    A version of Nike + for the Shuffle would be so incredibly watered down that they'd probably end up looking bad for releasing such a cheesy product, compared to what they have with the Nano.
     
  7. question fear macrumors 68020

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    I agree about the shuffle, but maybe they could throw a screen on the + part with all that information. But that would probably drive up the price.

    Also, I run with a shuffle clipped to my shirt, I would think anything else attached would make it awkward without an arm band.
     

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