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

    Aug 18, 2007
    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


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    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


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    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

    Jun 21, 2007
    I just bought one and started using it yesterday. I absolutely love this thing.
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    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

    Jun 21, 2007
    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

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    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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