iPod Nano + Nike Plus Questions !

Discussion in 'iPod' started by yly3, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. yly3 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    Hi! I searched the web and apple site and I can't find the answers I'm looking for. I just bought a pair of Nike Plus shoes and I want to connect them with a Nano.
    I will be using the Nano only for jogging/running/walking.

    I have the 160Classic for all my musical needs so I need the cheapest Nano I could find for this activity. 8GB will be plenty enough. So:

    1) Which Nano works with the Nike Plus system ? The cheapest solution would be the 3G (the fatty) being the oldest. I think I read somewhere that any Nano with >1.3 software will work. Correct me if wrong.

    2) If I got it right, there are 2 types of Nike software for the Nano. The standard/pre-installed one which would have this "pedometer" (?) and would work only with running, but if you'd want the vocal assistance and all the other fancy features you'd need to buy the Nike Plus Kit. Am I forced to have that pin-connector in my Nano all the time for it to work ?

    ^ I know, it's a huge info-mess, that's why I am asking for your help. Which would be the chepeast solution and having the full service enabled for my activity ?

  2. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    you need the chip to put in the shoes and a little dongle to put on your nano. to my knowledge, they have never built that into the ipod nano.

    as far as the features you're talking about, I've been running with Nike + since they introduced it on the first gen nano, and everything you're asking for, it was able to do. so go ahead and buy a cheap old nano and enjoy your runs! :)
  3. clientsiman macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2009
    The pedometer does't need anything extra to work. It uses ipod's accelerometer if I remember correctly. pedometer basically just counts your steps and it's not good for running, you will need the nike+ set.

    I think that only 5th gen and 6th gen nano have pedemeter.

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