Is the iPhone compatible with Nike+ ?

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    Because on the website I only find information about the iPod nano and touch.
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Nope it's not. I'm sure the next iPhone will be capable though.
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But then the question remains ... will the iPhone be comfortable to use when running? (due to its weight/size)
     
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    When I go running, i wear your standard adidas basketball shorts and my iPhone flops around too much. The iPod touch might be different because it is a lot skinnier.

    I thought about getting an iPod nano to use with the Nike+, but then i realized I would have an iPhone and iPod with me when i go running/walking, because I don't want to be without a phone.

    So in the long run, i'm keeping my iPhone and I'm just going to wait till it works with the Nike+ kit. I might invest in an armband or something though. Or just get smaller pockets lol.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar kind of shorts and my car keys & ultra-slim cellphone are the most I can bear in my pockets ...

    Do you think the size/weight are the reason why the current iPhone isn't supported?
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Nah, the iPhone doesn't have the FM transmitter the iPod Touch and iPod nano have.

    But oh well, I'm still managing to run with my iPhone. It's not THAT bad. I just have to tie my shorts tight because otherwise they would sink so fast when my phone starts flopping around.
     
  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, thanks for the advice!
     
  8. Ansuz macrumors regular

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    I'd imagine it would be no more uncomfortable than the iPod Touch, which has the receiver.

    I go running/to the gym with my iPhone all the time using an armband and its just fine. I really wish that it did have the Nike+ technology.
     
  9. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the armband annoying? (I mean ... you're sweating quite a lot under that armband, aren't you?)
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Could the iPhone 3G use BT? and then the new one use FM/BT 3?

    Just done a 10k run with iPhone using RunKeeper - was fine. pop it in pocket, tap the software locked screen when you want stats read out to you - no problem with weight.
     
  11. Theaser macrumors 6502

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    I lagged about 30 seconds in my 5 kilometer run when I bring my iPhone with me according to my timer. Other times I'm 30 seconds faster, I always feel the iPhone as a drag/anchor when running.
     
  12. ginguar macrumors regular

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    I don't find mine annoying, it's one of the belkin ones and will happily workout for 1-1.5 hours at the Gym with mine on, the case is really sweaty when you take it off, but you don't feel it when it's on.
     
  13. Ansuz macrumors regular

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    Same story for me. Once I have it strapped on I tend to forget its even there
     
  14. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    iPhone = Phone. iPod Shuffle = Perfect workout mp3 player.

    And no, iPhone is not Nike + capable and I doubt apple will make the new one capable because then people would have a legitimate case about their moisture sensors being falsely activated.
     
  15. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I was thinking ... but doesn't the iPod touch have these sensors as well?
     
  16. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    But the Touch is Nike+ capable and the water sensors are pretty much the same as the iPhone.

    However, I think they will leave out Nike+ from the iPhone because it is differentiating feature of the iPod touch. I think Apple will do what they can to keep the two models separate. Features like GPS, HSDPA, Nike+ and storage sizes (as in the iPod will always have a bigger storage capacity) will probably be things that never cross over.
     
  17. imacericg macrumors regular

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    Some aspects I wish it was, but on the other hand my nano is small and an iPhone on my arm might feel like weights.
     
  18. lindmar macrumors 6502

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    I just carry my iphone when I run and use iMapMyRun or RunKeeper both which work very well.
     

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