- Nov 19, 2010
i'm planning to buy a nano just for the pedometer. i'll use it mainly for running. is it worth getting one?
thanks for the link, dawg.
and yeah i'll be taking advantage of nano's music capability, too. pedometer + music ftw.
but since nano's pedometer is useless without the nike+ kit, i guess i'll just buy a cheaper pedometer. using it alongside with my shuffle.
I don't think anyone said that the built-in pedometer on the nano is useless. In fact, it's pretty decent. If you calibrate it, you can get pretty consistent results, provided you run at consistent speeds and don't do many hills.
I wouldn't trust any "cheap" pedometer for tracking running distances. Cheap pedometers typically only count steps. Walking steps are much different than running steps. You won't get accurate results.
It really depends on the data you're looking for. If you want to count walkink steps, the nano works great. If you want to track your jog/run workouts, the nano works pretty good. If you want total accuracy, you'll want a GPS device ... except GPS devices don't work indoors or on a treadmill. This is where the nano shines.
Anyways, I hope this helps.
ok i'm sold. you should be a marketer.
But, and this is huge, it has built-in Bluetooth.
This is a good question. Obviously the first use for BT would be headphones. However, depending on how BT is implemented and how the Nike+ app works, one could use BT for a heart rate monitor. The 5G and 6G nanos are compatible with the Polar Wearlink+ Nike+ strap. Using this requires the Nike+ sportskit as well.In which situations will you need the 7G's bluetooth capability? Connecting bluetooth headset and speakers, but are there any other use cases?
Yes, this will be interesting. Although I'm not sure what they can do to improve the one in the 6G.Also, it would be interesting to know if there are any improvement in the 7G's pedometer comparing to earlier models, especially the 6G.
I've never used the Nike+ kit on any nano other than my 6G. But here are my thoughts anyways. The 3G has a small screen, so I'm guessing that the 7G would provide more information on a single screen. The data should be the same otherwise. To me, both the 3G and the 7G suffer because you need someway to strap it on (or stick it in a pocket). The 6G's built-in clip works great and there are many watch straps you can get.I have used a Ipod Nano 3G with Nike Sport kit while running (outside, not on treadmills) for 5-6 years and I'm thinking about buying a used 6G or a new 7G Nano. However, the question is if the 6G/7G models are better in terms of usability, screen information and tracking distance accuracy if using the built-in pedometer/accelerometer instead of the shoe-sensor and receiver.
Also, I'm thinking about why they remove the camera, sometimes when I'm out running I stumble upon great photo opportunities.
lThe other cool thing with Nike+ app is that your sessions can be uploaded to the Nike+ website so you can view all your sessions and track your progress. However if you're looking to save your Nike+ sessions to your Mac or PC via iTunes I don't think that's possible, which kinda sux.
I would definitely be interested in that information. I've tried to do it myself.
Thanks a lot.
It is possible to access the iPod to get at the actual Nike files. If you're interested, I'll outline the steps for you.