iPod Nano Armbands & Nike+ Reciever

emutree

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Sep 4, 2005
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I'm awaiting a Nano I picked up from Apple's refurb section (my shuffle has played its last tune, and the deal was too good to pass up) and I plan to use it with the Nike sensor kit. However I really loved Apple's armband for my shuffle, and when I went to look at Apple's for the Nano I realized the bottom of the armband is closed up - no room for the Nike sensor! Has anyone had any success cutting a slit at the bottom of the armband for the sensor? Is the armband snug (I've seen people wearing it with the nano facing upside down - is this safe?), or will the nano bounce up and down against this slit a lot, widening and eventually slipping through it?
 

MattyMac

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Oct 6, 2005
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emutree said:
I'm awaiting a Nano I picked up from Apple's refurb section (my shuffle has played its last tune, and the deal was too good to pass up) and I plan to use it with the Nike sensor kit. However I really loved Apple's armband for my shuffle, and when I went to look at Apple's for the Nano I realized the bottom of the armband is closed up - no room for the Nike sensor! Has anyone had any success cutting a slit at the bottom of the armband for the sensor? Is the armband snug (I've seen people wearing it with the nano facing upside down - is this safe?), or will the nano bounce up and down against this slit a lot, widening and eventually slipping through it?
I'm not sure if you can modify the one you are speaking of, but why don't you go with the nike+ armband made for the sport kit...that is what I use and I love it!

Here is a link:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/1.RSLID?mco=A1A26318&nplm=TJ549LL/A
 

emutree

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Yeah, I'm just not such a fan of not being able to easily slip it out and get to the screen for swapping playlists/etc (which is ironic considering I'm coming from the screenless shuffle). But I dig the water-resistant, protective enclosure. I'll take a closer look at it - thanks for the reccommendation.
 

thayeriv

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Jan 13, 2004
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i've got one of these, and thought it's not superfabulous, it does the job. I used an X-acto blade to cut out a slit in the bottom, and so far it looks like it's going to hold. Here's a nasty little picture.
nano_armband.jpg

I'm learning I like being able to know what's going on during my run. I'm thinking I'd like to attach the nano to my forearm so I can see the screen more easily. I'm not sure how I'm going to pull that off yet.
 

Flowbee

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This is an unfortunate situation currently. As far as i know, the only armband that accommodates the Nike+ dongle is the (surprise) Nike+ armband. I specifically asked at the Apple store the last time I was there and that was the answer. Ever the skeptic, is still examined every armband they had in stock and none looked like they would do the trick.

Not a problem for me, as I keep my nano in a small pocket in my running shorts, but I suspect a lot of people have ordered armbands they can't use.

Thayeriv's x-acto trick looks like a good workaround... although that armband doesn't provide a lot of protection from sweat or rain. Pherhaps adding an InvisibleShield would help.