New iPod Nano - Does pedometer need Nike+?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ConnorTurnbull, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I love the new iPod Nano and am consider getting it or an iPod touch. I was very happy to see the pedometer remain in the Nano but does it need the additional Nike+ kit to work or is it built in? Thanks.
  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    The Pedometer is built-in but as we discussed in the other thread, if you want to use it with the Nike+ shoe Sensor, it probably will require the white dock dongle plugged in. But to use it just as a pedometer, which I think just counts steps and not distance, you don't.
  3. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004

    yep you still need the white receiver and the shoe sensor. stinks.
  4. Psykomaniaque macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    No need the Kit Nike + for the pedometer. The iPod nano 5G have a pedometer without kit Nike +.

    Sorry for my bad english.:eek:
  5. jalyst, Nov 6, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010

    jalyst macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2009
  6. jalyst macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2009
    That's lame...

    The accelerometer in the iTouch 4G can be utilised such that the external accelerometer (that clips to your shoes) is no longer needed.
    To do this you need an app. called Nike+ GPS.

    Shame the same can't be done for the Nano 6G, the hardware's there after-all!

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