Nike+iPod questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by vitaminz, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. vitaminz macrumors member

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    Hi all, I'll be picking up my new iPhone 4 next week, and I'm deeply considering purchasing a Nike+ sensor ( http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MA368ZM/D?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY ) along with it, as I heard it's compatiable out of the box like the 3GS. I just have a few questions:

    1: I don't run, I just like to walk a lot and want to use it as a sort of pedometer - is it right for me?

    2: I don't own Nike+ shoes, would the sensor be alright in any other shoes? Or even in my sock :p

    3: Might sound silly but do I need to keep the Nike+ iPhone app open?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. dukefan macrumors member

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    It will work fine for walking.
    The sensor just needs to be on your foot - in sock should work if you want. You can get little velcro pouches that attach to your laces. Something like this works: http://www.amazon.com/Tune-Belt-Sensor-Pouch-Sport/dp/B001KP3NZS

    Yes, you have to keep the App open while you are in use, but it allows you to exit and do other things, then return to the app. You'll see - it's kind of like the iPod app that stays active while you are doing other things.
     
  3. vitaminz thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah great :) another question for you guys -

    A friend of mine uses an iPod nano 5G for using something called 'Nike+ Active', where he can set targets such as walking enough steps to climb Mt Everest and publish these to Facebook. Can you do this using an iPhone 4 + the Nike+ sensor?

    Thanks :)
     
  4. NovemberBlue macrumors newbie

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    Nike+ Active is a new interactive development from Nike+ - it's a website associated with the main Nike+ dashboard, but like you said, you can track goals like climbing mountains or walking across North America, etc. It apparently only works with the newest Nano and its built-in pedometer. I guess this means you don't need the Nike+ sensor, unless you want to use that for normal distance tracking.

    As far as I can tell, it doesn't work with iPhone 4 and the Nike + sensor. Bummer. Maybe in the future...

    http://nikeplusactive.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikeactive/en_US/active/
     

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