Success with the Nike Plus application

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by iamtherealandy, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. iamtherealandy macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    Are you using the Nike Plus application? Is it working? I've heard there is trouble with the sensor battery? True? What about this little pouch -- will the sensor work on non-Nikes? What about a non-Nike app like this one -- is that out there or on the horizon?
  2. mpshay macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2008
    I'm using the Nike+ on my Touch with no problems. I went with the pouch because I'm not a big fan of Nike running shoes
  3. Amt macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
  4. iamtherealandy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    I guess by success I meant how has it helped your work outs and health?
  5. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It helps me keep track of my run distances, times, and calories burned, and calculates my average time per mile.

    I find it really helpful to know my distances. I am not a good judge of distance, and with Nike+ I know (more or less) exactly how far I have run. Before, I would just run and take a guess, but I really had no clue how far I really ran.

    Improvement: In the past 8 weeks, I have gone from running on average a 10 minute mile to an average 8 minute mile. I am looking to continue to improve on this. I really wouldn't have had a way to know this without the Nike+ app.

    In terms of my health: I am already in very good shape, but this has helped to decrease my body fat % a little more and has improved my cardio.

    At this point, I am only running a 3 mile run (approximately 5K), but I hope to up that to a 5 mile run in the coming weeks. My goal is to run my first 5 mile by the last week in November.

    I run with a running club- I find that very helpful. Niketown stores have Running Clubs. I go to the one that is held every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Niketown on Wilshire in Beverly Hills. They hold a 3, 5 and 8 mile run. There are usually 60-100 people, most are regulars, but there are at least a dozen new people every week. You can even try out some of their running shoes during the run. The route is set (they give you a map if you need it), and after the run they provide water, fruit and Luna bars. Then, they have a raffle for Nike products (every once in a while, they raffle off a gift certificate for shoes). It is totally free, and a good time. It feels awesome when we run through an intersection and all of the traffic just has to wait until all of the runners are through. And there are some nice looking women there....... :cool:
  6. htchang1987 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2007
    I have not tried using my ipod touch for the Nike+ app. However, as for ipod nano, there is the tuneband that can be tied around your arm while you're running, but how about ipod touch? How are we going to bring along our touch while we are running?
  7. pkagel macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    SoCal ExPat
    Just get an arm band and put it in there. It's not like it's very heavy and a sure bit lighter than the old casset decks we used to run with. Personally, I still use the old fashioned way though I have downloaded the app for my 3G I still haven't used it on a run yet as I don't have an arm band. I have used it in my car though and it seems to work quite well.


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