why do people use Nike+ with the iPhone?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't understand why people use the iPhone with Nike+. Have they not seen that big opening in the bottom of the phone with the metallic contacts? Last time I checked, you sweat alot when running. Sweat = liquid + salt. Liquid + salt + metal = bad. The iPhone is so expensive to replace when it's non-subsidized that I can't imagine taking that risk.

    I had an iPod nano that I used to run with and the contacts got corroded from my sweat. It got to the point where it would no longer sync with my computer. It wasn't a huge deal to replace, but the iPhone would be a much different story. For tracking purposes I use a Garmin 305.
     
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Most people use it in a case.
    And don't sweat nearly as much as it sounds like you do.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I don't use my iphone when running, but I did use a first gen nano for thousands of miles worth of runs, and the worst thing that happened was it started acting weird and had to be reset in itunes. I don't think sweat is as much of a threat as you think it is.
     
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    I use my Nike+ on my 3GS. I love it. I have my phone in a case.
    However, I am not holding it up and sweating in to it. You must sweat alot. (and that's ok)

    but for the most part, I think it fine to use...
     
  5. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I run marathons and live in the South (hot+humid), so yes, there is quite a bit of sweating going on. But then again, when you are running, if you're not sweating aren't you doing it wrong?
     
  6. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Tbh if I was going to use Nike+ I'd be using my mum's iPod touch (essentially the same, although a little cheaper). Why? 'Cause I don't want to buy an iPod nano.
     
  7. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I get that. But are you holding it in your hand? I have it clipped at my waist. so it's not getting wet.
    Maybe a good idea for you would be an arm band...
     
  8. fishballer macrumors member

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    i put it in a ziploc bag, then tape it to my armpits.
     
  9. ukdy macrumors member

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    what a stupid thread. lock!!

    i leave my iphone in my zipped pocket when i run. besides the fact that there are numerous iphone armbands out there to protect from moisture, dirt etc.. some people want a device that can do everything.
     
  10. 20Something macrumors newbie

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    I feel better having a phone on me while I run. I used to carry both my phone (in my shorts) and my nano (in an armband), so it's nice not having a phone bounce up and down in my back pocket now.
     
  11. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    wow. i guess u have never used nike+. u have to put a transmitter in the open end at the bottom, which covers it up
     
  12. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The transmitter is built into the iPhone. Nothing connects to the dock connector for it to work.
     
  13. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Uh. Not with the iPhone/iPod Touch version you don't.
     
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I loled at this :-D
     
  15. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I need to see a pic of that.
     
  16. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    you just want to see fishballer topless.... ;)
     
  17. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Didn't the OP say that it happened to a nano though?
     
  18. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Wow. I've never tried it with the iPhone (and probably never would), but I did the St. Louis half-marathon this past spring with my nano in what was basically 3 hours of pouring rain. The only thing that ever happened that was bad was that the click wheel quit working (for volume adjustment, etc.; I could still skip fwd and backward and pause) at around mile 10 or so, but that was it. Once it dried out, it was good as new.
     
  19. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    either way, you put the exact same transmitter into the bottom of the iDevice. you use them the exact same way
     
  20. Surely Guest

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    I put my iPhone in a ziplock bag and then put it in my Marware CEO belt case. It protects it just fine, no sweat gets in.

    It wasn't that difficult to figure out.
     
  21. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    No. You don't.
    You don't plug anything into the iPhone or iPod touch, it just works.
     
  22. Surely Guest

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    Yes, the Nike+ transmitter is built into both devices.
     
  23. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Right.
    And you can't use Nike+ at all on any other iPhone or iPod touch.
     
  24. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    well, i'm still right because he was talking about an iPod nano
     
  25. jayenh macrumors 6502a

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    no you're not. he didn't say anything about plugging anything in to the nano. he is saying that if sweat gets into the dock connector port (which it could since it is exposed unless in a case that covers it) it can corrode the pins. he is saying that since it happened to his nano it could also happen to an iphone. which is true. just take better precautions to prevent liquid from getting anywhere near it, never mind into a port or socket.
     

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