Product Type: Apple digital audio accessories
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Couldn't run without this little device now!
Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Member Name: beachlou
Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Advantages: Monitors every detail of your run, easy to set up, motivating
I promised myself that this would be the summer to kick start my fitness regime, and with limited funds, I didn't want to join a gym, so I decided to take up running. As a self-confessed couch potato, I needed something that would motivate me. Enter, Nike+ Sensor. So, I invested in a sensor that was £12 from eBay). As I had an iPod Touch, I didn't require the sport kit. You do if you have an iPod Nano though.
If you have the Nike trainer that already has the section to put the sensor in, you'll have to find a way of attaching it to your shoe. I purchased a Nike+ Sensor pouch from Amazon (coast around £6), which you put the sensor in and loop through your trainer laces.
Once it's sorted in your shoe, you need to link it to your iPod. It's very easy to do. Simply walk around and the sensor will be picked up by your iPod. Mine didn't at first and I thought I had a faulty product. But all I had to do was take the sensor out of the pouch and shake it around a bit. I set my Nike+ to basic, open-ended programme and I did my run. You can work out to a pre-programmed playlist and can also choose a 'power song' to really get you going when you're flagging.
When you have finished your run, a voice will tell you how far you've run (in miles or km), what your pace was, how many calories you've burnt (this is the best bit for me) and the time it's taken you. Now, plug in your iPod and all the details can be sent to Nikeplus.com, where you can register your details and your run will be put onto a graph (a nice little touch), which gives me motivation.
Overall, it's a great and smart little device that I can't run without now. Worth the investment!
Summary: A smart little device for runners everywhere
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