Originally Posted by El Argentino
This thread is a bad idea for me. Have definitely decided that that my next shoe purchase is going to be either the volt or orange flyknit trainers.
Also - you don't necessarily need the sensors now for Nike+, right? A friend of mine said that the iphone app alone (using gps undoubtedly) accomplishes the same purpose as the previous little dealies you stick in the soles of your shoes.
Originally Posted by RFX45
Yeah, I believe the Nike App on the iPhone (also available on Android now iirc) is free and you can use it with any other shoe really. I like the GPS watch because it comes with a shoe pod sensor so when I lose reception it continues tracking my run. I can also connect the watch to a heart rate monitor if I wanted to. There have also been morning where the GPS could not lock in a signal so I had to rely recording my whole run via shoe pod. I have heard others having the same problem with the Iphone App and they are stuck running w/o it, can't really complain much since its free now. I believe the Ipod Nano has a pedometer built in that can connect with NikePlus too, not sure if it had to be connected to the Nike shoe pod though but since it's free now, it's hard to complain about it.
yeah, i put the training shoes and the app through their paces. it's definitely a challenging workout, at least for my fitness level. the sensors do a fairly good job of making you bust out a proper rep and keep an accurate count. but if you wanted to just download the app and work out without a nike+ training shoe, and just follow the exercises, it would be fine.
for the running, i had the nike run app without the sensors a few years ago and if all you care about is distance and time, it will do just fine even without any nike+ compatible shoes