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jase12

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do any of you guys use the nike+ system? i think it looks pretty cool and i'm thinking of getting it. i just bought some new asics joggers not long ago though so i think i will just attach the nike sensor to my laces, apparently this works fine. any thoughts?
 

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I've been using the Nike+iPod for just under 2 months now and love it. It's great to track my runs, see where during my runs I increased or slowed my pace, keep track of my cardio exercise without needing to write it down, ad nauseum. I think it's sweet. I also didn't go out and buy Nike sneakers with the special pouch for the chip, but I took my running sneakers, removed the inside liner, and using a 3/4" drill bit and made two overlapping cuts into the foam just deep enough for the Nike+ chip. It fit absolutely perfectly and snug, and the chip works very well. I can't feel a difference with it in there when running. Since that's the location the chip was made for, I'd rather put it there than tie it to the laces or somewhere else -- not sure if that could affect the readings or not.
 

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I have the sensors - got them as a gift two years ago - but never bothered to make them work. I also have two heart-rate monitors and used both for a while, then stopped. I have having too much gear for running.
 

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Bought the stuff when it came out a few years ago and I have to say I really like the idea, but the calibration is not perfect. I did calibration with a lab around a track ( did it numerous times to try and get it perfect and it never was). I forget how the sensor actually works and tracks you, but over time it would always add distance. As a test I ran 4 miles around the track, in the same lane that I calibrated it in, and by the time that Nike+ said I had completed 4 miles, I had actually done about 4 miles, plus another 130m or so.

So I stopped using it. Although I have heard they may have improved the sensors since then...
 

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Update, I just got a pair of Nike+ sneakers to go with the chip. I actually didn't intend to buy Nikes, but I went to the running store for a good shoe fit, and after filming me running on the treadmill and reviewing the footage, they gave me some options of better running shoes to try. Ended up going with the Nike ones for reasons unrelated to the convenience of the chip pouch.
 

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