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When the Nike+iPod Sport Kit was announced, I was really excited about being able to track my running progress with my iPod nano. I was not excited, however, by the thought of having to switch to Nike running shoes to use it. The notch that’s cut into Nike’s new shoes for the transmitter is a brilliant idea, but I don’t want to sacrifice the support and comfort I get from my trusty Saucony Hurricanes. Since the Sport Kit transmitter is just an accelerometer, I figured there had to be an easy way to attach it to my shoe laces.

Well, my Nike+iPod kit arrived yesterday and without wasting any time, I tucked the transmitter under my laces and jumped on the treadmill. Everything seemed to work just fine, and the transmitter hardly shifted during my 10 minute trial run. But I knew that If I wanted to run outdoors for long distances, I’d need to come up with a more secure solution.

After 17 seconds of brainstorming, it hit me: Velcro. This morning I dug through my wife’s sewing kit and found a strip of velcro with adhesive backing, a needle and some thread.

First, I placed the transmitter under my laces near the toe and marked the position that I wanted to attach the transmitter, making sure it was underneath a cross in the lace.

Nike+iPod Shoe Hack

I then cut a small piece of velcro and attached the “hard” side to the back of the transmitter, being careful not to cover the sleep button.

Nike+iPod Shoe Hack 2

Next, I stuck the “soft” side of the velcro onto the tongue of my shoe where I had previously marked.

Nike+iPod Shoe Hack 3

Using the needle and thread, I sewed a few stitches through the velcro and the tongue of my shoe, securing them together. It can be tricky to push the needle through the layers of fabric and the velcro’s adhesive, be careful. Six to eight stitches should do.

Nike+iPod Shoe Hack 4

Lastly, I attached the transmitter to the shoe and laced it back up.

Nike+iPod Shoe Hack 5

The whole process took about 10 minutes (including taking the pictures) and doesn’t permanently damage the shoe.

Early results seem to indicate that having the transmitter under the laces rather than inside the shoe does not affect the accuracy of the device, but I’ll run some tests over the weekend. EDIT: My results are posted here.

Update Sunday, July 16, 2006:
Several people across the Interweb have suggested that I’ll come home from a run one day to discover that my transmitter is gone, having fallen out of my shoe along the route. There are two reasons why I’m not so worried:

1) I’ve run a total of 15 miles over three days and the transmitter is still securely stuck to my shoe. If you apply the velcro properly and make sure that it is tucked under your laces, you should have no problems.

2) If the transmitter does fall out of your shoe while you’re running, the iPod nano will stop recording any activity. After two minutes, the voice will announce “Activity stopped. Press the center button to resume your workout.” If I ever hear this announcement while I’m running, I’ll check my shoe. If the transmitter is gone, I know it’s exactly two minutes behind me.

Now, if the transmitter falls out and gets stuck to a piece of gum on another runner’s shoe, I guess I’m S.O.L.

Update Sunday, July 25, 2006:
I’ve posted some additional tips here to help you make sure that you don’t inadvertently lose your transmitter when using the Nike+iPod kit with your own running shoes.

Update Saturday, December 30, 2006:
I’m happy to report that after 5 months, I’m still running with the sensor attached to my shoe as described above. No problems. But since I first posted this, several commercial products designed for attaching the sensor to your shoe have been introduced. Be sure to take a look at my Nike+iPod Shoe Hack and Sensor Accessory Round-Up to see the most popular ones. I’ve also written a Nike+iPod FAQ to help answer other general questions about the Sport Kit. Here’s wishing you many happy miles in 2007.

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244 Responses to “Shoe Hacker: Nike+iPod Sport Kit Shoe Mod”

  1. [...] The author’s solution was simple: he attached a strip of velcro to the tongue of his shoe and to the back of the sport kit transmitter, and his Saucony+iPod sport kit was ready to go. — Adam Pash Shoe Hacker: Nike+iPod Sport Kit Shoe Mod [Podophile] [...]

  2. Margie says:

    I have nothing against Nike, but I gotta run in my Asics due to fit issues (need the bigger toebox), so I loved this hack. I got my Nano and Nike kit last week for my birthday. I modified the hack by using a ripper (like an exacto knife) on the tongue of the shoe to separate the Asics “netting” from the fabric underneath, creating a kangaroo-like pouch. Tucked the sensor in, sewed a few quick stitches, relaced, and voila. Worked like a charm. I calibrated it and tested it at a local high school track, and 400 meters is being called 400 meters, over and over. Love it! Thanks!

  3. Podophile says:

    hunntnplay – Check out my recent post about alternate ways to lace your shoes:
    http://podophile.com/2006/08/04/31-different-ways-to-lace-your-shoes/

    Chris- The Nike+iPod Sport Kit only works with the nano at this time.

    Margie – Glad you’re having success with your Asics+iPod!

  4. SDBryan says:

    This was a great write-up and I was all over the Sports Kit the day I saw this published. I just published a pretty good write-up of my experiences with iPod Nano with Sports Kit along with using the Nikeplus.com website. Of course this article is referenced several times since it was my inspiration. I even copied your picture. Nice job being the alpha tester for a whole new generation of runners :)

    Check it out: http://barkallday.blogspot.com/2006/08/nikeipod-sports-kit-shoe-hack-review.html

  5. drshockley says:

    I have never liked Nike shoes and have a fairly new pair of Asics GT2110s but wanted this gadget badly enough to purchase a pair. After two runs in them I developed blisters on both feet. I decided to modify my Asics to allow the sensor to fit in the sole like in the Nike shoes. This was easily accomplished by tracing the outline of the sensor and removing the portion of the attached foam insole with a Dremel tool carbide bit. My initial concern was that it would change the performance of the shoes somehow, but after four runs with the modified shoes, I haven’t noticed much of a difference. I took back the Nikes and got some Asics Kayanos, which will be modified shortly.

  6. AsicsLover says:

    Podophile,
    How did it go with the shoe wallet? This is what I intend to use, and I’m curious what kind of results you got. I haven’t purchased the sensor yet, because I know there is no way I’ll ever buy Nike’s. I like to rotate between 2 pairs of shoes so I’d like an easy way to switch the sensors between shoes, The shoe wallet seems like the easiest way to go. And I already have an extra wallet to use.

  7. [...] Nike and Apple recently came out with the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, an accessory which turns an iPod Nano into a running training device. The main component is a small pod containing an accelerometer that attaches to your shoe and transmits sensor data back to an attachment on the iPod’s docking connector. Some Nike shoes apparently have a special pocket to insert the pod, but there is at least one hack for attaching the Nike+iPod sensor to non-Nike running shoes. [...]

  8. [...] Not having having seen one in person, it seems as though it’s a decent solution for $10, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work just fine. Nike’s $8 shoe wallet still seems to be a better deal, considering it’s less expensive and can be used for more than just the Nike+iPod transmitter. And of course, nothing beats the price of a little DIY shoe-modding. [...]

  9. Jim says:

    HELP NEEDED… thank you very much for this article. It has helped me tremendously. My quick story: knew I needed one of these as soon as it came out… shared the same issue with others, in that I was a Saucony diehard and didn’t want to buy Nike shoes to get it to work… was thrilled to see the podophile do it yourself… used my own method of cutting a small slice in the back of the tongue, and then sliding the transmitter all the way down to the bottom, so it sat on top of my foot, basically in the exact same spot as podophile’s velcro, but *inside* the tongue so I wouldn’t lose it. laced ‘em up tight and that sucker wasn’t moving.

    MY PROBLEM… jumped around in my apartment, it worked, I was thrilled… went to the gym and ran a mile on the treadmill to calibrate, it worked, i was thrilled… went to parents house in boston for the weekend, went on treadmill at the gym, and it didn’t work right; figured it had to do with sensor overload in the gym?… next day, ran on trails near my parent’s house, it worked for 2-3 miles/15-20 minutes, and then the voice came on and sid ‘activity stopped’, as if i had stopped running although i had not. i hit continue, but from there, the time continues, but your pace and mileage stops. very frustrating. ended workout and started process again, but it did the same thing a few minutes later. very frustrating… went to the beach this weekend and ran 8 long miles, pace, powersong, distance, calories, perfect. flawless! I was thrilled… next day, went for 30 minute run, after 2.1 miles, same “activity stopped” message, then reoccuring every few minutes after resetting, now very annoyed…. today in central park, works flawless for 20 minutes/2.5 miles, then the same error message. Keep in mind the sensor has been in the exact same location, and it is not moving. I’ve tried unplugging and putting it back in, checking for dust, etc.

    Has anyone had this issue? Why would it work fine some days but not others? Hopefully this is simply a defective chip that I can return and get a good one, but I’m concerned that the hack isn’t foolproof. But it’s a techie’s worst nightmare… a bug that can’t be replicated. Help!

  10. Podophile says:

    Jim – The only thing I can really suggest is to try your transmitter on the outside of your shoe (like my original shoe mod) and see if you get more consistent results. If you don’t, I’d say that your kit may be faulty. I don’t know what else to say… mine has been working fine.

    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

  11. James says:

    Thanks for the advice on your site. It gave me the confidence to perform open tongue surgery on my Adidas trainers, and after sewing up the wound that baby’s not going anywhere! Just hope it doesn’t pack up after the fine needlework job I did. Cheers!

  12. Derek Mc says:

    Ive found an easier way.
    All you need to do is remove the insert from your trainer and cut a nano shaped hole in it.
    BUT make sure you cut it in the middle at the arch, any further back and it will be crushed by your heel, any further forward and it will be crushed by the ball of your foot. As there is very little force exerted by the foot at the arch, the receiver will be fine. This is where you will find it in the Nike+ shoes for that very reason.
    I can post pics if you need.
    Good Luck

  13. [...] Want to mine your jogging workout for mounds of delicious data, but you’re not the psyched about Nike’s ass ugly iPod sneakers? Marware feels your pain, and has developed the utmost in high-tech “velcro pouch technology” that will allow you to use the Nike pedometer iPod sensor with your existing shoes. This guy just sewed some velcro onto his existing shoes, so caveat emptor. [...]

  14. Podophile says:

    re: Derek: I’m glad to hear that you’re having success with your own shoe mod. However, I don’t necessarily agree that cutting hole in your shoe’s structural padding is easier than sticking a piece of velcro on the tongue. I also don’t believe that anyone who owns a serious pair of running shoes should risk damaging them by doing that. The performance of the Sport Kit is not improved by having the sensor under your foot.

    Thanks for your comments.

  15. Jim says:

    JIM UPDATE FROM 8/8/2006 POST: Problem solved
    As you recall, I was getting frustrating, inconsistent performance from my ipod sensor when using it within the tongue of my Saucony Hurricanes. I was encouraged slightly the last time I tried to do it and the iPod was having trouble even DETECTING the sensor, so I was really hoping I had a defective unit.

    UPDATE: I returned my sensor kit to Super Runners’ Shop here in NYC for a new one, and went out on a 6 mile run a few days later. Sure enough, it worked flawlessly. I just went to the beach and did a 30 minute run on Friday and 20 minute run on Saturday and both worked to perfection.

    CONCLUSION: As long as I don’t have any issues with this new unit, I am willing to give Nike/Ipod a free one-time pass on this lemon for this brand new product. I now thoroughly recommend the “in tongue” method, and look forward to running and tracking my progress more than ever. I’m doing a 1/2 marathon in a week, and plan to use the 13 mile setting and create a really cool playlist. Can’t wait.

  16. [...] So I bought the Nike+iPod system a few weeks ago, and I’ve been having trouble with it. I’ve got the sensor hacked into a pair of shoes using the Podophile method. What happens is that I’ll try to start my run and it’ll say "please walk around to activate your sensor." I’ll walk around, run around, jump up and down, shake my leg, but the sensor will not connect. Either it will eventually connect, or I’ll take the sensor out, put it to sleep with the button, and then wake it up again. I’ll stick it back under the laces, and set off on my run. What’ll usually happen is that a few hundred yards later I’ll realize that it’s not connected anymore since the pace and distance run stop updating. I’ll go through the whole process over again of power cycling the sensor. I haven’t heard of people having issues, so I don’t even know what to do. I don’t really want to go to the apple store, because I think they’ll just tell me that I’m SOL for not using Nike shoes. Any advice on what I can try? __________________ ImpulseResponse [...]

  17. kangarool says:

    Hi again Podophile, OK, finally got my nike+ ipod kit: the sensor and receiver. Haven’t stitched it up and run yet, but will the first chance I get. They haven’t been released by apple yet, here in Australia, so had mine shipped over from the States. My tangentially related question is: what do you do about the armband thing? I have the original Nano armband, with just one small hole at bottom for the headphone to go into. But there’s no hole in the armband for the receiver to jack into the nano. And I can’t turn it upside down in the sleeve (well I could but then couldn’t see the ipod display screen.) Any podophilia hacks for this? Don’t want to spend another $29 on the new official nike+ipod armband, but worse, don’t want to have to wait for it to be shipped to me from the USA. Has anyone cut a slit in the bottom of the old-school armband, so that you can jack in the receiver, but also so the ipod still is secure inside the sleeve?

  18. [...] The sensor, which is placed in your shoe, is a little smaller than the size and weight of a match book.  It’s supposed to be placed in a pocket in the sole of specially-made Nike shoes, but you can also secure the sensor under your laces with velcro (this is what I did, copying the method described by some random blogger). [...]

  19. [...] Évidemment je ne voulais pas sacrifier le confort de mes Asics pour une paires de Nike (et dépenser 125$). Alors j’ai suivis les conseils du site “podophile” pour l’installation d’un velcro sur mes chaussures afin d’installer le senseur sur ceux-ci. En plus d’avoir économiser mon agent, je dois dire que ça fonctionne à merveille. [...]

  20. pkitty says:

    Um just did a quick scan of the responses and I didn’t see this mentioned-it’s a wee chip shaped velcro thingy made just for the Nike/Nano chip made by Marware for $10. They’re out of stock (in pre-orders!), but I put my order in anyway. Seems perfect because you can easily transfer this to any athletic shoe that you wear.

  21. Podophile says:

    I wrote about the Marware pouch here:
    http://podophile.com/2006/08/07/new-marware-pouch-for-nikeipod-sensor/

    There is no reason to believe it will work any better than the shoe mod described above, or the $8 Nike Shoe Wallet.

  22. pkitty says:

    Oops! Saw that as I was perusing the rest of your site. Call me a lazy beeyotch then-I already wear 1 shoe wallet for my keys & $, wearing 2 seems…extreme.

    Great site, btw.

  23. WNfan says:

    has anyone stopped to think that these broad sweeping comments about one brand being better shoe for running than another are ill-informed? most every brand has a range of shoes that support different needs; width, cushioning, durability, pronation, etc.
    There was actually a podiatrist who claimed that all Nike’s suck. Really? I don’t run in Nike’s, although I’ve heard the Nike Frees are admired by runners nd doctors alike, but if I recall, we’re all talking about something smart they’ve done with Apple to make running more enjoyable for all of us, and they don’t force you to buy their shoes to enjoy it. To me, that’s pretty cool.

  24. [...] This mod lets you use the Nike+iPod Sport Kit with any brand of running shoe. It’s quick and easy…and it works! Doesn’t damage your shoes, either. Step-by-step guide and photos.read more | digg story [...]

  25. Bob Pritchard says:

    Double sided velcro works great folded over the bottom two laces (along with a little velcro patch sewn on the tongue of the shoe).
    I’ve also cut a slit in the bottom of my old school arm band. I wear the nano upside-down because it’s easier to read…no problems with slippage.

  26. Tammy says:

    Thanks for this…My Philips MP3 Player finally quit working, so I had to buy a Nano…and my MP3 player recorded workouts and times, so I was missing those functions pretty badly…Now the other thing…I refuse to buy Nike shoes to run in…I’m a Brooks girl. So, I’m very thankful you posted this!!! Now I can have my Nano with workout info and my perfect running shoes!!

  27. [...] There’s really no setup — just put the transmitter in the left shoe (or hack it to your shoe if you didn’t get a pair of Nike+ shoes) and plug the receiver into the iPod. Done. [...]

  28. [...] Since Apple played a role in the design and the software, getting started with the Nike+ couldn’t be easier. You plug in the adaptor, drop the pebble in your shoe and you’re off to the races. In the event that you don’t run in Nike shoes, or if you just don’t want to pony up the cash for a new pair, you can attach the pebble to your shoe with some Velcro sewn to the tongue. Once you’re hardware is in place, simply choose your options in Nike+Ipod section now available on your Nano, and start running. Because the pebble is an accelerometer, not a pedometer, no calibration is necessary. (You can calibrate it for extra accuracy if you want, for example, if you have a pegleg or something. For me, the distances and speeds are pretty close to what I would expect, so I probably won’t bother.) [...]

  29. [...] In other news, I gave in to my gadget-freak tendencies today (when do I not?) and ordered this spiffy Nike + iPod transmitter.   Basically, one part plugs into your iPod Nano (which I own already) and the other part goes in/on your shoe.  Then as you walk or run, it tracks your distance, time, pace, and calories burned.  You can set it to have a voice come on every so often and tell you how you’re progressing.  And when you sync your iPod, it transmits all this data and makes nice graphs for you so you can see your progress.  You can also set goals with it and track progress on those.  Kinda neat!  And it was only $29! Basically it’s so cheap because Nike wants you to buy their special Nike+ shoes (For about $90-110) that have a hole on the inside to hold the transmitter.  Forget that!  Nike shoes DO NOT work with my feet!  But I found out you can either velcro it to the tongue of your shoe under the laces (like this) or put it in a shoe wallet (which I also purchased, in pink!) and it works just as well as putting it inside a special Nike shoe. [...]

  30. [...] Today I did my first run using Ipod Nano with Nike+ attachment. This gadget is truly great companion when running. The voice used is perfect and it doesn’t sound synthetic at all. I went for a 20 minute workout template and it automatically announced my progress every five minutes. Last five minutes were done in a countdown fashion which means that it said 4 minutes left then 3 and so on. It really made it easier to complete the stretch. Nike+ cost $29 and if you go with the Nike+ line of shoes you are looking at another $100-150. Good news is that there are a lot of alternatives for those on a budget or those that just simply will not sacrifice their favorite shoes just to get a built in Nike+ slot. My problem is that my shoe size is 15+ Wide and this really makes it hard for me to find any shoes. What I did was rip the top of the tongue on my old reeboks and just slid the receiver inside. It worked great and it took me whole 2 minutes to setup. Podophile seems to be a great place for information on Nike+ “hacks”. [...]

  31. Anonymous says:

    Hi! This is a great little mod that I plan on using in the near future, but there is one thing that is a little unclear to me.

    1) Do you turn your sensor off everyday after your workout?

  32. [...] Well it’s not traditional Sneakernet, but you can use your regular shoes to use the Nike+iPod combo with this simple mod – Runner’s World UK also has the same idea). If it gets Farked, Dug or Dotted, basically the guy has taken velcro strips and used them to attach the Nike unit to the tongue of his shoe and then secured it with a couple stitches. This means for everyone else who wears other shoes, you can get in on the iPod game as well (PS, I’m back on the road with 5k – untimed/slow this morning after messing up my biceps tendon behind my right knee last month during the Cup finals). [...]

  33. [...] I also ‘geeked up’, and have splashed out on an iPod Nano, along with the Nike Plus receiver/transmitter pair. No, I didn’t get the specific Nike+ shoes – not recommended by the chap in Sweatshop, despite my enthusiasm. I have however modified my shoes with a neat ‘hack’ (update here) which enables me to use the system. So far two runs in the system show marginal improvements, but I’m really impressed with the information available, and already have a “beginners challenge” going with Adam, as we’ve both recently taken up with this running madness. [...]

  34. cm says:

    I have just bought the Nike+IPod sports kit based on the great information on this page. I didn’t want to have to buy a new pair of trainers. Anyway, to make it waterproof I just put mine into a small balloon and then tied the end to the tab bit on the tongue where you thread your laces through (you could probably just tie it to the laces). You then simply put the balloon behind the laces just as described in the mod on this page. It seems to work although I haven’t yet tested the accuracy.

  35. Favio says:

    Thank you so much for running the tests for those of us considering a Nike pedometer/pacer. Question, do we need a iPod nano or can we use a video iPod?

  36. [...] Just in case you were out-of-the-loop, back at the end of May Nike and Apple announced there partnership and new product line of sports related iPod devices and accessors the biggest being Nike + iPod Sport Kit. This kit consists of a small digital pedometer/accelerometer sensor which connects wirelessly to a small receiver that plugs into the iPod Nano (yes, this system only works with Nanos (yes, they are just screwing you for more money)) So what do all these gizmos do? Fist off they act as an advanced pedometer keeping track of distance, speed, and pace. This information also interacts with the music play lists on your iPod to deliver custom tunes to give you the extra help you need for that last mile or help you cool down. It can also play Nike made training content to help beginners and people in training. All you data is stored on the pod during your run then can be synced to iTunes and the nikeplus website which has all kinds of crazy graphics, stats and records pages and also has the popular feature of online running groups and communities all free of charge. In only 10 weeks nikeplus runners have racked up over 1 MILLION MILES! A distance is the equivalent to circling the world more than 40 times. Nike said some of the top times so far include: 27 minutes and 43 seconds for a 10k run, and 13 minutes, 47 seconds for a 5k run. Meanwhile farthest total distance achieved by a single runners is reported in excess of 600 miles.These are some great amazing features for a device that only costs around $30 retail. But there is a catch, yes not only do you have to own a iPod nano, which many runners all ready do. But you must also buy a nike+ shoe that is special made to hold the small pedometer/accelerometer sensor, these shoes running in price from $85 – $110 a pair. $85 bucks isn’t too bad for running shoes but the problem is that serious runners are very loyal to there shoes and Nike is not known for high quality running shoes. But wait there is a solution…shoe hacks. A running and iPod enthusiasts over at Podophile has come up with several ways to get accurate sensor information with out using Nike+ shoes. The first hack being attaching the sensor to your shoe tongue with Velcro. In short, Velcro the sensor to the bottom of your shoe tongue right where the lace start so you have both the Velcro and the laces holding the sensor in place. The second method for using non-nike+ shoes is by using shoe pouches. There are several on the market including a small pouch made by Marware and sold by Dr. Bott that goes for about $15-20 (that are always sold out). Another option includes using Nike’s own “shoe wallet” which you can most likely find in a local retail store for under $10. Podophile- Shoe Hack Shoe Hack Waterproofing Shoe Wallet Marware CasePurchase the Marware case via Dr. Botts [...]

  37. Susan says:

    CaseLogic usb drive neoprene holder at Office Depot is the perfect thing to get for $3.95.
    It’ll flip over your laces and protects the sensor, plus gives you an extra pouch to hold the nano sensor.
    Take it off and it has a clip on the end so you can hang it up until you’re ready to use it.

    None of these nutty modifications necessary and it holds the sensor perfectly in place.
    Look for it at Office Depot. It’s called USB Drive Case Logic Rip & Burn and comes in a variety of colors.

  38. [...] Podophile Shoe Hack Den här metoden använder sig av kardborrband som du syr fast på plösen för att kunna fästa sändaren på plösen, under snörena. Denna finns även i vattensäker variant. [...]

  39. Mary says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful solution. I bought the nike+, and then tucked the sensor under my insole, which was just stupid! Then I went and tried on the Nike + shoes and none of them worked for me. I purchased a good pair of Brooks, and a shoe pouch. Loved the shoes and hated the shoe pouch. Then I found this velcro thing and it has worked great. Thanks for your innovation! I have had no problem with the velcro attachement. I love the Nike + Nano. Love it, Love it, Love it.

  40. [...] Los chicos de iLounge ya han sacado un análisis en profundidad del sistema, que podéis ver aquí. Además, ya hay quien se las ha ingeniado para idear una manera de disfrutar el invento con unas zapatillas que no sean las Nike que se han comercializado al efecto, como podéis ver aquí, aunque aún sigue siendo imprescindible usar un iPod nano. [...]

  41. Nikki says:

    With the Nike+ iPod only just being released in Australia… I’ve only just found this blog. Looks like I may as well include custom-sized Velcro patches into my stock?

    Well done on the work around. Cheers

  42. Phil says:

    Podophile,

    Major kudos for your creativity in resisting Nike’s propoganda. I’ve been an avid Asics runner for years and was also discouraged at the thought of having to don Nikes just to use the Nike+ iPod sensor.

    I’ve been happily using your velcro workaround for the past 2 months until just over a week ago when to my horror the sensor flew off my shoe during my 13-miler! I wasn’t able to retrieve the sensor and barely mustered the will to finish the run due to my disappointment.

    When I got home, I took a look at my shoe to investigate why the sensor came loose. Turns out that the adhesive holding the velcro to the sensor had completely lost it’s adhesiveness….BASTARD!!!

    So to all those who’ve been using Podophile’s velcro option, it’s prudent that you periodicially check to make sure that the adhesive sticking the velcro to the sensor is still secure otherwise you run the risk of having to throw down another $30 for another sport kit like I did!

    In addition to the new sport kit, I also went ahead and purchased Marware’s sport suit to prevent this tragedy from happening again. I’ve only had the sport suit for my last 2 runs but it’s been absolutely fantastic! The sensor fits in very snugly to the pouch and the pocket is very securely fastened to the laces. Major thumbs up to Marware for the pouch despite the rather steep price.

  43. Sheila says:

    Hi,
    I just bought this product, think it is great.
    It bothers me that people dog nike so much. If you know anything about Human Anatomy you would know that brand does not matter at all. Each person needs to have their foot biomechanically analyzed and needs to find the shoe that supports their foot best. Nike might be that shoe for some people. I have done many races and have always found nikes to be the best fit.
    Sorry that is an off note, but people need to be more informed before they dis brands.

  44. [...] Los soporte son variados. La cuestion es que al estar basado en un aceleromentro, no es necesario que esté en la suela, puede ir en los cordones. Yo personalmente uso un método rudimentario envolviendo el sensor con una pequeña bolsa para la sujección entre los cordones y aprentadolos bien, haciendo unas dobleces para que sea imposible la salida del chip. Otra formas que he visto es pegar un pequeño velcro en la superficie trasera del sensor. Mejores formas son los pequeños soportes compatibles como Shoe pounch, Marware spotsuit, RunAway. [...]

  45. ivan says:

    i´ll love to use this… but do i need to buy a NANO…. i just a 5.5G ipod…. does any one…knows how i can use… this on a big ipod……..tanks !!!

  46. Satchie says:

    Podophile: according to the people at marware.com, the sensor should be facing down for proper readings, have you tried this way? any difference? thanx i.a.