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One of the most frequently asked questions about the Nike+iPod Sport Kit is “How do I replace the battery in the shoe sensor?” The Instructables website answers that question with a handy DIY guide. With a few simple tools, a four dollar CR2032 battery, some tape, glue, and a passion for tearing things apart, anyone […]

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I’d seen the press releases and announcements that this was coming, but somehow had never come across the official page on Apple’s website… well, here it is. Staring this month, 24-Hour Fitness in the U.S. and Virgin Active in Europe began rolling out Nike+iPod compatible gym equipment. Looks like you just connect your iPod nano […]

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Will iPhone 3G Kill Nike+iPod?

Though I haven’t paid much attention to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit in recent months, every time a high-profile Apple event rolls around I secretly hope for an announcement (or even a mention) of the popular running gadget. I’ve almost stopped being disappointed by the silence. Almost. At Apple’s WWDC this past Monday, I really wanted […]

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Watch Report has posted a review of the Nike Amp+ watch/remote control for the Nike+iPod system. The Nike Amp+ is a light-weight plastic band with iPod controls and a cool LED watch display built in. It controls your iPod nano when connected to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit dongle. The review covers all the basics, and […]

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I was a little concerned that no mention was made of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit during today’s introduction of the new iPod nano (known as the “fatty” in some circles). Even Apple’s new iPod nano web page doesn’t mention Nike+iPod integration anywhere. However, skip over to the redesigned Nike+iPod page an you’ll see how the […]

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Even though I’ve slacked off on my own running regimen recently, I still love reading a good running blog… especially when the writer is using the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. Sarah writes the very inspirational Secret Housewife Does The Marathon blog. A recent entry ends with this: “As I ran down my road I got a […]

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In November of last year, Men’s Health Magazine leaked details of the unannounced “Nike Amp+” Nike+iPod wristwatch controller in their 2007 Tech Guide. Then in January of this year, the Nike Store Europe website briefly posted the unannounced “Nike Speed+” wristwatch controller which which records run data directly from the Nike+ shoe sensor without the […]

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I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of iPod armbands. I don’t find them comfortable, I don’t think they look especially good around my arm, and I’m not sure how necessary they really are. When I run, I usually just hold my iPod in my hand or clip it to my waistband. Why […]

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Nike reported their third quarter 2007 earnings last Thursday, and during the follow-up conference call with anaylists, CEO Mark Parker revealed that all Nike running shoes will be Nike+iPod compatible by the end of this year: When I took this job 15 months ago, I said Nike’s focus was on generating top line revenue and […]

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PowerSong is one of my favorite features of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. Whenever I feel like I’m slowing down during a workout, I can press my iPod’s center button to instantly play a pre-selected PowerSong for a quick boost of energy. It works. This week, my PowerSong is Lucky Bunny Foot by indie hip-hop group […]

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For those of you who have been eyeing the Nike+iPod Sport Kit but couldn’t justify buying all the other stuff that goes with it, today might be your lucky day. Smalldog Electronics is offering a sweet deal through Dealmac which includes everything you’ll need to get started: A first-generation 1GB iPod nano, the Nike+iPod Sport […]

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Beth Runs!

I’m a sucker for an inspirational running blog, especially when the writer is a Nike+iPod enthusiast. If you think marathons are only for elite runners, and are out of the reach of “regular” people, Beth Runs! proves otherwise. The blog follows Beth from her initial decision to run a marathon, through her training, injuries, setbacks, […]

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