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First Hands-on: Nike + iPod Sport Kit for 3G nano

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Articles Categories: Reports

Apple and Nike’s Nike + iPod Sport Kit (iLounge rating: A-) remains one of the most popular accessories ever developed for the iPod nano, and for the first time since its introduction, Apple has updated the device’s interface for use on a new iPod. When connected to the third-generation iPod nano, the Nike + iPod Sport Kit brings up new red-backgrounded Nike graphics off to the right of the nano’s text menus, and full-screen red and white number entry screens similar to the ones Nike developed for its Nikeplus.com web site. The device’s functionality hasn’t changed at all, Apple representatives told us at the show, but Mandarin Chinese language support for the Sport Kit has been added to the third-generation nano’s software. Picking a PowerSong now uses a cooler-looking song text interface, as well.

We’ll have more on the Nike + iPod Sport Kit and third-generation iPod nano soon.

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1

The Apple Store UK page for the Nike + iPod Sport KIt, it lists the iPod classic and touch as compatible (as well as all the nanos). This can’t be true can it?

Posted by K. Pilkington on September 7, 2007 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

2

I used the program inVisibles in order to safely transfer all my Nike+ settings from my 1G to my 3G Nano.  Piece of cake!  Don’t forget to do it before selling your previous Nano!

I love my 3G Nano, the screen is gorgeous, the new menus are pure eye-candy, and I can catch up on TV shows while stuck in traffic!  Highly recommended!

Posted by SimonMTL on September 16, 2007 at 11:36 PM (PDT)

3

I’m happy that the 3G Nano is supported, but where are the armbands that work with the Nike+ dongle?  Every armband I’ve looked at for the 3G has the bottom port blocked so it can’t be used with the Nike+ unit.

Posted by tri.bassett on November 4, 2007 at 11:31 AM (PDT)

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