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Q: I really want to get the Nike+ iPod but I don’t know if it will work without the Nike+ shoes. Do you know if I can use Nike+ iPod sensor with my iPod touch 2G?

- Patrick

A: The advantage of Nike+ shoes is that they have a slot below the insole that is designed to fit the Nike+ sensor within the shoe itself, making it easy to install and unobtrusive.

The piezoelectric Nike+ sensor itself, however, does not require anything specific within the Nike+ shoes in order to operate, but rather simply registers the movement of your foot as you walk or run regardless of where or how it’s attached. As a result, a number of third parties have created pouches to attach the Nike+ sensor to other types of running shoes. Two such examples are the Shoe Pouch by Grantwood Technology and the Sportsuit Sensor+ by Marware.

Note also that the iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3GS both include built-in support for the Nike+ sensor, so it is not necessary to purchase the Nike+ kit with the receiver, but simply the separate Nike+ sensor for your shoes. Other iPhone and iPod touch models do not provide any support for the Nike+ kit, even with the Dock Connector receiver, as they do not include the Nike+ application.

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A cheap and easy way to attach the Nike+ sensor to your shoes is to use something like a Case Logic flash drive soft fabric sleeve. The sensor fits securely in the pocket and then you can lace your shoes over the top of that side. Then flip the other side down over the top of that, use the Velcro to close it and tie your shoe over the top of it all.

Posted by Dayna in Toronto on July 12, 2009 at 7:44 PM (CDT)


Thank you so much for answering my question about the stolen iPod touch. It is a great help!

Posted by Simon Boulle in Toronto on July 13, 2009 at 8:59 AM (CDT)


Okay so I was listening to my ipod one night and then when the song was over my ipod just shut down.But the thing is through the screen I can still see the time and the battery.But it wont turn on! Even when I plug it in the charger theres no reaction.I can see it still has one bar. I think it froze. Is there something I can do to fix it? Or is it broken? I didn’t even drop it or anything. Physically its in great condition.

Posted by brianna in Toronto on July 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM (CDT)

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