Watch this video by our editor, Nick if you've been wondering whether the Nike + iPod Sports kit works without necessarily purchasing the $100 dollar Nike + shoes. He practically sewed some velcro onto the shoe, and glued a velcro piece onto the sensor then went out to test it out. Here is his experience:
Are you one of those people who like to run and want the cool Nike + iPod for your Nano iPod, but you don't want to spend money on brand new pair of shoes?
Well I found the solution and this video shows you how to hack the Nike +iPod with any shoe!! And it works perfectly!!! So you can use your favorite shoes and still be able to record all of your workouts.
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Here's Gina's video while testing how well the Nike + iPod Sports Kit worked with the sensor outside and inside the shoe. I conducted some tests, and on one test I took some video, so I put this "review" together for your emjoyment. Both tests measured my distance exactly the same. Test 1 was with the sensor outside the shoe: Distance 1.23 mi in 22:22 minutes. Test 2 was measuring the distance with the sensor inside the shoe pocket: Distance 1.23 in 22:11 minutes. Links to my reviews after the jump.....
Nike + iPod Sports Kit on Your Own Kicks
Nike + iPod Sports Kit Reviewed
THANKS for doing the tests! Big help for those of us trying to decide if we want to committ to the expensive shoes or not. Keep up the great work!