Trying to calibrate Nike+ sensor

By Skip

So I am out today working on calibrating my Nike+ sensor (Pictured to the left) and not having much luck.  Instructions are not real clear but I think you need to be on a track that has specified lengths marked…. you then have to walk or run that distance and plug it in.  It will then calibrate both of your walking stride and your running stride.

It just dawned on me that there many of you out there that have no idea what I am talking about or where I am getting these really cool screen shots that you see on the right hand side of this blog post.  This is an iPhone app that comes built in called Nike +.  For Christmas, I got a Nike + sensor (pictured above) that goes on the inside of Nike + enabled shoes.  The sensor talks to the iPhone Nike+ app and collects all the data, etc, etc.

First of all, I found out later on that you don’t really need Nike enabled shoes…. they are nothing more than a pair of shoes with a hole cut in the sole to accommodate the sensor.  They actually make a little pouch that attached to your shoelaces so that you can use the sensor with ANY shoe…. obviously Nike does not make this!

Once have a collected data, the next time you sync your iPhone or iPod with iTunes, it will upload the data to the Nike + website ( From there you can do lots of cool things with this data over time…. lots of competitions, track calories burned and actually SEE your run in an animated graph form.  It is actually pretty darn cool and if you want to see screen shots of the website, let me know and I will try to grab some for you.

My only complaint about the Nike+ website is the fact it is still in beta and painfully slow with no sign up updates, improvements or modifications.  I hope this will change in the near future and NOT lose any of our uploaded data.

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Filed in: Running • Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

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