wikiHow to Use Nike Plus With an iPod Touch

Three Methods:Setting up the sensorPutting the sensor in the shoeRunning using Nike Plus

If you have just bought Nike Plus, it can be a bit confusing to set up, but, luckily, help is at hand!

Steps

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    If you don't see the Nike + iPod app in your home screen, you will have to enable it
    • Go to the home screen
    • Tap Settings.
    • Scroll down and tap Nike + iPod.
    • At the top of the screen you will see an on/off switch next to "Nike + iPod". If this is set to off, tap it to turn it on.
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    Once you have it enabled, you can change the settings to your preference:
    • PowerSong: Scroll through your list of music to choose the song that really motivates you to run!
    • Spoken Feedback: Choose the gender of the voice of Nike Plus.
    • Distances: Choose between imperial and metric distances.
    • Weight: Set your current weight to accurately calculate calories burnt.
    • Lock Screen: Choose the orientation of the screen during your exercise.
    • Sensor: Use this to calibrate your Nike Plus sensor. See the separate instructions below to link the sensor to your iPod.
    • Remote: Use this to calibrate the remote, which is not included with your sensor usually.

Method 1
Setting up the sensor

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    Navigate to the Nike Plus settings window in the Settings app.
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    Tap Sensor.
    • You will hear a voice saying "Walk around to activate your sensor".
    • You don't need to walk about, just shake the sensor for a few seconds until "Linked to sensor" appears.
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    Tap "Done".

Method 2
Putting the sensor in the shoe

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    Look for the Nike Plus logo on the insole of the shoe. This is the shoe that will contain the space to put the sensor in.
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    Pull out the insole.
    • You should see the small space where the sensor goes.
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    Insert the Nike Plus Sensor into the space and replace the insole. Now that you have everything set up, you can now run using Nike Plus!

Method 3
Running using Nike Plus

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    Tap the Nike + iPod app in your home screen.
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    Choose the type of workout you want to do:
    • Basic: A workout with no goals
    • Time: A workout with a time goal
    • Distance: A workout with a distance goal
    • Calorie: A workout with a calorie burning goal – this will only work if your weight is set properly in settings.
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    Choose the goal of your workout. The screen will vary dependent on what you have chosen.
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    Choose what music you want to accompany your workout. You may wish to create a playlist at this point.
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    Choose your playlist or shuffle songs and the Sensor screen will appear.
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    Put your trainers on and jog on the spot to activate the sensor.
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    The following screen will come up. Put your headphones in and tap Play to begin your workout.
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    Start running and you will periodically hear voice feedback from the iPod. If you wish, you can change the music, pause the workout and end the workout from this screen.
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    To end the workout tap End Workout and a screen like this will come up:
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    Congratulations! You have just completed your first workout using Nike Plus!

Tips

  • The My Workouts screen is where you can create custom workouts so you can quickly get into running without having to go through the selection screens every time.
  • These steps may vary dependent on what IOS you are using. This article uses the IOS 4.0 series.
  • To get the Nike + Sensor, you can go to any major sports shop or retailer or go online.
  • To get the trainers compatible with Nike sensors, go to any reputable sports shop and you can buy compatible trainers for about £40 ($60). Or, you can buy them online from a reputable retailer if you're sure of your shoe size.
  • The History screen is where you will see the best time you have done a mile/kilometre in, the total distance you have ran and a list of all the workouts you have done.

Warnings

  • Don't over-strain yourself when running. Do a little at a time, getting progressively higher every time. If you're serious about running, consult a professional.

Things You'll Need

  • An iPod touch running IOS 4.0 or later
  • A Nike + Running Sensor
  • Nike + compatible trainers
  • In-ear headphones

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