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Armbands


I'm currently running with my iPod Nano in my hand. It seems to work pretty well and I get easy access to the buttons for workout updates, but I am tempted to try out the Nike+ armband designed for use with the sport kit.

Does anyone have it already? And if so, how do you like it? Perhaps there is a better alternative to the Nike armband?
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Re: Armbands


I have this one: ([url=[sign in to see URL] I bought it a couple months ago at the same time as I bought my nano. I wouldn't call it a better alternative though. It's a nice armband but you can barely see the screen through the plastic, even with the backlight on. I heard that the new nike armband has the same problem. It accomodates the sensor fine, it just sticks out of the bottom a bit. The back of the nano gets kind of wet from sweat. I like the new Nike+ armband, I just can't justify buying it when the one I have works fine now.

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Re: Armbands


Okay, I have two armbands. Just got the Nike+ sleeve and my only complaint is that its a little tight meaning that the velcro overlap is very minimal for my arm. But the the other armband which i picked up at Walmart also a neoprene sport band for the nano, however, the nano with the nike+ receiver on it needs a longer pocket which only the Nike+ band has. My suggestion is to get the Nike+ one unless you got muscular arms, maybe they should of made 2 sizes?
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In continuation of my other post and after reading Jox's post the Nike+ arm sleeve does not have a window to view the screen. It has the Menu, forward track, reverse track, and play/pause printed on the sleeve that aligns over the nanos buttons. Volume control still works fine also but no looking at the screen with this one.
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Re: Armbands


I already have a hard time seeing the screen while it is bouncing around in my hand during a run, so I doubt the covered screen is a factor.

I'll see how running with it in my hand goes as my runs become longer.
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I bought the Nike+ armband and have been happy with it. It has been kind of strange getting used to not being able to see the screen. However, the thing that I like the most is that the area of the case that covers the center button is slightly raised, meaning that when you want to hear your run details, you don't accidentally pause your workout by pressing another button.
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Oh, that is a nice feature.
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enam, is it easy to get the nano in and out of the armband?
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It is easy to get it in and out, however you have to set up your workout before you put the nano into the armband because once you get it in you cant see the screen. It fits very snugly with the receiver connected, and the armband is extremely light, feels like nothing after the one I had for my 60gb ipod.
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I too have the Nike+ armband. I like it but as was mentioned before, you have to set up the workout prior to sliding the nano into the armband.

The first time I used the Nike+ system, my time and pace were thrown off because I didn't realize you have to confirm you want to end the workout after you press the "menu" button.

So getting started and ending the workout take a little getting used to but I've figured out a good method that works for me:

GETTING STARTED
1. Set up the workout by going to Nike+iPod > Choose type of workout > Choose your music.
2. Once the "coach" asks that you press the center button to begin the workout, I instead engage the hold button.
3. I slide the nano into the armband and slide the armband unto my arm.
4. Disengage the hold button.
5. Press the center button to begin workout.

ENDING THE WORKOUT
1. Press "pause" (instead of "menu").
2. Stop running.
3. Engage the hold button.
4. Take off armband and slide the nano out.
5. Disengage the hold button.
6. Officially end the workout by pressing the "menu" button and then scrolling down to confirm.
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