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    How do I calibrate Nike + iPod for iPod nano?

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    5/2/2014

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    Calibrate your Nike + iPod to improve measuring accuracy to fit your running or walking style. Select the appropriate iPod nano device below to calibrate your Nike + iPod.

    iPod nano (7th generation)
    1. From your iPod nano’s home screen, navigate to Fitness.
    2. Tap Run.
    3. Select your desired workout type and music.
    4. Tap Start.
    5. Before you begin running, position your iPod nano at your hip (i.e., in a pocket) or your bicep (i.e., in an armband). These positions allow the accelerometer to capture your movement most accurately.
    6. Run or walk a known distance at a steady pace, without stopping or pausing.
    7. After completing your calibration distance, tap End Workout.
    8. If your workout is eligible for calibration, a Calibrate button will appear beneath your workout summary. Tap this button to calibrate your workout.
    9. Adjust the workout distance displayed on your screen to match the distance you actually ran.

    Note: If the Calibrate button does not appear, the workout is ineligible for calibration. Please review the calibration procedure and try again.

    iPod nano (6th generation) with the Nike+ Running Sensor
    1. If you haven’t yet linked your iPod nano and your Nike+ Running Sensor, please follow the instructions in our Nike + iPod setup FAQ first.
    2. From your iPod nano’s home screen, navigate to Fitness.
    3. Tap the i icon in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
    4. Tap Nike + iPod Sport Kit > Sensor.
    5. Make sure the slider beside Sensor is in the on position.
    6. Tap Calibrate and choose Walk Calibration or Run Calibration.
    7. Select the calibration distance you intend to run.
    8. Select the music you’d like to hear during your calibration workout.
    9. When prompted, walk around to activate your sensor.
    10. Tap Start.
    11. Run or walk at a steady pace without pausing or stopping.
    12. Tap End Workout.
    13. Adjust the workout distance displayed on your screen to match the distance you actually ran or walked.
    iPod nano (5th generation)
    1. Complete a normal workout at a steady running or steady walking pace.
      • If your running-only or walking-only workout is at least 400 meters, you will be presented with a Calibration option on your iPod nano after you end your workout.
      • For optimal accuracy, we recommend a workout distance of at least 1 mile (1.60km). Click here for additional calibration tips.
    2. Select the Calibration option immediately after your workout.
      • If you review the workout on your iPod nano later, the calibration option may not be available.
      • If you are not presented with the Calibration option immediately after the workout, that usually means that the pace was not steady, the workout was not completed with running-only or walking-only strides, or the distance did not meet the 400-meter minimum distance required. The workout will still upload to Nikeplus.com when you sync your iPod nano with iTunes, but you will have to attempt another calibration workout.
    3. Enter the actual distance of your workout.
    iPod nano (4th generation)

    The iPod nano (4th generation) can be calibrated before or after your first run.

    Before your run:

    1. Scroll to Nike + iPod > Settings > Sensor > Calibrate.
    2. Choose Run and enter a distance. Calibration accuracy depends on accurate measurement of the workout distance. A standard 400-meter track is typically the best place to calibrate your sensor. Click here for additional calibration tips.
    3. Choose music to accompany your calibration workout.
    4. Press the Center button when prompted to begin your workout. Run the set distance at a steady, natural pace.
    5. When you have completed the workout distance, scroll to Menu and select Done Calibrating. A message will tell you if the calibration was successful. If the calibration was not successful, it may be because the workout was not sufficiently steady. You may have to complete another calibration workout.
    6. To calibrate for your walking pace, repeat steps 1-5 and select Walk instead of Run.

    After your run:

    1. The workout must have been completed at a steady pace and must be over 400 meters.
    2. After ending the workout, press and hold the center button for a few seconds. If the workout is eligible, the Calibration option will display.
    3. Select the Calibration option and use the scroll wheel to enter the actual distance of your workout.

    Workouts calibrated using this process will upload to Nikeplus.com and will count toward your Nike+ distance totals.

    iPod nano (1st, 2nd and 3rd generations)
    1. Scroll to Nike + iPod > Settings > Sensor > Calibrate.
    2. Choose Run and enter a distance. Calibration accuracy depends on accurate measurement of the workout distance. A standard 400-meter track is typically the best place to calibrate your sensor. Click here for additional calibration tips.
    3. Choose music to accompany your calibration workout.
    4. Press the Center button when prompted to begin your workout. Run the set distance at a steady, natural pace. When you have completed the workout distance, scroll to Menu and select Done Calibrating. A message will tell you if the calibration was successful. If the calibration was not successful, it may be because the workout was not sufficiently steady. You may have to complete another calibration workout.
    5. To calibrate for your walking pace, repeat steps 1-5 and select Walk instead of Run.

    Calibration workouts completed using this process will not upload to nikeplus.com and will not count toward your Nike+ distance totals.

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