Ever since i upgraded to the new iPhone iOS 4 a month or so ago i have not been able to use Nike+ on my iPhone as it fails to sync up with the Nike+ transmitter in my shoe. As it turns out this is an issue that seems to affect a lot of iPhone and iPod Touch owners following upgrade to iOS 4 as per this forum post on Nike website.
For over a year now Nike+ has been my running companion so not being able to use it after upgrading the iPhone software has become a bit annoying now. So far there has been no official word from either Nike or Apple as to a solution for this issue that seems to affect users in different ways.
Many reports the same problem that i’m experiencing, with the iPhone and the Nike+ not syncing up at all, while others report syncing taking unusal long, as well as dropped running stats. Here are some of the common problems reported to Nike on their forum, but feel free to let us know your Nike+ issues following upgrade to iOS 4 by leaving a comment below.
- Sensor not syncing with iPhone at all
- Sensor syncing taking an unusual long time
- Slow and flaky response times for both the application as well as for running data
- Individual runs history lost
- App not reporting correct running distance or lenght of run
- workout data stop recording during workout
- No spoken feedback, or very loud spoken feedback
- Not able to resume paused exercise
You can find lots more information about these and other reported issues on the Nike Forum focusing on the problem. There you will also be able to read information from ‘Clover’, a Nike representative who is trying to collate all the issues users are experiencing after upgrading to the iOS 4.
Clover also insists that a fix will be available shortly, although there are no further news about when that might happen. I guess timing of this depends on the extent of work that is needed, and whether it is an issue that an upgrade of the native Nike+ app only, or if it requires a complete OS fix, in which case we might have to wait for Apple to fix some of the other issues first.
There has been no reports of this issue being fixed in the iPhone iOS 4.1 Beta release.
If you are experiencing these problems with using Nike+ with iOS 4, then one thing that some people have found helpful is to manually end all other apps running on the iPhone before starting the Nike+ app.
We are interested in hearing your stories about the issues with Nike+ on the new iPhone OS 4, so please leave your stories in the comment box.
We will be back with more information as soon as we hear back from Nike or Apple on the issue.