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Shuffling a playlist during a Nike+ workout

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jsnake72 Calculating status...
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Mar 21, 2012 3:20 PM

Is it possible to shuffle a playlist during a Nike+ workout (other than using the Shake To Shuffle feature) on an iPod Nano Gen 6?  I would like be able to elect to shuffle a playlist for a workout just as your are able to shuffle a playlist from the Music icon.  If not, would it be possible to add this to the next firmware upgrade?  I have a large workout playlist, but when listen during Nike+ run, I end up listening to the same songs every time.  I'd love to be able to mix it up.

iPod nano, iOS 5.1
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    May 23, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to jsnake72)

    I have been runiing with a 2nd gen Nano and Nike+ for 5 years. I recently upgraded to a 6th gen Nano and had experienced the same annoying problem - lots of playlist, no way to shuffle.  The solution I figured out:

     

    First select the playlist you want to run to in the Music icon and play with the shuffle icon

     

    Then flip to the Fitness/Nike+ icon, (playlist should be playing/shuffling), set up your run and use "Now Playing" for your playlist.

     

    Get running.

     

    Not the most elegant way, but it works.

  • O\'sdad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 24, 2012 5:32 PM (in response to jsnake72)

    Glad it helped.  As I said, not tthe best way, but it works.   On my old Gen-2 Nano, you could select "shuffle songs" in the settings menu, and all your playlists would shuffle.  Now, it's not an option in the settings, and I would say that it is not likely to return, since this option is lacking when playing music and using nike+ on an iphone with iOS, and the new Nanos are sort of mini iOS devices now.

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    Sep 27, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to jsnake72)

    Thanks for the advice, I was trying to puzzle out how to do this. I notice that after you've used O\'sdad's trick once, if you go to "My Workouts" in Nike+ you see the option listed there, so can choose it directly straight off e.g. it'll be listed as "Basic Workout Now Playing".

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