2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2012 2:02 PM by fkeefe
fkeefe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have used my new iPod Nano with built in accelerometer 5 or 6 times now, and each time I have to recalibrate the run because it is so inaccurate...when I run 5k (a route that I have confirmed is 5K), it always tells me I have run much farther -- between 6.5 and 6.8K.  How many times do I have to calibrate my run before it is finally accurate?

iPod nano, iOS 1.x
  • julianfrommeridian Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    Hello fkeefe,


    Follow this article, if the issue persists you may want to call apple or take it into an Apple Retail Store.


    To calibrate Nike + iPod for running and walking for your iPod nano


    Hope this helps.




    1800 MY APPLE




    apple.com/retail to set an appt.

  • fkeefe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi and thank you for responding.  When I used the Nike+, it worked perfectly.  However, I got a new Nano and now I am only using the built in accelerometer included in the latest OS update on my Nano, which does not require the dongle and device in my shoe. 


    This is where I'm having issues, and I am planning to bring the Nano to my local Apple store to see what they might suggest.  In speaking with my trainer, she mentioned that those built in accelerometers are not very accurate, so I may be out of luck and may just have to use a Garmin or other device that is more accurate.  Again, many thanks.