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    Lightbulb nike+ sports band howto

    After searching the Internet I've found lot's of ways to use the Nike+ sports band in linux, this is the easiest way. This works for Ubuntu 10.10 and later.

    Step 1
    Make sure you have Ubuntu 32 bit installed, for whatever reason the 64 bit version does not want to mount the USB device.

    Step 2
    Download VirtualBox here, do not use the one in the repos. It will not work with the sports band.

    Step 3
    Install windows xp in virtualbox

    Step 4
    After installing xp, shut it down and go to the settings of your xp installation in virtualbox. Navigate to the Filters Section. Plug in your sports band and add Nike+ to the list. And remove the device.

    Step 5
    Start xp from virtualbox and download the Nike+ software here

    Step 6
    Insert the device, wait for it to recognize. Then go to the device manager and have the drivers installed

    Step 7
    Start using your device.

    I know this may not be the best solution but if you have a decent laptop/pc then its not that huge of a deal, and lets face it, as a linux user you should have virtualbox installed anyhow so you might as well get it done.

    There are other solutions that I've found that are ubuntu native that I will post later but none of them have worked for me.

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    Re: nike+ sports band howto

    The device is actually called a "sportband". You might have more success in Google with the correct name.

    Have you tried this one:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/comsport/

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    Re: nike+ sports band howto

    yeah, it wont see the device

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    Re: nike+ sports band howto

    Any update on how to get this to work on 64 bit?
    System Specs: Processor:Intel® Core™ i7-2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz × 4 Graphics:nVidia Quadro 2000m RAM: 8 GB

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    Re: nike+ sports band howto


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