Apr
19
2013

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Review & Test Drive

Using your new Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom. It’s just plain cool.
-The watch is BiG. Not heavy, but big. I guess it is a man’s world. I would love to see a female friendly version sized for smaller wrists.
-On the upside, the display is BiG, easy to read and the buttons are big.
-The instructions are pretty sparse but it was pretty easy to figure out. May not for the technically challenged. (But if you were challenge, you should know not to buy a watch with a built-in USB.)
-The shoe pod coupled with the GPS seems to be a great feature, especially when the GPS is disabled by heavy cover.
-The price point is fair compared to other GPS watches.
It meets my needs for time, distance and pacing in an easy to use and read feature.
-It does not come with a heart rate monitor, but this feature is available. For me–I just want my heart beating. I don’t care how many times. Just beating. : )
-I do not have Nike+ shoes, but cannot even feel the sensor in my shoe, which was a pleasant surprise.
-I would luv to see and Android App for Nike+. Please….Pretty Please.
-What about water resistance…will rain damage it?
– Would I recommend it? Hell. Yeah.

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21 Responses to “Nike+ SportWatch GPS Review & Test Drive”

  1. my you look good in …
    my you look good in that work outfit

  2. @Jaime Breinbauer …
    @Jaime Breinbauer The foot pod will “assist” the watch in position tracking when the signal is weak (or covered in heavy woods) and also will allow you to track your treadmill runs. (ps…The pod calibrates via the gps si you will need to use it a few times outdoors before running indoors.)

  3. I wonder why do you …
    I wonder why do you need a foot pod, when you hace GPS on the watch…

  4. The time sets …
    The time sets automatically when you plug your watch in to your computer. Be sure the time on your pc is set correctly.

  5. because setting the …
    because setting the time doesnt matter… nobody freaking helps -.-

  6. So how is the fit? …
    So how is the fit? Are there enough holes on the watch for it to go around your wrist? Does it shake about?

  7. My wrist measures …
    My wrist measures 14.5 cm. I wear a sweat band under the watch-and probably would do so even if fit was not an issue. The face of the watch does not bend and that is where the fit becomes problematic for me.

    Have you seen the white? It’s sooo cool. I guess two watches wouldn’t be sensible. shoot.

  8. I’m looking to buy …
    I’m looking to buy this watch but I’m not sure if it’ll fit me. My wrist size is 15cm if I measured correctly would it fit? What is your wrist measurement?

  9. Hey i was wondering …
    Hey i was wondering if u can delete workouts. Does the watch ever get full rom having to many workouts stored on it?

  10. 9 hours running. …
    9 hours running. It stays charged for days-maybe a week even- in my gym bag without issues.

  11. Is that 9 hours of …
    Is that 9 hours of running use, or just 9 hours of wear?

  12. How do you use the …
    How do you use the Heart Rate feature?

  13. @MartinArku well, …
    @MartinArku well, you would save money. to use nike+ with your nano, you would need to buy the shoe sensor. I am not sure your nano would also use gps. if it used only the sensor you would sacrifice accuracy. perhaps you could try with your nano before the larger investment.

  14. It lasts 9 hours …
    It lasts 9 hours on a full charge.

  15. hey i was just …
    hey i was just wondering how much time does the battery last until it needs to be recharged

  16. On two or three …
    On two or three occasions it took longer to pick up the signal. Not sure why…but was patient and it worked. I don’t recall it being cloudy, but maybe.

  17. Nice video … been …
    Nice video … been using my GPS watch for little over week and am very satisfied . Was wondering if your GPS has trouble picking up a signal on cloudy days .
    PS .. my dog is identical to the one in the video , My dog is a ‘cur’ .

  18. I would not …
    I would not recommend putting anything under your orthotics. Put velcro on the back of the pod and velcro it to the fron of your shoe, you also can place it under your laces, with your foot in the shoe it will not move. Under the orthotics, never!

  19. Occasionally the …
    Occasionally the GPS loses the signal, in the woods perhaps. The footpod along with the GPS are designed to work together increasing the accuracy.

  20. why do you need a …
    why do you need a footpod if you are running outside in the open with a GPS watch.

  21. Nice video. If …
    Nice video. If you’ve used Garmins before it would be interesting to hear you discuss the key differences. I’m also very curious about the sturdiness of the Nike+…that built-in USB just looks like it could cause problems. Does it seem very solid?

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