Nike+ Sportswatch review

Whether it during a race or just for training everyone likes to know how far they have gone and how fast they’ve gone that distance in. With so many different options and runner’s at all different levels what works best for you. I am an Intermediate runner and wanted an option to be able to challenge myself. I believe that I have found this with the Nike+ Sportswatch. Now what can this watch do? The Nike+ Sportswatch has two options to track the distance that has been ran, the first way is through TOMTOM GPS which is fantastic as long as you’re in an area with clear open skies and in clear view of the satellite, the second is what saves you if the satellite signal fails or you lose the signal while running. The second way the watch tracks your distance is with a shoe pod that can be inserted into your running shoe and will take over if you lose the satellite signal or will track your distance if you choose to avoid the elements and run inside. Runs can be uploaded to a computer, which will allow for tracking of your progress against goals that can be set for yourself. The internet tools allow for the user of the watch to set weekly and monthly goals for themselves, it also comes with different training plans that a runner can follow to get ready for a distance run. The website also has a list of challenges that a runner can participate in to keep up motivation. Not only is the website a motivator, but the watch is as well. The watch will give you messages, for example I beat a time of a pervious run and the watch flash Well Done with fireworks. Now to every positive thing this watch can do, the watch also does not do something’s that a more expensive watch can do. The watch can not show you where you have gone on a map or streets you can turn down to add-on more miles like some apps and other watches can. The downfall you must always have your runs mapped out. The display of the watch can be setup to show you two items only, the positive is when you setup the watch you can choose the two items you would like to see during your run. The top half of the display can be setup to show your pace or speed and the bottom half of the display can be setup to show your distance, time elapsed, pace, average pace, calories or a clock. The battery on the watch lasts a decent amount of time and does not have to be charged after every run, which I have found to be the case with most apps that you would use on a phone. Overall for the amount of money the Nike+ Sportswatch cost, it gives a runner the right tools to get ready for a distance race or even track your distance during the race to see what pace is being run

By Jewels

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5 Comments on “Nike+ Sportswatch review”

  1. grndplane January 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    It sounds tiring. Will it tell how long I have been watching TV 🙂

    • Electric Sproket January 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Probably not, but it could tell you how far you ran if you were wearing it while watching!

      • jlsstars January 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

        You could always use the shoe pod on a treadmill and then you will know how long you have been watching and the distance you have gone.


  2. grndplane January 20, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    P.S.> I forgot to say, that this is a great write up by Jewels. Hope to see more reviews from her.

    • Electric Sproket January 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      Your wish has come true! NO NOT THAT ONE!
      Jewels has joined the ElectricSproket team so you will be seeing more from her. Glad she has started a fan base so early.

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