Nike+ SportWatch GPS review
The weather is getting warmer and spring is just around the corner. It's a perfect time to get the physical activity going since I've been hibernating this winter and have been unactive.
I've was very active prior to "Social Media" so reviewing this Nike+ SportWatch GPS is like a blessing in disguise. This review took me forever to start because I was waited for nice weather to run. Yes I made excuses and apologized to Nike. I really need to take their motto and "Just Do It." Well, I finally did run and it felt so good.
Straight from the box the Nike+ SportWatch comes in a very "Applesque" packaging. To use this watch you need to create a NikePlus account and download free software. It took time for me to get use to the site and trying to figure out all the "calories" and "lap intervals" information but I got a hang of it eventually. It also comes with a little sensor chip that you can use for GPS that works with Nike+ ready shoes.
The Nike+ SportWatch is powered by TOMTOM GPS. It's a very nice stylish watch. It has a touchscreen surface and easy to navigate using the 3 side buttons. The watchband has a USB insert so you can just plug into computer to update your running statistics. The best part about the watch is that it's pretty simple to navigate. You can view your run history, records and stopwatch. This info including your GPS route can easily be transferred to your NikePlus account online via USB.
Another great feature is using this watch with the Nike Plus website. It even allows you to see where you pick up speed or slow down in a particular route. There is a sense of gamification when you begin to compare your stats with others around you. If you have friends using the NikePlus it can be fun or even competitive. It gives extra incentive for you to get active this spring/summer. Any hoot, it's a cool watch and has good integration with the NikePlus website. If you plan to start running soon this would be a great addition.
For more info on Nike+ SportWatch: NikePlus