Reviews and Problems with TomTom Nike+ SportWatch GPS
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9 December 2011
Conclusion: The Nike+ SportsWatch is a neat and highly practical sports training watch that helps you with your training regime by telling you how far and how fast you’ve run. Sure, it’s not the cheapest on the market but we’ve found it to be one of the most attractive, best made and, best of all, easiest to use gadgets of its kind out there, high acclaim indeed!
Pros: The first thing you’ll notice about the Nike+ SportsWatch is how great it looks. It’s certainly trendy with a designer edge, compared to the rather nerdy look of other sports watches out there. The strap has a nice shape to it but don’t be fooled by the aesthetics as it’s highly practical as it fits in a USB plug for hooking the watch up to your laptop to download your exercise data. However, it’s the enormous screen with its large numerous and the day and date down t...
Cons: There isn’t a great deal to complain about here, as the watch works well and responds to user commands with ease. The biggest problem with the Nike+ SportsWatch has to be the price, though. It’s actually quite expensive compared to many other sports watches out there, many of them with far more in the way of features. The Nike+ SportsWatch works with a heart rate monitor if you’d like but sadly you’ll have to pay extra, as one isn’t supplied in the box.
Conclusion: Nike, in collaboration with GPS-maker TomTom, offers its first GPS device in the form of the $199 Nike+ SportWatch GPS. The watch is attractive, if somewhat bulky for small wrists, and is easy to use. Its feature set is somewhat limited compared to high-end GPS sport watches already on the market from Garmin and Timex.
Pros: Attractive design, easy to use, large fonts., Innovative built-in watch-strap, direct USB connector., Buttons and tap-for-lap screen well-thought-out ergonomically for runners.
Cons: Feature-set may be too limited for advanced runners., No cycling (MPH) mode.
Conclusion: The Nike+ SportWatch GPS builds all of Nike's popular running software into a watch with TomTom GPS technology inside, allowing you to track and monitor your workouts from your wrist. But many runners will be better off with an iPod and a Nike+ Sport Kit, which provide much of the same functionality for less money.
Pros: Simple to set up and use. Accurate, powerful tracking. Good-looking. Long battery life.
Cons: Expensive. Feels big and heavy on your wrist. No music options.
Excerpt: The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is not the first sports watch to plug into a computer, the first to offer GPS, or the first to put your data online where you can share, compare and brag to friends. So how did Nike saunter back from CES this year with an armload of awards and a queue of eager customers? Like the Apple of the athletic world, Nike’s not looking to do it first, it’s looking to do it simpler, sleeker, and with a marketing budget that would make Kobe Bryant blush.
Pros: Comfortable, smart design, Built-in USB connector, Powerful, intuitive Web-based interface, Long battery life, Accurate GPS by TomTom, Reasonably affordable
Cons: Not practical for everyday wear, Using Nike+ sensor requires Nike shoes, Little flexibility and zero non-running features
Excerpt: Nike and TomTom have teamed up to produce an exercise companion that doesn't just record your efforts, but keeps you company when you're running alone on the desolate tarmac.
Cons: Before you first use the SportWatch, plug it into your computer and you'll be instructed to download its synchronisation software, Nike Connect, in addition to registering for its supporting cloud service, Nike Fuel. It's actually these two services that offer a lot of the value.
Monitor your run and get motivated with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS (review)
7 December 2012
Summary: Summary: I like to track all of my GPS data when I run and carrying an expensive phone is not the best option when you run a lot in the rain. Thankfully, Nike has an affordable GPS watch that helped get me through my first half marathon.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is comfortable and easy to use, but a little expensive given its limited feature set
Good Gear Guide.au
8 March 2012
Summary: The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is definitely worth a look if you're after a watch to monitor your running. It's easy to use, comfortable to wear and the Nike+ service is a great way to keep track of your run data. However, more advanced users may baulk at its basic functions and the built-in GPS can often be erratic.
Pros: Simple and easy to use, Comfortable to wear, Good battery life
Cons: Fairly basic functions, GPS is often erratic, A little expensive
Conclusion: The Nike+ SportWatch GPS, with TomTom power, is a great running watch. Its use is simple, meaning it is well suited to beginners or those who don’t want to be overwhelmed by some of the more complicated systems from Garmin, Suunto, Timex or Polar. It also lets you expand its functionality. If you find that you want to add heart rate in the future, you just buy the strap. If you don’t want to use the Nike+ sensor you don’t have to.
Pros: Design, simple to use, features on Nikeplus.com, compatible with Polar HR strap
Cons: Limited control on watch itself, some Nike+ website features don't work