Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom
I bought this so that I could begin running in new places without worrying about how far out I am or whether I'll be on my training plan. So far, it works amazingly well. It only takes a minute to sync up, and it has provided some great information with Nike's site, including calories, distance, time, pace. I particularly like seeing my top pace and how that changes based on elevation of my run. I haven't had any technical problems yet, and the little boosts the watch gives you after a run or when you break a record are a good motivator.
The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is that I haven't been able to figure out a way to add a mile warm-up on to the edges of intervals. This must be turned on/off before a run, so you have to do them the whole way or deal with the beeps. Still, this is a small inconvenience when you think how helpful and awesome the product is.
May 16, 2013
Three runs and the watch works well. I even like the interface when you download the run to the website.
May 4, 2013
Not accurate and Nike is ok with this
I recently contacted customer service about issues I was seeing with my watch. I noticed that the pace was clocking me about 30-60 sec faster than I was running and the distance was measuring long. Sometimes crediting me with an extra .5 miles. I spent 30 min on the phone and we did trouble shooting. I took the watch out for a couple more runs and one run was done on a track to ensure my pace was even and I was sure of the distance. After still seeing the same issues, I contacted customer service again. This time I spent a total of 2 hours on the phone. Nike was not able to do anymore trouble shooting nor did they have any explanation as to the discrepancy. I was told that the GPS updates the watch when I plug it in, so it updated me run and I probably did run the extra half mile (um, no? it's a track...# I was later told by a supervisor that that is incorrect and that the watch does not update runs. I was told that perhaps my pace was inconsistent even after I explained that Iw as on the track and keeping careful track of my pace per instructions from the previous Nike. It was suggested to me that I call Nike after each run and they can manually input my distance #I use my watch to find out the distance many times, plus manually inputting will eliminate any GPS maps). I was basically told that these things were to be expected and that even though my watch was within warrenty, Nike deemed it to be working properly. Sad and disappointing. Stand behind your products. Everyone else I know has a Garmin...
April 4, 2013
Great watch, wish the website's map routing would work.
It is a great product. I've used it about 10 times since I got it and the watch is very accurate and easy to use. It marks my miles at the same point every time. Nike + web site is also great and easy to use. Once the GPS data is uploaded to the site, It draws the route you just ran onto a Google maps and gives you all the stats; pace, elevation, etc. I just wish that users where able to link the uploaded data to the Nike + featured routes to compare the run against the other users like they had it in the past with the first gen of Nike+ devices. I don't know why they got rid of that feature. I thought I was unable to access it on the site because I was using an old iPod mini with the older Nike+ receiver and foot sensor, as it turns out, they disabled that feature all together :( Besides that, the watch is awesome. If you like to run a lot and want to track your progress with every detail about all your runs, I would recommend this watch.
January 30, 2013
Very accurate GPS tracking
I got this watch for Christmas and i dident think much about it. It turned out to be unbelievable and it tracks every where you run and even your speed. When i got home i plugged it into my nike+ account and it is amazing it gives you every statistic.
I love this watch and cant wait to use it more in the spring.
The only problem i ran into was on a very overcast day i could't get coverage and made the watch basically useless until the weather changed.
January 25, 2013
So far so good!
Had an expensive Garmin that gave me nothing but problems. So far, I love the NIKE's ease of use, technology and interaction with social media. Again, it is still new so let's see how it works out in a year or so.
October 21, 2012