NIKE+ SPORTWATCH GPS FOR RUNNERBy rmr_view • Apr 13th, 2011 • Category: Health & Personal Care
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is not the first GPS sports watch to plug into a computer where you can share and compare the data online . Nike+ SportWatch GPS price sell at $199, but the band isn’t just a replacement for the Nike+ iPod system, it also uses that onboard GPS to keep track of where you run, much like the Nike+ GPS app but without the necessity for an iPhone 4 bouncing around you personally. It is very simple watch, sleeker and with a marketing budget running sport watch that would make Kobe Bryant blush.
NIKE+ SPORTWATCH GPS FOR RUNNER
The new running watch developed by NIKE and TomTom is now available in-store and online in the UK, priced at £179. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom sports a clear and readable user interface that delivers the information necessary to the user while in-run. It also adds personalisation and motivational features to the running experience, including audible sounds, challenges, run reminders and more.
During the run, the new Nike+ SportWatch GPS captures location information while showing runners their time, distance, pace, and calories burned on an easy-to-read screen featuring a customizable layout. Throughout the run, the GPS receiver works in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor.
Put it in “run” mode and things start to get interesting. Using an internal GPS sensor (“powered by TomTom”) or the Nike+ sensor you pop in a shoe, the SportWatch GPS will tell you your pace, total distance, total time elapsed and total calories burned, all at a glance, on the move. Though it saves every run in the watch, the real fun comes when you get home.
The wristband actually conceals a full-size USB connector which you can pop open, plug into your PC, and push every detail of your run online to a Nike+ account. Your runs are chronicled by date, available for others to see, and meticulously plotted against Google Maps with your pace overlaid in full color. When plugged into an USB port on a Mac or PC. the watch launches the Nike+ Connect interface which automatically transfers information to the NikePlus running community.
The same running-centric design that dictates the SportWatch’s styling applies to the features Nike has crammed in: If it doesn’t have anything to do with running, the SportWatch won’t do it. Even the most basic features you could find on a kid’s digital watch, like an hourly chime or alarm, have been stripped out. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is a game-changing product that furthers our commitment to provide all athletes with unparalleled motivation and the tools to get better.
It is part of TomTom Consumer’s strategy to move into the fast-growing sports and fitness market. This true partnership with Nike combines the strengths of two leading companies to deliver a game-changing product for runners. TomTom is the world’s leading provider of location and navigation products and services.
NIKE+ SPORTWATCH features include:
• Tap Screen for setting laps and activating backlight
• Run History with data from past runs
• Personal Records including those imported from Nikeplus.com
• Quick Start with optional shoe-based Nike+ Sensor
• Heart Rate Monitor compatibility
• Recognition (or “Attaboys”) for personal records
• Run Reminders that appear after five days if a run has not been logged
• Post-run acknowledgement and encouragement
It is very comfortable, smart design, Built-in USB connector, Powerful, intuitive Web-based interface, Long battery life, Accurate GPS by TomTom and reasonably affordable. Unfortunately, it is not practical for everyday wear, using Nike+ sensor requires Nike shoes, little flexibility and zero non-running features.
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