Review: Nike+ Sport Watch

Review: Nike+ Sport Watch

Nike+ Sport Watch
RRP $219

review nike+ sportwatch idealogBordering on slightly chunky, the Nike+ watch is both weighty enough to assure you of its substance and comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time. 

Function-wise it all revolves around the screen, which is dead easy to use and navigate. Tap it to set laps. There’s an inbuilt stopwatch and alarm, plus a comprehensive run history with data that builds over time based on your personal records.  The watch also displays congratulatory messages by way of encouragement and nudges you along with occasional run reminders.

The watch plugs straight into a USB port to charge, and automatically transfers information to the Nike website. Those details are then applied to any Nike+ challenges or programmes you might be participating in. If you’re committed to training and are serious about wanting to track athletic progress without too much hassle, then this might be the ticket.

Alas – and this can’t be overlooked – the GPS was finicky and it often failed to connect.  While some reviewers write of similar problems, others didn’t experience any issues. YMMV.

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