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Old 05-05-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Does anyone use the Nike+ SportWatch GPS? My husband is considering getting me one for Mother's Day from the him and the little one, but he heard some bad reviews from a co-worker (I don't think this person actually owns one, apparently they just heard the watch isn't accurate) - I looked at the Nike website and most of the reviews seem to be positive, but I would like to know if it's worth the money before I tell him I would like one for sure. He is pretty much waiting on me to say yay or nay before he makes the purchase.
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Yes, I own one and it is a good starter's GPS watch. Mine is very accurate.

The higher end ones from Garmin and the like do sometimes offer more features (I hear they have some limited mapping capabilities so you can pull a basic map up on the watch; can give you more feedback on the run like whether to slow down or speed up based on vibrations, take your pulse rate etc.) but the Nike+ does all the basics.

I like mine. It tracks my distance, speed and route (which is uploaded after the run and is viewed on Googlemaps) and those are the main things I need. It also tells the time

The only drawback I have had is that sometimes you have to wait a little to pick up a signal. This is most often a problem when you start running next to high buildings. Or if you start running in a different country (which I do from time-to-time!).

On the accuracy issue, they are most probably referring to the in-shoe sensor which you can use to track runs indoors. This is not as accurate as the GPS.
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Thank you! That is very helpful
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