The Good The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is very easy to use and has an attractive design. The watch has good battery life, and the Web component is a great resource for tracking workouts and getting training tips.
The Bad It's expensive. We had some initial problems with GPS, and positioning wasn't always accurate.
The Bottom Line For runners looking to keep track of their workouts, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS offers a very attractive and simple solution, but it's on the pricier side.
Nike+ SportWatch GPS
Nike already offers a way for runners to keep track of their workouts with its Nike + iPod Sport Kit, but at CES 2011, the sportswear company gave athletes another tool for recording their runs: GPS. Teaming up with TomTom, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS now enables runners to collect route data, in addition to distance, pace, and other information, making it a great training aid. It's also one of the most attractive and easy-to-use GPS watches on the market. However, is it worth the $199 price tag? We hit the road to find out.
GPS sport watches aren't the most stylish gadgets, but they aren't meant to be fashion accessories, either. Still, there's nothing wrong with wanting a good-looking device, no matter what its purpose, which is why the Nike+ SportWatch GPS stands out from the crowd. Unlike a lot of the bland fitness watches out there, the SportWatch features a pretty eye-catching design with neon green (or yellow?) accents. It may be a bit much for some, but at least the green is relegated to underside of the wrist strap and a single button on the side, so we don't think it's too loud.
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