Nike+ SportWatch Monitors

Nike + SportWatch without Sensor

Item #NIU1237
Reg:$149.00
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NIKE® SPORTWATCH GPS WITHOUT SENSOR :: Your super workout deserves a super watch! The Nike® SportWatch without Sensor keeps more than time. Go back and review up to 50 recorded runs, set run reminders and personalize the recorded data thats important to you. Track pace, distance and more with just the tap of a finger.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Run Data: Tracks distance, pace, time, and calories burned
  • Tap Display: Simply tap the display to activate the backlight and to mark laps during your run
  • Direct Connect: USB allow you to plug your watch into a USB port to upload run data and recharge the battery
  • Run Reminders: Automatic reminders when a run has not been logged in the past 5 days
  • Attaboys: Users receive recognition for achieving personal records
  • Nikeplus.com: Run data is saved to Nikeplus.com where runners can map their runs, find new routes, track goals, receive coaching tips, challenge friends, share progress on Facebook and Twitter, and more
  • Water Resistant up to 5ATM
  • Simple, Intuitive Menu: Includes a history of your last 50 runs and records your Nike+ personal records
  • Nike+ Sensor sold separately (NIU1112 or NIU1009)
  • Get heart rate information by adding a Polar Wearlink+ Transmitter (sold separately CIU1037)
Product NIU1237 Review

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Nike+ SportWatch Monitors
 
3.3

(based on 15 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Durable (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (6)
    • Men (4)
    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (11), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

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    4.0

    So far, so good.

    By Kenny Vabre

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily

      Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

      I had read several reviews about the Nike+ Sports Watch. To be honest, I was skeptical about it too. But I've been using the Nike+ Running app for awhile, and I didn't want to change. This watch has so far done what it was designed to do. I do not use the shoe pods that come in other models, though I have thought about investing in them. I run in areas that have clear skies and open areas, as well as densely wooded parks. It is more accurate than when I ran with my phone. Being able to track the runs online (after hooking it up to the computer and downloading the run) has really helped me a lot. Only complaint I have is that the back light is hard to activate while running, and doesn't stay lit long enough. Perhaps Nike could make an option for the light to be constantly on in a future model, because it's very hard to read when I jog before sunrise. Other than that, I would recommend this device.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Nice for recreational running but..

      By Runner

      from Michigan

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fashionalble

      Cons

      • Poor Gps Tracking

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

        Bought this watch as I had broken the crystal on my Garmin Forerunner 110. Watch is easy to use and easy to read with its big numbers. However, the gps is very inconsistent in its tracking, usually running short. It will track accurately in a unobstructed race setting where there are no stops (traffic for instance), but in training where you need to pause the watch, the gps goes bad, shorting you by almost 2/10 of a mile. Going back to Garmin but wil keep the watch for recreational use. It is a good looking active time piece.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Good when working, poor product support

        By sross

        from Virginia

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

            I have been using Nike+ shoe pods with my iPod Nano for several years and love using the Nike+ website to track all my running activity. Last year I started looking into get ting a Nike+ Sport Watch with GPS. I was really excited about it because in addition to being able to track my running with GPS I could continue to use my shoe pod for indoor runs and have it support my runs where satellite connectivity is an issue, and I could also add a heart rate monitor and do away with the separate unit I was using for that. Everything worked great for several months than I noticed that the pace on the watch was cutting out when using the shoe pod, I figured is was the shoe pod's battery so I bought a new one, I continued to have the same issue. I tried to solve the issue myself by doing factory resets of the watch and doing calibration runs for the shoe pods, but nothing worked. I called Nike and told them my issue they couldn't figure out why I was having the issue and offered to exchange the watch. I received the replacement watch after sending them my original, in a reasonable amount of time. But, even with the new watch I continued to have the same issues, I again did factory resets to the watch and calibration runs for the 2 shoe pods I now have. I even tried using my iPod again but had the same issues with it. During my runs the display for my pace comes and goes and it seems the same is happening with the iPod. After my workouts my pace for both devices and both shoe pods show paces that are both faster than I ran and as well as much slower, this is also causing my final distances to also be incorrect. I contacted Nike again to try and fix the issue; to me it seems to be a software or firmware issue since I am using multiple devices and 2 different shoe pods and the issue started all of a sudden. I talked with one of their service representatives for a while, he asked me many questions and checked on several things on his end without result. Then he asked if I was using Nike+ compatible shoes, which I do not because I have not had a pair of them that I like or can run in over time. I use a pocket made by a company Nathan made for Nike shoe pods that straps to the laces on your shoes, I have used them for 6 or 7 years without issue and with pace and distance accuracy. After the rep found this out about my shoes he starts trying to sell me Nike+ compatible shoes and eluding to not taking care of my issue with their product. This even though I have a pair of trail shoes made by Adidas that does have the space in the sole for the Nike shoe pod and have the same issue when running with them. I do know most of the reviews for the Nike+ watches are positive and even professional reviews are good, and I had a good experience with it for a while. But Nike is not supporting their product with the issue I am having after I bought the watch, multiple shoe pods over the years, and the heart rate monitor. I hate to do it but I guess I will just have to switch to a Garmin for my tracking my running and cardio activity.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Easy to use GPS Watch!

            By trailgirl

            from North Carolina

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to read
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily
              • Men
              • Older People
              • Women

              Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

              It syncs with Nike Sensor (not included in this model, already had one), easy to use while running, have accurate information about pace and distance. Though the face might be a little large, that makes it easy to read while running and it doesn't feel bulky!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              2.0

              Unreliable

              By Rapid

              from Sault, Ontario

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Training Runs

              Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

              Watch seems to have all the right features, but it only manages to sync with the gps satellite about 10% of the time. A friend has the same watch and it does the same thing. Look elsewhere for a reliable gps watch.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              1st Watch Failed after 13 Months

              By Steve

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

              • Men
              • Short-Term
              • Women

              Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

              The product completely stopped working after 13 months. (1 month out of warranty) Noticed a bit of condensation under the lens and within a week the entire display was gone. Would not display anything.
              When the watch worked, it did a good job.

              Service and delivery comments:

              No problems with delivery or RR Sports end.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              good watch for the money

              By ccso15

              from ohio

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy to read
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Men

                Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                Good watch for the price .. this is the first GPS watch that I have used and so far I really like it .. had several friends tell me to go with a garmin but the garmins were way more than I wanted to spend and they looked like they were bulkier .. first time wearing it I ran a 1/2 marathon and accuracy was right on and battery was still showing full .. connected to the satellites quickly (except for once when it was cloudy .. took about 5 minutes to link) .. definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lower cost watch that still performs well and is comfortable .. I already have the sensor that I use with my iPod so there was no need to purchase the watch with one .. but if you plan on running indoors you will need the sensor

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                • No
                 
                1.0

                Can't find satellites

                By All wet in tacoma

                from Tacoma, wa

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                      The first one never worked. It kept returning to the initial menu without ever activating any step. I returned it. The second one works but consistently takes 1/2 - 3 miles to find the satellites and start working. Very frustrating and inconsistent. I live in Washington State and it seems satellites are pretty hard to find.. I would not recommend it. I use it only for the stopwatch now.
                      Unable to set the time as well.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Very good watch but need to add on stuff

                      By Runner

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily

                        Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                        After years of using a Garmin (most recently the 210 - which I broke the crystal on), I purchased this watch. I really like the large read outs and how QUICKLY it syncs with the satellites. Connecting with the Nike Connect + site is a great, if simple, way to track your miles.

                        I have been disappointed by the fact that it won't sync with a general Polar HR transmitter belt. You must purchase a special Polar HR strap that is specific to this watch - an added $70 expense I didn't anticipate.

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                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Love it

                        By Shane

                        from Santee

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                            Love seeing map of run with distance and pace

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            100% Awesomeness

                            By Green Mountain Runner

                            from Burlington, VT

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Website Feedback
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily
                              • Long-Term

                              Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                              I held off buying a GPS watch because the dang things were so big and bulkie, after trying on this watch I was amazed, this thing is so comfortable and light I don't even notice it. I found it to be very reliable and accurate, I have compared it to Map my run and driven routes in my car and everytime been within a couple 100ths of a mile. The Website is very easy to use and they break everything down in a logical way that makes for easy feedback for your run. If you are in the market for a GPS watch you need to give this seriuous consideration. Way to go Nike, this is a real home run!!!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              2.0

                              Inaccurate and Unreliable

                              By Lisa

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Easily Visible Numbers
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Touch Screen Black Light

                              Cons

                              • Inaccurate Pace Timing
                              • Unreliable Gps

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                                I was disappointed with this watch. However, I will start with the pros. The numbers on the watch are extremely easy to see while running and the touch screen black light is nice after many miles. Besidest those two things, the watch is quite heavy although fashionable. Also, the watch is COMPLETELY UNRELIABLE. There were times I stood for over 5-10 minutes waiting for the "satellites" (on beautiful clear days). The last straw was when the gps didn't connect until 1.2 miles into a very important race. The watch told me I was running 7:43's for 13.1 miles however I was really running 8:05's. This is a big difference for an avid runner looking to PR. After my inconsistent pace times and waiting for 20-25 minutes for the GPS to connect, I returned this watch after only a month. For an avid runner, the Garmin Forerunner 110 is comparable in price, much lighter and miles more accurate and reliable. Also, the online function of the Garmin is much more specific than the nike. It breaks down miles into splits and offers many more ways to track your progress, as well as specific routes.

                                If you are a recreational runner who is not concerned with pace or consistency this watch might work for you. Otherwise, stick to the Garmin; They know GPS like no other.

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                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Accurate

                                By Barry

                                from North Carolina

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Nice Fit
                                • Nice Screen Display

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Running

                                  Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                                  I am a lifter and a recreational runner.Run about 10 to 12 miles a week. Got this Nike+ Gps Watch today. Ran a route that I knew was 3 miles. The watch distance was correct. I like how I can look at current and average pace when I am running. The watch is not big or bulky and I hope it last a long time. The Nike+ website is also a nice place to store and look at your runs. I thought it was user friendly. Hope this review helps because I read alot of them before I went with the Nke+ Gps Watch. For the money, it's a good deal.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best ever and affordable

                                  By Vargases

                                  from Barceloneta PR

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily

                                    Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                                    The Best GPS watch so far, very easy to use and excellent software to manage your runs. The display is super, large and bright so is easy to see even in the dark. As of today I will NOT run without it. The GPS conmects very quickly and accuracy is excellent.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Looks and works nice!

                                    By MJ

                                    from San Diego, CA

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Staff Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily
                                      • Men
                                      • Women

                                      Comments about Nike+ SportWatch Monitors:

                                      I like this for daily wear, but it gives me the speed and distance basics I need for running 4 times a week.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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