Anyone got or used one of the Nike+ sport bands which calculates you mileage etc?
What do you think of it?
Would like some general opinions before I shell out £40
Loved it at first. Fantastic motivational tool; couldn't wait to upload my stats each time. However, I got a little bit despondent after realising that it is not very accurate. You can calibrate it but as my running changed the more inaccurate it became.
On my first 10k race it registered 11.9 km! It may be that I am doing something wrong.
I now prefer my nike triax watch / heart rate monitor and use a mapping tool for distance and record my runs / stats on FETCH.
In summary it is good but only if you don't mind the fact that it almost certainly won't be accurate.
I personally love the thing but being fair it does need regular calibrations.
Regular calibration are needed just to make sure that you haven't changed your running style or suffered an injury that might effect your gait, stride, etc
With calibration the sportband delivers pretty good accuracy for me (3.7 mile run with be within 0.1 mile accuracy). But hey it also does the time as well so it also serves itself well as a stopwatch.
It doesn't even need nike+ trainers if you use a shoe pouch, the website is pretty good and can be great fun to set up stupid challenges/goals/challenges.
Surely £40 well spent?
Extra - got mine from ebay. I liked my nike+ at first but like other person I realised it was inaccurate and I had to keep recalibrating it every week or so as my running changed. Gave up and got a garmin instead.
Is it a GPS garmin or a footpod job? If its a footpod is it more accurate?
GPS and it's great!! Model 205 It's not got a HRM thing on it though (I figure if I'm still running then my heart must definitely be beating!) Cost me £100 from amazon - which was about as much as I fancied paying. I think, but not sure and don't quote me on it, but the GPS is more accurate than a foot pod.
I've got one, only got it just recently and I have to say I am loving it... I have an MP3 that fairly accurately tracks my distance but I wanted the Nike+ to track my pace which it does, It probably isnt 100% accurate but as a reference tool then I think for £40 its brill. I looked at a Garmin but I couldnt justify spending that much money when money is tight. I got my shoe pouch off amazon for £6 + P&P as I dont have Nike+ trainers.
PS Apparently my pace is all over the place, which I didnt realise until I started using the band...
You may well need to calibrate it, but once done it should be fairly accurate.
Mine keeps pace to within 0.01 of a mile to my OH's Garmin.
I don't have Nike shoes, and use a bit of plastic bag and duct tape to tape the foot bit to my laces.
I've tried the Garmin 205 and it is more interesting, as it records your pace per mile, etc., but I found the wrist unit was a complete irritation on my skinny wrists.
It's an old thread, but the Nike+ Sportsband has been withdrawn from sale due to a malfunction problem.
I had one and just over 260 miles the LCD screen starting to fade, within 3 days it had fully gone and made the item totally useless.
They are currently working on a new version, which they hope to introduce later this year.
hi all - i have a nike+ ipod and have just run my first 10k race today (yay for me !) the timing was ok - but the distance is miles off. (it recorded me as having run 11.3km). I am forever calibrating it - but it just seems to get more innaccurate ! I am considering a garmin type thing - but not sure about the cost of circa £100.
any suggestions ?
Lostkat wrote (see)
I just use MapMyRun.com and a stop watch
i also use this sophisticated piece of kit Lostcat - and its a lot more accurate than the blimmin Nike+ !!!
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