Nike + Sports Band
Specification: two-hour battery charge time; 14-hour battery life; capacity to store up to 28 hours of data; records mileage, time, pace and calorie data.
Had my Nike+ Sports Band for a week now and have done 3 runs so far.
What a superb and ingenius little gadget this is. It records all the basic information most runners would want to know (distance, time, calories and pace) and the way it automatically tansfers it all to your web page once you insert the USB stick/display is just brilliant.
As for accuracy, it is hard to tell, but you could say that about GPS. On a recent run with some friends, I logged 8.63 miles, another had 8.49 according to their GPS and another had 8.84 so on this basis the Nike+ (being about in the middle) looks to be about right. The only criticism I have is that it could do with a backlight and can't really understand why they didn't include one.
All in all though, for the money it is excellent value and if anything is under-priced in my view.
I've read abit about this gadget on the forums and there seems to be a problem with running at different paces.
Because of the cost ie cheap and the fact that I'm new to running I don't want to buy too much, but it would be great to know my pace. The problem is that I do a run/walk program, at the moment 4min running 1 min walking. Have you tried doing intervals using your Nike+ ?
What else can you tell me that you think I should know?
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or try ebay - got one for £35
Hi all sport band users...
Can any of you tell me whether as well as all teh other things it does does it tell the time? e.g. GMT etc...
Or do I have to also wear a watch for that ?
Does tell the time BUT not while running!!
The only downside to it I can see....
I've NEVER had an issue with the web site yet.....
Mine wasn't accurate - it was about 7% over reading, so I calibrated it based on a known mile run.
Paula - it works on the basis of running steps, and the distance covered by each step, so if your steps are of different lengths (ie. some running and some walking) it won't be as accurate as if you are running all the time.
I bought one of these things yesterday, as it was cheap and liked the idea that it could load on to the computer.
Unfortunately when I go to try to download the programme it says that I have to have Vista or Windows XP. I have Windows 2000 I think. I'm not very good with computers, so I am now stuck. Don't know what to do next. Also, I don't have the right shoes that the little gizmo is supposed to fit into, but thought I'd attach it to my shoe laces with a little holder.
Can anyone help me how to get started?
Can I change my mind?
Did a run over the weekend and had trouble uploading and THEN it bloody DOUBLED my time!?!
I can't use the computer side of it, as I can't download the nike+ utility at work, and I don't have a pc at home.
I just use it as a time/distance thing and one day, when I've joined the 21st century, I'll be able to do the rest.
I wrapped the foot pod in plastic, then covered it in duct tape, then taped it to my laces. You just have to make sure you have it the right way up, or the band won't read it.
did you stop and walk at all mr moonlight? that seems to send it a bit crazy for some reason. it cant work out strides that arent done while running. Ive also found that running through long grass causes a break in contact and messes up the time.
NZ christine I did as Buney did an dbought a little neoprene pouch off ebay for a few quid, it works fine.
No Colin I didnt.... I can do 10k without a break... I did do some on tarmac and some off road but not long grass or anything...
Decided to do a calibration of my sportband last night and went to the local track to do it. Was gutted to find it 12% OVER.
Not in the least accurate for me... Means what I thought was 6.23 miles (just over 10k) is actually 5.56 miles...
Dont feel so clever now...
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