Nike Triax CV10

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Nike Triax CV10
Nike was the first company to introduce an SDM with a footpod, and the Triax CV10 is the best of the line. Easy to use, with accurate measurement. Full review

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The RS200SD is easier to set up and use than Polar's more expensive monitors. In theory, you can lace the footpod on to your shoe, head out for a run and expect 97 per cent accuracy. Most runners, though, will choose to calibrate the unit first. You program in a ...  Continue reading

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8 user reviews of Nike Triax CV10 See all

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A great watch with many fuctions and features. Although the memory may be somewhat limited, the data collected is highly substantial and great for training at all levels. Very impressive and good value for mon Continue reading...
Good in the fact that you dont lose signal as do GPS versions tend to. Need a bit of time setting up ie caliberating distance and ensuring a tight fit on the foot pod. Continue reading...
I find this product really useful and now use it every time I run. The auto lap feature that records every mile/km time (as it knows the distance) is great. Continue reading...
I like it and have more or less stopped using my Polar. I use an HRM more now I have this model. Continue reading...
A useful training tool for those who do not know the distances they are running and who find it hard to judge pace. Its very easy to use and importantly accurate. Continue reading...


Is everyone that got the Nike Triax CV10 still happy with it. Gonna take the plunge just thought I would do a last minute scoop to make sure no one has had any disasters with it before i spend all my money.

Posted: 09/09/2004 at 12:46

dont know if the lack of response is a good or bad thing.

Posted: 09/09/2004 at 16:21


Posted: 15/09/2004 at 12:05

Skipp - I have the V10 (same thing without the Heart Rate Monitor) and am very happy with it. Previously tried the Polar S625x which I found very bulky - both the watch and footpod were very large. Found the footpod rubbed when running and the software was also a little quirky. Then tried the Forerunner 201 which I thought (apologies to the converted) was horrible - a nice idea with a very well designed interface but too bulky on the wrist and the GPS just isn't good enough. It took a long time to find satellites, signal dropped out when there was tree cover and the pace information is hopeless (there's a thread by someone else somewhere on the site that explains why !). Nike is very simple, footpod is significantly smaller than Polar and seems to be very accurate - both overall distance and pace. Doesn't have PC download which is a bit of a shame but other than doing it a couple of times for a novelty I'm pretty sure I wouldn't use it anyway. I would recommend it !

Posted: 15/09/2004 at 17:22

Phew, cause I have just ordered one, cant wait to get it now, hopefully it will arrive before the weekend and i can test it out.

Posted: 15/09/2004 at 17:36


My watch is at home waiting for me so i can test it over the weekend.

How hard was it to set up?

Posted: 17/09/2004 at 13:19

I had the Triax SDM 100 for nearly 3 years and got the Triax Elite 3 weeks ago, as I wanted a combined HRM which is the CV10 but plus wireless PC download for graphs and other geek stuff I love.
It is a great device which adds a whole dimension to running. Enjoy it!

Posted: 17/09/2004 at 14:28

Well, I have it now and everything seems fine but I need to calibrate it on a track and I have no idea where there is a running track in SW London? Anyone know of any?

Posted: 18/09/2004 at 12:53

Hi,also just got the CV10 but for some reason the heart monitor strap wont pair with watch!!!!
tried everything as per manual can anybody offer any advice.

Posted: 19/08/2005 at 17:37

Lee, I would suggest changing the batteries. The CV10's have been around a while now and you may have one which has been hanging around a bit?

Failing that contact Seiko UK and get them to sort it :-)

Posted: 19/08/2005 at 18:03

Thanks for that, very frustrating tried new batteries etc and nothing.SDM pod connects first time without any problems at all!

like you say its time for Seiko

Posted: 19/08/2005 at 18:12


I got my CV10 today. I, too, had the similar problem as you. I found out that there is a hard reset "button" on the chest strap. Open the battery hatch and you will see small prints that direct you to a reset button (which you will have to use a small pin to push). That did the trick for me.

The problem that I am having now (after getting the HRM to sync with the watch) is that for some reason, it is still not getting the signals from the HRM strap. (I no longer have the link error. But I don't see the heart icon and the watch is still not reading my heart rate.)


Posted: 09/12/2005 at 08:48

Just to say I have the version without the HRM and I love it! It's revolutionised my training as I have a much better idea of pacing myself. The foot pod is unobtrusive, the watch is easy to use and you can change the batteries in botht he foot pod and the watch yourself (unlike Polar).

Posted: 09/12/2005 at 12:49

Hi there,

Emergency. Watch has stood me in good stead for 5/6 years but now links with the pod ok but won't acknowledge any pace/movement. Any ideas would be hugely appreciated on how this can be remedied or who to go to?

Many thanks,


Posted: 19/04/2010 at 19:09

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