Here is a quick, but extremely useful, tip for all you “gadget” runners out there.
The Garmin 610 is my “go to” watch and is with me on every run. I even have the foot pod so I can use it on the treadmill. It is fast to acquire satellites and is extremely accurate with distance.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is “cool” and “slick”, but it just hasn’t proved to be as reliable as my Garmins. So recently I haven’t been wearing this watch much. That being said, the Nike+ website / online community is awesome! Nike does cool things like Nike+ Active, Challenges, Trophies, Goals, Coaching, etc…
I was wearing both watches for a while, but I felt silly and didn’t want to look like The Modern Marathoner. So lately I’ve been running with only my Garmin, but I felt bad that all those miles weren’t being counted towards my Nike+ Account. After all… I’m a Nike+ Black Level user with 4,982 miles at the moment!
Basically, I love the Garmin watch and also love the Nike+ online community. Well now I can have the best of both worlds. While wearing only one watch!
I give you Tcx2NikePlus! This cool little tool lets you convert your Garmin runs and uploads them right to your Nike+ account! Technically… you can use the entire Nike+ website without owning any Nike+ gear. Awesome!
Thanks to Lorn from Lorn Pearson Trains… for the tip!