Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Nike+ SportWatch GPS

Looks like Christmas came a little late this year for Nike+ users!  But hey, better late than never.  Right?

Today at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas Nike officially announced the Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom GPS.

That’s right!  Nike+ will finally be accurate!  :-)

The Nike+ website and online community are awesome, but the inaccurate run data always been a huge shortcoming.

Of course, you could use the Nike+ GPS App, but that meant carrying around a iPhone or iPod touch.  I do not have nor want either of those devices.

Here are the features Nike is boasting about this watch:

  • Tap Screen for setting laps and activating backlight
  • Run History with data from past runs
  • Personal Records including those imported from
  • Quick Start with optional shoe-based Nike+ Sensor
  • Heart Rate Monitor compatibility (awesome)
  • Recognition (or “Attaboys”) for personal records
  • Run Reminders that appear after five days if a run has not been logged
  • Post-run acknowledgement and encouragement

To say I’m excited about this watch would be an understatement.  I am a Nike freak:

  • I started running in Vomero 2′s and have followed each Nike release all the way up to my current Vomero 5′s
  • I’ve had a Nike+ Sportband since it came out.  
  • I recently achieved the elite and much coveted Black Level on Nike+

Now that Nike+ has GPS and heart rate monitoring… it might be a real competitor to Garmin. 

If you are dying to see this thing in action, then you’re in luck!  Engadget has a great hands on video.  Wow!  Does that thing look cool or what?  8-O

This monster is expected to be available on April 1st and sell from between $199 and $299.  If you are interested knowing when these are available for pre-order (estimated March 1st), simply sign up here.

I am looking forward to a new toy!  :-)

How about all of you?  Will you be picking one up as well?

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