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 Nikeplus.com
- 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?
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?