It’s about time I get my beef out of this bad boy! Last August 14, 2010 I purchased the Nike+ Sportband from the Runnr Store in BHS. The device costs around Php3,000++ which is 60% cheaper from the regular Garmin, Polar, Timex or any other sport timing device available in the market today.
I decided to acquire this product for my 21K CamSur Marathon training on Sept 26, 2010. I merely have 5 weeks to train and its kinda short stabbed but I’m taking the risks. Got my advice from sir Argo during the last Adination of Runners session that I have to run at least 30K per week, hence this sport of running gave birth to this savvy gear.
The box is uniquely designed in a crystal case. Based from the reviews I read from the last version, this has improved. The sportband comes with the transmitter that you can put in a Nike+ compatible shoes, the fact that you don’t need a Nike+ shoes for this to work, one can set this up and attach it on the tongue of the shoes using a duct tape, just make sure you tie your lace properly.
Just download the Nike+ Connect software (3.66MB) from the nikeplus.com website, detach the device from the strap and let it charge. According to the manual, it will take just 2 hours to be full but mine was less than an hour. The device has a button you can toggle with the time, distance, pace and calories burned. After installing, creating a nike+ account, configuring the application, its time to test the product.
Went to the Green Meadows area besides Jollibee and walked a steady pace of 840 meters to calibrate. I followed it up with a new workout by running 3KM inside Meadows all the way back to Eastwood. Now its time to upload the run to the Nikeplus website.
I still need to calibrate the sportband with a steady running pace of 800+ meters to accurately log the distance. Hopefully this coming Friday at the aNR Ortigas- Tiende group in Ultra.
– snug fit adjustable strap
– easy set up
– real time stats
– cool design
– battery life is great
– astig wristwatch
– sync via Facebook & Dailymile.com.. 🙂
– no backlight, good luck to the night runners
– must calibrate for accurate distance
(used it at the 15K Run to Read event and logged 16.1K)