Monday, July 2, 2012

My New Running Watch

Yesterday was my birthday.  My sisters got me the best gift--a Nike+ SportWatch!  This running watch is so cool!

I am not much of a "techie."  I just don't have the patients for it.  This watch seems very easy to use.  The main reason I wanted a running watch is so I could run outside and accurately know the distance, time and pace I had run.  You can hook the watch up to the computer and download your runs to the Nike website.  Since the watch GPS is powered by TomTom, it also shows me a map of my runs.

I went for a run with it this evening to try it out.  I could not wait to get my watch synced and see how I did.  The Nike site is so fun and easy to use.  When you look at the map, it shows you little peg running the course I ran, along with my pace and elevation.  My neighborhood is very hilly.  I could see my pace really slow down when I was running up the hills.  My calorie burn also really increased on the hills.  I am going to have some much fun with this thing!

The watch felt good while I was running.  My only complaint so far about it is that it does not have a back light.  Since I run most of my week day runs at night, a back light would be nice so I could see the watch while I am running.  

Do you use a running watch?  What do you think of it?

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  1. My birthday is coming up in 2 weeks, and I've mentioned a running watched to some family members. I just have no idea which would is the best to get (I'm no "techie" either).

  2. It's on my wish list...I told hubby tonight that I wanted mostly running things for my birthday/Christmas and he said "maybe Santa will bring you the GPS watch you want" :) Glad you're enjoying it!

  3. Yippeee! Congrats on the new watch Amy! What a fabulous bday present :)
    I bought my running watch (garmin 405cx)when I started running. It was my 'you paid $250 for this watch so you are going to stick to it' present! LOL. It works for me though because I am all about numbers and tracking and improvement etc. I can't run without it now!! (but I am not one of those who stare at it every minute during the run). I just know it's there and it beeps for my intervals and when I'm done I see how far/fast I went :) ENJOY!

  4. Yay, glad you like it! My Nike+ sport band isn't as fancy, but it's accurate enough for me, and I'd say my only complaint too is that it doesn't have a backlight.

  5. I have this watch as well- when you tap it, it does have a backlight- unless they changed it??

  6. I am in an ongoing debate with myself about which Garmin to buy...I really want to get one soon as I have to start extending the runs for training so that I don't have to worry about whether or not I mapped it out ahead of time!

  7. Hey fellow SPA here! Just wanted to stop over and I look forward to following your blog! I am definitely going to look into getting that watch! I live overseas so I miss out on all the cool new gadgets!

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