Right folks, so here it is! Your chance to win the Nike+ GPS watch!
All you need to do is read the article written by the Techy Guy Jason Maneveld and answer the 2 easy questions below at the end
IT COULD BE YOURS!!!
As a beginner runner, I must by admit that I have very limited experience with GPS and running equipment, in fact before this‚Ä¶ my running experience was limited to being chased or chasing someone. With that said however, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to setup and use the Nike+ GPS Sports Watch by Tom Tom. Here is my experience with the watch along with the technical jargon many want to hear about.
The watch is fairly bulky and has its USB cable built in the strap which for a closet geek like myself is awesome, the watch itself feels comfortable on you and light enough for you to forget you’re wearing a GPS unit on your wrist.
The Nike+ running application allows you to make several user specific choices: input your weight, your height, sex, etc. The application says that this will help the watch better calculate distance and calories burned. Additionally, you can choose what you want your watch to display. The user interface allows for two calculations to be shown at once. The primary display can only be changed from your PC/Mac. This is the large prominent display on the watch face. I tend to focus more on distance, so I simply selected the watch to display distance as the primary display. The secondary display is the smaller display near the top of the screen. During a run, you can select distance, time, calories burned, time elapsed, and pace. The runner simply uses the green up and down buttons on the side during the run to cycle through these choices.
Nike+ SportsWatch GPS Settings
Additionally, the user can elect to use the lap function for the watch. This is really one of the only negative parts to this review. The lap function is a little bit less user friendly than the rest of the watch is. The user is given three options: one is to not use laps, the second is manual laps, and the third is auto laps. If you use auto laps, it takes over the primary display on the screen. Additionally, the watch allows the user to use the foot pod (included with the watch) and a heart rate monitor (not included). The foot pod was seamless to activate and sync.
Nike+ SportsWatch GPS Run Review
Pros: The user interface is brilliantly simple. The watch itself is sleek and modern. I cannot tell you how many compliments I have had while wearing the watch. The battery is great. The readability of the screen is fantastic.
Cons: The lap function, in my opinion, seems to take over the watch and decreases the customization of the user interface. The connection time of the GPS function is also a bit slow, but this is simply fixed by using the foot pod and choosing to start the run before the GPS systems link. Lastly, I was very aggravated with my first run. Apparently, the watch needs to calibrate during the first run ever which means it will not record your measurements. Hint, do not run a hard run to impress your watch on your first run because it does not record it.
Now that you’ve read it you need to answer to the 2 easy questions below:
1. What is the brand name of the watch we are giving away?
2. What is the name of this website that made runner up in the SA Blog Awards?
Answer with 1 and 2 as a comment below.
The usual competition rules apply so prizes are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. The competition is open to everyone in the Republic of South Africa. We don’t care if you’ve won last year or an hour ago cos this is not radio. Non of that 90 day rule nonsense! One entry is sufficient as the system kicks out multiple entries. Please use an email address that you check daily. If you are a winner and you’ve not replied after a month of the date of the winner announcement, we are giving the prize away.
We will draw names and throw it in a cane fruit basket and first name drawn is the winner!
The competition starts now and closes on Thursday 31 May 2012 at 2pm so make sure you enter before its too late!
*Jason can be seen on The Tech Report, Thursdays at 9pm on Channel 403