Nike+ SportWatch GPS
Manufacturer: Nike Part number: WM0069-077
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as of 12/04/2013
CNET editors' review
price range: $169.99
- Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
- Reviewed on: 05/27/2011
The good: The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is very easy to use and has an attractive design. The watch has good battery life, and the Web component is a great resource for tracking workouts and getting training tips.
The bad: It's expensive. We had some initial problems with GPS, and positioning wasn't always accurate.
The bottom line: For runners looking to keep track of their workouts, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS offers a very attractive and simple solution, but it's on the pricier side.
by Phil9834 on September 28, 2013
Pros: large display, nice software interface
Cons: Pace is totally inaccurate. Distance seems about right.
Summary: Overall nice hardware. The pace is way off, so if you are like me you'd be better off with a Garmin. I have both. Garmin is more accurate for ...
Summary: Overall nice hardware. The pace is way off, so if you are like me you'd be better off with a Garmin. I have both. Garmin is more accurate for pace the match for distance within 1% but the Nike is sexier.
I cannot recommend this sportswatch to anyone.
by cstoneman on September 23, 2013
Pros: Sleek design. Nice color.
Cons: 1. Resets itself to "off" for linking with GPS and shoe sensor.
2. Requires repeated resets of GPS and shoe sensor options to "on" in order for them to work.
3. Requires frequent resets to clear its malfunctions.
4. Screen starting to fog.
Summary: For $160 I expected better from Nike. I bought it to replace a Garmin 305 which died after 8 years of reliable use. The Garmin's retail price was more ...
Summary: For $160 I expected better from Nike. I bought it to replace a Garmin 305 which died after 8 years of reliable use. The Garmin's retail price was more than twice the Nike but it also never gave me problems. I fear the Nike will be useless soon. I'm writing Nike+ and asking for a replacement or my money back. I would not recommend this to anyone. Serious runners deserve more and Nike's reputation is suffering.
Huge disappointment since it has lots of cool functions
by sedrem on August 27, 2013
Pros: - Tracks distance, pace, route via GPS (mapped!)
- Totals the mileage you've run since day 1 with the watch.
- You can set up a lap routine (run/rest)
Cons: - GPS takes 5-30 minutes (sometimes never) to link with a satellite no matter where you are
- Slightly heavy and has a big face for a woman's wrist (I was told it was unisex)
Summary: I thought this would be the best buy I've ever made; it was exactly what I was looking for - something minimal for running that tracks my pace, distance ...
Summary: I thought this would be the best buy I've ever made; it was exactly what I was looking for - something minimal for running that tracks my pace, distance and route without having another piece of adapter to buy. The coolest part was uploading my route and seeing all the different places I had run and my slowly improving pace and distance each time! The first few times I tried it out in my neighborhood it took approximately 5-10 minutes for the GPS to hook up to a satellite each time. I thought it was because my neighborhood is surrounded my mountains but I later discovered that whenever I went somewhere new (Pacifica, Sacramento, SF, socal) it would take quite a while for it to link up every single time! I was fine delaying my run 10-15 minutes sometimes at first but then 3 months later it started to take longer and longer to start - most times half of my route wouldn't be recorded! When it didn't sync up at all during a 5K (I started it about 30 minutes before start time outdoors) I knew it was time to return it.
Completely unreliable watch.
by biobatz on August 4, 2013
Pros: Design, ease of use, uploading to Nike+
Cons: Battery life.
Summary: I've had 2 of these. The first one I purchased was dead within 24 hours of purchase. I took it home, updated the GPS software, charged it up so ...
Summary: I've had 2 of these. The first one I purchased was dead within 24 hours of purchase. I took it home, updated the GPS software, charged it up so it would be ready for it's first run and got up the next morning to use it. When I tried to turn it on, all I got was flashing pixelated bars across the screen. I replaced that one with a 2nd watch, did the same thing and the watch battery was dead in 2 days in standby mode. Considering TomTom cites that it should last up to 50 days (other sites suggest 30) and that it can last up to 8 hours in GPS mode, not getting 48 hours out of the watch is unfortunate.
JUST DO NOT DO IT!!!!
by Britespark1 on July 26, 2013
Pros: It is cheap and behaves that way.
Cons: All comments on the internet about this watch are true and highly accurate. Nike has no real warranty for this watch, and they will simply tell you that you abused it.
Summary: The GPS is slow to pick up, the battery lasts a few hours, the watch band breaks and clunky, the watch is not waterproof and therefore uselss even in the ...
Summary: The GPS is slow to pick up, the battery lasts a few hours, the watch band breaks and clunky, the watch is not waterproof and therefore uselss even in the rain, and most importantly to know that the glass face is as fragile as the thinnest crystal glass.The face will crack from underneath for almost no reason. Nike will not replace the watch if this happens, and cannot even fix it even if you want to pay for it. The only warranty you get is that they will let you buy a new one from them. Such a deal, and so much for just doing anything.
Overall great GPS watch.
by CharlieD91 on July 15, 2013
-Waterproof (50 meters)
-Very Long lasting battery life
-Very easy to use
-Website is very nice and provides very useful and aesthetic pleasing data.
-Works for cycling after firmware update (Shows speed in MPH)
Cons: -Can't change settings on watch, has to be connected to PC
-Backlight could be better and sometimes takes multiple taps to activate.
Summary: Overall great GPS watch. It's pretty accurate, simple to use, long battery life, and is pretty durable. I've had it for about a month now and cant go ...
Summary: Overall great GPS watch. It's pretty accurate, simple to use, long battery life, and is pretty durable. I've had it for about a month now and cant go any where without it. I use it everyday even as a normal watch.
Great watch ONLY when it works!
by DominosJoe on June 19, 2013
Pros: Very accurate and easy to use.
Cons: Worked for only 9 1/2 months. Nike has a 30 day return policy for GPS watches and thats it. I'm super bummed
Summary: When I 1st received the watch I would have rated this a 10 star. Very accurate to the mile. Easy to use and load on computer BUT.... watch started showing ...
Summary: When I 1st received the watch I would have rated this a 10 star. Very accurate to the mile. Easy to use and load on computer BUT.... watch started showing moisture on the display (never got near the water), I could live with the moisture because it would always disappear and I chalked it up to how much and how fast I run:) Then one day the display stopped all together. It would still beep and load on computer but I couldn't see a thing. Reset didn't work either.
Watch was only worn for running only. My watch went on my wrist, I ran, I uploaded runs 2-3 times a month, watch sat on night stand. Non-durable can't even describe this since running is non-contact. I'll continue to run in NIKE shoes but I won't be wearing their watches anymore? Anyone want to buy a broken watch?
- J Hayes (Goleta, CA)
Awesome product, has reinvigorated my love for Nike+
by Emmy85 on May 2, 2013
Pros: So minimal. I've always got it on me ready to go for a run or as a stopwatch.
Can scroll through all my stats as I'm running.
Syncs quickly and easily
Battery lasts a long time if you just plug it in for a couple minutes after each run
Cons: If you don't sync it regularly you can experience trouble linking up to the satellite before starting your run. When I sync regularly it takes only a few seconds to be ready to run.
Summary: Love this watch, well worth it. It's really helpful to look at when you're trying to run new personal bests. Your history and records are on the watch ...
Summary: Love this watch, well worth it. It's really helpful to look at when you're trying to run new personal bests. Your history and records are on the watch at all times to look at to keep you going and it even reminds you to run if it's been a while.
Really easy to use but missing many simple features
by pgrondin on August 13, 2012
Pros: - Simple menus
- Good display screen
- Shoe Pod sensor included (although lace attachment kit is sold separately)
- Nike+ website community
Cons: - No biking mode
- No auto-stop mode
- Very limited stats view configuration
Summary: At first, I really liked this watch. It worked from the starts and the menus are extremely simples, you just have to select run and go. With the Sync software, ...
Summary: At first, I really liked this watch. It worked from the starts and the menus are extremely simples, you just have to select run and go. With the Sync software, your workouts are being uploaded to the Nike+ community website where you receive awards for every milestone you reach in your training.
While all this is almost perfect for casual runners, as you become more serious about running, the following limitations become irritating :
- No biking mode : The Nike+ website and the watch do not support biking in any way. If you ever use the watch to track your biking run, it will mess up all your running stats and you will have to delete the workout.
- No Auto-Stop : When training, you often reach a point where you have to stop (red light at intersection). Whenever this occurs, you have to remember to manually stop and restart your watch if you don't want your stats to be messed up. In other solutions, you can generally configure an auto-stop mode based on a minimum pace.
- Limited view screen : In the running view screen, you can only select a primary stat (large number) and a secondary stat (smaller number). When you want to see another stat, you have to use the UP / DOWN buttons to change the secondary stat to something else. This is not very efficient as there are many stat items (Clock, Elapsed, Avg Pace, ...). It would be much more efficient to have multiple preconfigured views like some other watches. I would also consider having 3 stats in one view rather than 2 as of now.
With these limitations in mind, I am considering buying another watch. I will probably get more complex menus but this will bring me a better running experience.
Nike needs to stand by it's product line.
by ehcavazos on June 16, 2012
Pros: Love the Nike+ website for keeping track of runs and cardio workouts.
Cons: Watch is terribly unreliable. Nike has admitted multiple problems with their software on most of their gadgets.
Summary: I have had to call Nike's tech support on this watch no less than 4 times in the past 2 weeks for various error messages and because the watch ...
Summary: I have had to call Nike's tech support on this watch no less than 4 times in the past 2 weeks for various error messages and because the watch won't sync. I'm disappointed because I like the Nike+ website for keeping up with my runs and circuit training workouts. I'm also disappointed because my warranty expired last week and the folks at Nike won't extend it by even a couple of days---even though they can see the tech support history on this watch. The only positive thing I can say about Nike in general is that the wait time to get a tech support person on the phone is fairly short.
- Manufacturer: Nike
- Part number: WM0069-077
- Bottom Line: For runners looking to keep track of their workouts, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS offers a very attractive and simple solution, but it's on the pricier side.
- Recommended Use Personal
- Color Black
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 1.46 in
- Depth 0.63 in
- Height 10 in
- Weight 2.33 oz