NIKE AND TOMTOM UNVEIL GAME-CHANGING NIKE+ SPORTWATCH GPS

Here is something new from NIKE which I honestly am drooling for the NIKE+ SPORTWATCH GPS! (If only I can get to get back to my regular running routine, hay!) 

Click HERE to view the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS Fact Sheet

Click HERE to see the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS Functionality

Read on the below official release for the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS.

NIKE AND TOMTOM UNVEIL GAME-CHANGING NIKE+ SPORTWATCH GPS
New Watch Delivers World’s Most Dynamic Running Experience

PHILIPPINES, MAY 31 – NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) and TomTom (AEX: TOM2) have collaborated to create the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom and will launch in Philippines on June 1. The new running watch will provide athletes with the most dynamic and motivational running experience in the world thanks to its unique functionality, beautiful design, and direct connection to www.nikeplus.com, the world’s leading running community with more than 6 million members.

The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is designed for high-performance with an extremely clear and readable user interface that delivers the information necessary to the user while in-run. It adds personalization and motivational features to the running experience, including audible sounds, challenges, run reminders and more.

“The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is a game-changing product that furthers our commitment to provide all athletes with unparalleled motivation and the tools to get better,” said Stefan Olander, VP of Nike Digital Sport.

“It is part of TomTom Consumer’s strategy to move into the fast-growing sports and fitness market. This true partnership with Nike combines the strengths of two leading companies to deliver a game-changing product for runners,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer. TomTom is the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions.

On-Watch Experience

The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is designed to be simple and intuitive with only three buttons and a Tap Screen for navigation. During the run, the new Nike+ SportWatch GPS captures location information while showing runners their time, distance, pace, and calories burned on an easy-to-read screen featuring a customizable layout. Throughout the run, the GPS receiver works in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor to deliver highly accurate pace and distance data.

On-watch features include:

  • 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

Some of the unique motivating factors the Nike+ SportWatch GPS offer runners on-screen include:

  • 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

Post-Run Experience

The Nike+ SportWatch GPS plugs neatly into any USB port on a Mac or PC, then immediately launches the Nike+ Connect interface which automatically transfers information to www.nikeplus.com.

“With more than 150 million runs logged since its launch in 2006, Nikeplus.com captures the pulse of the running world everyday,” added Olander.

Nikeplus.com presents runners with the GPS mapping, total miles, pace and elevation data for their most recent run in a rich and engaging way that will be familiar to users of the popular Nike+ GPS iPhone application.

“Providing runners with accurate pace, distance and location information during and after their run gives them the information they need to better train and track their progress,” added Vigreux.

Data from each run is automatically applied to all current Nike+ Challenges, Nike+ Goals, and Nike+ Coach programs in which the runner is participating.

Additional Features at Nikeplus.com

Athletes who want to get the most out of their run and from the Nike+ SportWatch GPS will have access to a huge catalogue of run routes logged by Nike and published by other runners on streets and trails around the world.

Each run will be graphically mapped with the help of TomTom technology, and include route notes, elevation and length. Runners will also be able to find the perfect route by searching the catalogue by location, length, difficulty, and even landmarks.

Since the 2006 launch of Nike+ in partnership with Apple, a variety of Nike+ enabled devices have been introduced to help runners reach their full potential including the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit for iPod nano and iPod touch, the Nike+ SportBand, and the new Nike+ GPS App for use with the iPhone.

Nike+ Sportwatch GPS will retail at Php 8,495 and available through the following stores:

NIKE PARK

  • Bonifacio High Street
  • Trinoma
  • Glorietta 4
  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Robinsons Ermita Manila

NIKE STADIUM

  • Rockwell Powerplant
  • Alabang Town Center

RIOVANA

  • Bonifacio Global City
  • Regis Center, Katipunan

RUNNR Bonifacio High Street

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Kulit Runner,

    Do you actually have that watch? Question – how’s the GPS signal based from your actual experience? Is it getting good signal? I’m planning to buy one but before that please share your experience regarding its GPS.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hello! I do not have this watch reason why I just posted the Official Press Release. 🙂

      • Thank you for your response. I already bought this watch last month, later days after i asked you here. The GPS is working perfectly. I actually tried it with Adidas KOTR 2013 yesterday, check my record on this link:

        http://go.nike.com/0u3ii61

        I can say, based from experience, It’s the best sportswatch i ever bought versus competitors garmin, soleus, etc. (best watch kasi ang mahal niya). Not sure if Nike’s competitors have this kind of social thingy and interactive map that i ran…

        One thing i noticed, I run for 16.8 km category but according to my watch, my run totals 17.11 km. Guess, that’s a considerable allowance..

        • Thank you very much for sharing! Glad that you are happy with your purchase so far. Feel free to share your experiences here, i will be happy to know. 😉

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