"Basic Runners GPS Watch with some flare!"3.5 starson by AdCaeser
Pros: Good fit for running and wearing all day. The TomTom GPS pickup was both quick and accurate. No rough edges or rash points for those long runs. As all of the basic feature runners should expect from a GPS watch. Seemed to be right on the mark for accuracy
Cons: Minimal feature control, similar to the Nike SportsBand you are stuck with the preset menus and order that Nike has built into the watch. They do allow you to remove some data windows, like Calories, Pace, Elapsed, or Distance, but reorder didn't seem to
Summary: I would say for the overall casual runner, or entry level runner this is a great watch and will accomplish all of the tasks you need it too, while remaining stylish, comfortable, and functional enough to wear as your everyday watch. With the $199 price point it beats the entire field of GPS watches on price.
Nike decision to include the Nike+ foot pod also makes this watch very functional for all of those treadmill runners as well as runners who are metropolis bound. As someone who travels often to major cities, there is nothing more frustrating then walking out of my hotel in NYC, Chicago, Houston, etc surrounded by highrises and having to walk around for 5 minutes with my wrist in the sky to triangulate the satellites. Now I wasn't able to "test" the switch-over capability or see how the NIke+ website handled that conversion, but according to Nike it happens pretty seamless.
Speaking of the Nike+ website, I have never been a huge fan, but also don't have too much to complain about. I think it is more of a feel issue with NIke+ website, a little too much Flash and a little too little function. Again, for the basic average runner that just wants to track/journal your runs, have social network interaction, and watch your progress as you go along, Nike has setup a good system for you. If you want more function you are stuck needing to use a service like Training Peaks. However, a really nice middle road would be using the site DailyMile.com. This is a social network site exclusive for fitness. And a big perk here would be the ability to connect your Nike+ account to your DailyMile.com account and automatically sync you runs! Unfortunately though it will only Sync your Stats, as of right now it does not send over the GPS data so you will have to draw your route using DailyMile.com tool.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a stylish everyday watch that you can use for both your training and everyday wear the Nike SportsWatch GPS might be a good fit for you. It is definitely comparable to the Garmin Forerunner 210 and below. The lack of custom screens and tracking in my opinion places it just below the Garmin Forerunner 410 (if you are in need of custom tracking).
I do not think it is fair to attempt to compare the Nike SportsWatch to the Timex Global Trainer or the Garmin 310XT. The price point or class of watch it not comparable. Both of these are much larger, have the capability to track multiple sports (Swim, Run, & Bike) and were designed with the elite runner/triathlete in mind. Also, both the 310XT and the Global Trainer have a much higher price point