"A Great Buy"5.0 starson by ThaQuestion
Easy to navigate menus
Seamless Integraion w/ NikePlus website
Cons: Takes a bit to get used to on your wrist because of it's bulk
No Voice Feedback..but..it's a watch..
Summary: First off, I'd classify myself as a fairly avid runner, running between 30 & 50 miles a week (5 runs), so I use this watch A LOT. The reason I appreciate it as much as I do is because I've used a few other products over the last 5 years, and their accuracy has been really frustrating to say the least.
I began with the Nike+ system 5 years ago when it was just a shoe pod, a dongle and your Ipod Nano. While it was a great idea, I would run distances as short as 3 miles and have this thing off as many 5 tenths, which is a TON. As smart phone popularity increased, I started using a few different GPS tracking apps on my phone and while they were very accurrate most of the time, again, at least once a week they would be off by even more than my old Nike+. Also, always being forced to carry a smartphone when I've already got my water bottles, gels, and everything else bothers me.
All of these things led me to try the Nike+ GPS watch, 1 because it has the GPS tracking that had proved so accurrate on MOST of my runs w/ the smartphone, 2, it had the footpod which would kick in if I was running somewhere w/o a strong GPS signal, and 3, it was watch, small and compact.
(Side note, you don't have to calibrate the foot pod like you used to w/ the old Nike+ system, as long as you are running w/ the foot pod and GPS turned on, it will calibrate it for you)
So, every day, since day 1, I've thrown on my shoes, walked around to activate the foot pod, then stayed staionary until the gps linked, ran 5-10 miles, walked back inside my house, plugged the watch directly into the computer, let it update my GPS information and download my workout, and to this day, it's never failed me.
FYI before your first use, make sure you download the newest software from the NikePlus website, and make sure you have your NikePlus account set up already. Once everything is installed, configured and linked, plug your watch in to get the latest GPS settings and watch software, then go for your first run, you won't be dissappointed.
Oh yeah, the negative things, I do like voice feedback instead of having to check my watch all the time, but, it's not that big of a deal, and, as far as the batteries are concerned, I'm a little bummed that it won't last for an entire Ultra....oh well