"Really easy to use but missing many simple features"3.5 starson by pgrondin
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, 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.