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TomTom Nike+ SportWatch GPS

TomTom Nike+ SportWatch GPS
alaScore 88

561 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and screen. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability. Reviews about the build quality and value for money are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Nike+ SportWatch GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Nike+ SportWatch GPS


Nike already offers a way for runners to keep track of their workouts with its Nike + iPod Sport Kit , but at CES 2011, the sportswear company gave athletes another tool for recording their runs: GPS. Teaming up with TomTom, the Nike+ SportWatch GPS...

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.

It's expensive. We had some initial problems with GPS, and positioning wasn't always accurate.

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.


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Nike+ SportWatch GPS


The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is not the first sports watch to plug into a computer, the first to offer GPS, or the first to put your data online where you can share, compare and brag to friends. So how did Nike saunter back from CES this year with an...

Comfortable, smart design ; Built-in USB connector ; Powerful, intuitive Web-based interface ; Long battery life ; Accurate GPS by TomTom ; Reasonably affordable

Not practical for everyday wear ; Using Nike+ sensor requires Nike shoes ; Little flexibility and zero non-running features

The Nike+ SportWatch is a single-minded device that does what it does very well, but won’t get much use when it’s not collecting sweat.

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SportWatch too simple for hard-core runners


Since 2003, I?ve tried several fitness accessories that use the GPS system to tell you how far and how fast you?re running. I?ve generally liked them, except for the fact that they don?t work well in big cities.

Perhaps one day, I?ll get a device that has the full functionality of a Garmin or Timex watch but works as well as the Nike SportWatch in big cities. It doesn?t matter which one does it first. I?m just glad there?s healthy competition to get there.


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Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom


The Nike+ SportWatch represents TomTom's debut entry into the fitness arena. Their partnership with Nike brings a different design language and style than other sport watches.

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"Good concept but doesn't link to GPS"


I used this only once. The next week, I tried using it again and it would not link to the satellite. I tried a few times, called Customer Service, did a factory reset. Next day, tried again - different location - and still did not work. I searched and...

Beautiful watch

Not reliable, GPS doesn't link

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"Has failed multiple times in the 3 months I've had it"


I am on my second watch in three months and now this one is going bad. The first one wouldn't connect to my home computer so they sent me a replacement as the support did not know how to resolve the issue. When the replacement did not connect either I...


Will not connect to my home computer (I've tried everything including uninstalling my firewall and unplugging all other USB devices)

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"Awesome product, has reinvigorated my love for Nike+"


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.

So minimal. I've always got it on me ready to go for a run or as a stopwatch.

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.

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"I got one and it was useless 14 months after."


waste of time and money

looks nice, lime green

wont last - Buyer beware. Nike is aware and has chosen not to support this product

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"DO NOT BUY, won't last a year, $200 disposable product."


disposable $200 product from Nike. Do not buy this product. Do some searches, you'll find others who are also disappointed that their unit was rendered useless shortly after the warranty expired.

looks cool, easy to use, performs as described, for 6-9 months.

after a little over a year of use, battery will not get past 45 minutes (for long distance runner, this is useless). Even the watch will not hold a charge throughout a full day. Nike told me to buy a new one on the web site.

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"Will not last a year."


I bought this watch when it was at the $200 price point and loved it from the start. It was a big upgrade over the footpod. I had heard from other users of the product that they had problems syncing their runs to the computer, but I didn't have any...

Website is practical

Will not last