Thursday, August 28, 2008

A little more about the Nike+ SportBand

I've only had the SportBand a couple days and I have some likes and dislikes already.

  • I don't need no stinkin' iPod to use the cool online features on Nike! This thingy doesn't do music, it only tracks speed, distance, time, and calories. I don't have iPod... I like my Sansa better... not that I listen to music when I run anyway, not when I have 2 crazed Sibes in tow! (or should I say.... yanking me along and not always in the same direction!)
  • Plug the thingy into a USB port and all the runs you've completed since your last upload are uploaded automatically! No more remembering... how far did I go last Wednesday???
  • Hard to cheat... you can delete runs but cannot alter them after they are uploaded.
  • A pause button! (handy when a pup stops to.... you know....)
  • I can't set a POWERSONG on my widget thingy... (bummer but not enough to make me run out and buy iPod)
  • No backlight... makes it hard to use in the dark. And I am a night owl who likes to run in the dark sometimes.
  • The distance and pace isn't perfectly accurate. I'm wondering if this will become a problem for me at some point since I'm rather anal about seeing improvement and there have been a lot of complaints about how it can be tough to properly calibrate this thingy.
  • If you forget to turn off the thingy after your run, it really screws up your stats and there's no way to fix it, other than to delete it altogether.

1 comment:



Vegas? You're in Vegas? Our Mom just loves Vegas. She tries to go at least once a year. She likes to drink beer and walk the strip. Anyway, it's nice to meet you pups. Thanks for visiting Life Inside the Fence.

Woof, woof
Desert Pup