Nike+ Sportband 2.0
About a year ago I went out and purchased the Nike+ Sportband from the Nike Bird store which I will be use as an aid in improving my runs . Nike + Sportband enable runners to keep track of their run similar to to the Nike+ Ipod system. Statistical feedback such as calorie burned, running pace, running distance will be recorded into device. The Sportband consists of two parts: a rubber holding strap which is worn around the wrist, and the receiver which resembles a USB disk. The receiver displays information comparable to that of the iPod kit on the built-in display. The receiver can then be plugged straight into a USB port and the software will upload the run information automatically to the Nike+ website. On top of that it doubles up as a kick ass wrist sports watch.
Unfortunately about two months later I returned back to the Nike Bird Store as i realize that the screen had gotten misty and some of the display had also began disappearing, apparently from the sweat i generated from running, it seems as if the Nike+SportsBand didn’t like to get wet. No sweat, no washing of your hands. The staff at Nike exchange the my faulty sportsband for a new piece. About a month later, I returned again with the same problem and it got replace as well. It soon began a Monthly routine for me to head down to the Nike Bird Store to exchange for a newer pair due to the faulty screen problem. Eventually, i got fed up with it as i soon encounter more problems such as the inability to see the SportsBand Screen at night and that the screen casing had broken off after i accidentally drop it while running.
Summary Of Fault with the Nike SportsBand
- Device Isn’t waterproof
- Screen is not visible in the night
- Device is not that durable
This Year Nike had launch Sportband 2.0 with a white background to enhance visibility and a welded seal to improve water resistance.
Here is some more info on the 2.0 version:
- Improved screen with a white background for better visibility
- A welded seal for water resistance
- Available in grey with an interior pink band, anthracite (dark grey) with a yellow interior band, and black with a red interior band
With Improvement made base on their original SportBand Nike it is now shock absorbent, water resistant design and with a more sharply defined screen, it will provide a more accurate reading of your vital running stats.
The new Nike+ Sporband will come out in August and I’ve decided to give it another go. Mainly because it enable me to keep track my runs and I am still in need of a good sports watch..lol. And with the newly release color I’m sure everyone can guess which color I’m getting. Yellowcard rocks (: