Nike and TomTom have just unveiled an upgraded GPS Sportwatch Nike+, featuring day-glow colors and a starter pack available for $149 for users new to running and NikeFuel.
In addition to tracking position, speed, distance traveled, and calories burned, users can record their workout history and track personal best records. The watch also has motivational features including run reminders and inspirational messages to help encourage runners before and after running session.
The Nike+ Sportswatch also turns your running distance into "universal units" called NikeFuel, which allow you to compare your total exertion while running and performing other sports, and compare them with those of your friends. That means that if your friend plays football, NikeFuel allows you to directly compete with him or her even if you're just running.
The Nike+ Sportwatch, along with a shoe sensor, is now available from Nike or TomTom and other retailers starting at €149.
Nike+ rival and popular app Runtastic has also recently unveiled its GPS-enabled pulse watch and heart rate chest strap that, of course, conveniently sync to the app itself. The GPS watch tracks heart rate data and location and doesn't require a smartphone.
Watch a clip on the new Nike+ watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyRvhM01HG8