Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New gadget

I'm all about keeping running fun. Specifically, keeping track of running. I use two online sites to record and share my runs: MotionBased for GPS data from my Garmin and Runner+ for data collected via Nike+.

(Some days I sepnd more time uploading my runs and look at everyone else's, than actually running...)

For a while I was using the Nike+ kit with my iPod Nano, but it was not exactly convenient or accurate and started acting up over the past couple months. I've decided to give the new Nike SportBand a try.

It doesn't operate through my temperamental iPod (guess what I need for my Birthday!) and it can be manually calibrated - two huge perks over the old system. So far, I like it, but it's amazing how difficult it is to get used to wearing something new on my wrist. This tiny band is unbelievably annoying, but I barely notice the chunky-monkey Garmin on my other wrist anymore, so I'm sure I'll adjust to this.

1 comment:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i may pick one of those up once i'm back out and running too... i figure it'll be a matter of time before ipods and the like are banned from all races, and if i do get into doing duathlons, i can still sync the run portions without having to take the ipod out of hiding, where for sure they're already banned! glad to hear it's easy to use, but hopefully will get more comfortable for you soon! LOL