Nike+ Sportband 2009 Reviewed (Verdict: Saves Money On an iPod)

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Lisa @ BBG took the updated Nike+ Sportband for a run. The short of it is that it does what you think it does, and does it with a better screen than the original.


The upside is that it's only $59 and functions as a wristwatch when you're not running. It doesn't have all the features that an iPod and Nike+ combination does, and you obviously can't listen to music, but it lets you run without all that extra stuff on you.


BoingBoingGadgets doesn't say whether or not you can actually calibrate your runs, but you can use Gmaps to map out your path and use that as calibration. Not an optimal solution if you're only going to be running on treadmills.

Still, it's $59, and if all you want to do is run, this is it. Launches Wednesday. [BBG via iPodNN]

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It's too bad they don't include a heart rate monitor - or i'd buy it in a second.