Bought the Nike+ Sportband (available in Pink & Yellow) from Nike Wheellock Place in Singapore and the SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter from Epicentre which is just opposite the same Nike store.
After installing the Nike+ Utility. Connect the Nike+ SportBand Link to the USB Port on the iMac to customize settings as well as charging the battery.
After charging and customization of your user settings on the Nike+ SportBand Link, connect the SportBand Link back into the band.
Using the SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter with non Nike+ shoes
Conclusion – Pros
- The Nike+ SportBand material is very comfortable to the wrist
- Nike+ iPod Sensor works well with the SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter. Out of box calibration is very accurate with the Nike+ SportBand over a 600 meters test run
- SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter is firmly secure and does not move around if correctly installed amongst the shoelaces
- Toggle button (on the side) of the SportBand Link allows easy cycling through your distance, pace, time and calories burned
- Be part of the biggest online running community, the Nike+ website allows you to upload your runs, share and communicate with your friends who are also on the Nike+ community and lots more.
- SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter is cheap to replace
Conclusion – Cons
- Out of box calibration is slightly off for walks. Accuracy for a 600 meters walk incurs additional 5 to 10 meters. If you want spot-on accuracy, perform the calibration in a stadium (walk and run of the same distance) and adjust it against the Nike+ utility.
- Plastic locking pin of the SwitchEasy RunAway Adapter looks fragile, might break when you are running amongst packed runners
- Due to curve design of the Nike+ SportBand Link, upon inserting into the USB slots at the back of the iMac, it’s physical build took up 2 x USB slots
- Nike+ SportBand Link do not have backlight feature. Not suitable for running in limited light conditions.
Overall combined usage rating: 8.5/10