In the past, Garmin has been the only make of GPS sports watch on the market. However TomTom and Nike have now teamed up to create the Nike GPS sports watch which will be released in the US and UK in April.
The Nike GPS is a stylish and simple looking watch, but with a lot going for it.
It is said to be packed with a clear and readable user interface which can be manipulated easily whilst on the run due to an easy tap screen, three button system.
Whilst on the run, the watch is able to capture your exact location information just like a satellite navigation system, and show you the time, distance, pace, and calories that have been burned.
The Nike GPS can also work in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor, providing far more accurate distance and pace data.
Another interesting fact about the Nike GPS sports watch is that it is able to be plugged into a USB port so you can transfer all the data from your exercise session to a PC or Mac, or alternatively you can use the plug in to install new routes through Nikeplus.com.
Features of the Nike GPS include heart rate monitor compatibility, personal records including those imported from Nikeplus.com, run history with data from past runs, and a tap screen for setting laps and activating back-light.