By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 6:02 pm
What do you get when you combining Nike’s “just do it” athleticism with the GPS expertise of TomTom? You get a running watch–and our tenth and final Last Gadget Standing finalist.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom is a hybrid gadget that combines both GPS technology and an accelerometer, located in the Nike+ shoe sensor. Runners can upload their data to the well-regarded Nikeplus.com website, where they can track their favorite routes, set goals, receive coaching, and challenge their friends.
Key features include the GPS tracking with the shoe sensor –great for runners off trail. The tap interface activates the backlight to mark laps during a run. And the watch has a USB connector molded into the watch strap, so you can plug it directly into a computer, no cable required. At Last Gadget Standing we’ll find out if it tells time, too.
The SportWatch GPS should hit stores in April; the price hasn’t been announced yet.