Tech for runners: Nike+ Sportwatch GPS $139

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Running is beneficial to the body, but also the mind, and spirit. Even short runs can increase energy and focus. The must-have tech for the avid runner is the Nike+ Sportwatch with GPS, available directly from Nike for $139, limited time price.

Running is great for increasing overall health. Research shows that consistently running can raise levels of good cholesterol while also increase lung function. Running is one of the best forms of exercise for losing or maintaining a consistent weight. Running is also very effective in burning off extra calories and it is the second most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute, following only after cross country skiing. Running also provides mental health benefits in the form of stress relief. Stress can manifest in a variety of health concerns, which running can help alleviate. Running can also provide a noticeable boost in confidence and self-esteem. When goals are met, the resulting sense of achievement will lead to feelings of empowerment and happiness.

The Nike GPS Sportwatch allows tracking of time, distance, pace, heart rate and calories burned.According to Nike, “using GPS by TomTom with the Nike+ sensor, you can start tracking your run instantly and get accurate speed and distance information indoors or out- even if the GPS signal gets interrupted. It also shows your mapped route with pace data and changes in elevation on Nikeplus.com.”

When you connect the watch with Nikeplus.com, you can connect with friends, join challenges, find the most popular routes to run and share your success with social media. The watch also doubles as a heart monitor that is compatible with the Polar Wearlink transmitter.
A one year warranty is also included. The watch is highly rated but many reviewers reported issues with moisture affecting performance and that the watch had to be replaced within the warranty period, so make sure to hang on to any sale documents in case of problems. Use code JUSTDOIT for free shipping on any order.