Hey Blushing Ladies
After writing about it, I went out and got the Nike+ Sportsband. Eh. I don't know if it'll be a keeper. Firstly, I love that once you register online, you can link up with a "coach." The coach is basically a program that helps you achieve a goal. Do you want to go from walker to runner, run faster, run farther, etc. So I chose the walker to runner program. As I said, I love the coach, but it's frustrating to complete with the sportsband.
For example, when you're not using the Sportsband, it acts as a watch and shows the time. You can push a button to get the info from your last workout if you need to. Now my coach told me to walk for 5 minutes and run for 1 minute. When you get ready to start a workout, you push a button that basically tells the Sportsband that you're ready. Then it says "push to run." So I get geared up. I push the button and started walking. I look at my band and what does it say? "Push to run." I start pushing buttons to get my clock back and no sir. Well how long have I been walking? Now I have to pull out my ancient ipod that i'm listening to, to keep my walking time. When I get ready to run, I put the ipod away and get to trottin. Ummmm how long have I been running? No clock. Uggggg! How are you going to have a coach with time intervals, but you cant see the time? Frustrating. Will I have to wear a separate watch? I don't even wear watches in everyday life. I don't even own one. Once I got a cell phone and the battery clunked out of my last watch back in the 90's, I never replaced it.
It's too much gear to be responsible for. I heard that the nano, touch, and iphone versions talk you through the workout. I need to get on that bandwagon because, this isn't working for me. I called my mother today because she begged for a nano for christmas a few years ago. I don't think that she's used it once. When I asked if she still had it, she said "yeah, I think so." That means one of two things. It really is floating aimlessly in the house somewhere or she gave it to somebody and doesn't want to tell me that she gave away a gift. But hey, it's hers, she can do as she pleases. I'll find out in a minute because either way, this Sportsband is about to go back to the store. I'll be switching to another product all together or to the nano version.
See how therapeutic writing is? When I started writing this, I was on the fence. Now I've made a firm decision that it's going back.
I'm trying Nike. I really am. I'm definitely not buying another ipod. If we can't work out our issues, i'm going to have to stray. Garmin has been looking really hot these days and he's been singing "Guess who loves you more" to me in my sleep. We'll see what happens.