My Love Hate Relationship with NIKE +

Posted on 8th December, by Christian in Gear, Running Blog. No Comments

My Love Hate Relationship with NIKE +

If push came to shove, I’d probably tell you that I love the Nike + app. But, there is a growing part of me that hates it. The pros are very obvious….it’s slick looking, it tracks just about everything an amateur running could possibly need and it incorporates playlists and power songs. I also really love the fact that it gives your audio cues whenever you reach a certain mileage marker.  The problem I have with Nike + is that the interface is entirely too sensitive. If I’m running with my phone in my pocket or my shorts it almost always pauses/then starts. Then pauses/ then starts. Then pauses/then switches songs/the pauses/then starts. It’s a never ending cause of frustration. I can’t get any part of my body anywhere near that interface without it reacting with some sort of unwanted change.  There is a lock mechanism on the device…but it’s absolutely buried in the corner of the phone and is awfully difficult to hit with any precision as I run along.

There is no doubt that I’ll continue using Nike +….mainly because I’ve already used it this entire time, but I sure wish some things had been done differently.


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