NX980 GPS Trainer

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With a 12-hour battery life, the New Balance NX980 GPS Trainer Watch guides and informs. This watch displays the stats you want during your workout and allows for complete data downloads post-workout.
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Track your run or ride on the move with the New Balance NX980 GPS Trainer Watch. Designed to give you feedback at a glance, the NX980 displays the stats that are most important to you during your workout. After your workout, transfer the complete data to your computer to track progress over time. A 12-hour battery life with the GPS active keeps the NX980 training watch ready to hit the road whenever you are, while an included chest strap ensures accurate heart rate readings.
  • 12 hour or 24 hour time format
  • 12-hour battery life with active GPS
  • 2 customizable workout displays for both profiles
  • 2 profiles: Running and cycling
  • 2.4 GHz digitally coded soft-strap chest belt for no crosstalk (included)
  • 50m water resistant
  • 6 customizable interval timers
  • 99 laps/splits
  • Auto-lap: Automatically takes a lap at a user set distance
  • Comprehensive run and lap data recall
  • Comprehensive timer memory
  • Continuous heart rate reading - ECG accurate HRM
  • Customizable heart rate zone and alerts
  • Daily alarm
  • Daylight savings time option - Automatically updates
  • Display in metric and imperial units
  • Display preset options: clock, heart rate (BPM), calories burned, distance, pace, average pace, speed, average speed, workout timer, lap number, lap time, lap distance
  • Easy to use PC and Mac compatible software
  • EL backlight/smart EL backlight system
  • Interval can be set to repeat 1-99 times or continuously
  • Limited 2 year warranty
  • Monitors: Speed, Distance, Pace
  • Range:100 hours
  • Rechargeable battery (watch) via USB charging cable (included)
  • Resolution: 1/100 second
  • Satellite-Based Navigational Technology
  • Time/Day/Date
  • Timers set via time or distance
  • User replaceable battery (chest strap only)
  • Visual and audible alerts
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    Overall Product Rating

    1.7 / 5
    3 Reviews

    0% of reviewers recommend this product

    1 of 3

    Waste of money

    February 27, 2014 by | AR

    • Used Product For: 2-4 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 20+ miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 11-15 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "When I was shopping for a training watch, I was only interested in a HRM. I saw this thing with the software that can track all kinds of stats like heart rate, speed, distance, and even a GPS feature and it was only a little more expensive than a plain HRM. So I jumped all over it and was excited to start using it. Worked fantastic for 2 days... then it croaked. Just like the other reviews, the HRM started showing 200+ when I was barely jogging, no matter what I did. Since the main thing I'm interested in is the HRM, this is completely useless and a huge waste of money. I contacted NB about it and we will see if there's a fixed version they can send me. Otherwise, it's getting returned."

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    2 of 3

    Horrible HRM

    December 6, 2013 by | Mount Holly, NJ, USA

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 11-15 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 16-20 miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "So... after a few runs, and only logging around 15 miles. I think I have a fairly good understanding of my new GPS watch by New Balance. My first impressions of the watch have been generally good, but there are some annoyances in both fit and functionality. When I first tried the watch on, I had to double check that I didn't accidentally pick up a women's version. I don't have large wrists, but the design of the watch itself seems to only suit those with child like wrists, or no wrist bone at all. However, I soon figured out that the awkward placement on my wrist (slightly turned) actually helped to read the watch while running. The GPS links up fairly quickly in new areas, and takes only a few seconds to locate satellites in an area recently used. It is also on par with many other watches across all price ranges as par as accuracy goes. I have not had any issues with maintaining a signal through dense trees or even inside my house. The HRM on the other hand is complete garbage, and is the reason I will be returning my GPS watch. Much like the other reviewer, my HRM worked great at first, but now reads around 205 BPM while jogging at an easy pace. It does seem to read resting heart rate fairly accurately though. I can only assume that this is a software related issue and not a problem with the strap (NB has made plenty of good HRMs prior to this). I would love to be able to leave a good review and be happy with my purchase, but the poor functioning of the HRM takes away from why I purchased the watch in the first place. If you are looking for just a nice GPS watch for a good price, I would definitely recommend the NX950. It is the same watch without the HRM. Hopefully New Balance will release an update to this watch to correct the issues it has. It would be an amazing watch (especially for the price) if they fixed the HRM issue."

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    3 of 3

    GPS is great HRM does not work

    November 29, 2013 by | Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    • Used Product For: less than 2 weeks
    • Miles with Product: 16-20 miles
    • Avg Miles Per Week: 20+ miles
    • Primary Activity: Running

    "Have only used it 5 times so far, but since there are no reviews yet, thought I’d post my initial impressions of the product. The GPS works very well. Pace and distance are accurate, picks up satellites relatively quickly and keeps satellite communication in areas where my old GPS used to drop. HRM worked great the first 2 runs, but have not been able to make it work since. Cleaned the sensors, cinched up the strap, adjusted the placement, tried the spit technique but it was still inaccurate. Starts off correct, but soon displays a HR of 204-225 bpm, while running easy on flats. Will see if the company will give me a new strap/sensor unit. Charging connector works well. Aside from the HRM issues, there are other things that I don’t care for. The instructions are vague at times and it takes some trial and error to figure out what they are talking about. I also don’t like that the software that you download is for viewing your training runs only. You cannot create workouts (intervals, tempo runs, etc.) with the software and then transfer it to the device. And the workouts you can program on the unit, are very limiting, too long to explain here. I had high hopes for this unit, especially for the price, but with the HRM issues and the limited programmable training runs, this product is not much more than a chronograph with a GPS. Hope the new strap fixes that."

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