For those breaking into a sweat trying to decide whether or not the Nike+ SportBand
is really worth your hard earned dollars / euros / pounds / Schrutebucks, simmer on down. The runners over at the Stuff
offices have snapped one up and tossed out their two pence. Summarized as a "Nike+iPod
system without music," the unit was given fairly high marks all around. It was noted that calibration was highly recommended before taking on the London Marathon, but that setup was a real lesson in simplicity. Design wise, most everything was kosher save for the detachable face (Link USB drive) that may not fit perfectly in slim laptops sitting flush on a table and the non-backlit display that proved difficult to see at night. Believe it or not, critics still found the SportBand to be a joy to use despite the aforesaid quirks, but given the drawbacks, we'd certainly recommend trying out a pal's before throwing down for your own.