Nike + compatible running watch with GPS and bluetooth headphone playback

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  1. blasto333 macrumors regular

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    I am looking for a watch that has on board storage for music, bluetooth headphone support (and lightweight headphones), and GPS with great battery life. I don't care what it costs; I just want it to work great.

    I was considering apple watch + iPhone; but I don't want to have a heavy phone in my pocket.
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Hmm...

    Is GPS a necessity or do you just want your movement to be tracked?

    Apple Watch can do everything you said, without needing a phone.
     
  3. blasto333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    GPS is pretty necessary as I want accurate times. I am pretty sure the apple watch doesn't have GPS. How does it play music without iPhone. (I don't want to carry it around)
     
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    Okay...

    The pedometer is accurate enough for movement tracking, the Nike+ crowd has been using it for years. May be a few hundred feet off during a long run, but GPS isn't as accurate as we think.

    The Apple Watch has two gigs of onboard storage.

    I understand that you essentially want a bluetooth-equipped Garmin with onboard music storage, but that watch doesn't exist (yet).
     
  5. blasto333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried the iPod nano and it was way off.
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Okay...

    Okay, and you calibrated it? It's definitely better than Nike+.

    But seriously, the watch you're looking for doesn't exist. BT+ GPS cannot give great battery life.
     
  7. blasto333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried calibration and it didn't help. I am pretty happy with the iPhone nike + app; it is pretty accurate...but I just want to avoid the bulk.

    How does the apple watch play music? Maybe I can try that device for calibration and compare to GPS to get it right.
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    yep

    Through the music app?

    I don't have one, I just read that it does.
     
  9. blasto333 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know if the watch by itself will still track distance without a foot sensor? If I can get the calibration right eventually then it might be a good option and then wait for version 2 to have GPS
     
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