When I updated my Nike+SportsWatch GPS last week I received the following details for a firmware update:
Firmware Update 1.0.11
This update is required for all users of the Nike+ SportWatch GPS and includes the following:
• Adds average pace metric
• Improves instantaneous pace calculation when running with GPS and the Nike+ shoe sensor
• Improves auto-calibration of the Nike+ shoe sensor
• Fixes reset issue when charging with certain USB chargers
• Exits the lap summary screen when a button is pressed
• Fixes issue with calorie display during long workouts
• Additional minor bug fixes
Source: Nike+Connect Firmware Update "Details" when SportsWatch was connected.
Update 5/30: I have now taken 5 runs with average pace and it seems to work just fine. This essential element makes the NIke+SportsWatch a far more complete running tool.
Update 6/2: Ran with shoe sensor alone, GPS turned off, after 5 runs and about 30 miles of shoe sensor and GPS which is how the sensor is supposed to get calibrated. Excellent results 5.93 miles exactly the same as measured by GPS. Previous to the firmware update the shoe sensor got dramatically inaccurate over time from factory default settings. In addition to indoors using the shoe sensor alone should be more accurate on winding trails and where buildings and mountains can block the GPS signal. Will next test on single track trails.
Instantaneous pace appears far less erratic although I rarely use this metric.
I am still seeing inconsistencies in GPS track ( takes a 1/4 mile or so to lock on to exact path/road) and heart rate (first 5-10 minutes have all kinds of spikes).
Nice update Nike!
Now if stats on the smaller upper line could scroll... or one could pick both the smaller upper metric and the lower larger one on auto lap. I find I am constantly pressing the button to see distance, heart rate and pace when on auto lap as the larger bottom area remains dedicated to the current lap time