I went for my run on Wednesday night and it rained and rained, and I got wet. So did my Nike+ SportWatch. I uploaded my run and everything was normal.
Thursday am - went for a bush walk and the watch was operating normally, but it did have moisture inside the screen which cannot be a good thing.
Thursday pm - went for a run and SportWatch was not showing my pace, but it did record the first 25 mins of my run before indicating low battery, even though I had tried recharging it. After uploading, Nike+ reckons I had an average pace of --, burned 0 calories, and ran 0.0 km for 25 mins!
The screen went blank shortly after, and charging it overnight has done nothing. I think it is dead :(
I rechecked the water resistance of the watch, which is 5 ATM, or 50m. According to this site 30mWR should withstand getting caught in rain, and 50mWR should withstand swimming in shallow water:
I've never used my watch for anything other than running or bush walking, so I'm a bit disappointed it leaked the first time it was exposed to rain. Maybe mine has a faulty seal or something. I will probably try to return it as it is still under guarantee, but it is 8 months old and they might try and insist that I went scuba diving in it.
But you know what the worst thing is? I'm totally lost when I'm running. Nothing to do with GPS - I mean the distance, time and pace type of lost. I know I checked my watch often to rein myself in at the beginning of my easy runs, but I didn't realise it was that often! The biggest problem will be tempo runs and speedwork where I am useless at running consistently at a faster pace. And running my next race is going to be complete guesswork, how am I going to know if I start out too fast? I like the security of numbers, and I really miss my watch!
Has your running watch ever failed on you?
Shall I just take my phone every time I run? I did try that tonight, not a great experience.
Is this my cue to invest in a better model?