Why are there so many alarms on my watch?
in training often eat many small meals, rather than the typical three.
We include multiple alarms on our watches to enable you to divide your
day into manageable portions. Multiple alarms also make for a better
What if I don't want my watch
to beep at the press of every button?
In Time mode, you can press the upper-right button
to turn off the button-confirmation tone.
Why would I need to send my watch to a service center to get
the battery replaced?
Many of our watch designs
use special gaskets that create a seal between the back plate and the
watch case. In our experience, when you, or even a skilled jeweler,
try to replace the watch battery, the gasket is frequently replaced
improperly, eventually resulting in water damage. In addition to ensuring
that your watch is watertight, our service centers will clean the components
and replace damaged parts. Customer feedback on the price, duration
and headache of this process has prompted us to start putting user-serviceable
battery hatches in our watches whenever possible.
Does Nike make watches
Yes. The Imara Collection was designed specifically
for women after years of research and design. Its shape and features
are tuned specifically to what we heard women say they wanted; a watch
that was intuitive to use, had the functions they needed, and could
be worn all day, not just during their workout. Imara comes in three
styles: Heart Rate Monitor, Run (with 43-lap memory) and Fit (with basic
Why are there three different versions of the
same watches for different countries?
The communication protocol of radio-frequency
devices is controlled by governmental agencies, which allocate a certain
spectrum or channels to certain types of devices. Our different versions
of some of our monitoring products exist to match the spectra of those
What is Power Save?
Power Save is a feature that works like "sleep"
mode on a computer. If you set Power Save at four hours, then avoid
pushing buttons for four hours, the display of your watch will shut
down. The watch is still operating, but the battery is not being used
to power the display. Push any button to turn on the display.
What is the difference between 100 meter water
resistance and 10 bar water resistance?
The word "Bar" refers the standard pressure
of the weight of air when measured at sea level. Pressure increases
underwater. A watch that is water-resistance-rated at 10 bar (10 times
the pressure at sea level) is sometimes said to have 100-meter resistance.
Five bar = 50 meters, and so on. But this is not completely accurate.
If you take a 10-bar watch to a depth of 100 meters, then tap the face,
it may implode. It's better to think of three bar as acceptable for
bathing and swimming, five bar for water sports that involve diving
and swimming underwater, and 10 bar and above acceptable for scuba diving
in less than 30 meters of water. Remember also that you can't press
buttons underwater without risking water damage.
Where do I find out how to train properly?
Nikerunning.com (USA) has training resources for
runners. Also, most Nike Towns have running clubs affiliated with them.
This can be a great place to meet other runners and find people to train
with. There are also organizations like Team In Training and a number
of running magazines that have resources or links to resources that
can help you get started. Finally, fitness clubs can put you in touch
with trainers who can help you develop a fitness plan. Whatever you
do, be sure to talk to a health professional before beginning a training
plan. We don't say this just for legal reasons. The first step in accomplishing
any sport goal involves identifying your current level of fitness. If
you are smart about not training beyond your abilities, you will have
the best chance of avoiding injury and achieving your goals.
What should I do if my watch strap breaks?
Some of our watches feature an integrated strap
and case design, eliminating the pins, a notorious weak point on most
watches. It is usually impossible to replace this type of strap. However,
if your strap breaks, you can send your watch to a repair center for
a repair estimate. If it's within the warranty period, they will replace
or repair it. Unfortunately, very few retail locations sell replacement
straps. If you need a strap, contact a service center.
Why does the color of my band change over time?
The pigment in most polyurethane straps fades
as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light. We now test all pigments
and materials in a UV light box, requiring that that the watch maintain
acceptable appearance for three or more years.
How do I avoid injury while training?
The harder and longer you train, the greater the chance of injury. It
makes sense to be smart about the intensity and duration of your workouts.
Heart-rate monitors and speed-and-distance monitors are great tools
to help you train smart. As a rule of thumb, don't increase your distance
by more than 10 percent per week. Use interval training to familiarize
your body to higher intensity output. Also, wear good shoes and stretch
Where can I buy a battery for my watch?
We use very common watch batteries that are readily
How can I adjust the date on my analog watch?
Pulling the crown of the watch out half way will
allow you to adjust the date without adjusting the time.
Why would I buy a Nike heart rate monitor?
Our philosophy on heart rate monitors distinguishes
us from the competition. Simple is good. We want you to take that heart-rate
number and really learn from it. Our goal is to elevate heart rate data
so that it provides real information, knowledge, even inspiration. That's
why we focus on making our monitors easy to use. It's why our monitors
contain a CD-ROM full of information. We succeed when you succeed, and
not until then.
How do I change a watch battery?
If the back case is sealed, you will need to send
the watch to our authorized service center. If the watch has a battery
hatch, you should be able to change it yourself. After opening the battery
hatch, you may need to remove a small clip that holds the battery in
place. If this is the case, it's best to have a jeweler replace the
battery. The greatest risk of changing the battery yourself, or having
a jeweler do it, is that the gasket will not be replaced properly. This
can cause water damage. We recommend using a Nike service center.