Fitness devices like the Nike GPS Watch take a lot of factors into consideration when they show you data about the number of calories you burn.
One particular piece of information that they use is your weight, which you input as you were initially configuring the watch.
Our tutorial will show you how to change your weight on the Nike GPS Watch if you have lost or gained weight since that time and want to make sure the watch software is properly calculating your workout data.
How to Update Your Nike GPS Watch Weight
- Open the Nike Connect app on your computer.
- Connect your watch to the computer.
- Choose Settings.
- Select Profile.
- Change the Weight value.
- Click Close.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to change your weight on the Nike GPS Watch, including pictures of these steps.
When you initially configured your Nike + GPS watch, one of the questions that you were asked during setup required you to enter your weight.
The watch then uses your weight as part of its formula for calculating the number of calories that you burn during your run.
For people that pay close attention to their caloric intake and output, this is very valuable information.
But if you set your weight a long time ago, then the value may no longer be correct, which might result in incorrect calculations concerning the number of calories that you have burned.
Fortunately, it is easy to learn how to change your weight on the Nike GPS watch, which will help you to get the most accurate information regarding the number of calories that you burn on your run.
How to Adjust Nike GPS Watch Weight for Calories (Guide with Pictures)
As with most of the changes that you will need to make to your Nike watch’s display and settings (such as manually adjusting the time or date), you will need to connect your watch to the computer on which the Nike Connect software is installed.
This requires the USB cable that you use whenever you upload a run from your watch to the Nike + website.
With your watch, USB cable, and computer in hand, you can proceed with changing the weight setting of your Nike GPS watch.
Step 1: Launch the Nike Connect software on your computer.
Step 2: Connect the USB jack on your watch to the USB cable, then connect the other end of the cable to a USB port on your computer.
If you have any runs stored on your watch that have not yet been uploaded to the Nike + website, you will need to wait a minute or two until that information has been downloaded from the watch.
Step 3: Click the Settings button at the bottom of the window.
Step 4: Click the Profile option at the left side of the window.
Step 5: Change the weight value in the field to the right of Weight.
Note that you can also click the drop-down menu to the right of your weight to select either Pounds or Kilograms.
Once you have entered the correct weight value, you can click the Close button at the bottom of the window, then disconnect the watch from your computer.
Your future runs will now use the correct weight when calculating the number of calories that you have burned.
Now that you know how to change your weight on the Nike GPS Watch, you can be confident that you are seeing the most accurate possible data when you view the metrics from your workouts.
Are you getting bored with the look of your black and lime Nike GPS watch? there is a newer version that is black and blue. You can also check out the Nike Sports Bands for additional ways to measure run performance.
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