If you’re like me, you’ve grown tired of dealing with Nike’s closed system. I’ll admit their products were once welcoming and user friendly. Originally I used their mobile app, then I switch over to the Nike GPS watch, which has served me well. But over the years, most recently with their website update of June 2016, Nike+ has become obsolete in the world of fitness tracking.
For months I have searched for a way out of Nike’s grasp. I didn’t want to just jump ship to another fitness tracker as I would lose 100s of activities since Nike doesn’t allow for an easy way to export your data.
I’m here to show you an easy way to export your Nike GPS data and upload it to another tracker of your choice (Strava, Runkeeper, Garmin, etc.).
Also, if this quick guide helped you out, would ya consider tossing me a dollar or two?
Watch the video below or follows the steps below the video. Enjoy!
Hop on over to Smash Run and sign up for a new account using your Nike+ login credentials.
In the upper right corner of Smash Run’s homepage is a button to import recent data from Nike+. Click it.
**This step might not be necessary the first time around, but it is required for all future imports of your Nike+ running data.
If you like the way Smash Run compiles and shows your data, then you’re done! Way to go! You saved yourself! But if you’d prefer to use a different tracker, head on over to Tapiriik. Once you’re there, connect your Smash Run account (the same email and password as your Nike+ account). From there, you can sync Strava, Garmin, endomondo, run keeper, Dropbox, etc. Tapiriik is an amazing service that will keep your data synched across a plethora of avenues.
Enjoy your freedom from Nike+! I admittedly still use their GPS watch, but it’s all I have right now. So after each run I go for, I plug my watch into my computer, let the data automatically upload to Nike, head over to Smash Run where I do my first import, then I head over to Tapiriik where I send my new GPS data off to its final resting place.
I hope at some point Nike realizes they are not doing their customers a favor by holding on tight to our running data. You could look at the current market of GPS enable watches/devices and see how many allow the user to export GPS data freely. I, as well as many other people, tend to be more loyal to certain brands that don’t hold us back.