Fitness devices such as the Nike GPS Watch take many factors into account when displaying calories burned.
One particular piece of information they use is your weight, which you enter when initially setting up the watch.
Our guide will show you how to change your weight on your Nike GPS watch if you’ve since lost or gained weight and want to make sure the watch’s software is correctly calculating your exercise data.
How to update the weight of a Nike GPS watch
- Open the Nike Connect app on your computer.
- Connect your watch to your computer.
- Select “Settings”.
- Choose a profile.
- Change the Weight value.
- Click Close.
Our guide continues below with more information on how to change your weight on a Nike GPS watch, including pictures of the steps.
When initially setting up your Nike + GPS watch, one of the questions you were asked during setup required you to enter your weight.
The watch then uses your weight as part of its formula to calculate how many calories you burn while running.
For people who care deeply about calorie intake and production, this is very valuable information.
But if you set your weight a long time ago, the value may not be correct, which can lead to incorrect calculations of the number of calories burned.
Fortunately, it is easy to learn how to change your weight on your Nike GPS watch, which will help you get the most accurate information about how many calories you burn while running.
How to Adjust the Nike GPS Weight by Calories (Illustrated Guide)
As with most changes you’ll need to make to your Nike Watch’s screen and settings (such as setting the time or date manually), you’ll need to connect your watch to a computer running Nike Connect software.
This requires a USB cable, which you use whenever you upload a run from your watch to the Nike+ website.
With your watch, USB cable, and computer handy, you can begin changing the weight settings for your Nike GPS watch.
Step 1: Launch the Nike Connect software on your computer.
Step 2: Connect the USB port on your watch with a USB cable, then plug the other end of the cable into a USB port on your computer.
If your watch has saved runs that haven’t yet been uploaded to the Nike+ website, you’ll need to wait a minute or two for that information to download from the watch.
Step three: Click on the “Settings” button at the bottom of the window.
Step 4: Click on “Profile” on the left side of the window.
Step 5: Change the weight value in the field to the right of the weight.
Note that you can also click the drop-down menu to the right of your weight to select pounds or kilograms.
Once you have entered the correct weight value, you can click the Close button at the bottom of the window and then disconnect your watch from the computer.
Your future rides will now use the correct weight when calculating calories burned.
Now that you know how to change your weight on your Nike GPS Watch, you can make sure that you’re seeing the most accurate data possible when viewing your exercise metrics.