Apple Watch Nike+ | The Perfect Running Partner
Nike+ Run Club and runners worldwide rejoice! The Apple Watch Nike+ lands in-store and online this weekend (October 28th). We have been waiting patiently for it's arrival, since we first got the announcement in September. A little over a year ago, Nike quietly dissolved their Nike+ Fuelband division. This ultimately lead to the perfect partnership between Apple and Nike. Hopefully this partnership will bring a wide range of product development between the two brands. Fitness technology is important to the future of health & wellness for "athletes" everywhere. I personally loved my Nike+ Fuelband and used it faithfully everyday, but it disappeared into the ocean after a trip in Mexico.
The Apple Watch Nike+ is not much different from the Apple Watch Series 2 released last month, but it does provide better integration into the Nike+ Run Club App. This provides runners with the perfect tool to get them on the road or treadmill.
Apple Watch Nike+, like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, features built-in GPS to track pace, distance and route, so users can run without an iPhone®. With the brightest display Apple has ever made, metrics are easy to read, no matter the sun’s glare, and if users decide to take a post-run dip in the pool, Apple Watch Nike+ is water resistant 50 meters, for swimming.
The Nike Sport band is crafted from the same strong, flexible fluoroelastomer as the original Apple Watch Sport™ Band, but now it’s perforated for even better ventilation and sweat management. The lightweight band is available in four vibrant, two-tone color combinations that are unique to the collection. Apple Watch Nike+ features two exclusive watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be easily personalized with useful apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather, helping runners stay informed at a glance.
Nike+ Run Club
Apple Watch Nike+ takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ Run Club app to be the perfect running partner on your wrist. The app experience is seamlessly built into Apple Watch Nike+ and easily accessed right from the watch face, so users can get going with a quick tap. The Nike+ Run Club app offers daily motivation through smart run reminders, challenges from friends and even alerts informing when the weather is right to get outside. Training data, including pace, distance and heart rate are available at a glance, and through shared run summaries, the app promotes friendly competition, even allowing users to send fist bumps to each other right from the wrist.
Pricing & Availability
• Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminum case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band color combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.
• Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at $369 (US) and in 42mm at $399 (US) from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores.
• Nike Sport Bands are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately.