Apple and Nike Debut Apple Watch Nike+ Edition

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    Apple and Nike today announced the Apple Watch Nike+, an aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 that comes with a perforated rubber Nike band and watch face. The two companies say the new watch is the "perfect running partner" and comes with deep Nike integration.

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    The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with all of the improvements that the Apple Watch Series 2 does, which includes built-in GPS, a brighter display, water resistance and a new dual-core processor. However, it also has new abilities that make it easier for frequent runners to run, including watch faces that instantly launch new runs and exclusive Siri commands. Siri can be used by Apple Watch Nike+ users to both start and stop runs.

    Nike's Run Club app is integrated into the Apple Watch Nike+, offering daily pieces of motivation via smart run reminders, challenges from friends, and alerts when there's good running weather outside. The running display also offers quick, glanceable data on pace, distance and heart rate. There are also a couple of social features, allowing users to "fist bump" fellow runners from the Watch and shared-run summaries.

    The Nike Sport Bands are exclusive to the Apple Watch Nike+ and are not sold separately. They come in four color options: Black / Volt, Black / Cool Gray, Flat Silver / White, and Flat Silver / Volt.

    The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm for $369 and 42 mm for $399 from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores and select Nike retail stores. It'll be available to pre-order on September 9 in 32 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, France, Germany, China, Mexico and more. The Apple Watch Nike+ will release in late October.

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  2. zed macrumors 6502

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    After what they did to the Nike Running app, no thanks. I would have been excited about this about a month ago, now I'm taking a close look at Strava.
     
  3. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    No. No thank you. Imma go with the ceramic version.
     
  4. AtheK macrumors newbie

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    The app is utter garbage.... can't even track running distance correctly. First/Last time I used the app i ran roughly a mile before checking my distance. It only showed 0.22 miles.
     
  5. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    Strava, Runkeeper, Runtastic, MapMyRun...so many options...yet they chose Nike. Ugh.
     
  6. NervousFish2 macrumors regular

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    Nike is the only running app on my watch that has never crashed. RunKeeper is crap. MapMyRun is crap. They are next to useless, they crash so frequently. Nike doesn't have the heart monitor function etc but at least it will reliably track a run.
     
  7. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    Marketing 101. Apple is hoping that people buy one Apple watch for general use and another Nike one just for running
     
  8. Textime macrumors regular

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    What I didn't understand is if this watch is still working like all the others. iMessage other Apps etc?
     
  9. pdaholic macrumors 65816

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    Runkeeper crashed on my watch when it first debuted, but it has been solid after the last few updates.
     
  10. jdillings macrumors 68000

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    I said this in the main thread but I'll repeat it here....if you are serious about running, get a Garmin running watch. They are the gold standard.
     
  11. racingbull macrumors regular

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    This is so going to be my first watch in over 10 years... I have hoped rumors would turn out and add gps and waterproof and bright display. This, coupled with watchOS3, wins me over.

    Now the second phase of the wait: until end of October ... gulp... can do. Can do.
     
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    I'll be in for one, as long as you can turn the running stuff off in software. I just want that grey perforated band (without the green) :D
     
  13. bbfc macrumors 68040

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    I'm a runner and i'm seriously tempted to buy this! I love all the colour options.
     
  14. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I really like these bands, wish they were available on the regular AW. Guessing we'll see a lot of knockoffs at some point though.
     
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    No thanks! Ill pay less and get the regular version.
     
  16. visionar007 macrumors newbie

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    It costs exactly same as Sport.
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    The question is: will they allow me to track swimming on the series 1 version? Mine has been in sauna and in cooling pool afterwards so many times, it practically proved to be waterproof.
     
  17. 0958400 Suspended

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    I have no great love for Nike, but these watches I do appreciate. Those are really interesting. Wonder, why they take longer to be shipped.
     
  18. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    Their first collaboration was with Hermes. That entailed special leather bands, an exclusive watch face, and I think the back of the watch said Hermes. For a long time you could only get it as the whole deal. Later on, they released the band's separately (no special watch face if you just have the band). They may do the same with this Nike watch - first the whole package, later the bands separately. Though it's less lucrative for the company, because the Hermes bands were very spendy, and these would likely be in the range of the sport bands. If they did let them out separately, I'd be tempted by the black with the yellow showing through. At least today - don't know if that's a lasting interest or a passing fancy.
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    The available production capacity is probably going full tilt on the standard models.
     
  19. visionar007 macrumors newbie

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    The question is: will they allow me to track swimming on the series 1 version? Mine has been in sauna and in cooling pool afterwards so many times, it practically proved to be waterproof.
     
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    Maybe I'm not that serious (I like to think I am). But I want my running and my walking and all my other cardio activity all to count on my apple watch's activity rings thru the day. I'm more interested in everyday fitness than competitive stuff, per se. Like most people, I think. I don't run in any sort of pro or high-level athletic sense. I do it to keep trim and fit, and to help my state of mind.
     
  21. racingbull macrumors regular

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    YOU, I was looking for you (actually for your testimony). :)
    In fact, I was wondering whether the Apple Watch could take the temperature shock, now you confirm it. Series 2 should have even less issues with that. I am in Watch heaven, apparently tonight.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    I wonder, too... software optimisation?
     
  22. dmanthony1 macrumors newbie

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    This is the exact same thought I am having. I want to cool band, but with the option to disable the Nike stuff. I'm not interested in running (at least not at this point), but I am serious about hiking. I just started using Runtastic to log my hikes, so I would have no interest in the Nike software. Also, would this watch still have all the other watch faces too?
     
  23. macducky macrumors newbie

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    iSmoothRun is the most customizable and best and most accurate Run/Walk tracker I've found for the iPhone......crushes Runtastic & MapMyRun AND the old Nike+ app!!

    There better not be any optimization benefit that will be passed to Nike that won't be usable by other 3rd party apps!!!!
     
  24. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine they would withhold any features or faces from the Nike version.
     
  25. JuBe macrumors member

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    Am I the only one unclear about the actual difference between the Apple Watch Nike+ ... (whatever the name is) and the Aluminum Series 2 Apple Watch? They are priced the same, the hardware sounds like there are no effective differences. I guess I'm asking, what makes this different from the Series 2 Apple Watch aluminum, but a pre-loaded app and a special wrist band?
     

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