Apple Watch Series 3 — Should I get the Nike+ version?

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  1. WJRush2000 macrumors newbie

    WJRush2000

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    I’m planning on buying the new Apple Watch Series 3 as my first Apple Watch! I don’t need the cellular version, and I know that I want the 38mm version (I have fairly small wrists).

    The only thing I’m still undecided about is whether or not to go for the Nike+ version or not.

    I know there’s some extra watchfaces (and an app?) with the Nike+ version, but the big difference for me is the Nike bands.

    Do you have any experience with the Nike+ Apple Watch? How do you like the Nike band with all the holes? Why did you choose the Nike+ version, OR why did you opt for the regular version.

    I’m not a big Nike enthusiast, and I’m not that athletic, but is the Nike band enough to choose the Nike+ version? Maybe I should try the different versions in the store before I buy?

    I’d love to hear your opinion- Thanks!
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    NIKE band is great. Keeps in mind for NIKE you'll also get extra faces, functionalities & NIKE engrave at the back that you don't get for regular version. If you already like NIKE band design I see no reason at all to get a regular version. Got more for same money, why not?
     
  3. redavis41 macrumors member

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    Struggling with this myself. I have a Series 2 Nike watch and with the new OS4 the watchfaces and color options are really nice, but I'm considering keeping the Series 2 and adding a SS Series 3. The Watchbands are nice if you workout with them as they help your arm breathe a bit better which helps reduce sweat.
     
  4. cawgijoe macrumors newbie

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    I have the Nike series 2. The bands are nice and since I run, the software works great.

    That being said, you can load the Nike app on any Watch. You can also buy Nike clone bands on Amazon. I bought one in blue and it's ver close to the original.

    Since the price is the same as the regular version, go for it.
     
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    If you have any interest in the Nike version, then you should get it. You can always put a regular band on it and it will look like a normal one.
     
  6. littlesolja0925 macrumors newbie

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    I like the gold case but really like the Nike band. Can I buy the band separately after?
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    Nike bands are available for a separate purchase through Apple and Nike.
     
  8. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    Major downside is having to wait for the Nike+ version as they are not available at launch with the regular versions. That and you didn't get a Gold version, which is strange. Don't a lot of Nike sponsored athletes wear gold apparel?
     
  9. WJRush2000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    WJRush2000

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    I preordered the Nike+ Apple Watch shortly after this post, and it's supposed to arrive on October 5th. I thought the regular Apple Watch and Nike+ version came out at the same time, but I was getting mine on October 5th (instead of September 22nd) because I was late to preorder.
     

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