Does Nike Run App have a plan like Couch to 5K??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by nickosbad, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. nickosbad macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    Hiya, I am wanting to start running to get a bit fitter and before christmas I got on really well with the Couch to 5K App as it gradually gets you running more and more vs just run for x minutes (it tells you to run for a few mins then prompts you to walk for a few mins and increases the run lengths as you progress)

    Unfortunately the 5K runner app need me to take my phone which I don't want to do

    I've been trying to figure out if teh Nike App has a similar plan or does it just tell you to run for 10 mins etc??

    I can find a plan on teh website but can't see how you get it on teh app/watch
  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    The Nike app does have the coaching feature, but I think you'll have the same issue, that you need to take your phone. I can't see anything on the watch app to say otherwise
  3. andrewstirling macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015

    Pretty much....Well kind of.....

    It creates a training programme for you on the phone app which includes a mixture of runs of different distances and durations. It also throws in some interval and benchmark runs. And some rest days of course.

    You can run without your phone and then when you open your phone app you can assign that run to one on your training plan and it ticks it off. You need to set the distances etc. manually on the watch but that's no big deal and only takes a second. The big drawback though is the Nike+ app on your watch does not let you set up interval runs. It's there as an option (speed) but when you select it, it diverts you to your phone. The benchmark runs also have minute by minute voice coaching which is absent if you run without your phone. You get standard feedback telling you how quickly you've gone in the past 5 minutes etc. etc. but not the training specific prompts.

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