Dumb question - there are no hardware differences between Series 3 and Nike+ Series 3, right?

OrlandoTragic

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I really like the all black Nike band, but I'm not exactly a huge runner lol.. I'm buying it more for the aesthetic.

Just want to make sure I'm not limiting myself by choosing that model over a "regular" Series 3.

Thanks all.
 

BillGates1969

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No difference as far as I know - the Nike+ series do have custom faces that are not available on other S3.

You can always buy the bands separately - I use the Black/Green on my SS Black and it looks gorgeous
 

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I really like the all black Nike band, but I'm not exactly a huge runner lol.. I'm buying it more for the aesthetic.

Just want to make sure I'm not limiting myself by choosing that model over a "regular" Series 3.

Thanks all.
Same here. I'm disabled, so I'll never be a runner. But I wanted that black/platinum band.
 

naturalstar

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The Nike bands are great. So comfortable and the holes make them more breathable as well. Great for workouts. I’ve been wearing mine quite a bit - wearing it today actually!
 

mk313

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Correct, the only ‘hardwear’ difference is the watch band. All other hardwear is the same as the regular watch.
 

Mabus51

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Only difference is the band as far as hardware goes. Software wise the Nike ones have some extra watch faces
 

deeddawg

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I really like the all black Nike band, but I'm not exactly a huge runner lol.. I'm buying it more for the aesthetic.

Just want to make sure I'm not limiting myself by choosing that model over a "regular" Series 3.

Thanks all.
See my post over in this thread covering the same question: Watch and Nike+ Watch - difference?

I wrote:

Same as stated in the various other threads where someone's asked this question. Mods ought to pick one and make a sticky perhaps.

  • No differences in the watch hardware.
  • Nike+ has different band options; last year none of the Nike bands were available separately until months after launch. We'll see what happens this year.
  • NRC app is preloaded, but can be hidden if desired
  • You can use any of the regular watch faces on the Nike watches if you wish.
  • The NRC complication is available, plus Nike faces, and Siri integration; I don't believe these are on the non-Nike even if you load NRC.
  • Nike watches are the same price as the equivalent non-Nike.
 

eternlgladiator

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See my post over in this thread covering the same question: Watch and Nike+ Watch - difference?

I wrote:

Same as stated in the various other threads where someone's asked this question. Mods ought to pick one and make a sticky perhaps.

  • No differences in the watch hardware.
  • Nike+ has different band options; last year none of the Nike bands were available separately until months after launch. We'll see what happens this year.
  • NRC app is preloaded, but can be hidden if desired
  • You can use any of the regular watch faces on the Nike watches if you wish.
  • The NRC complication is available, plus Nike faces, and Siri integration; I don't believe these are on the non-Nike even if you load NRC.
  • Nike watches are the same price as the equivalent non-Nike.
You can always use the NRC complication anywhere you can use a different one. The difference is just the addition or lack of custom nike watch faces
 

deeddawg

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You can always use the NRC complication anywhere you can use a different one. The difference is just the addition or lack of custom nike watch faces
Cool. I'd read somewhere that NRC didn't offer a swoosh/complication on non-Nike+ watches but haven't had a chance to verify since I don't have access to a non-Nike+ watch.

You can also start NRC from Siri on the non-Nike+ watches? "Hey Siri Let's go for a run" launches NRC and starts a run on my AW3 Nike+. Does it do the same on a non-Nike+? (yes this is a trivial thing and I rarely think to start a run that way, but it might be important to someone)
 

mk313

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Cool. I'd read somewhere that NRC didn't offer a swoosh/complication on non-Nike+ watches but haven't had a chance to verify since I don't have access to a non-Nike+ watch.

You can also start NRC from Siri on the non-Nike+ watches? "Hey Siri Let's go for a run" launches NRC and starts a run on my AW3 Nike+. Does it do the same on a non-Nike+? (yes this is a trivial thing and I rarely think to start a run that way, but it might be important to someone)
You are correct about the Siri integration. Like you said it's not a huge deal, but it is something that is exclusive to the Nike versions of the watch, and can't be added to any non-Nike edition watch.
 

OrlandoTragic

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See my post over in this thread covering the same question: Watch and Nike+ Watch - difference?

I wrote:

Same as stated in the various other threads where someone's asked this question. Mods ought to pick one and make a sticky perhaps.

  • No differences in the watch hardware.
  • Nike+ has different band options; last year none of the Nike bands were available separately until months after launch. We'll see what happens this year.
  • NRC app is preloaded, but can be hidden if desired
  • You can use any of the regular watch faces on the Nike watches if you wish.
  • The NRC complication is available, plus Nike faces, and Siri integration; I don't believe these are on the non-Nike even if you load NRC.
  • Nike watches are the same price as the equivalent non-Nike.
Thanks - I know I should have searched but I was in a time crunch. I really appreciate all the info!
 
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