Nike Training Club Launches on Apple Watch

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    Nike Training Club is now available on the Apple Watch, as part of a free update to the existing iPhone app released today.

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    The personal training tool offers more than 180 free workouts, ranging from strength and endurance to mobility and yoga, with expertise from Nike trainers and sponsored athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and Serena Williams.

    Workouts can be started in the iPhone app, and then the Apple Watch app allows users to easily check the amount of time or reps remaining for a drill. Apple Watch wearers will also receive haptic feedback during workouts.

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    The release notes provide more details:Easily control your workout - advance to the next drill, pause, skip drills, and more, directly from your wrist
    Monitor your heart rate, calories and Exercise ring progress
    Haptic guidance to stay on track with less distractions
    Workout recommendations to help you hit your Exercise goalNike Training Club, free on the App Store, requires iOS 11 or later on iPhone and watchOS 4 or later on Apple Watch.

    Article Link: Nike Training Club Launches on Apple Watch
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'll pass. I just moved away from NRC when they shut down their website.
     
  3. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    What have you been using instead? I have been tired of it since they did the major update. Confusing. This app can’t be used without the iPhone as well.
     
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    Just using the built in Workouts app for the time being. Good enough for now. I switch platforms every year or two.
     
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    No thanks. Their "Fuel Points" were meaningless and showed they were out of touch with how to measure a workout. "Here's a worthless point that equates to nothing. It's not equal to a calorie or a step. You know, units of measure that everyone knows and have a meaning."
     
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    You know... I just you the stock running tracker. But I’m old and slow.
     
  9. walnuts macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm...I've been having terrible trouble with their NRC watch app...seems so strange to me that Nike has been marching forward with their apps while I can't get their running app to reliably record a run. Anyone else having a similar experience?

    Wow- I had no idea they shut down the website...
     
  10. cuencap macrumors regular

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    I'd like to know how this compares to Aaptive, my workout app of choice. Their guided workouts are SUPER motivating. $9.99/month, but you can find discounts and also purchase one year up front for a solid discount.
     
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    Me, neither. I stopped looking there and using NRC after about the 4th time it crashed after stopping a run. I am so over it. The built in app gets better with every release and I only miss equipment tracking.
     
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    You're correct. The NRC website is useless. All of your activity which use to reside on the website is now only accessible via the app. It's really a joke what Nike has done to their system. Their first running app was great and now it's just a buggy mess that brute forces marketing and their athletes down your throat.

    I'm sure this Nike Training thing will be more of the same, then abandoned a few years later.

    Here's a history of Nike's recent fitness systems.

    Nike Fuel band - abandoned
    Nike + iPod - abandoned
    Nike Active - abandoned
    Nike Kinect - abandoned
    Nike Running - abandoned for NRC+ (Nike Run Club)
    NRC website - gimped

    Prediction Nike Training Club - abandoned 2019
     
  15. bladerunner88 macrumors regular

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    Exactly! You used to be able to Log on and see your run graph etc, did all that go away ?

    Aha reading ftaok's post answers that question - Bloody Marvelous!
     
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    Correct. All of your running data is now gone from the website. You can no longer access it with a browser. The only way you can see your data is to use the NRC app, only available for iOS and Android. If you use another platform, oh well.

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    Yeah this was a tough pill to swallow. Back in December I stopped using the NRC AW app because it simply wouldn't load on my Series 0 Apple Watch. I got a big discount on a Series 1 in May and started using NRC again. So I went into the NRC site with the intention to enter all of my Workouts app runs manually and the option wasn't there anymore. I wound up having to laboriously enter each one individually on my iPhone.

    One good thing comes from this though - it shows Nike is trying to follow trends and focus only on what their users are using most, instead of spreading themselves too thin.
     
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    Hmf. Another suggestion for a soft spelt of colours in a workout app that requires its iPhone component to be running (negating concern for display timeout lock from working as that should).

    I’ll stick to my Strong! Weight training app. Your suggestion looks like it has modern abs workout though. Like this app which I tried and dumped last summer. Downloaded will test abs workout this week
     
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    I'm looking for something that has fat-burning exercises as well (which is one of the reasons I chose Keep).
     
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    I always did like the workouts and the plans in NTC. May give this another go. I used NRC for a long time and liked it fine but didn't like that the runs that were recorded on my watch would not transfer the maps over to the Apple activity app. I've been using runtastic as it transfers all data into activity and let's you see your heart rate zone. I've been messing around with runtastic results but it's a little clunky and the watch app doesn't track heart rate.
     
  21. Mic2904 macrumors 6502

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    I am really surprised by some replies. My NRC and NTC are accurately collecting all the data. Maps are stored on my phone, workouts are stored and i can access everything via the corresponding apps.
    NRC has always tracked heart rate and now NTC does so as well.

    Only occasionally I experience a run completely shut off when I have completed it. However, in most cases, the run appears on my phone after only a few minutes.

    I could not imagine using another app :)
     
  22. ftaok macrumors 603

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    If the Nike apps work well for you, that's great. There are a bunch of folks on here where the Nike apps worked well for them as well, up until the time that they stopped working well for them.

    In my case, the major problems started last fall (October 2017) with the introduction of the S3 Nike watch. Whatever they did to the app to accommodate the S3, killed it for me and my S2. Problems ranged from little stuff like having to wait 10 seconds or so after hitting start for the app to actually start. Inconsistent mileage markers on the map when viewed on the iPhone app (interestingly, the maps on the website were accurate). Seemingly random crashes. etc.

    I switched to another running app and haven't looked back. I still log my data to NRC so that I don't lose all of the miles and stuff, but even that is less and less interesting. Especially if the only place to look at the data is on my tiny 4.3" screen.

    Many of us long-time Nike users remember the older apps that were fast, accurate and bullet-proof reliably. Unfortunately, those days are gone at Nike.
     
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    Hmmm could you even login? I didn't even go that far until today and didn't seem to be working. Personally I never used the website anyway.
     

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