Nike watch question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mrmicp, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. mrmicp macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I'm now ready to bite on a Apple Watch. Never been wholly convinced before but as I do some running the idea of having LTE connectivity while out is a winner. I currently have a Garmin 230, I know I'm not going to get as much running data but not having to take my phone out on a run cancels it out

    So I've been looking at the Nike edition and just wondered if you're able to de-Nike it, take the swoosh off the watch face etc...

    Thanks

    Mic P
     
  2. GoFlex macrumors regular

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    Couldn't you just get a normal Apple Watch?? The Nike edition, as far as I know (this is my first Apple Watch too!), is no different other than the band and Watch face (that you want to de-Nike).
     
  3. mrmicp thread starter macrumors member

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    I have considered it but I like the sports band and the Nike + features may be of use but if I later decide I don't like the Nike software branding I'd like the ability to remove it.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    You can just use a non-Nike watch face. The Nike edition comes with a set of exclusive Nike watch faces, but you have the other standard apple watch faces to use as well.
     
  5. mrmicp thread starter macrumors member

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    That's awesome Thanks for the reply!
     
  6. AppleKarma, Sep 16, 2017
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    AppleKarma macrumors regular

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    I want a Nike Watch too... But I'm not sure how useful is for a walker (not a runner).
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 603

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    At least with the S2 and wOS3, the Nike watch faces cannot be customized to remove the NRC complication. See the picture below.

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  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Correct... but you can still use any of the myriad other non-Nike watch faces.

    The Nike band is really nice for sports. I'd go with the Nike edition just for that, even if I didn't like NRC and the Nike watch faces
     
  9. desertrat23 macrumors member

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    I'm on the fence as to if I should buy a Nike or a regular S2, assuming I can get a good discount on one now that the S3 is out. I like the feel of the Nike bands as well -- can't I buy them separately?
     
  10. sketdansuu macrumors member

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    With the Nike edition you can't delete the watch faces and NRC app on the watch which take up minimal space
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    You sure can. $49 MSRP - https://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands

    There are knock-offs on ebay as well, I haven't looked at them in a while but when they were first coming out the quality was spotty in comparison. I don't know if they've improved or not.
     
  12. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

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    Those are the ones from last year. The new bands from this year's Nike watch can only be purchased along with with watch.
     
  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    You sure about that? I'm able to delete Nike+ watch faces that I don't want. Although I can't technically delete the NRC app, there's a slider in the phone's watch management app that will hide the app on the watch, thus effectively achieving the same thing from a user-experience standpoint.
     

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