Use Nike running app and workout app at the same time on the watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TorontoSS, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Hi guys,

    Can one use the Nike running app and the workout app at the same time on the watch? Or do you have to choose one? Also CURRENTLY do you need your phone to run indoors with the Nike running app? (Phone on you).

    Thanks a lot!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    AFAIK, there's no facility to multitask in WatchOS, so no you can't have more then one app executing at one time.
  3. scriptkitten macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2007
    You can run both apps. But the Apple app will supersede Nike when it writes to the Health app database. Apple doesn't overwrite whatever is captured by Nike in the Nike app, however.

    If you also use an app like myfitnesspal you end up with two entries for that workout.
  4. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
  5. TorontoSS thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    I have another question related to this. If one uses the Nike running app instead of the workout app - does it get logged as a workout at all in the workout app? I'm assuming it does not log third party app workouts? I tried a small 30 s run and it did not.
  6. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 8, 2008
    No it doesn't. That's one reason I was scratching my head when they announced the Nike model. They're cannibalizing their own data acquisition and unlocking people from their walled garden of health data. The workout will count toward your rings (because it senses you moving) but won't be a defined workout in Activities.
  7. IngerMan macrumors 65816


    Feb 21, 2011
    I just hope you can not be forced to use the Nike app and use the workout app instead. We shall see.
  8. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    It's "possible" that the Nike Watch won't be ready until late October so they can work on better integration and hopefully update the Nike App one more time and integrate with the watch better - and health app.

    My real guess for the delay is to gauge interest on quantity to run through first production.

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