Earlier this fall Apple and Nike rolled out their Apple Watch Series 2, which is waterproof, fitness focused and integrates GPS to make it a solid option for runners and other athletes. Now Nike+ has taken it a step further, adding a stylish, bold, easy to read “volt yellow” watch face and comfortable, lightweight sport band to match.
With props from Runners World, among other sports-centric sources, the Apple Nike+ watch has all that a fitness buff needs when using the watch as a workout buddy: accurate, built-in GPS, precise measurements (heart rate, distance, etc.), 5+ hour battery, training apps like the new Nike+ Run Club and easy touch and go functionality.
The Apple Watch Nike+ isn’t a passive bystander, either; you’ll get personal reminders based on your run preferences and routes, weather updates and virtual fist-bumps that you can give and get from friends as you share your runs and compete on leaderboards. Plus the Nike+ Run Club app also gives you motivation and training guidance from top athletes and coaches to help you up your game, right from your wrist.
Since Nike and Apple have been collaborating since the mid-2000s on integrating technology with sports functionality, the Apple Watch Nike+ boasts particularly smooth integration with Apple’s hardware. This makes it easy to keep your eyes on the road and not fumbling with your watch while you’re focusing on pushing yourself that extra mile. All you need to gauge your progress, including heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope are built-in, too.
For stylish sportsmen, the new Apple Watch Nike+ is a bright beacon that you might want to make a run for now or save for holiday gift giving.
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