Apple and Nike today announced the Apple Watch Nike+, an aluminum Apple Watch Series 2 that comes with a perforated rubber Nike band and watch face. The two companies say the new watch is the "perfect running partner" and comes with deep Nike integration.

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The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with all of the improvements that the Apple Watch Series 2 does, which includes built-in GPS, a brighter display, water resistance and a new dual-core processor. However, it also has new abilities that make it easier for frequent runners to run, including watch faces that instantly launch new runs and exclusive Siri commands. Siri can be used by Apple Watch Nike+ users to both start and stop runs.

Nike's Run Club app is integrated into the Apple Watch Nike+, offering daily pieces of motivation via smart run reminders, challenges from friends, and alerts when there's good running weather outside. The running display also offers quick, glanceable data on pace, distance and heart rate. There are also a couple of social features, allowing users to "fist bump" fellow runners from the Watch and shared-run summaries.

The Nike Sport Bands are exclusive to the Apple Watch Nike+ and are not sold separately. They come in four color options: Black / Volt, Black / Cool Gray, Flat Silver / White, and Flat Silver / Volt.

The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm for $369 and 42 mm for $399 from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores and select Nike retail stores. It'll be available to pre-order on September 9 in 32 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, France, Germany, China, Mexico and more. The Apple Watch Nike+ will release in late October.

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Top Rated Comments

Return Zero Avatar
101 months ago
I'll be in for one, as long as you can turn the running stuff off in software. I just want that grey perforated band (without the green) :D
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kilcher Avatar
101 months ago
I really like these bands, wish they were available on the regular AW. Guessing we'll see a lot of knockoffs at some point though.
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JuBe Avatar
101 months ago
Am I the only one unclear about the actual difference between the Apple Watch Nike+ ... (whatever the name is) and the Aluminum Series 2 Apple Watch? They are priced the same, the hardware sounds like there are no effective differences. I guess I'm asking, what makes this different from the Series 2 Apple Watch aluminum, but a pre-loaded app and a special wrist band?
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bbfc Avatar
101 months ago
I'm a runner and i'm seriously tempted to buy this! I love all the colour options.
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jdillings Avatar
101 months ago
I said this in the main thread but I'll repeat it here....if you are serious about running, get a Garmin running watch. They are the gold standard.
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cliffster82 Avatar
101 months ago
Well, I'll be honest to you: as soon as the Apple Store went online I ordered the black/volt version. It looks really cool. I've come to realize however that, no, it just does not fit my personality: it's too flashy and I would not like to have it on work. I rather have come to like the black/gray version.
So I canceled the order and placed another one for the black/gray version.

Too bad, we can't have both bands.
That actually really helps. I have the same thought about wearing volt at work being too bright. However, I usually don't wear the sport bands to work. But I think you're right that the volt color screams running watch while the gray can be worn more casually. Thanks
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