Apple Details Launch Countries for Apple Watch Nike+, Confirms Bands Will Not Be Sold Separately

In a press release sent out today, which further confirms the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+ this Friday, October 28, Apple has given detailed information on the availability of the running-focused device as the rollout begins this weekend. For its official launch on Friday, the Apple Watch Nike+ will debut in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and 38 other countries.

Following the October 28 debut of the device, Apple will then keep expanding the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+ in 7 countries on Saturday, October 29, and one country on Sunday, October 30. Below is the complete list of countries the wearable will be made available throughout each launch period.

October 28:
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
October 29:
  • Bahrain
  • Greece
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
October 30:
  • Israel
The Apple Watch Nike+ comes with a collection of exclusive features baked into the device's hardware, including the new Nike+ Run Club app, so users can get the most out of running with the Apple Watch as possible. In the new press release, Apple also confirmed that the Nike Sport Bands will be sold exclusively in Apple Watch Nike+ collections, and not be sold separately.

Otherwise, the Nike device is the same as all of the other Series 2 Apple Watches, with built-in GPS, "the brightest display Apple has ever made," and water resistance up to 50 meters. Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at $369 and in 42 mm at $399 from,, Apple retail stores, "select" Nike retail stores, and some department stores including Macy's and DICK'S Sporting Goods.

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39 months ago
Come on, Apple. Sell them separate. Just do it.
Rating: 16 Votes
39 months ago
I guess airpods will also come out the 28th. Certainly sounds like "late-October" to me. Can't get any later
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
Even better. Wait for the chinese replicas for half the price a week later.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

Come on, Apple. Sell them separate. Just do it.

If i didn't already have an account, i'd have signed up just to like this comment. LMAO
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago

it's functional. nowhere pretty like watch os. And honestly that's what matters the most.

Yeah, mostly. Except for when they don't. This isn't the venue for a Garmin rant, so I'd just direct folks to the Garmin forums for a good read.

More works than doesn't which is why I'm still wearing a Garmin, but I'm ready to move on.

BTW, your Ironman reference is specious. Apple/Nike aren't aiming for that segment with this model. Can't say what they'll do in the future, but Apple hasn't typically gone much for the fringe use cases.

of course not but if your going to run a marathon with GPS and youre not a very fast runner there is a good chance that the apple watch will die on you.

What is the battery life WITH a phone associated with it? I know they say ~5hrs without a phone, but what is it with a phone nearby as you'd typically expect a 4hr+ marathoner to carry in a Spibelt or armband?

So it's not the best sports watch by any means.

Who's been claiming it is?
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
Fine, Apple. Guess I'll just buy a $20 aftermarket version of the band when it's available. Your loss.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
get a garmin
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

Try competing in a ironman event with an apple watch. lol everyone will laugh at you. i will laugh until i cry.

Not everyone here is trying to compete in Ironman.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
Honestly, the Nike band is one of the reason why I didn't wait. Imagine you running under the hot sun with your new Nike Apple Watch, and you had a new tan. On your wrist, however, you found something interesting" Part where it's tanned, part where it's not tanned. Guess how that happened?
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

It's kind of cool looking but it's just a sport band with holes in it. I could create the same thing with a normal sport band and a hole punch.

Please go ahead and hole punch a Sports band. Do report back on the result!
Rating: 1 Votes
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