Apple Watch Nike+ Orders Now Shipping as Run Club App Updated With Series 2 GPS Support

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A few users who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Nike+ have begun sharing that their devices are shipping, although with the Apple storefront now offline customers can't check the specific status of their orders. Shipping mentions began earlier in the week, with more email updates being reported this morning, one day ahead of tomorrow's official launch of the Apple Watch Nike+. Orders appear to be hitting the first wave of the device's opening weekend launch countries, including users in Canada.

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Additionally, the companion iOS Nike+ Run Club app has been updated with a collection of features aimed at enhancing the connection between the app, Apple Watch Series 2, and watchOS 3. The app now supports the onboard GPS function of the Apple Watch, so when users go for a run without an iPhone and use the Nike+ Run Club watch app, GPS will still track the path, which will be viewable on both Apple Watch and iPhone following the workout.

New features for Apple Watch watchOS 3 users also include:

  • Bold display of your running metrics at a glance

  • Hear audio readouts right from your watch

  • Smart invitations to run, personalized for you

  • Schedule run reminders to keep you motivated

  • Start, Pause, Resume and End your run with Siri

Integration with Apple Music in the 5.1.0 update means that users will be able to stream their favorite playlists and artists from Apple's service directly from within Nike+ Run Club. Nike also offers up a selection of "custom playlists" that it curates in the app.

Nike+ Run Club is available to download for free from the App Store [Direct Link], and the company notes that iOS 10 is required for the new update, while watchOS 3.1 is recommended for best results when running with the Apple Watch.

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51 months ago

I would actually pay $50 for those bands. Too bad they don't sell them separately.

Me too. I should have known they wouldn't sell them separately. Well, here's to hoping China can replicate them and get them on Amazon in a few weeks.
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51 months ago

They'll sell a whole 200 of these. Awesome!

Well it's a standard aluminum-cases series 2, just with a different band and some new watch faces. For the same price. So why wouldn't it sell?
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51 months ago

Me too. I should have known they wouldn't sell them separately. Well, here's to hoping China can replicate them and get them on Amazon in a few weeks.

From what I hear the $20 sport bands on amazon are not the same quality. My biggest gripe with the sport band is that it doesn't let your skin breath and this not only fixes that, it brings the weight down which is perfect for fitness while looking much better.
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51 months ago
I would actually pay $50 for those bands. Too bad they don't sell them separately.
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51 months ago

Does anyone know if we'll be able to download the Nike playlists directly to the AWN+ and run w/ just the watch and AirPods?

Yes, I read an article about just that earlier today. As long as you are an Apple Music subscriber you will be able to do this. Pretty cool actually.
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51 months ago

They'll sell a whole 200 of these. Awesome!

If I were buying an Apple watch now, that is the one I would buy. If I ever decide to upgrade my series 0, there's a pretty good chance I'll get a Nike one. I do a lot of running, I already use the Nike+ app to track my runs, and I think the bands are pretty sweet and probably fantastic for running. Maybe I'm just one of the few 200 this is geared towards.
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