Apple says its Apple Watch Nike+ "combines all of the unique features of Apple Watch Series 2 with the new Nike+ Run Club app for unrivalled motivation to go for a run, guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes and coaching plans that adapt to your unique schedule and progress".
Apple Watch Nike+ "also features exclusive Nike Sport Bands and unique watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be easily personalised with useful apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather – helping runners stay informed at a glance".
Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams said: “Running is one of the world’s most popular activities for staying in shape and being healthy, and with Apple Watch Nike+, runners will be even more motivated to achieve their performance goals.
“The response so far has been incredible and we’re thrilled to get Apple Watch Nike+ onto customers’ wrists starting Friday.”
Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand, said: “Apple and Nike share a passion to make life easier and more fun and we’re excited to bring a great running experience to consumers around the world.
“Apple Watch Nike+ with Nike+ Run Club app combine to deliver a powerful device with a simple running solution for all athletes and is another example of Nike’s commitment to bringing innovative products to the market.”
Apple notes that the Watch Nike+, "like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, features built-in GPS to track your pace, distance, and route – even if you don’t have your iPhone with you".
The company reminds us that its Series 2 Watch, which includes the Nike+ model, has "the brightest display Apple has ever made", along with easy to read metrics and water resistance up to 50 metres.
The aforementioned Nike+ Run Club app is integrated into Apple Watch Nike+ and offers daily motivation through smart run reminders, challenges from friends and even alerts informing when the weather is right to get outside.
"Training data, including pace, distance and heart rate are available at a glance, and through shared run summaries, the app promotes friendly competition, even allowing users to send fist bumps to each other, right from the wrist."
Pricing and Availability
- Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminium case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band colour combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Grey, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.
- Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at a recommended retail price of $529 inc. GST and in 42mm at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $579 inc. GST from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorised Resellers.
Those 40 countries besides Australia where the Apple Watch Nike+ is launching?
They are: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and the US. The device will also be launched in Hong Kong.