Apple and Nike have announced the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+ at Apple’s September 7 event. The companies are hailing the Apple Watch Nike+ as the ultimate tool for people who runs. This watch will be paired with exclusive Nike Sport Bands. Apple Watch Series 2 features GPS, a two-times-brighter display, and water resistance 50 metres. The watch is powered by a dual-core processor and watchOS 3.
Apple Watch Nike+ will also get exclusive Siri commands and an iconic Nike watch face. It will also get a deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app. This app will help you make coaching plans that will adapt to your personal schedule and progress, with the guidance from coaches and athletes.
“Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and we wanted to push it further to create the best smartwatch in the world for runners and athletes,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Nike+ takes performance tracking to a whole new level and we can’t wait to bring it to the world’s largest community of runners.”
“We know runners — and we know many are looking for a device that gives them an easy, fun way to start running,” said Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand. “The market is full of complex, hard-to-read devices that focus on your data. This focuses on your life. It’s a powerful device with a simple solution —your perfect running partner.”
Apple Watch Nike+ will feature a built-in GPS (like all Apple Watch Series 2 models) to track distance, pace and route, so that users can run without their iPhone. At 1000 nits, Apple claims that this is the brightest display they have ever made. The watch is water resistant up to 50 metres, and can work as your swimming companion.
The Nike Sport band for the watch is made of strong and flexible fluoroelastomer, as Apple’s original Watch Sport Band. It now features perforations for better sweat management. The band will be available in four two-tone colour combinations. The watch also features two exclusive watch faces inspired by Nike’s style, and can be personalised by apps like Hear Rate, Activity Rings, Weather and Stopwatch.
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 Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt. In India the 38mm watch will be priced at Rs 32,900 while the 32mm will be priced at Rs 34,900. They can be purchased from Nike.com, Nike retail stores and at Apple Authorised sellers.