Nike has released an in-shoe sensor that tracked your steps and displays the information on your iPod for run tracking. It is like your running partner. Apple Watch Nike+ is a unique combination of the features of Apple Watch Series 2 and the new Nike+ Run Club app, for an amazing running experience which includes motivation for runs, guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes, and customized plans that matches your schedule.”
Let’s take a Quick review of Apple Watch Series 3: DESIGN:
Design of the Apple Nike+ is almost similar to the other watches of Apple family. It has stunning square shaped, easy to read OLED retina display available with 38mm and 42mm size. This watch has Nike Sport Band, the most comfortable, soft to wear and stylish band. One thing which is not common with other watches is that, it has Nike written on the back of the watch for its identity. Apple Nike+ version is a solid, premium and powerful device, with touch of aluminum and available in grey or silver finishes.
This Smartwatch has a display resolution of 312 x 390 pixels which enables it to project each feature in a distinct and attractive fashion. It has two watch faces, a digital one and analog one. First one shows activity data and heart rate. Second shows access to Nike+ Run Club and Weather apps. The default view only shows distance and time. PROCESSOR:
Apple Watch Nike+ offers dual-core processor, watchOS 3. The S2 dual-core processor provides faster processing speeds. It has GPS for tracking your location. You can get real-time location updates through your Apple Watch. It has water resistance to a depth of 50 meters. It has second generation OLED Retina display. Nike+ Run Club app comes preloaded. This app is good for beginners running and it takes care of your fitness, although this feature is also available for the apples’ other watches too.
This dynamic Smartwatch helps you whenever you desire to connect with the world. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support, you can virtually carry your world on your wrist. With Siri's support, you have a reliable virtual assistant to help you with suggestions while you run.
The device is also loaded with features such as Heart rate sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Ambient light sensor that enables you to keep a track of your health as well as your surroundings PERFORMANCE:
Apple’s flagship in this model is all about sport and running. So, in the beginning when you start pairing it with your iPhone you will get prompted notification for downloading this Nike+ Run Club app. All you need to do is pair it with your iPhone and wrap it on your wrist, you can get you heart beat rate reading.
GPS mapping is quite good. Though, battery life is not up to the mark. Nike's display of pace and heart rate both appear as perfectly smoothed lines on a graph. You can glance on your activities. You will also get vocal reminders of what you are supposed to be doing. BATTERY:
Battery lives of these types of watches are not very good. If you are using it whole day at the end of the day you need to charge it whole night. Also to conserve your battery you might not access other features of this watch.
On one hour long run battery drops to 16 per cent. Tracking your heart rate and using GPS to map your run and calculate speed and distance – the battery will last around five hours. As it is a device for running only, surprisingly it has poor battery life. PRICE:
Apple Watch Nike+ is a most expensive watch. But as well as it is a most elegant watch which combines innovations of both Apple and Nike. With its S2 processor, it speeds up your way of working. It is also loaded with several utility applications such as Nike+ Run Club, run scheduler and distance tracker.
The price of the APPLE WATCH NIKE+ in India is Rs. 31,900 with GPS 42mm and Rs. 29,900 with GPS 38mm. As it not only helps you set a time and route for you run, but also ensures that you are connected to friends so that you can enjoy running with your group whenever you want, it is a good buying. CONCLUSION:
Apple Watch Nike+ is a comfortable to wear watch on the runs. But its strap could be much better. As it is light in weight and its display looks fantastic, details are clear and bright, easy to read whether it's bright sunshine or raining.
It has a voice reminder which shows you your work progress or you can offset it, if you don’t want reminder notifications. You can also share runs with friends on social media. As Apple Nike+ version is a device specifically designed for runners, however it doesn’t fulfill the expectations with that of a Smartwatch. There could be cheaper alternatives for fitness and tracking.
Below are some pros and cons of Apple Watch Nike+ Pros:
- It has super-bright excellent OLED display.
- It has Onboard GPS and waterproof to the depth of 50 meters.
- Comfortable and flexible Nike sport band.
- Two exclusive watch faces with Nike volt colour.
- Battery life is too short.
- It is an expensive watch as there are other alternatives too.
- Lack of continuous heart rate monitoring when not working out.