Apple Watch Nike+ is Here Oct. 28th – The Perfect Smartwatch/Fitness Tracker Hybrid?

Apple Watch Nike+ is Here Oct. 28th – The Perfect Smartwatch/Fitness Tracker Hybrid?

Last month back at the iPhone conference the partnership between Apple and Nike was confirmed.  And now they have announced the launch of the Apple Watch Nike+.  This hybrid piece of tech is going to be a wearable to keep an eye on. Apple Watch 2 Nike+ News

One thing that has lacked in fitness trackers and smartwatches alike is water resistance (something Garmin has been addressing in their running GPS watches such as the Garmin Vivoactive HR).  And sure, there have been fitness trackers such as the Moove or Misfit shine that can fit into your swimming routine.  But there has not yet been developed a waterproof fitness tracker that doubles as your smartwatch, or vice versa, whichever way you want to call it.

Well that is about to change.  Both companies have confirmed Apple Watch Nike+ launch date of October 28th.

There will be two models the 38mm starting at $369, and the 42mm starting at $499.

What Do You Get For Your Money?

The watch itself will run on the WatchOS 3 allowing you to utilize all the apps you could ask for out of a smartwatch or more importantly a fitness tracker.  It has a built-in GPS system, ditch the phone and focus on your training.  Water resistance of up to 50m, great for runners and cyclists who love to take a splash in the pool after a strenuous training session.  And of course, the heart rate monitor seen in the Apple Watch Series 1.

The chip is the same across the board for the Apple Watch 2 series, the S2 Dual-Core processor.  The S2 chip is meant to be lightning fast, at least 50% faster the Apple Watch Series 1.

Apple Watch 2 News | Nike+The display gets a bit of an upgrade as well.  As with all models of the Apple Watch 2 they will get a Second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch, making it 2× brighter (1000 nits).  However, the pixels will remain the same 272 by 340 pixels (38mm) 312 by 390 pixels (42mm).

The battery and charging remains the same, with the exception that the Apple Watch 2 Series will come with a USB power adapter.

The Apple Watch Nike+ edition will boast the Nike Sport Band made of fluoroelastomer.  The same material that made the Apple Watch Sport lightweight and breathable.  The colors available at launch will be black/volt (neon green), silver/volt, black/cool gray, and silver/white.

You’ll also get exclusive Nike watch faces.  And it will seamlessly integrate with the Nike+ Run Club app, helping you get faster with every run and providing you with expert advice.

In conclusion, it’ll be interesting to see how additions like the Apple Watch Nike+ compete with traditional fitness trackers.  But we think they are heading in the right direction.  Who wants to swap out their watch every time you go for a run or swim?

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