The runner-focused Apple Watch Nike+ launches on 28 October

Brad Chacos
17 October, 2016
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No, we’re not running today, no matter what the Nike app suggests. But we now know when we will be. Apple quietly updated its Apple Watch Nike+ website to include a 28 October release date.

The Apple Watch Series 2’s upgrades focus relentlessly on fitness tracking, as detailed in Macworld’s comprehensive Apple Watch Series 2 review, and the Apple Watch Nike+ cranks that to 11. This special Watch build has a perforated sports band for enhanced ventilation, and is paired with the Apple Watch Series 2’s lightweight aluminum case. Of course, it still offers core Apple Watch Series 2 features like built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 metres deep.

But this collaboration goes beyond mere physical design. The Apple Watch Nike+ includes numerous runner-centric software touches, such as special active watch faces and the Nike+ Run Club social app, which provides you with motivational prompts, workout comparisons and fist bumps with friends, run scheduling, personalised coaching sessions and more.

The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in a variety of colours, at the same starting price as the Apple Watch Series 2 itself: $529 for the 38mm version, and $579 for the 42mm model.

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