Apple Watch Nike+ races onto the scene this Friday

Apple and Nike have announced that the Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Friday, Oct. 28. It combines all the features of Apple Watch Series 2 with the new Nike+ Run Club app for motivation to go for a run, guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes and coaching plans that adapt to your schedule and progress. 

The Apple Watch Nike+ also features exclusive Nike Sport Bands and unique watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be personalized with apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather. Like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, it features built-in GPS to track your pace, distance, and route — even if you don’t have your iPhone with you. With the brightest display Apple has ever made, metrics are easy to read, and if you decide to take a post-run dip in the pool, Apple Watch Nike+ is water resistant 50 meters, says Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

The 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.

The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminum case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band color combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.The smartwatch will be available in 38 mm for US$369 and in 42 mm at $399from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores, including Macy’s and DICK’S Sporting Goods.