The partnership between Apple and Nike has given us the intuitive Apple Watch Nike +. Armed with built-in GPS to track your pace, distance, and routes, wearers can run their favorite 5K trail without needing to bring their iPhone. If swimming is your fitness-of-choice, the Apple’s Series 2 smartwatch is rated water resistant to 50 meters. As for aesthetics, buyers have a choice of “exclusive Nike watch faces” and when combined with Apple’s brightest display ever, you have yourself a athletic, yet modern looking smartwatch that is both lightweight and durable.
If you combine your Apple Watch with the Nike + Run Club App, you instantly have a running coach strategically placed on your wrist. Whether it’s tracking your progress, sharing your activity with friends, or joining them on the shared leaderboard, you’ll have all the motivation you need to reach your goals. By joining the “Just Do It Sunday” challenge, which pushes you to run a 5K every Sunday, you’ll know exactly where you stand with not only your streak but your running buddies’ weekly performance.
As one would expect from an Apple device, the Series 2 smartwatch comes with all of the bells and whistles. From the intuitive Heart Rate Sensor to the full suite of Activity apps, the Apple Watch is the epitome of disruptive wearable technology. Starting with the built-in GPS system and ending with third-party workout apps, here is a list of features that comes with your Apple Watch:
Imagine heading to the gym with just your gym clothes and a watch – and still being able to track your performance. Apple Watch’s built-in GPS allows you to record distance, speed, and pace – whether you’re running on a treadmill or hitting the lap pool. When you’re done with the workout, simply pull up your Activity app on your iPhone and see the results of training session. You can just leave your iPhone at home and still record your fitness performance.
Heart Rate Sensor
Powered by Apple’s Watch OS 3, users have the option of accessing the Heart Rate Sensor either by opening Apple’s Heart Rate app, adding the heart rate complication to the display, or by adding the HR app to the dock. Using photoplethysmography technology, the Apple Watch calculates the number of hearts beats each minute by “using green LED lights paired with light-sensitive phototides to detect the amount of blood flowing through your wrist at any given moment.”
Whether you’re training for the swim portion of a Triathlon or tracking laps at the local YMCA, the Apple Watch is rated water resistant 50 meters. If you’re concerned about getting the built-in speakers wet, have no fear. Apple engineered a speaker that not only allows water into the chamber, but uses sound to push it back out. So feel free to swim, shower, or jump in the hot tub with your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch wearers have access to over 12 indoor and outdoor workouts just by uploading the Workout App. Whether it’s swimming, biking, running, or elliptical training, you can customize your workout regimen to the activity-of-choose. To motivate you even further, add up to five metrics to your display so you have instant access to training results.
This app works extremely well with Siri – Apple’s digital assistant. When you ask Siri questions around your conditioning like, “How many calories have I burned during my workout?” She retrieves information from your intuitive Activity app that counts your stand, move and exercise rings. The Apple Rings is a visual way to keep track of your daily activity.
Finally, the Apple AirPods are a must-have accessory. Once again, keep your iPhone at home and head to the gym wearing just a watch and a set of earbuds. Access your top motivating playlists from Apple Music library and enjoy a true wireless experience while training. With an all-day battery life, you can strength train in the morning and do cardio in the evening and still have enough juice to crank tunes.
Not Just a Fitness Watch
The Apple Watch Series 2 is more than just a personal trainer strapped to your wrist, it has all of the functionality of an iPhone. Whether it’s a gentle tap when a message or call comes in, or accessing a full suite of apps, or simply activating Siri with your voice, Apple Watch is powered by the revolutionary watch0S 3 platform.