Nike+ Run Club
By Nike, Inc
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Your Perfect Running Partner – Nike+ Run Club
Nike+ Run Club gives you everything you need to run better and more often—including GPS tracking details of your run, customized coaching plans that fit your goals and adapt to your progress, and nonstop motivation from your friends. In short: We'll help you reach your goals and have more fun getting there.
- FULL APPLE WATCH SERIES 2 SUPPORT
- TRACKS AND STORES ALL YOUR RUNS AND RECORDS
- PERSONALIZED COACHING PLANS FOR YOUR GOALS
- EASILY SHARE YOUR RUNS WITH YOUR FRIENDS
- COMPETE ON LEADERBOARDS
- MOTIVATION FROM NIKE ATHLETES LIKE KEVIN HART, MO FARAH, AND ALLYSON FELIX
SUPPORTS APPLE WATCH and APPLE WATCH NIKE+
Get your perfect running partner—on your wrist. The Nike+ Run Club app supports all generations of Apple Watches, with a simple experience designed for the runner in motion. Scroll down on the main screen to select a goal, activate Advanced mode, or adjust your run settings before you head out. Notification, scheduling, and sharing features keep you motivated, improving, and having fun. Includes GPS support for all Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+, and stand-alone mode for first generation Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 1.
TRACKS AND STORES ALL YOUR RUNS AND RECORDS
Get all the detail you need—pace, distance, GPS route, elevation, heart rate, and mile splits. Real-time audio feedback will keep you on track during your run.
PERSONALIZED COACHING PLANS ADAPT TO YOU
Whether you want to get started, get fitter, or get race-ready, Nike+ Coach has a plan for you. One that starts with your goals and fitness level, and adapts as you progress.
CUSTOMIZABLE POST-RUN SHARING WITH FRIENDS
Personalize your posts by adding photos, stats and stickers, then customize who sees it—your other social networks, or just your Nike+ friends.
LEADERBOARDS LET YOU COMPARE AND COMPETE
Easily compare and compete with friends and fellow runners—just tag your miles against specific goals or challenges to see where you stand.
MUSIC CONTROLS FOR THE RUNNER IN MOTION
With custom Nike+ Run Club playlists, in-run cheers from friends, and encouragement from elite athletes, you’ll have the motivation you need to go a little harder and little further.
This app includes Nike stickers you can use in the app and on iMessage to share with friends. You can find the iMessage stickers in the iMessage app store by searching for NRC. By downloading the app, you agree that Nike provides these stickers for you to use only for that purpose. Nike may revoke this permission at any time.
Nike+ Run Club integrates with the Apple Health app to sync your workouts and record heart-rate data.
Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 5.3.0
Thank you for being a part of the Nike+ Run Club community! We are actively listening to your feedback and working hard to improve your experience.
Bug fixes and improvements for Apple Watch users:
- Split data available in post-run summary on Apple Watch
- Improved GPS/route syncing with runs started on Apple Watch
- For true stand-alone functionality and to save battery life, runs started with Apple Watch will no longer start the Nike+ Run Club app on iPhone
Tip: To view heart rate and pace metrics in-run, scroll down to Settings on the Start screen and toggle on ‘All Metrics’
General app bug fixes and performance improvements
“JUST DO IT.
-Join the global community and walk, jog, or run your way to a 5k or more each Sunday.
- Get in-run encouragements from Kevin Hart
- Unlock exclusive stickers to share on your photos
- Complete three consecutive “Just Do It. Sunday” runs to start a streak.
Please note: version 5.3 of Nike+ Run Club requires iOS 10. For the best results on Apple Watch, we recommend using watchOS 3.1 or above.
For more information on NRC product updates, fixes/improvements, and pro-tips, visit our blog at http://nrc.nike.com
Time to move on
The original Nike+ running app had some flaws. For example it kept losing my runs or refused to sync. However the color goals kept me motivated and Nike support dealt with my problems as they arose. However, despite dealing with my problems on an individual basis they neglected to ever tackle them system wide, and so my individual cases of problems became reoccurring. Nike then update the app to become what it is today, NRC. However this redesign has brought with it a slew of new issues instead of solutions. For example, this app is much slower than the old one, slower to launch, slower to start a run, and slower to give stats, post run. This app is also more difficult to use, it's menus and options are convoluted. As a young person who works in the information technology field I like to think me and technology get along rather well, but using this app is like taming a lion while peeling and riding a unicycle. Furthermore, NRC now gives me random stat updates throughout my run instead of periodically, such as every mile like the Nike+ app did. For example, during my 4 mile run, NRC gave me a stat update .02 miles from the finish. Thus I faltered because I thought I had finished my run and ruined my time. All in all this app was never amazing, but since the redesign it has been atrocious. I have given it many chances and used it regularly. After 300+ miles run with the app I believe it is time for me to move on to a different running application.
Could Be Better
I understand 3rd party apps not perfectly integrating with Apple software, but this really should be considered '3rd party' when there's a Nike swoosh on the box and engraved on the back of the watch face. Exercises done on the native Apple Watch workout app don't count at all towards the Nike achievements and the workouts achieved through the Nike+ app don't count towards the overall achievement awards on the Apple Watch, like they were promised to be. For example, there were an extremely large number of complaints about people not receiving their turkey achievement award for running a 5k on thanksgiving day. It was stated that it would be received through using the Nike app or the original Apple Watch app, but that was not the case. Only people who used the original Watch app and ran the 5k received the award. I know, it sounds silly and trivial, but it's little things like that that that add up. It's the same way with other features and awards. I'm not necessarily complaining, it's just disappointing that such large and accomplished companies like Apple and Nike can't successfully integrate their software to work together in harmony. After all, that was the whole advertising campaign for the "Nike+ Apple Watch" on the new and improved 'Series Two" platform.
This version is a setback, previous iterations were better
The latest iteration has my really disappointed and close to switching apps. The fact that I can't have the app running on both devices is more of an inconvenience, even if it saves me a few extra minutes of battery life. This means if I start A speed run, which is not available to do on the watch, I have to be staring at my phone the entire time to see how far I've run. Even then, if I start a run on my phone I will not see heart rate data from my watch. This means I would have to buy a whole new heart rate monitor, just for this specific situation.
I know some people like to run without their phone. But if I'm doing a long run I would preferred to have my phone in the event of an emergency.
Last, but most annoying, the Watch app only syncs with my phone seamlessly sometimes. It will also crash if I get too many notifications such as a small handful in a short amount of time. This happened on my first half marathon, at 10 miles. I received about three text messages and a news notification or two and all of a sudden that entire run was gone.
For me, this version of the epitome of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" gone wrong.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 16, 2016
- Version: 5.3.0
- Size: 196 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Nike, Inc
- © Copyright 2016 Nike, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.