The first iteration of the Apple Watch offered athletes features like GPS tracking (via your phone), calorie burn tracking, and heart rate monitoring. Speaking of heart rate, a brand new study just compared the Apple Watch to three other wrist worn heart rate monitoring devices and it was deemed most effective (it tied with the Mio Fuse).
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Still, the newly-launched Apple Watch Series 2 made us want to upgrade. Now with built-in GPS, you don’t have to take your phone along—and it’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, meaning you can swim with it (great news for triathletes!) You can also now see all your stats together on one screen rather than having to keep swiping to see miles run, calories burned, heart rate, time, etc.
What's more, you can share your workout data with friends for a little extra motivation in the form of friendly—or not-so-friendly—competition to get in the most activity.
Now, the company has just announced they’ll release the Apple Watch Nike + on October 28th—and we think runners around the world are going to be queuing up to buy ‘em. In addition to all the features of the Series 2, the Nike + version has a few more bells and whistles of interest to fit guys (and girls) in particular. For one, the band itself is lighter and made with compression-molded perforations for breathability (see photo above). (That means no salty sweat streaks on the back of your band like you may have experienced with the traditional band.)
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You’ll also be able to customize the watch face with Nike’s green “volt” color and logo. The Nike+ Run Club also has its own complication on the watch so you can share workouts with friends, set run reminders, see all your data—and more.
The watch is available with two case colors—space gray or silver aluminum—and four band color options. Flip through the gallery to see all the options and pre-order it here for 10/28 delivery.
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