Nike+ Run Club update adds Speed Run tracking from Apple Watch

Nike+ Run Club update adds Speed Run tracking from Apple Watch


Although Apple and Nike make the Apple Watch Nike+ with Nike+ Run Club pre-installed, there are still features in Nike’s run tracking app that require carrying an iPhone along for runs.

Speed Run tracking is no longer one of those limitations, however, as the latest update to NRC now lets you start a speed run from the Apple Watch without bringing an iPhone.

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Speed Run was previously a run type on NRC for Apple Watch, but starting one would simply tell you it wasn’t possible and to use the iPhone app instead. Now NRC lets you select Speed Run, press Start, and begin tracking your run.

Just like Apple’s Workout app, you can double tap the Apple Watch display during the speed run to mark a lap or set the interval.

Nike also says the latest NRC update includes bug fixes and enhancements, and release notes highlight recently re-introduced achievements and trophies for milestones on the iPhone app.

More advanced features like coaching with voiceover during runs will still require the iPhone for now, but speed run support was a major omission that’s now resolved.

What’s New in Version 5.7.0
We’ve been busy. Check out our latest improvements:

APPLE WATCH
– Speed Run has arrived. You can now mark intervals and laps by using the Speed Run feature on your watch
PRO-TIP: Double-tap on the main screen during your run to mark intervals

IMPORTANT: You need to authorize NRC to access Motion and Fitness Activity in order to track a run

For the best results on Apple Watch, we recommend using watchOS 3.2.2 or above.

PHONE
– Trophies and Achievement badges are back! Stay motivated and celebrate your…



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