Apple’s Nike+ Watch goes on sale on Friday
The Nike+ edition of the series 2 Apple Watch will be available to buy from 28 October.
When Apple launched its "Series 2" Apple Watch range, it made a few changes. Essentially gone were the insanely priced Apple Watch Edition models, replaced with a stylish but much less expensive white ceramic Apple Watch Edition and a range of Hermès Apple Watch models. Apple also showed off an exclusive Apple Watch Nike+ model, which will go on sale in Australia from 28 October 2016.
So what’s different in the Apple Watch Nike+ to the "regular" Apple Watch? In hardware terms, there’s no real difference between this model and the regular Apple Watch Series 2 model, which means you get the integrated GPS and water resistance features of the newer watches. You also get some additional software in the form of exclusive Nike+ watchfaces that, as you might expect, focus strongly on both Nike branding and fitness activities. They’re designed to work with the new Nike+ Run Club app with a range of coaching and fitness tracking profiles that work directly from the watch itself.
The Apple Watch Nike+ also comes with a choice of one of four Nike Sport Bands. These bands are perforated to allow your skin to breathe, and come in four colour combinations. Buy the Space Grey Apple Watch and you can pick between Black/Volt or Black/Cool. If you prefer the Silver Apple Watch your choices are Flat Silver/Volt or Flat Silver/White. Whatever colour you choose you’d want to be certain you were happy with it, as while Apple sells most of its other Apple Watch bands as standalone extras, this will not apply to any of the Nike Sport Bands, which come one to a watch only.
The Apple Watch Nike+ will be on sale this Friday from Apple’s online store and retail outlets, selling for $529 with a 38mm case or $579 with a 42mm case. That represents a premium over Apple's existing series 2 "Sport" watches, but matches up with the entry level of its regular Apple Watch pricing locally.