Earlier this month, it emerged that Apple had quietly updated the official webpage for the Apple Watch Nike+ to indicate that the special Nike-branded edition of its new line of smart watches would be available beginning Friday, Oct. 28.
Now, in a joint press release, Apple and Nike have officially announced and confirmed the launch date of their new collaborative product. The Apple Watch Nike+, if you’ll recall, was introduced along with the other models in the new Apple Watch Series 2 in early September, with a promised “late October” release. Well, as it turns out, late October it is.
Like the other Apple Watch Series 2 models (the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Hermès, and the Apple Watch Edition), the Apple Watch Nike+ features watchOS 3, a dual-core processor, a brighter display, a water resistance rating of 50 meters, and built-in GPS, which enables tracking of pace, distance, and route without the need for a connected iPhone.
Running is one of the world’s most popular activities for staying in shape and being healthy, and with Apple Watch Nike+, runners will be even more motivated to achieve their performance goals.- Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer
What puts the “Nike+” in “Apple Watch Nike+” is the set of features unique to the product. This includes Nike-inspired watch faces and Nike Sport Bands, which are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately. Most notably, there’s the new Nike+ Run Club app, which motivates runners to achieve more with the help of smart run reminders, social challenges, training data, and more.
Pricing and availability
Sizes, colors, and prices
The Apple Watch Nike+ comes in four designs or case-band combinations: Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Volt Nike Sport Band, Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Cool Gray Nike Sport Band, Silver Aluminum Case with Flat Silver/White Nike Sport Band, and Silver Aluminum Case with Flat Silver/Volt Nike Sport Band. Each design is available in 38mm and 42mm sizes, with the former priced at $369 and the latter at $399.
Where to purchase
The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores, including Macy’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. If you’re interested in getting one, you may visit apple.com/apple-watch-nike or nike.com/applewatch to check the product’s local availability.
The countries where the Apple Watch Nike+ is set to be launched on Friday, Oct. 28 include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S. The product will be released in Bahrain, Greece, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE on Saturday, Oct. 29, and in Israel on Sunday, Oct. 30.