Nike+ Running app update suggests next Apple Watch will have GPS capabilities

Nike+ Running app update suggests next Apple Watch will have GPS capabilities

Following an update to the Nike+ app, which saw it expanded with new shopping features, the Nike+ Running app comes renovated with new features and functionality too. As of version 5.0, Nike+ Running becomes Nike+ Run Club and promises to deliver "everything you need to run better." The app tracks and stores users' pace, distance, elevation, heart rate, and mile splits. It also integrates with the Apple Watch tightly to accomplish sourcing all this data.

Another interesting part is a hint in the app's description pointing towards the release of a GPS-enabled Apple Watch. The notes say that users can leave their phones at home and run with just the wearable, which can be accomplished if the Apple Watch has GPS. Thus, owners of the second-gen smartwatch should be able to enjoy true location services without pairing with an iPhone or using distance estimation.

Additional changes include adaptive coaching plans, more fun and personal post-run sharing, and hash-tagging runs. The user interface has been refreshed as well. The Nike+ Run Club 5.0 app is available for free from the App Store.

Download Nike+ Run Club


ALSO READ

FEATURED VIDEO

3 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

GPS capabilities has been available in other smartwatches ages ago! Apple always trailing behind.

2. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Wow what an innovation apple!!haha. Apple is always bringing old technolgy.

3. fyah_king unregistered

What? Some of their watches cost over $700 and it has no GPS? Lol

Latest Stories