New Apple Watch Nike edition launches in the US starting at $399

New Apple Watch Nike edition launches in the US starting at $399
Apple is most likely done for the year as far as announcements of entirely new products are concerned, but today's actually the official release day of a new variant of the company's recently unveiled Series 5 smartwatch.

Simply called the Apple Watch Nike rather than the Nike+ or Nike+ Series 5, this fitness-friendly wearable device is available now online and in physical stores across the US, Puerto Rico, and "more than" 51 other countries and regions, as previewed by the Cupertino-based tech giant a few weeks back. Of course, the Nike-branded version doesn't come with any exclusive activity and health tracking features or internal upgrades of some sort over "regular" Apple Watch Series 5 models.

The only things hardcore fans of the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel will gain are a number of special watch faces, including one inspired by the "classic" Nike Windrunner jacket design, and your choice of a perforated Nike Sport Band or reflective Nike Sport Loop. You can go for a silver or space gray aluminum case, with Sport Band color combos ranging from pure platinum/black to black/pink blast, desert sand/black, royal pulse/black, and anthracite/black. That's a lot of black paired with a couple of very snazzy hues and a few lower-profile shades.

As for Sport Loops, you can get them in desert sand/volt, pink blast/true berry, royal pulse/lava glow, summit white, and black flavors, the former three of which are guaranteed to turn quite a few heads at your local gym. No matter your case or band choice, you're looking at spending as little as $399 in a 40mm size with GPS-only connectivity and as much as $529 as far as 44mm variants supporting cellular networks are concerned.

While most Series 5 Apple Watch Nike versions can be reserved on Apple's US website for immediate store pickup, shipments are not an option if you're in a hurry, taking several weeks or even months in the case of a few models that are either incredibly popular or trickier to manufacture for some reason.

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1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31290; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple watch vs Active watch 2 review. Apple watch pros: Battery life Eco system More info on faces Better heart rate monitoring Better high/low heart rate alert Fall detection Noise detection Very fast calorie counter Cons: No steps goal No total burned calories for the day only move calories No widgets No sleep tracking No T9 keyboard No custom notifications tones ----------------------------- Active watch 2 pros: Battery life T9 keyboard Widgets Steps goal Daily calories burned shown on watch Touch bezel Cons: So so heart rate monitoring Bad high/low heart alert (must have on continuous monitoring for it to work) No enough info on watch faces Watch faces not customizable enough Custom notifications tones Raise to wake doesn't work during workouts with do not disturb turned on Very slow calorie counter Both are very nice looking watches, that one up each other in certain areas Both lack something the other one has, but the Apple watch is a bit more refined and gets a slight nod from me, based on better fitness/health/safety features. I didn't mention the Active 2's lack of cycle tracking, cause I'm not a woman. Apple Watch ranking: 9.8 Active Watch 2 ranking: 9.6

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