(Pocket-lint) – Each Apple Watch since Series 2 has had a Nike version. The latest Series 6 Nike Edition is essentially the same as the standard Apple Watch Series 6 but it features redesigned Nike watch faces and Nike-designed Apple Watch Sport bands. You can also get a Nike version of the Apple Watch SE (which is essentially the Apple Watch Series 5 in a different guise)
What is Apple Watch Nike?
For the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple teamed up with Nike to make a version of Apple Watch meant for runners. It features a different strap design and slightly different Watch Faces to make it easier for runners to make use of the device’s built-in GPS (and cellular). Externally, the only difference is there’s a Nike logo in addition to the Apple one on the rear of the Watch. They’ve released a new Apple Watch Nike with each version of Apple Watch since.
The Apple Watch Nike costs the same as the standard Apple Watch versions.
What does Apple Watch Nike feature?
In 2020, there are two different versions of the Apple Watch Nike with both the Series 6 and SE (and then there are 40/44mm variants of each of those, each with GPS and cellular variants)
You get all the same features found in the Apple Watch Series 6 or SE, such as built-in GPS, a waterproof design and 40mm and 44mm watch case options. And there’s the option of cellular connectivity in addition to GPS, although it is cheaper to get the version without. The Series 6 hs blood oxygen monitoring as well.
Like the standard Apple Watch, you can change the straps. It’s available with different case and strap combinations: there’s silver and space grey aluminium cases with Nike Sport Band (rubber) or Nike Sport Loop (nylon). The Nike Sport Bands have a perforated design that’s designed to be more durable and breathable.
As for software, Nike has additional perks over the standard version of watchOS: it gets exclusive Nike-themed watch faces that include a complication for directly launching the Nike Run Club app, which comes pre-installed and lets you track your runs, view running history, and more.
The 2020 versions have new colours for the Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Loop, and a new Nike Compact watch face enables you to see multiple Nike Run Club complications, too.
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Writing by Maggie Tillman and Dan Grabham.