Samsung, in partnership with NIKE, Inc., today introduced the Nike+ Running App for the newly announced Samsung Gear S.
The app utilizes the new Samsung Gear S’ built-in Bluetooth and 3G connectivity features to bring Nike’s running experience to Gear users for the first time.
With the pre-loaded Nike+ Running App on the Samsung Gear S, users can leave their phones at home and still map runs, track progress and stay motivated while on the move. In the midst of a workout, runners are able to view running metrics including distance, pace, heart rate, NikeFuel earned, and time, by raising their wrists. The app is also equipped with a built-in music player, allowing runners to select music in a playlist with a tap. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear S’ built-in GPS allows runners to check their routes and speed. In addition, the Nike+ Running App keeps runners inspired by leveraging the Samsung Gear S’ 3G connection to deliver real-time cheers from Facebook friends.
Since its launch in 2006, Nike+ Running has provided runners the chance to track, measure, share and compare their runs with a global community of athletes. The Nike+ Running App uses GPS technology to map runs, provide stats on instantaneous pace and distance, and track users’ progress. It offers fun motivational features like Nike+ Challenges, cheers from friends, photo sharing to social media, live audio feedback and the option to select music. Its Nike+ Coach function offers training programs, helping runners to prepare for their races. The Nike+ Running community has logged over 1 billion miles worldwide.