On Test Ap­ple Watch Nike+

Ap­ple has teamed up with Nike to pro­duce a more sport-fo­cused ver­sion of its smart­watch

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AP­PLE WATCH NIKE+

From £369, ap­ple.com/uk

This up­dated ver­sion of the orig­i­nal Ap­ple Watch does a great deal more than just pay lip ser­vice to fit­ness func­tion­al­ity – it will ap­peal to those who want their smart­watch to run their life

and their train­ing.

KEY FEA­TURES

built-in GPS of­fers speed, dis­tance, time, pace and calo­rieburn data cus­tomis­able train­ing screens wrist-based heartrate mea­sure­ment fea­tures mul­ti­sport func­tion­al­ity, in­clud­ing swim­ming met­rics wa­ter­proof to 50m light­weight, rugged sport strap with ven­ti­la­tion holes syncs to Nike+ Run Club train­ing app op­tional pe­ri­odic voice up­dates on run data

RW VER­DICT

Ap­ple has pro­duced a smart­watch that is def­i­nitely fit for pur­pose when it comes to run­ning train­ing. It won’t give you de­tailed met­rics but the GPS lock-on is al­most in­stan­ta­neous and it never drops out be­cause the watch con­stantly searches for Wi-fi sig­nals when you’re run­ning. We mea­sured the train­ing-data accuracy against more tra­di­tional de­vices and it was spot on, while the brighter screen, longer bat­tery life and more sen­si­tive dark­screen func­tion­al­ity (the watch snoozes un­til you turn your wrist in­wards) are all far bet­ter than they were on its pre­de­ces­sor.

The Ap­ple Watch Nike+ A smart­watch that’s fit for pur­pose

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