Nike announced today that it brings the Nike Training Club app to Apple Watch. The program offers over 180 workouts, all of which can be monitored directly from Apple Watch …
Nike explains that it is pressured to release the Nike Training Club for Apple Watch after growing talks from athletes to reduce their confidence in the smartphone during the training session.
For all its positive features, there is one thing about the app the athletes wanted to improve: Sometimes you just do not have to constantly refer to a phone in the middle of a session.
The solution was to bring the Nike Training Club app to Apple Watch. "The resounding feedback from practitioners around the world was that they wanted us to put the best training app on Apple Watch, and I think we've done it in a way that makes it an intuitive and invaluable training tool," said Mike McCabe, Nike VP for the Digital Product Innovation category.
Unfortunately, a downside here seems that training sessions still need to be started from the IOS version of Nike Training Club, with the watchOS version that serves more as a way to check progress than to start workouts.
By bringing Nike Training Club to Apple Watch, athletes can monitor heart rate, calorie burn and other statistics directly from the wrist, receive encouraging press releases, and more:
- Focus more on the training and less on your phone
- Monitor your heart rate , approximate calories and other exercise statistics right from your wrist
- Achieve your fitness goals through weekly messages like Encourages You To Close Your Fitness Ise Ring
All the more than 180 workouts supported in the Nike Training Club app on iOS are supported on the Watch version, including strength training, endurance, mobility, yoga and more. The app is available as a free download on the App Store.
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