Nike+ Run Club has picked up a new Challenges feature that aims to keep you motivated.
Much like the Activity app on Apple Watch, Challenges gives you weekly and monthly goals and rewards you with achievements when you reach them. You can also see how you stack up against the global community of Run Club users.
At the most essential level, a running app should provide a reliable way to log your workouts: when, where, how fast and how far you run. Fancy features are all very well and good, but let’s be honest — if an app doesn’t get the basics right, it sucks.
Nike has been busy adding new bells and whistles to its Nike+ Run Club app recently. Which is great if you want stuff like photo sharing and news feeds. But all I want is to log my runs, and thanks to my Apple Watch Nike+, that critical function has become pretty unreliable.
Kevin Hart goes on an epic (and fictitious) 700-mile run through the desert in a great new set of Apple Watch Nike+ ads.
Focusing on the fitness-tracking aspects of the device, the creative spots chronicle the comic actor’s quest to get in shape. Apple and Nike never ran into trouble getting high-profile celebrities to endorse their products, but Hart is certainly one of the funniest spokesmen in recent memory.
Watch the Nike ads — which tell the story of “The Man Who Kept Running” — below.
Apple’s website confirms that Apple Watch Nike+ will become available October 28. Customers can preorder all four models of the device now, with prices starting at $369 for the 38mm variant and $399 for the 42mm.