“Nike+ Run Club for iPhone and Apple Watch has a notable update out today just one day before the Apple Watch Nike+ starts hits stores,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “Version 5.1 includes a ton of improvements and fixes plus some new features like Apple Music integration and GPS support on the Apple Watch Series 2.”
“For Apple Music subscribers, Nike+ Run Club now fully supports streaming playlists from the Nike app on iPhone,” Hall reports. “For Apple Watch runners, the new update includes full support for watchOS 3.1 and takes advantage of the built-in GPS on Apple Watch Series 2. Previously, the app was a bit on the basic side and wouldn’t map your runs when you ran without the iPhone.”
MacDailyNews Take: It was also as slow as molasses running uphill in Fargo in January. Yes, even slower than the average app running on Apple Watch Series 0, so you know it was notably sluggish.
Hall reports, “There still seems to be some differences between the Nike+ Run Club app from the App Store and the version included on Apple Watch Nike+, and I’m not sure about the Siri support mentioned above (I’ve tried it without success which could mean Apple Watch Nike+ only), but it’s a significant update over the previous version.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Let’s see, can we fit in a run today (of all days; Apple special event day; first new Macs in what seems like forever) to test the app on our original Apple Watch Sport (Series 0) units before that things go into the Apple museum and we strap our new Apple Watch Nike+ smartwatches to our wrists tomorrow? We’ll try!