Apple and Nike announced in September that they revived their partnership, with the introduction of Apple Watch Nike+ during Apple's Special Event. Now we know when that sports-centric smartwatch will go on sale.
Here's everything you need to know about Apple Watch Nike+, including how much it costs and when you can get your hands on it. Be sure to check out Pocket-lint's preview of the watch as well, where we said it looks great, has a sporty feel, and feels really comfortable on the wrist.
What is Apple Watch Nike+?
Apart from the new Apple Watch Series 2, Apple unveiled a Nike+ edition of its second-generation smartwatch. Apple teamed up with Nike to make a version of Apple Watch meant for runners. It uniquely features a different strap design and specialised software to make it easier for runners to put it on quickly and make use of the device's built-in GPS. This isn't just a simple paint job.
What does Apple Watch Nike+ feature?
Although you do get all the same features found in the Apple Watch Series 2, such as built-in GPS, a waterproof design (up to 50m), 38mm and 42mm watch case options, and a band made from the same elastomer material found in the Apple Watch Sport strap, the Nike+ edition has a new strap. Apple worked with Nike to design a perforated finish that's more durable and breathable.
However, like the standard Apple Watch, you can change the straps. It's actually going to be available with four different case and strap combinations: there's a space grey aluminium case with either a black/yellow strap or a black/grey strap, and there's a silver aluminium with a either a silver/white band combo or a silver/yellow option. All of which are bright and sporty-looking.
As for the WatchOS 3 software powering the watch, Pocket-lint has a round-up of all the features and changes found in the software. But the Nike+ has two additional perks: it gets exclusive Nike-themed watch faces that include a complication for directly launching the Nike+ Run Club app, which comes pre-installed and lets you track your runs, view running history, and more.
How much does Apple Watch Nike+ cost?
The Apple Watch Nike+ costs the same as the new Apple Watch Series 2. It starts at $369 (£369) for the 38mm version and $399.99 (£399) for the 42mm one.
When will Apple Watch Nike+ be available?
Apple quietly updated its website to confirm the Apple Watch Nike+ will launch on 28 October in the US, UK, and elsewhere.