Nike+ to support Garmin & More
All runners want to get better. It’s a universal desire that unites everyday runners and competitive athletes.
The former’s Runner and Multi-Sport GPS Watches, including those that come with heart-rate monitor bands, are now compatible with the Nike+ app. These two companies have collaborated back in 2011, when Nike came out with a sports watch that’s loaded with GPS developed alongside TomTom. This time, the masters of navigation are giving you a way to auto-upload calories burned, run pace and time, among other types of data to the running app (and earn NikeFuel in the process, of course).
Even if you don’t use Nike+ for either iPhone or Android, though, you have other apps to choose from, as the company’s watches also support TomTom MySports, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, Jawbone, Endomondo and Strava. All you have to do now is find the motivation to do some actual running.
It’s not just TomTom that’s partnering with Nike. All runners want to get better. It’s a universal desire that unites everyday runners and competitive athletes. Now more runners can measure their runs, get motivated and tap into the benefits of the Nike+ Running App whether they use a watch or phone, in the gym our out on the road.
Since its inception in 2006, Nike+ Running has helped millions of athletes track, measure, share and compare their runs with a global community, encouraging them to run smarter and run more. The Nike+ Running App is a coach, running buddy and cheering section all in one, delivering training programs, real-time audio feedback and tools to track and celebrate progress. With these new partnerships, runners around the world have even more ways to connect within the Nike+ Running community.
This evolution offers Nike+ Running App users new and distinct ways to leverage GPS watches, heart rate monitors and connected gym equipment to make every run count:
- Garmin is a global leader in navigation and GPS watch technology.
- TomTom is a long standing Nike partner and a global, award winning provider of GPS Sport Watches.
- Wahoo Fitness has trail-blazed smartphone fitness technology with heart rate monitors and other fitness sensors.
- Netpulse is the largest provider of branded mobile apps for health clubs and connected cardio technology for equipment manufacturers.
The updated Nike+ Running App makes pairing with the new partners easy. Users will see a “Partners” screen when they update or download the app. The “Connect a Partner” button guides users to settings to manage preferences and establish the seamless connection between Nike+ and the partner apps and devices. In addition to the rich partner expansion and integration, the new Nike+ Running release boasts several enhancements that improve the overall running experience for anyone from first-time runners to marathon veterans.
For the iOS platform, new improvements include an optimized landscape/armband mode that makes it easier to control the in-run experience, easier in-run music controls and improved access to route maps. For Android, the new Nike+ Running App update features updated shoe-tagging and a new auto-pause mode that automatically halts the session when the runner stops.