Samsung just announced the Samsung Gear S and now the tech tycoon has yet another surprise!
Samsung and Nike have partnered up to bring us the Nike+ Running App for the Samsung Gear S.The running app features all the workings that Nike FuelBand has shown us as well as a few upgrades of its own.
The app runs independently of any connected handset so users won’t have to run around with their smartphones if they want to use the app. What is absolutely genius about the Nike+ Running App is that it utilizes the GPS feature built in the Gear S to collect distance data and speed. By doing so, it also enables users to confirm their route. Runners can check their distance, pace, and heart rate directly on their smartwatch and not on some smartphone app.
Samsung has explained that:
“With the pre-loaded Nike+ Running App on the Samsung Gear S, users can leave their phones at home and still map runs, track progress and stay motivated while on the move. In the midst of a workout, runners are able to easily view running metrics including distance, pace, heart rate, NikeFuel earned, and time, by simply raising their wrists. The app is also equipped with a built-in music player, allowing runners to select music in a playlist with a quick tap. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear S’ built-in GPS allows runners to check their routes and speed. In addition, the Nike+ Running App keeps runners inspired by leveraging the Samsung Gear S’ 3G connection to deliver real-time cheers from Facebook friends.”
Also, the Nike+ Coach feature is equipped with training programs to assist in keeping runners fit and healthy. If that wasn’t enough, the app comes with a built-in music player for your motivational workout tunes.
That’s not the end. Along with these massive upgrades, Nike has also included connecting to Facebook and the Nike+ Running community on the smartwatch! In addtion, the app integrates with Nike+ Challenges, allowing users to receive cheers from their friends, send photos over social media, and receive audio feedback.
Source: Android Authority