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Samsung Details Nike+ Running App Designed for Gear S

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The Nike+ Running app is available for most Android devices through Google Play, but if you were not aware, Samsung’s newest smartwatch, the Gear S, does not have access to Google Play. Instead, Samsung has partnered with Nike to create and preinstall the Nike+ Running app on all Tizen-based Gear S units, allowing buyers to benefit from the platform’s features. 

Nike+ Running can track a user’s run using the watch’s built-in GPS, coach them along the way with motivational messages, and can also act as a standalone music player with your favorite workout playlists. Above all else, Nike Fuel points are earned through the app during workouts, which is your way of showing friends how cool you are once you have reached your daily goal.

No mention was made if Nike+ Running will be made available for all Samsung devices with access to Samsung App Store, such as the Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, but we feel that would be a good move for both Samsung and Nike.

Are you waiting for the Gear S?

Via: Samsung
  • Chris Hoffman

    This is the one I am after.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Am I waiting for a Non Android based smartwatch? Especially Tizen? . . . no. I’m not. Even apple has a better chance of me buying theirs

  • itsacardigan

    I definitely think this is Samsung’s best looking watch to date.

    • James

      Except for Tizen. Sigh.

      • ma4vin

        Which is far more functional than Android wear.

  • shecalledmejay

    Samsung just doesn’t get it.

  • 213ninja

    “No mention was made if Nike+ Running will be made available for all Samsung devices with access to Samsung App Store, such as the Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, but we feel that would be a good move for both Samsung and Nike.”

    ^^this please.

  • Thomas O’Brien

    It would be nice if this app makes it to other Wear devices…at least in the pictures above, the interface looks pretty sleek

    • James

      This isn’t an Android Wear device. But I share the sentiment. The problem is current Android Wear devices don’t have built in GPS, so you need a phone and the watch to run.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    This makes the device more interesting but I only want the 360. Too bad Google couldn’t go into a partnership with Nike. Smfh

    • cns2007

      I was actually wondering that since the MotoAtcv was discontinued, if they intend to introduce much of it’s functionality into the 360. I know Google doesn’t want anyone to customize AndroidWear OS, but perhaps some secondary mode outside of it. Guess we’ll see in a few days.

  • AndrewScottRox

    No one cares about fuel points. Real metrics please!

    • James

      I agree fuel points are pointless.

      But this app/watch combination does much more. As the owner of a Nike+ Smartwatch, I’d be really interested in this device if it ran Android Wear.

      • James

        Opps Nike+ Sportwatch, not Smartwatch

  • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

    This is tempting. I have wanted to replace my MotoActv for a long time, but haven’t found anything that offers the same. The only issue now is having to have a Samsung phone, which I ditched for OnePlus..

    • AndrewScottRox

      The only thing that will come close to replacing the MotoActv will be the new Timex that’s on the horizon. http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/08/timex-one-gps-3g.html Mine is on it’s last legs so I broke down and got a Garmin. I’m struggling to find a good bluetooth combo that works now.

      • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson

        That Timex is pretty awful looking though. bah!

      • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

        That’s one ugly watch and UI

    • Blue Sun

      I too am trying to find the ideal replacement for my Motoactv. I’m debating going with a fitness band like Up24, in addition to the Motoactv for the smartwatch notifications.

  • Michael Bassett

    What is this Samsung-Life? GAH!