Samsung announces Nike+ Running app for Gear S
Samsung and Nike have partnered to bring the Nike+ Running app for the Gear S smartwatch which was announced yesterday. The app uses wireless 3G connection and GPS, which is inbuilt in to the Gear S, to track a user’s progress, display real-time statistics, and map their runs without a need for a companion smartphone. The app also tracks important things like distance, speed and also comes with an ability to share this information with friends through social networks. The Nike+ Running app would come pre-loaded with the Gear S along with motivational features such as Nike+ challenges, live audio feedback and a built-in music player.
“Nike+ Running has changed the way people experience sports. It motivates runners to run further, faster and more often by tracking their activity, celebrating their progress, enlisting personalised coaching, challenging their friends and sharing runs with their entire social network. The integration with the Samsung Gear S allows more runners to join the Nike+ community and enjoy the benefits of this great service.” – Adam Roth, Vice President of Nike Global Running Brand Marketing
The Tizen powered Gear S smartwatch comes with a 2-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage and can last up to 2 days with its 300mAh battery. The smartwatch with IP67 certification for dust and water resistance also comes with inbuilt wireless connectivity options such as 3G and GPS.