Nike+ Running App Comes to Samsung Gear S

Tim Maytom

nike samsungSportswear giant Nike has partnered with Samsung to introduce its Nike+ Running App to the newly announced Samsung Gear S.

The app will come pre-loaded on the Samsung Gear S, and utilises the Gear S' built-in Bluetooth and 3G connectivity to bring Nike's running experience to Gear users for the first time.

The app enables users to map runs and track progress, providing running metrics including distance, pace, heart rate and time in real time. The Gear S version includes a built-in music player, GPS and social network connectivity aimed at keeping runners motivated with support from Facebook friends.

"We are very excited to welcome the Nike+ Running App to Samsung's Gear Portfolio," said Chan Woo Park, vice president of product strategy team in mobile division at Samsung. "Samsung Gear S with its ergonomically fit design, empowered by multi-sensors, GPS and IP67, is a perfect health and fitness companion.

"With the Nike+ Running App, it will be even more attractive and fun for users to enjoy their running,while tracking runs, reaching goals and sharing with friends, all on their wrists."

"Nike+ Running has changed the way people experience sports," said Adam Roth, vice president of Nike global running brand marketing. "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."