Apple and Nike’s genius collab (the Apple Watch Nike+) is the stuff die-hard runners dream of. Released just two weeks ago, it’s got all the software  of the Apple Watch Series 2, but with the Nike Running Club app built in. It’ll help track your runs and workouts, connect you with other runners and keeps motivating you all the way through.

It’s got built-in GPS so you can go running without your iPhone,  you can virtual fist-bump your friends after sharing your achievements, and it’s even water resistant to 50 metres. Yep, that means you can go lap swimming with it!

So if you haven’t already got your hands on one, here are some tips and tricks of what you’re missing out on.


– On the home screen, you can start a run simply by touching the swoosh.
– As soon as you hit that swoosh, you’ll see the details of your last run. This is an easy reference to match or better your run this time.
– Share all the details of your run with your friends on Nike+ or your social accounts – sharing your time, distance and route along with awesome stickers keeps you accountable and also inspires you to go even further and faster next time.
– You get a daily reminder to run – “Are we running today?”.
– You can run phone free with music by pairing bluetooth headphones and using Apple Music.

– Force Touch in the Activity app to change your daily move goal anytime you want.
– Swipe up from the three ring summary view to see more info: active calories, steps, and distance.
– You can see a breakdown of your total active time vs exercise time in the Activity app on iPhone. Go to the Activity app on iPhone > day view > swipe left on the Exercise summary.

– Force Touch in the Music app to play directly from Apple Watch to Bluetooth headphones or speakers.
– See album art by tapping on the track info in the Now Playing screen.
– You can allocate up to 2GB on Apple Watch to store music locally. Go to the Apple Watch app on iPhone > My Watch > Music.
– Sync a playlist to Apple Watch so it’s available offline for an iPhone free, cable-free liberating workout. Just you and your Bluetooth headphones.
– Use the new Beats One button to play 24/7 radio or the Quick Play button for Apple Music subscribers to discover new music


– Apple Watch can be a viewfinder for the iSight camera on your iPhone, so you can take a perfect selfie or join the group shot.
– See a live preview of what your iPhone sees, then snap the photo or set the timer on the camera.
– Tap anywhere on the live preview from your iPhone camera on Apple Watch to set focus and exposure.
– In the Camera app, press firmly on the display to access remote controls for Flash, Live Photos, HDR, Zoom, Burst and Front or Rear facing camera.

Email, Messages and Digital Touch
– Force Touch in the Messages inbox to compose a new message.
– Quickly delete an email from your inbox list – just swipe left.
– Default replies make responding to messages and emails as simple as one tap, and by customising them in the Watch app on iPhone you can add your own style, flavour and personality. If you’re always running late, create a reply that says “Sorry, I’m running late. Be there in 5.” You can even use emojis in default replies!

– To activate Siri say “Hey Siri” followed by your question when you raise your wrist, or hold down the Digital Crown.
– For example, use Siri to help you cook the perfect steak by saying “Hey Siri, start a three-minute timer” so you can leave your hands free to get messy with marinade.

– Force Touch in Calendar to switch between list view and day view, and Force Touch on a calendar event to email the organizer.
– When you receive a Calendar invite notification, tap on the event to go into Calendar and see if you’re free during that time.

– To ensure you don’t miss any important notifications, turn on Prominent Haptic to pre-announce alerts. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
– In Notification Center, a Force Touch clears all Notifications.

Watch face
– Time Travel lets you turn the Digital Crown to go back or forward in time to see what’s happening or what has happened; scroll forward to see when your flight leaves, what your next appointment is, or when to take important medication (WebMD), or scroll backwards to catch up on news headlines (CNN) or review stock performance.
– To enable Time Travel, head to the Apple Watch app > Notifications > Clock.

You can get the Apple Watch Nike+ in 38mm for $529 and in 42mm for $579. It’s available via and