Apple has officially announced the release date of its highly-anticipated collaboration with Nike, the Apple Watch Nike+. Customers in Canada and beyond can get their hands on the smartwatch this Friday, October 28 both in-store and online. The news comes in the form of a new press release from the Cupertino tech giant.
“Running is one of the world’s most popular activities for staying in shape and being healthy, and with Apple Watch Nike+, runners will be even more motivated to achieve their performance goals,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “The response so far has been incredible and we’re thrilled to get Apple Watch Nike+ onto customers’ wrists starting Friday.”
The Apple Watch Nike+ is a variant of the brand-new Apple Watch Series 2, which the company announced last month alongside the new iPhone 7. The smartwatch features a new Nike+ Run Club application which tracks progress and helps motivate users to be active. The watch also features unique style elements that have been inspired by Nike’s product design.
“Apple and Nike share a passion to make life easier and more fun and we’re excited to bring a great running experience to consumers around the world,” said Trevor Edwards, Nike’s president. “Apple Watch Nike+ with Nike+ Run Club app combine to deliver a powerful device with a simple running solution for all athletes and is another example of Nike’s commitment to bringing innovative products to the market.”
Interestingly enough, while the watch itself features special edition Nike-inspired wristbands, they won’t be available for purchase separately. The smart watch will come in several color combinations, including black/volt, black/cool gray, flat silver/white, and flat silver/volt.
Apple Watch Nike+ pricing in Canada starts at $489 CAD for the 38mm model while the 42mm watch will set you back a cool $529 CAD. Pre-orders began when the Series 2 launched weeks ago.
Anyone else exciting to pick up this unique collaboration?