Samsung and Nike have teamed up to bring Nike+ Running to Samsung's new Gear S smartwatch. The app uses the GPS and 3G wireless in the Gear S to view their progress, send out real-time stats, and maps their runs, all without the need for a smartphone. Nike+ Running will track distance, pace, allow you to play music, and also share you run live with your friends though social networks.
According to Samsung:
With the pre-loaded Nike+ Running App on the Samsung Gear S, users can leave their phones at home and still map runs, track progress and stay motivated while on the move. In the midst of a workout, runners are able to easily view running metrics including distance, pace, heart rate, NikeFuel earned, and time, by simply raising their wrists. The app is also equipped with a built-in music player, allowing runners to select music in a playlist with a quick tap. Meanwhile, the Samsung Gear S' built-in GPS allows runners to check their routes and speed. In addition, the Nike+ Running App keeps runners inspired by leveraging the Samsung Gear S' 3G connection to deliver real-time cheers from Facebook friends.
Nike+ Running for the Samsung Gear S should be ready by the time the device ships sometime in October. What do you think of the integration of Nike+ Running into Samsung's latest smartwatch? Let us know below in the comments.