Sports and watches have been intricately laced together like a pair of sports sneakers for quite some time now. It seems that every type of athlete appreciates beautiful sports watches, from NFL stars to baseball players and every athlete in between.
But beyond a celebrity accessory, sport watches can aid you in your fitness journey and help you become a better athlete. The sports watch market is flooded with different options from different brands. One such brand is one we all know and love: Nike.
We all know that Nike has long been producing essential sports gear. But did you know that the brand also produces sports watches? Granted, they haven’t made many nor is this likely to become something the brand focuses on in the future. But here’s a look at the very best of them because one of these may be your dream watch?
A Bit About the Brand
Just in case you aren’t familiar with Nike as a brand, here’s what you need to know. Nike was established in Oregon, United States, by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman at the beginning of 1964 under the name of Blue Ribbon Sports.
In 1971, it adopted the name Nike in reference to the Greek Goddess of Victory and the rest is history. Along the way it bought many other companies and employs over 73,100 employees. Today, Nike sponsors some of the biggest sports stars on the planet and is the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes & apparel. So what do they know about making sports watches? Let’s find out.
Nike Sports Watches
The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular)
Nike teamed up with Apple to create the ultimate fitness wearable. The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is incredibly smart and enables users to track their workout data. They can also stream music or listen to Nike Run Club’s Audio Guided Runs.
It features a silver aluminum case as well as a 40mm case with Nike watch band. It also has an Always-On Retina display, swim proof properties and elevation detection. This watch is filled with safety features including electrical and optical heart sensors, fall detection, internal emergency calling, an ECG app, a built-in compass & even an emergency SOS feature.
The Apple Watch Nike Series 5 (GPS + Cellular) is available in two color options being anthracite and black or pure platinum & black as pictured below. There is also a GPS only watch that retails for slightly less than the GPS and Cellular combo.
The Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
Though this watch came long before the Series 5 just discussed, and even though there have been two other watches in between, the Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) remains a firm favorite amongst fans of Nike watches.
The Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) has built-in GPS and GLONASS, a barometric altimeter, a heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope & is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is built to last as it has a ceramic black build, includes Ion-X strengthened glass and boasts an 18-hour battery life.
The Apple Watch Nike Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) comes in the anthracite black design as pictured below and features a space gray aluminum case. You can pick between a black Nike band or a bright crimson Nike band.
The Nike+ Sport Watch
The next Nike watch is powered by TomTom GPS. While it’s not as impressive as the results of Nike’s collaboration with Apple the Nike+ Sport Watch, it does have quite a lot going for it. Perhaps its most impressive feature is that the band of the watch doubles as a USB plug for easy charging and data viewing.
This nifty device has been created with runners in mind. The watch tracks your pace, distance, calories burned and heart rate. It also has extensive data tracking capabilities such as elevation detection and routes ran. It’s waterproof for up to 50 meters so swimmers can also wear this watch without worry.
On top of the black and volt color combo, the Nike+ Sport Watch is available in:
- A white & silver color combo
- Black & anthracite
- Black & blue
Final Thoughts on Nike Sports Watches
As you can see, though they be few, Nike sports watches sure do bring a lot to the party. They might not be dominating the world of sports watches just yet, but they sure are giving their competitors a run for their money. Are you thinking of buying any of the Nike watches we introduced you to today? Our advice to you would be this: just do it!