NIKE has announced the launch of the Nike+ Running App for Android, reaching out to more runners outside of their crop of NIKE+ users on iOS. The world’s largest running club will give opportunity to more athletes to experience NIKE+. Exciting news for all running enthusiasts out there!
Now optimised and tailored for Android, NIKE+ Running App for Android connects seamlessly to nikeplus.com. The in-run navigation allows runners to easily check key run stats and see their in-progress GPS maps and even change songs or get audio feedback on the go.
The app’s design is focused on motivating runners. “Next Moves” on the home screen allows runners to take part in suggested challenges – run their fastest 5K or go the distance. Runners can then track their progress and goals through their nikeplus.com profile.
What’s the point of progress when you can’t share it to your friends and family on social networks? Call it vanity, but some call it motivation. The app makes it easy to share run summaries to Facebook or Twitter.
Launched in 2006, the NIKE+ community has grown to over 6 million runners. The community has expanded into a multi-sport ecosystem that includes Nike+ Basketball, Nike+ Training and the recently launched Nike+ Kinect Training.
Feel like running and have an Android smartphone? Get Nike+ Running App for Android for free on Google Play.
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JUNE 22, 2012 MALAYSIA – Today NIKE, Inc. (NKE) announced the launch of the Nike+ Running App for Android, providing more runners with access to the world’s largest running club.
The Nike+ Running App for Android connects seamlessly to nikeplus.com, which has been reengineered to be smarter, more social and more motivational. The app allows runners to track, share and compare their runs from anywhere, anytime. It features a smooth, intuitive user interface – tailored and optimized for Android – that hosts a number of features to enhance the running experience. The in-run navigation is seamless and simple, allowing runners to easily check key run stats, see their in-progress GPS maps, change songs or get audio feedback without missing a stride.
“The expansion of NIKE+ onto multiple mobile platforms will allow us to serve more runners than ever before. This opportunity will give even more athletes the chance to experience NIKE+, which makes this an incredibly exciting time for the Running community,” said Stefan Olander, Vice President, Digital Sport.
The key focus in the app’s design is motivating runners. A “Next Moves” feature on the home screen allows runners to easily flip through suggested challenges: for example, to run their fastest 5k or go their farthest distance. A dynamic goal progress bar helps runners stay motivated and tracking on goals they’ve set up through their nikeplus.com profile.
The app makes sharing to Facebook or Twitter fun with run summary features. Runners can choose from a wide variety of terrains and emotions, as well as tag which shoe they ran in to track shoe total mileage. And for runners recording climate conditions, the app automatically knows the weather based on GPS location.
The Nike+ Running App for Android is available for free on Google Play.
Initially launched for Running in 2006, the NIKE+ community has grown to include over 6 million runners. Since its inception, NIKE+ has expanded into a multi-sport ecosystem that includes Nike+ Basketball, Nike+ Training and the recently launched Nike+ Kinect Training. Athletes of every level can find a variety of products including a new range of colors in the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom, and the Nike+ FuelBand, Nike+ Sportband, Nike+ Running Apps and iPod® nano with NIKE+. Multi-sport users can visit the single-destination nikeplus.com to access all their data – including lifetime NikeFuel points accumulated from all NIKE+ devices – creating a globally connected community of sport.
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE subsidiaries include Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Umbro International Limited, which designs, distributes and licenses athletic and casual footwear, apparel and equipment, primarily for global football (soccer).