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Rebranded Nike+ Run Club app adds new tracking abilities

The Nike+ Running app has gotten a total facelift and a new name with version 5.0.0. Now called Nike+ Run Club, the app provides plenty of new options for runners, including the ability to create coaching plans that adapt to their schedule and progress. Post-run sharing options add a social aspect and allow runners to compete with their friends by hash-tagging runs.

The app also touts that it provides the ability to “leave your phone at home and run free with Apple Watch,” which has led to speculation that the app’s improvements are hinting at GPS capabilities in the next Apple Watch. Rumors that there will be a GPS-equipped Apple Watch offered next year have gained steam recently, but the current Apple Watch can already track a number of workout-related metrics independent of the iPhone, so what Nike means by that claim isn’t entirely clear. The Nike+ Run Club app for iPhone and Apple Watch is available in the App Store.

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