176: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 Review
There's a whole new apple watch series for, and that means a whole new apple watch. Nike plus series for I'm Rene Richie. Welcome back to vector, so great to have you here. Let's get running. Nike is one of the two big brands that apple has partnered with for the watch. The other being her MS, talk about opposite ends of the spectrum. I'll have a fashionable hermit stainless steel and leather review up for you as soon as possible. But right now I wanna get some fitness on with the aluminum and polyester, Nike plus apple, watch Nike plus always been a very of what apple used to call the sport. And now simply classifies as the aluminum watch starting at three ninety nine for the forty millimeter and four twenty nine for the forty four millimeter. It comes in silver or space, gray because ain't no Nike plus got no time for the new gold with an ion exchange glass on the front and the new sapphire in black ceramic back. But under that ion XE glass is the new forty millimeter or forty four millimeter edge to edge, curved display. It's one of the biggest new features of this series. For and Nike plus carries it off with volt green style, or if you prefer white white volt celestial -til smokey mauve, all of flack. Cargo khaki, obsidian, indigo, anthracite, gray, wolf, gray, light, silver particle. Bait, Lightbown, terra blush, total orange, bright, crimson barely rose light. Violet violent dust, indigo, blue, orbit, or Aurora green analog has twelve dots four numbers eight Dodds six numbers and six dots four big numbers or for big numbers inverted. If you go inverted though, aka full screen, you don't get the additional complications in the top corners and bottom row. Digital has filled half ILD, half outline and all outline, and you get to size and one bottom complication for all of them. Both digital and analog have permanent, Nike run club complication, no extra charge, but also chance to change all series four. It's slightly bigger but thinner and flatter. So it sits better on the wrist even and especially during workouts when you want those now clustered in the middle optical heart rate sensors to me. Retain the best contact possible. And because aluminum is still a lighter than steel. The Nike plus goes from being less noticeable to almost barely there. You can get it paired with a Nike sport banned in pure platinum, black or anthracite block, or the Nike black or summer white sport loops that are reflective to help you stand out when you're walking running or otherwise be more visible for those between sunset and sunrise street sessions. In other words, far fewer words, it looks like it works absolutely bad ass now, watch OS five is watch OS five and runs on every apple watch from series. One to series for only the original series. Zero is left out RIP, but since I haven't really covered all the new fitness features, I'm going to do that here and now with the Nike plus now I've always liked the coaching aspect of apple, watch part that tells you to stand up, get out and get moving to close your rings, and it just keeps learning and getting smarter. But I've always been more extremely motivated intrinsically. That's why I like actively sharing in the past. And why. I love activity competitions. Now you can challenge a friend from the activity app or right from the notification, and then you have a week to beat them and beat them. I mean, either persevere to exceed that attainments in the most sportsmanlike manner, possible auto cross them to see them driven before you to hear the limitation of their rings, whatever motivates you best and protect instead of just sending burger and fry emoji reactions. So their fitness achievements like I've been doing for years, you can now trash talk, live using walkie talkie, just tap the button and say, hey, keep up with man. Ahead of you. Oh awkward. You can also set yourself to unavailable during a workout to prevent just such interruptions and have the added benefit of turning off that bright, yellow, walkie-talkie notification. You get every time you turn your wrist. You know the one that's meant to remind you that you are available for walkie-talkie and can be interrupted that one. One of the things that can help you win is automatic workout -tection. I've mentioned it before, so I'll keep this brief. But basically if you start running without starting a workout, you're watch will prompt you to start it and give you credit for what you've racked up so far. Likewise, if you hit the Gatorade before you hit the stop button, it'll prompt you to stop. You don't trash the stats being stationary. They're also new hiking, and yoga workouts nothing for Taiji or going yet. So more downward dog less swimming dragon, but baby steps. If you're a runner, you can now choose target pace and get an alert. If you get ahead of or behind yourself, there's also. Rolling mile or click. So you can tell just how fast you around the last stretch and cadence. So you can glance at your current steps permit all of those are invaluable untold. And of course there's an updated Nike run club out an all new Nike training club app. If you use them and like them, if you working out because you're worried about your heart, there's still high heart rate warnings and you low heart rate warnings as well and coming soon irregular heart rate warnings and even an e c for a single paddock, quivalent electrocardiogram right on your wrist. Then there's fall detection which is only on by default for people who've entered in age of over sixty five in the health app, but which anybody can talk on now I've taken enough dumb spills in falls off bikes while hiking to fear and appreciate the dangers of being injured and alone, getting an alert to call emergency services and notify your contact and having it done automatically. If you don't get up and start moving after a minute, could literally be a lifesaver. That's why I've already bought almost everyone in my family. Series four and not even bothered to wait for the holidays. There's much much more to apple watch series for and you can find almost all of it in my original deep dive review and my two weeks later updates I've been wearing when paired with air pods, and that's absolutely the way recommend them for almost a month now. And yeah, sure. It's still not perfect. Even the cellular version still can't roam internationally and those terrific new reflective sport loops. I mentioned they aren't sold separately at least not yet. And yeah, missing messages and mail complications on the info graph always on watch faces, sleep tracking and everything else I've complained about over the course of the last few videos, all of that and more. But here's the thing you're after your apple watch in general and lanky plus in particular, are feeling not only better around out, but also more focused series for is a leap forward in terms of not only design, but performance. Rumor has it. You have full blown apple efficiency cores in them now. And the Nike plus version really brings that to bear on perhaps the most popular aspect of the watch. It's health and fitness features a month later. And I'm still sticking to my original opinion if you have an iphone, but you don't have an apple watch. You should get one because it's really still the only device on the market that repeatedly over and over again saves lives and now in more ways than ever before. 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My point is because Nike plus is an apple. It can do everything apple watch can do as well including all the notifications, remote control Apple Pay. And even the just launched student ID cards, which I hope will eventually let all of us buzzer cells into everywhere. That's why I think if you want an apple watch series for and you want aluminum, but not gold, you might as well go for the Nike. Plus it has everything. The base model has just some extra cool extra watch faces, bans and Nike apps. Now I'd love to hear what you think. Have you been waiting on the Nike plus series for if so, what tracks you to it? If not, what would Nike an apple have to do to make it stand out better for you hit like hit subscribe and then hit up the comments below and let me know what you think. And thank you so much for watching.