Nike+ Running App Gets HealthKit Integration, Elevation Tracking & More

Nike has just updated its Nike+ Running app for iPhone and the interface is now optimised for both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes as well as integration with Apple’s Health app for iOS 8.

The Nike+ Running App tracks your runs and helps you reach your goals — whether it’s running your first race, or setting a new personal record. From first-time runners to marathon veterans, you’ll get the measurement and motivation you need to run farther and faster than ever before. Welcome to the world’s greatest running community.

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Integration with HealthKit basically allows Nike+ Running app to add NikeFuel data and workout data to the Health app that comes installed on iOS 8.

The update also works well with the built-in M8 motion coprocessor on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app now measures changes in elevation and give you credit for inclines during a workout.

GUIDANCE AND TRAINING
Whether you’re looking to take on your first 5K or smash your marathon PR, Nike+ Coach gives you training programs, coaching expertise and daily workouts to get you race ready.

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Stay on track, no matter where you are. On the trail, treadmill, or streets, your iPhone’s GPS and accelerometer accurately track your distance, pace and time. You can also track your metrics at every mile with in-run audio feedback.

STAY MOTIVATED
Share your runs and let your friends keep you going with cheers along the way. Show off your Nike+ level color and amp things up with a PowerSong at the press of a button.

COMPARE AND COMPETE
Nothing’s as motivating as a little friendly competition. Compete with your friends for the top leaderboard spot, or go toe-to-toe against them in a Nike+ Challenge. Just set a distance. Invite your friends. And race to the finish.

CAPTURE THE MOMENT
Show off your run with a thousand words. Take photos before, during and after your run. Customize them with your route, metrics, and of course, a swoosh.

APPLE HEALTH
Connected for Health
By accessing your Apple Health data, Nike+ can give you even more detailed information about your run, including heart rate monitor support in-run when using a Bluetooth 4.0 enabled device like Wahoo’s Tickr products.

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