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    Default Series 2 or Nike + series 2?

    So I am going to order an apple watch and just wanted to get some opinions. So I am leaning towards the Nike+ version. Thoughts on if the wait is worth it?
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    Default Series 2 or Nike + series 2?

    If u have Nike store by ur town. Ask for the card they r giving out for the month of October. Spend 100 save 20 send 200 save 40 and spend 300 save 60. So when the Nike store start to sell it. U can save 60 dollars.
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    It's really hard to say because I think it's only when we get to use the Nike watch we'll know if it was worth the wait. There's custom watch faces, the Nike bands, possibly custom Siri commands, maybe something else...I've ordered one and I'm not convinced I'll use the Nike features at all. All of my run data is in Strava and I want to keep adding to it; I've heard the Nike apps are walled gardens that aren't friendly to other social running platforms but I must say I don't know if that's true or not.
    The one thing I keep telling myself is that at least after the wait hopefully there'll be more apps ready to make use of the GPS on the watch (I don't run with my phone). I do keep checking my order status to see if it might come forward a bit from "Late October" but not so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bxnextel86 View Post
    If u have Nike store by ur town. Ask for the card they r giving out for the month of October. Spend 100 save 20 send 200 save 40 and spend 300 save 60. So when the Nike store start to sell it. U can save 60 dollars.
    Wonder if this would work at outlets? I have a nike outlet near me.
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    Default Re: Series 2 or Nike + series 2?

    I ordered the Nike+ model bc why not? I'm an avid runner and I want to see what's special about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    I ordered the Nike+ model bc why not? I'm an avid runner and I want to see what's special about it.
    I run frequently too so was leaning towards Nike version. Plus I like the thinner bands and the watch faces that come with the Nike + version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    Wonder if this would work at outlets? I have a nike outlet near me.
    No it not going to work at the outlet store
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    I went with then SS series 2 and not the Nike+. I enjoy running, but to me the Nike watch faces don't matter. I also prefer SS because it feels more substantial. The extra weight doesn't bother me on a run, the regular sport band is comfortable on a run as it is, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything by not having the Nike watch faces.

    I also think the SS looks better with more watch bands than the aluminum casing, but that's just an opinion. I have to wear a suit nearly every day for work and appreciate the way leather and metal bands look with the SS case because the lugs match the watch casing.
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    Default Re: Series 2 or Nike + series 2?

    Physically, the only difference between the S2 and Nike+ S2 are two Nike-only Watch faces, the Nike-only Watch bands, and the Nike activity app. The app can be downloaded to some or all non-Nike+ Watches.

    Swap the Nike bands for any others, change the Nike Watch faces, kill the app, and you have a Watch that is for all the world, any other S2.

    If the price is the same and you like the Nike-only bands, I'd say it's worth the wait. Plus, as I understand it, the Nike Watch faces show a lot of workout info in an efficient, glance-freindly manner. (Note glance, not Glance. They're gone, Jim.)

    My next Watch could be a Nike+ as I like the differences and the ability to change it to it's secret identity as a mild-mannered 'ordinary' Apple Watch.

    It's all it what you like.
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    Default Re: Series 2 or Nike + series 2?

    Fair points! Go with your gut.
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    I was going to wait for the Nike edition but while shopping st Best Buy a couple of days ago, I asked the apple rep if they had any Series 2 sports and he said no. Just as I was walking away, a woman came in and returned her 42mm space gray (exactly the one I was wanting). She bought it earlier in the morning and decided to keep her original Apple Watch. I immediately scooped it up as an open box for 300 bucks. Not a single scratch and essentially brand new.

    I DO hope they sell the Nike bands though. I tried on the 42mm Nike edition and the band is really nice!
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    Oh I'm sure you'll be able to get your hands on the Nike bands one way or another!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    I tried on the 42mm Nike edition and the band is really nice!
    They have a Nike+ in your Apple Store? I don't that I've heard from anyone who has actually seen one in a store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    I was going to wait for the Nike edition but while shopping st Best Buy a couple of days ago, I asked the apple rep if they had any Series 2 sports and he said no. Just as I was walking away, a woman came in and returned her 42mm space gray (exactly the one I was wanting). She bought it earlier in the morning and decided to keep her original Apple Watch. I immediately scooped it up as an open box for 300 bucks. Not a single scratch and essentially brand new.

    I DO hope they sell the Nike bands though. I tried on the 42mm Nike edition and the band is really nice!
    What a great find! That's a big discount for the latest an greatest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    I immediately scooped it up as an open box for 300 bucks.
    The right place, at the right time! Way to go! I'd have done the same if given the chance. I'm liking the Nike+ more and more. Since a Space Gray S2 is on my radar, It'll be the N+ unless I stumble onto a deal like yours!
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    When are we getting a release date on the Nike+ watch? I see I can order it on Apple Store app but I'd rather walk in day of and buy it. Don't want to wait any longer than I have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOFOURTWENTY View Post
    When are we getting a release date on the Nike+ watch? I see I can order it on Apple Store app but I'd rather walk in day of and buy it. Don't want to wait any longer than I have to.
    Your guess is as good as anyone else's
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    Best Buy says it will deliver on November 11. I didn't want to wait so I ordered series 2 and it will deliver October 12th hopefully!
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    I placed my pre-order within about 2 minutes of the pre-orders becoming available - the date was late October then and my order still says late October - I keep looking just with the slim hope they're keeping expectations low and might deliver early but no change so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightlineBoy View Post
    I placed my pre-order within about 2 minutes of the pre-orders becoming available - the date was late October then and my order still says late October - I keep looking just with the slim hope they're keeping expectations low and might deliver early but no change so far!
    Are you talking about the regular s2 or the Nike+ edition? The Nike+ has always had a late October delivery since it was announced.
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    ^ correct.

    Wish I had pre-ordered my (regular) series 2 a little earlier. Would have had it by now!

    I do see inventory becoming more available, with pickup dates now pushing into mid-November...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyecrispy View Post
    Are you talking about the regular s2 or the Nike+ edition? The Nike+ has always had a late October delivery since it was announced.
    Yes I ordered the Nike+ and I knew the date when I ordered, doesn't mean I can't hope that Apple ship it a little early!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightlineBoy View Post
    Yes I ordered the Nike+ and I knew the date when I ordered, doesn't mean I can't hope that Apple ship it a little early!
    Too true. I'm hoping for the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightlineBoy View Post
    doesn't mean I can't hope that Apple ship it a little early!
    Dare to dream! No doubt Apple tries to give itself some wiggle room on shipping dates. We've seen this before. As someone who waited longer than most for a 'vanilla' S2, I hope you guys get a pleasant surprise. 'Late October' is not discrete or specific date unlike those given the S1, S2, or iP7. So who knows.

    The waiting is the hardest part. But once you get the Watch, that's all but a faint memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Guy View Post
    Dare to dream! No doubt Apple tries to give itself some wiggle room on shipping dates. We've seen this before. As someone who waited longer than most for a 'vanilla' S2, I hope you guys get a pleasant surprise. 'Late October' is not discrete or specific date unlike those given the S1, S2, or iP7. So who knows.

    The waiting is the hardest part. But once you get the Watch, that's all but a faint memory.
    I have my s0 so it's not total agony. But I will be very excited when the Nike+ model gets here.
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