Nike today is rolling out an update to its Nike+ Run Club app on iOS that brings a host of changes and new features. The update brings the app to version 5.3.0 and is especially notable now that the Apple Watch Nike+ is available.

Today’s update brings bug fixes that improve the Nike+ Run Club’s app performance on Apple Watch when the device is not in range of an iPhone. Nike says that it has improved GPS and route syncing with runs started on Apple Watch. Additionally, runs started from Apple Watch will no longer start the Run Club app on iPhone.

The Apple Watch app also now includes split data in the post-run summary, information that previously was not available.

Bug fixes and improvements for Apple Watch users:

  • Split data available in post-run summary on Apple Watch
  • Improved GPS/route syncing with runs started on Apple Watch
  • For true stand-alone functionality and to save battery life, runs started with Apple Watch will no longer start the Nike+ Run Club app on iPhone

Nike also says that today’s update includes general performance improvements and bug fixes.

Back in August, Nike rebranded its Nike+ Running app to Run Club in anticipation of the Apple Watch Series 2 with built-in GPS. Since then, the company has been refining the all-new app with new features and capabilities.

Nike+ Run Club is available for free on the App Store.

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