First Half Marathon Trainer 5/5
By C17 Driver
Did my first Half in October. Never did more than a 5k before. Followed the program and ran the Hartford Half Marathon in 1:51:59. The training plan worked great and helped me crush my goal.
Could be better 4/5
By Mr. Aries
This does not start my Apple Watch as advertised if starting the run from the phone.
With Apple Watch 2/5
Not good. Too many mistake. App will start but stop tracking. Way too many times it just doesn’t work or takes too long to start.
Love the app! It’s the best. but .... 3/5
By Update iOS 7
I never go jogging without it, but I think it’s losing it, I just had a record of the longest run and the calories is just 1 ! This is the not the first time it doesn’t count the calories right , please fix problem.
Glitchy since last update 2/5
Loved the app and recommended the app and Apple Watch 2 for running to everyone who would listen. However, since the last update, the app on the Watch is a mess. Starting a run used to be two taps and a countdown. Now it’s tap, watch the app spin, watch some dot blink, see time back on watch since the app glitched, repeat, and repeat until a run countdown magically starts. Unacceptable. Particularly when using at the start of a race. Downloaded Runtastic Pro to use until this gets fixed. May not go back.
It was good until this weekend. I ran for three consecutive weeks for the Just do it Sunday challenge. Not only the app did not recognize my new lower time but it didn’t update or give my new achievements. It is not working properly.
Nike Run 5/5
This App has kept me motivated to run weekly.
Getting worse 3/5
My Nike version of the Apple Watch now crashes reliably with each run. Ran benchmark with my iPhone this morning. That crashed and upon restart turned my benchmark run into a speed run. I’m training for marathon; the AI makes absolutely ridiculous suggestions for pace (>30 seconds longer than my normal training pace). I’m beginning to lose faith and am seriously thinking of switching to another app. Sorry, Nike but software does not appear to be one of your many other strengths!
Useful for Training 4/5
By Real Estate User
Currently I'm training for my first 10k and this app has been a staple for my weekly preparation. The best part is being able to retrace your runs to find out the splits. One valuable lesson to keep in mind: always keep your phone charged before using the app.
I love this app and was using it for a while but ever since the iphone update (and i’m on an Iphone6) it’s been buggy. App lags or it doesn’t load or starts the run countdown and gets stuck at 1. Tried deleting and reinstalling and it sort of works for a while but annoying to have to keep doing this.
The deeper into the app, the better your workout 5/5
I’ve been using the Nike Run Club app for years to track my runs outside and in the gym. It was great to track distance, mile splits, and see my progress overtime. However, I never really used it for anything else. Today was the first day I used a guided run. I completed the Run Strong Repeat 30 minute speed workout and my god, have I been missing out. The voice of Coach Cox is absolutely amazing. It’s obviously convenient to have a coach tell you when to run for ninety seconds and when to start the 45 second recovery as opposed to looking at a watch or phone. The most unexpected joy of this guided run was Coach Cox’s encouraging and motivating words. I haven’t had a running coach since high school and I forgot how motivating it is to have one. I found myself smiling as Cox rooted me on and pushing myself harder when she told me to use my strength. It was awesome. I look forward to the coming NRC workouts that I will now use to improve my running!
It’s great for me! 5/5
I never used the “old” app, so I can’t speak for changes. But I really enjoy this app.
I started out simply walking in July. The day after my first walk, I couldn’t move. Two weeks ago, I ran 10K in 1:06:40.
The guided runs now have my legs moving faster and has me looking better, feeling better, and getting faster with every run. The motivation is great and pushes me harder. I would really enjoy more guided runs.
I really enjoy the information I get from each run. I can see where I’m improving and where I need to work. Can’t wait for the next run!
Not starting right away. 3/5
The app stoped by itself, and it doesn't go right to the start?
This app works, kinda. Ever since the last iOS update I’ve noticed the app has a habit of freezing and skipping over miles. You have to watch it when it starts the run and also don’t switch your music while running or it’ll cause the app to pause your run and you’ll end up teleporting on your run details.
Slow and unresponsive 2/5
By Schuyler W
The Apple Watch app is slow and unresponsive for the first 30 seconds of trying to start a run. If you’re lucky the app won’t quick during this glitchy time period. I’ve accidentally finished a run multiple times in the middle of a workout when I’m only trying to pause it. I press the pause button once and nothing happens so I press it again and then it ends my workout completely.
Once you get it going the app tracks runs well, but it’s very irritating trying to use the app when it is so slow. I have the series 2 so it definitely shouldn’t be this slow.
Apple Watch integration bad! 2/5
I am running with watch only, Apple Music and AirPods and more often than not the Nike App fails. It pauses, exits, loses data, and is not reliable. At first it it was solid. Once iOS 11 released, has not been the same. If using the app with no pauses or accessories, it’s solid.
Nice running app to use! 3/5
I used this app faithfully however I loved the capability to create/complete run challenges. Since this newest update doesn’t have this feature anymore. Please bring it back !!!
Stop with the ratings already. 4/5
Love the app. Please easy up on the rating requests. I’m trying to run!
Trying to hard 3/5
Let's just try and stay with the basics of running. Y'all are adding too much to where I can't even find where to start my run.
Also with Pandora playing it sometimes go haywire
How is this app rated so highly !? Buggy, crashes and Better features needed 1/5
Updated review - 11/19/2017
Since the last update, this already sub par app has gotten WAY worse and is barely usable now. I held off writing a review update figuring they’d do a bug fix, but it has been long enough to see that is not happening.
This app is terribly laggy on the watch and I have to open it severals times just to get it to work since it keeps crashing over and over. Then, since it will also bug out on my run, I’ll have to open the app on my phone to edit where it is slow, prone to freezing and a pain to use.
The actual run tracking capabilities of this app were already pretty poor, and the only reason I was trying to use this app was because if the Apple Watch tie in and I figured I’d apple was putting their stamp on it, they would force Nike to put more work into improving its capabilities, but no chance with that.
I don’t need a social media experience with my running app, and a virtual coach telling me ‘good job’ four to five times a week isn’t what makes me run 4-5 times the following week. I need a stable app that accurately tracks my data and this just doesn’t do it.
I’ve been busy and haven’t felt like getting another new app (used to use run meter, but they didn’t have GPS watch support when I got the watch version 2, but fairly soon, I will put this terrible app in my rear view.
I basically use this app now cause it was the first one to support gps in the Apple Watch and I don't feel like flip flopping apps, but this app just needs more features to be even decent.
The one that bugs me the most is that shoes don't auto update their mileage. If I wanted to know how many miles I have on my current shoes, I have to manually open each run and click on the shoes button even though it 'looks' like it automatically had me in those shoes it only adds to their mileage if I open each and every run and go to the shoe screen manually.
Getting worse 1/5
This app has gotten unusable for anyone doing a longer run. Anything over 5 miles it spot Spontaneously quits or freezes. As others have said, it’s super slow to respond. IMO, this has gotten worse with Watch OS 4.0 and later. I have contacted both Nike and Apple support with no resolution. I am deleting this and also embarrassed I waited for the Nike+ Watch all those extra months.
Won’t load 1/5
By Laie Boyz 4 Lyphe
Nike run app has been super buggy for a while now. And finally today it just won’t load.
Good training too, bring back old achievements!! 4/5
By Steven asandov2
I used the app to successfully race in 4 sprint triathlons, 2 half marathons and one full marathon. I struggled on race day during the full marathon but I wad still able to finish. The “Coach” for race day is awesome, takes all the thinking out of training. Occasionally crashes when I run it with Pandora, and I never got the achievement for running in two continents even though I have logged runs in Japan and now I’m back in the US? Bring back all the old achievements from the older versions of the app, they use to motivate me to run!!! Overall satisfied.
Has problems 3/5
I like the guided runs and distance tracker, but the personalized workout function is terrible. It didn’t count my run towards my workout plan. Since its free I’ll be a little more forgiving than I’d usually be, but I still hate when things don’t work the way they’re supposed to.
Crashes on Apple Watch 2 (Nike Version) 1/5
By Drew ATX
Probably the watches fault, but the app is slow and unresponsive. The biggest problem is that the watch app will crash half way thru a run, which just happened to me today during a 10k race. You would think that the Nike+ version of a watch would run that one app well. 🤯
Good app, but needs a few more things 3/5
I love this app, it is very consistent with mileage on my own phone but when running with my sister, who also uses the Nike app, we have very different mileage. The biggest thing I wish the app had was the ability to check distance or current pace without pulling the phone out of my belt and having to open the app. I don’t always want to wait to hear it. And if I could press the home button, hear the distance and my CURRENT pace, that would be amazing. When I used to use the chip, it would let me push the home button on my phone and it would tell me, but they got rid of that feature and it's such a bummer. Other than that, this is a great app!
By Witty-CO 123
Seems to have some kind of strange lag. Doesn’t start races on time and casual use is slow. Use to love the app but thinking I will have to switch to Strava now.
So so 2/5
Positives - good reference maps, long history and free
Negatives - hangs on countdown, will delete music preference mid run, occasionally cuts out early in the run if put in a pocket and no information on achievements in the app.
Running app 3/5
By Lis Corrigan
Sometimes I feel like the app is hard to start. And I just updated my phone app and it is really slow and confusing.
Royally screwed this up 1/5
UPDATE - good news! You came out with new watch bands! Bad news, the app barely works on the latest watch...slow to load, and half the time it thinks I need to go through the set-up process.
What a piece of crap app.
UPDATE - good news! You updated the app to allow easy removal of retired shoes! Bad news, in the process you ninnies completed wiped all current shoe data.
I used to like the Nike run app. But in the last few updates, they have really screwed it up. The app will start a run, but if you don't leave it on screen then somewhere along the way the App will crash and you will lose your current run data.
Furthermore, you can no longer retire a pair of shoes via the app… Which makes me less inclined to want to track via the app… Which makes me less inclined to buy Nike shoes. Hopefully someone on the developer and is reading this?
Finally, why is it now so tedious to adjust your run data? I have to save the run with whatever the app says before I can get the pencil icon to edit and correct… Which is frequent because the app so often screws up.
After over 1200 miles logged via Nike+, I think it's about time I find a different app.
Definitely helps 4/5
By Brown Bag SC
A person likes me needs to be able to compare and compete with myself. Nike is helping me get back and hopefully push further than before. The running plans also help improve. Only reason why it’s a 4 and not a 5 is cause I miss the setting with Spotify that sets the playlists to your running.
Never run without it 5/5
Solid app. Flexible functionality to customize. Really helps keep you motivated during run. I️ never run without it.
By Mister Vanguard
The site doesn’t keep a history of your runs. No way to compare. It just has a running total of miles and fastest times. Just ran a 10K and they didn’t update my fastest times for a 10K. Lots of bugs!
This app 5/5
This app has helped me run
Great App 5/5
Love the app!
App crashes and no avg. pace display on Apple Watch during run 1/5
By A not so happy runner
Every time I try and change a sneaker on a run the app crashes and the only way to re-open it is to delete the app and re-install it.
When using he Apple Watch app, whilst on a run, only current pace is displayed and there is no option to switch to average pace.
App for Apple Watch needs average pace if they really want to compete with Garmin and other well established running watches.
Using it for walking 5/5
By Captian obivious
Great app I use it for walking right now and it works great!!
Me ayudó 5/5
Me ayudó a bajar de peso, rellenar con alegria lo que la grasa se ataba comiendo! Dele...
iPhone X doesn’t work ! ? 1/5
Since switching to iPhone X I can’t access NRC on my Apple Watch Nike. It doesnt allow me to setup. I’ve deleted and downloaded and nothing ... absolutely crazy no ?!
Speed work 5/5
On the speed work it should count out loud so you’re not looking at your phone for the meters. It’s a distraction to your training. Please fix that and the app would be perfect! At least for me.
Não abre o App 3/5
Quero informar mais uma vez que após a atualização do IOS 11.1 o NRC App não abre.
Continua não abrindo hoje. Qdo vão atualizar para corrigir isso?
My second benchmark run has quit in the middle of the workout. Coach workouts don’t sync with Apple Nike plus watch. Shouldn’t they work together?!?
After 6 years of use I will stop using it 1/5
I‘ve used this app since 2012 regularly (from the old red and white background version to the current NRC bug machine), have completed 569 runs with it and 5047 km (black level). I run with an iPhone 6 and Apple Watch 2 with the NRC app on both.
After many years of satisfaction, I have decided to stop using it due to the many recurrent bugs.
- the run time tracking is not consistent, my regular runs of 11 km is sometimes 11.5 km or sometimes 10.0 km.
- the intervals do not add up to the total run time. Sometimes the sum of the intervals is 4-5 minutes faster than the total run. I have also had the case that a half marathon run was missing the 20th and 21 st kilometer. If after the run you edit it to correct the errors then you lose your interval information.
- The app regularly crashes at start. It takes sometimes 2-3 minutes to load the run history (seems to download all runs every time) but still takes up ~300 MB of storage.
- the Nike watch integration works well in the beginning of a run but at the end of the run if you pause your run it might take various clicks and 10-20 seconds of waiting for it to restart.
- Sometimes the app counts your run twice, once from your phone, once from the watch.
- it is impossible to continue a stopped run. That is terrible with such an unstable app. I’ve had many 20+km runs which have been stopped in the middle.
- The training plans cannot be manually edited, you are forced to download other apps to complete them (NTC), and most of your mileage is not counted.
- the map visualization is slow, takes 10-20 seconds to load.
I am very sad about this, because I really used to enjoy it in the past, but I guess all good things have an end. I will probably move to Strava or Runtastic or something else.
Loses large portions of my miles 1/5
Getting sick of this app. Terrible compared to Strava.
Where is the run from my Apple Watch? 2/5
How can I ensure that my runs on my watch will transfer over to my phone? I ran for about a kilometer then I hit pause and then I hit stop. Then I went to the gym and my run never synced. It says on my phone I should have 4 runs but I only see 3 of them. I restarted both apps on the phone and on the watch and still no luck. Idk what to do?
Very good but not great 4/5
I love the guided run addition, but it is missing a way to motivate my friends into running. I would like to see something that allows me go tell them to go running.
Please fix watch integration 2/5
By E. Ras
Start app with phone and watch doesn’t pick up signal for 20 minutes. Disappointed
Guided runs 5/5
By Aviator Mike
I enjoy them!
I'm not much of a bells 'n whistles person so I haven't delved too much into the music and social side of the app, but the run tracker is excellent. I'm very numbers-oriented so I love to be able to look at the analytics of my workouts- splits, calories burned, pace etc. and I love getting live feedback every mile so that I can adjust my pace accordingly. I also love that it keeps track of your records. This app has really helped motivate me to become a better runner.
App continually fails 1/5
Number of issues with this app:
1) takes forever to load on Apple Watch
2) takes over an hour for it to sync between Apple Watch and iPhone
3) GPS is poor at best. Maps are not even close.
Seems that Nike and Apple would work together to resolve these issues.
Back to the native Apple Exercise app to record indoor and outdoor runs which has proven to be accurate.