Hard to use how I’d like 1/5
Let me start a run on the phone and track with the watch indoors. It’s so frustrating not being able to hear guided runs on my headphones when starting on the watch. Plus the watch menus are restricting and won’t show the “your coach” runs. This could all be fixed if you allow runs to be tracked on watch.... just add a menu entry to swap tracking to watch.
Serious runners should look elsewhere! 3/5
By The thin blue line
So I got my first Apple Watch back in October of 2017 when series 4 hit the shelves. Specifically, I have the s4 Nike plus version. I was looking to replace two devices...a Garmin Forerunner GPS running watch and an iPod nano I used to run with. Naturally I looked to the Nike Run Club app to track my runs! Now I’m a little over 200 miles in and here are a few observations:
1. The GPS works better on the watch when I carry my phone with me, which I normally don’t want to do. When I run without my phone, the first .1 or .2 miles show up wrong and effect my pace for the 1st mile.
2. The post run stats are VERY basic. Nike needs to look at what Garmin Connect is going and duplicate that. Specifically, elevation increase and decrease per mile would be nice, as would a pace split for the end of a run. Unless you end your run on a whole mile, you can’t see your pace for the last bit of your run. Say for example you run 5.5 miles, you’ll get splits for your first 5 miles but nothing for the last .5.
3. No advanced metrics like vo2 max or running cadence. Even entry level Garmin watches are offering these stats now. For as much as I spent on this watch, I should be able to get more than just pace and heart rate!
Suggestions: I hope someone from Nike sees this and takes these suggestions seriously:
All other GPS watches notify you when GPS lock is achieved pre-run. Incorporate something similar into your app. I’ll stand around for a minute while the watch finds a signal if it would improve GPS tracking.
Expand the stats available at the end of a run, especially elevation change per mile and some of the above mentioned advanced stats. I’m telling you, look at what Garmin is doing and just rip that off! It doesn’t have to be exactly the same, just offer some of the same stuff.
Finally, make it possible to view post run stats from a computer. I like having immediate access on my phone but sometimes I just want to sit behind my computer and compare training runs or look up past race performances. I find this much easier to do from a PC than my phone.
In conclusion, I’m sad to say that I’m giving up on the Nike app until some of this stuff gets better. Gonna try Strava for a while I think.
App issues 1/5
I have had to restart my app on my Apple Watch while running. In doing this my mileage is not correct. The app does not end my run when I need it to end on my Apple Watch. I’m not happy with this app.
Recent update needs fixing. 2/5
I have over 2,600 miles and years of runs logged with this app. The new update is a disaster. I’ve had to delete, reinstall, etc., and it doesn’t seem to play well with Apple Music on the Apple Watch anymore. I had my half marathon pacing and timing wiped out as soon as I started playing the music halfway through. When it does work, the guide that announces times is slow (one hour..............five minutes....................eleven seconds... — several seconds between each variable) and distracting that it’s nearly useless.
Please fix this. I can’t use this thing now until it’s fixed.
Amazing free app 5/5
I have been a bodybuilder and runner for over a decades now. This app is incredible. You can hit quick run and off you go. The GPS is very accurate and it keeps track of your routes and you can share all your progress and detailed statistics with a vast amount of social communities. The Kevin Hart motivational audio clips are a nice touch throughout your workout. I love this app. Thank You Nike💪
Amazing app. I love everything about it
App Crashing 5/5
By Huey Mcfly
App is crashing when you attempt to open your achievements
Activate your motion sensor does NOT! 1/5
Please fix this app. It does not record my runs all the time!! Super annoying
Lost all runs for last 6 months 1/5
I run 4x per week and according to this app, I haven’t run since July 2018 (I ran this morning). I’m really disappointed with this app and how it has been failing to log my runs. Totally not worth it. Hope a new update comes out soon to restore my information!
Glitch+ Run Club 1/5
So many glitches it’s absurd a multinational company as large as Nike can have such poor quality control.
Add a long run and attach to coach plan (because I run with the Apple Watch native workout app since the metric are way better - cadence, rolling mile, etc) and the run shows up as done.
Week summary doesn’t have the run and updated plan is a step back not a step forward.
How can the run have a green check when it’s not properly associated with a workout? Losers!
Also, can the updated plan come with a reason. “Because you fell short of your mileage goal, we are going to dial it back next week. Do you want to update?” No
“You ran all your runs faster than the suggested pace. Let’s push it next week. Do you want to update?” Yes
I thought I was getting the second, but I got the first without knowing it because your app is glitchy
And why am I asked at 10am to update my plan. Can you give me some time to do the workout on Sunday......
Seriously, I wish you’d invite me to your office. I’d make this coach experience 100x better and show you want real quality control looks like.
Do your job better. Better said, stop sucking at simple things
Used to be good 1/5
Keeps crashing for the past few days
Fix the benchmark, please! 4/5
I love EVERYTHING about this app except the benchmark voice is off the benchmark time. Please fix and I’ll definitely change to five stars.
The worst running app! 1/5
The worst running app! Will never use it. 30km running data all disppeared! Frequently app is on and off. After all workout wasn’t completed. i m very angry.
Could use some support for water sports 4/5
As an avid standup paddle boarder, I’m on the hunt for an app that tracks my paddling workouts. The rower function on this app is setup for a static, in gym rowing machine. Any chance of expanding options for someone who covers several miles in an hour on the water?
Love Nike Run App 5/5
Nike run app is great it tracks your pace and sets goals
Amazing App 5/5
I love this app so much
Best running app out there! 5/5
By Zach Poteet
The running plan with week to week adaptation is extremely useful!!! It allows me to rearrange the individualized plan so it works for my weekly schedule. This is an amazing tool that I use every run and recommend to all my friends and coworkers!
Quitting - No access to MY data 1/5
Dear Nike- I really like this app and used it for my first year of consistent running. I would like to keep using it but as I learn more about running data and other platforms, I realized that most will allow you to expert YOUR data for analysis. With NRC I understand this is no longer possible. Maybe one day you will realize it’s our run data, not yours.
Doesn’t track mileage on a treadmill. 3/5
By King klong
Can I at least get an input field to put in the distance along with time?!
Better Watch/Phone Coordination Needed 3/5
By peyton jane k
I love using this app when it comes to figuring out a training plan for a race, however as someone who doesn’t want to hold their phone the entire run, there needs to be better communication/coordination between the Apple Watch/phone interface. If I start a run on my phone I would like it to automatically start on my watch as well.
My best Frapp’! 5/5
I’ve new. A member for 10-years! This app makes me accountable , it motivates me! Coaches me! And I can achieve great results without waiting for someone to join me in a workout!
Head space 5/5
Love it so motivating!!!!!😊🏃♀️
Every time there is a Nike update, or a watchOS update or an iOS update, you’ll need to setup everything from scratch. Delete the app, re pair the watch, sign out and sign back in to Nike app. This means that basically every month, or sometimes every week, you’ll need to do troubleshooting or go to an apple store just to get your Nike watch app to record a run properly. Not worth it at all.
Coach Bennett rocks 5/5
Love running with coach Bennett as I am now consistently running each week
Hey! That’s pretty good. 5/5
By KK 💖
Now I haven’t used this app that much, but it’s free and it help me track every run I do. It is actually a really good app that,in my opinion, is very well put together. I also really like the Nike training app. Now I’m very out of shape but this app is really helping me get back into shape. 10/10 would recommend. 🖤
Run Club 5/5
I recently just started using the NRC app & I must say I like it
good but could be better! 4/5
Love the motivational runs with Headspace. The treadmill work outs are way too easy so I end up using another app for that, but wish I didn’t have to. Please add some challenging hill workouts for those of us who run indoors in winter?
Don’t support Kolin Kapernick 1/5
This would be a good app, but I don’t support Kolin Kapernick’s stance on police or kneeling - he’s disrespectful.
Great app 5/5
Keeps you accountable!
Great app! A 4/5
Great Running App and trainer.
Easy to use.
Wish it would be easier to sync with Garmin
Love it! 5/5
This app is great for tracking miles, pace, and calories burned.
By عدي عباس
GPS is not accurate at indoor running. It doubles your running distance, i.e. app tells you that you ran two miles when you in fact ran for a mile. Makes feel happy though.
App can be improved 3/5
I’ve been using this app on and off for about 3 years. It’s a great tool to track your fitness regarding run time/pace, heart rate (paired with a device), distance (option to add gps tracking), and running programs. The only problem I really run into is whenever I toggle-on the “Indoor” running option; it would be great to add a feature where you can edit the splits within your run: the app is always off by a good .35mi-.50mi and is a little irritating to have to add my splits separately every time I run indoors. Hopefully Nike can add this feature in future update.
Nike Run on Apple Watch 1/5
By No Regrets2
There are some major issues that need to be addressed with the Nike Run app for Apple Watch. It’s very frustrating to go out for a run and record the workout only to have the app drop the workout at the end when pressing the finish button. I’ve lost more run workouts than I’ve successfully recorded. Very discouraging. I’d be better off using the built in workout function. In addition, the app is super slow and unresponsive. Seems like someone should have tested the performance and stability before releasing such a poor product.
The Apple Watch app is constantly buggy. 1/5
It freezes up mid run. I run a distance, end it and when it’s over, suddenly the distance is less. Takes forever to end a run as well.
Very helpful 4/5
By Falcons fan001
NRC is very easy to use I run everyday recently I started to record my running time but I didn’t know the distance of my run with NRC I was able to see the distance I ran
Nike Run is Dope 5/5
Tracks steps indoor or outdoor. Personally love the indoor since I use the treadmill it’s is pretty accurate. Motivates runners. Many runs to join with other worldwide! 👌🏽🔥
I Love This!! 5/5
I have tried so many different running apps. They were good but none of them had the features that this app has. Nike Running has everything a runner needs, when in other apps you need to purchase a monthly premium subscription to get those features. I love this app! It works so well!
Can never finish a marathon with the app. 2/5
By Matt "I'm Gonna Run it" McLane
The NRC app can never function long enough for a marathon. It’s annoying! It’s ok with half marathons but a full marathon forget it. The app usually crashes between mile 20-23. Please fix!
I even ran with my phone in my hydration backpack hoping the adding cell service from my phone being close would help the app not crash. Nope. Disappointed with app.
I really enjoy all of the data collected so I can see if I have improved on my time and distance. Recently started looking at the achievements category, and there’s a bunch of fun achievements that Nike assess. Four out of five because sometimes it seems slow, but other than that the app has a lot of great features.
Glitching and shuts down other apps while in use 3/5
By Aleen K
The app constantly pauses itself during your run and you cannot use any other app while this one is running. I run on a treadmill so I like to use Apple Music, Netflix and YouTube and none of those will work while this app is running.
Super Motivating. A really good time. 5/5
This is awesome! I love running more than I did before.
My coach 3/5
I wish it would sync to my watch so I wouldn’t have to take my brick of a phone with me to record my coached runs.
Another training year, same issue unresolved. 1/5
It’s hysterical that owning the Nike+ Edition Apple Watch and using this app on the iPhone X still will not properly synchronize a run on both the phone and watch when using the phone app.
Each year I contact customer support. And each year they send me through the same steps. And each year it doesn’t work. This time I was sent to a second tier of support that asked me one question and then said they couldn’t help me.
Good app, but doesn’t work well with Bike Fit Club. Keeps stating to update to latest version of NRC even though it is updated.
App freezes sometimes 4/5
App freezes sometimes
Terrible on watch 1/5
I’ve been trying to complete my run for 10 minutes now. Freaking frustrating to end a 7 mile run only to have the app crash when you hit pause. Then you load the app again, the workout resumes, you hit pause, and...crash. This has been going on for countless versions now. I only use it because I like the running plans more than alternatives, but the app is a technical dung heap.
By far best running app! 5/5
Been using this app since 2009! I’ve tried Strava, Map My Run, Runkeeper, Fitbit and Runtastic along side of NRC and none even come close! The training plans have been invaluable! I’ve used them for 3 marathons, 20 1/2 marathons and even a 5k and best of all, they are free plans! Every other app requires payment for inferior plans. I have 2 minor issues. First is the volume control. It would be beneficial to have the music volume reduce when you are getting a mileage/time interval announced. Second when doing speed workouts it would be so helpful to announce when your done doing the 200 meter run or the 400 meter run etc. makes it a bit harder when you need to look at your phone to see how far you’ve gone. Still a great app keep up the great work!!!!