Why you should buy Apple's Nike smartwatch instead of Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Nike+ has all of the same features as the standard Apple Watch Series 2, plus a few extras for runners. The Nike version of Apple's smartwatch is also both easy on the eyes and easy to use, but it may not be a good fit for serious marathoners.

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3. It's super simple to start a run with Apple Watch Nike+

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Apple Watch Series 2 uses Siri to get you moving more quickly.

You just hold the Apple Watch close to your mouth, say "Hey Siri," then say "Start a run." (You could also press and hold the digital crown to summon Siri.) Within a few seconds, the Nike+ Run Club app on an Apple Watch Nike+ launches, counts down from three seconds (the default setting), and you're off.

In comparison, to start a run on the TomTom Spark 3 you have to press right on a button, select the runner icon from a menu, and then wait for the aforementioned GPS fix. Once you have GPS, you need to press the button on the right to start the workout. All that clicking isn't necessarily a deal killer, but the Apple Watch experience is much more satisfying.

Siri also recognizes the "Start a run" command on all other Apple Watch models, as well as other commands such as "Start a walk." So you don't need the Nike+ Watch to use Siri to start workouts.

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