Nike+ Running update adds elevation tracking, Health app integration

Nike has updated its Nike+ Running app with more features to help you better track your runs. The app, now in version 4.6, adds elevation tracking, Health app integration, an updated home screen experience, and enhanced heart rate support for Wahoo's Tickr products. The app is also optimized for the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Here's the full change log:

DESIGN ENHANCEMENTSStarting your run is easier than ever with the new quick start feature. Simply press and hold the "Begin Run" button and you'll be off in 3, 2, 1! While you are in run, you can also swipe in either direction to control music, view your running stats, and your live map.ELEVATION TRACKINGElevate Your RunNike+ Running is now optimized for elevation tracking for iPhone 6 devices. Accuracy may be variable for iPhone 5s and earlier devicesAPPLE HEALTHConnected for HealthBy accessing your Apple Health data, Nike+ can give you even more detailed information about your run, including heart rate monitor support in-run when using a Bluetooth 4.0 enabled device like Wahoo's Tickr products.

Do you find Health integration something useful for tracking your run stats? Be sure to also check out some of our favorite running apps if you need more options.

Chuong H Nguyen
3 Comments
  • Finally!! Can't wait to test it out in the AM. Sent from the iMore App
  • Keeps crashing on launch after updating. Sucks because I use this app 5 times a week :(
  • Tried them all (Runkeeper, Strava, etc) and I enjoy Nike running the most. Being able to stop/pause run with headphones is virtual. Won't use a health app that does not write the HealthKit at this stage. Sent from the iMore App