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    Can I use the Nike+ Run Club app indoors and outdoors?

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    9/26/2016

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    The Nike+ Run Club app can be used to track your runs both indoors (on a treadmill or indoor track) or outdoors (on roads, trails, and the track). Here are some tips and best practices for achieving the best Nike+ Run Club experience, no matter where you run.

    Select your device below for instructions.

    Nike+ Run Club for iOS (Mobile)

    Running Indoors

    • Use Indoor Mode if:
      • Your device is not connected to a cellular network.
      • You are using an iPod touch.
      • Mobile devices are set to Airplane Mode.
    • Choose "Indoor" as your location when setting up your run.
    • Carry your mobile device in your hand, which will ensure that your motion is captured.
      • If you carry your device in a pocket or armband, your motion may not be fully captured.
      • If you place your device in the treadmill tray or cupholder, your motion will not be captured.

    When reviewing data after you run, you will see a workout graph, but not a map.

    Note: If you use the Nike+ Run Club app in Indoor Mode, pace and distance are calculated using accelerometer data (from your mobile device's built-in accelerometer) rather than GPS data.


    Running Outdoors

    • Make sure that Location Services are enabled on your device.
      1. Tap the "Settings" icon
      2. Tap "Privacy"
      3. Tap "Location Services"
      4. Make sure that the on/off toggle next to "Running" is toggled to the ON position.
    • If you can't establish a link at the start of your run, remain still for a moment in a location with a clear line of sight to the sky and allow your device to search for a GPS signal. If this does not resolve the problem, you may want to try restarting your device.
    • Select "Outdoor" as your location when you are setting up your run.
    • Carry your mobile device in-hand when you run.
      • Pockets, armbands, and other carrying methods may interfere with your device's GPS reception.
    • If you are running in an area where GPS reception isn't good, the Nike+ Run Club app will rely on the accelerometer to calculate your pace and distance, rather than using GPS information.

    Note: If you use Nike+ Run Club app in Outdoor Mode, your pace and distance information will be calculated based on your global position, which your device can detect with its built-in GPS capability.

    Nike+ Run Club app for Apple Watch

    The Nike+ Run Club app for Apple Watch uses the most recent run settings used from the Nike+ Run Club app on your connected mobile device. For detailed instructions on setting up an indoor or outdoor run, please see the "Nike+ Run Club for iOS (Mobile)" section above.

    Running Outdoors

    • If your last run was outdoors, just tap the start button on the Nike+ Run Club app for Apple Watch.
    • If your last run was indoors, please follow the detailed instructions in the "Nike+ Run Club for iOS (Mobile)" above to change your settings to an outdoors run.
      • You will need to start a run with these settings from your connected mobile device before you can quick start a run from the Apple Watch using these settings.

    Running Indoors

    • If your last run was indoors, just tap the start button on the Nike+ Run Club app for Apple watch.
    • If your last run was outdoors, please follow the detailed instructions in the "Nike+ Run Club app for iOS (Mobile)" above to change your run to an indoors run.
      • You will need to start a run with these settings from your connected mobile device before you can quick start a run from the Apple Watch using these settings.

    Note: If you use the Nike+ Run Club app for Apple Watch in Indoor Mode, pace and distance are calculated using accelerometer data from your mobile device's built-in accelerometer rather than GPS data. To ensure your motion is captured, carry your mobile device in your hand.

    • If you carry your device in a pocket or armband, your motion may not be fully captured.
    • If you place your device in the treadmill tray or cupholder, your motion will not be captured.
    Nike+ Run Club for Android (Mobile)

    Running Indoors

    • Use Indoor Mode if:
      • Your device is not connected to a cellular network.
      • You are using an iPod touch.
      • Mobile devices are set to Airplane Mode.
    • Choose "Indoor Run" when setting up your run.
    • Carry your mobile device in your hand, which will ensure that your motion is captured.
      • If you carry your device in a pocket or armband, your motion may not be fully captured.
      • If you place your device in the treadmill tray or cupholder, your motion will not be captured.

    When reviewing data after you run, you will see a workout graph, but not a map.

    Note: If you use the Nike+ Run Club app in Indoor Mode, pace and distance are calculated using accelerometer data (from your mobile device's built-in accelerometer) rather than GPS data.


    Running Outdoors

    • Make sure that Location Services are enabled on your device.
      1. Tap the "Settings" icon
      2. Tap "Privacy"
      3. Tap "Location"
      4. Make sure that "Running" appears under "Recent Location Requests."
    • If you can't establish a link at the start of your run, remain still for a moment in a location with a clear line of sight to the sky and allow your device to search for a GPS signal. If this does not resolve the problem, you may want to try restarting your device.
    • Select "Outdoor" as your location when you are setting up your run.
    • Carry your mobile device in-hand when you run.
      • Pockets, armbands, and other carrying methods may interfere with your device's GPS reception.
    • If you are running in an area where GPS reception isn't good, the Nike+ Run Club app will rely on the accelerometer to calculate your pace and distance, rather than using GPS information.

    Note: If you use Nike+ Run Club app in Outdoor Mode, your pace and distance information will be calculated based on your global position, which your device can detect with its built-in GPS capability.

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