The traditional, analog watch industry has been struggling to figure out how to deal with the rise of the smartwatch, led by the Apple Watch. Now one German company has presented what it thinks is one possible answer: a watch band that holds both your Apple Watch and an analog watch. Called the Dual Strap System, Sinn's watch band uses four shortened straps to put one of its own classic timepieces on one side of your wrist and the Apple Watch on the other side. Is this an absolutely silly idea? Will some Apple Watch users buy it?
While the Apple Watch Series 2 has been available since mid-September, the exact release date for the Nike version of the watch has not been available -- until now. French site WatchGeneration and 9to5Mac noticed Apple has posted an Oct. 28 launch date for the Nike Apple Watch Series 2. The Nike variant of the Watch has the same innards as the regular Series 2 Watch, but it has a special, perforated band, comes in four unique color combinations and has unique Nike watch faces. The watch also comes with an app called the Nike Run Club, which gives runners reminders and motivation to go and train, as well as the option to connect and comepte with friends. Bear in mind that the app is free and will work with any version of the Apple Watch. The price for the watch is the same for the standard version -- 369 for the 38mm variant, 399 for the 42mm variant -- so this is a nice option for those looking for something a little more sporty.
It looks like Apple has something special in store for Pride Month. Just yesterday, iOS 11.4 and watchOS 4.3.1 began rolling out to users, and already 9to5Mac has spotted a hidden watch face in code. A new face with a stylized rainbow animation will arrive on the Apple Watch on Monday, not so coincidentally the first day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The giveaway is the timing: According to the code, it should launch at 12 p.m. Pacific Time, which should be right about when the opening keynote ends. The colors of the flag are strings on the face, and you can interact with them, akin to strumming on a guitar or banjo.
Not only is the classic Apple Watch getting an upgrade this fall, but Apple just announced the new Apple Watch Nike . SEE ALSO: Apple introduces'swim-proof' Apple Watch Series 2 At Apple's media event Wednesday in San Francisco, Apple and Nike announced the watch, which is optimized for runners. "We know runners -- and we know many are looking for a device that gives them an easy, fun way to start running," said Trevor Edwards, Nike Brand's president. "The market is full of complex, hard-to-read devices that focus on your data. This focuses on your life.