Although Nike Run Club is a great app that motivates people to start running, sometimes the app has issues that are discouraging to use. Apple Watch users have reported problems with the GPS being inaccurate, the Nike Run Club app crashes very often, and the data doesn’t sync properly with the Activity app.
This article will list some of the most widespread problems with the Nike Run Club app and potential fixes to help you combat these problems.
Nike Run Club keeps crashing or pausing during runs
Having a challenge with Nike + on Apple Watch. My runs are disappearing after I pause then stop the run. The runs are not appearing on activity log. Has anyone experienced this before? How can I retrieve my paused runs?
Hi! New Apple Watch user here! Does anyone else use the Nike app on the Apple Watch?? I went for a run today and it stopped working about half along the run. This has never happened with my iPhone. Anyone know why this happens? Is there something wrong with the watch? Is there a way to see how much I actually ran?
Perhaps you have the “running auto pause” enabled. Watch app > workout. Rebooting the watch. Press and hold both buttons until the logo…Did you also disable the “press crown to pause” workout ? Maybe you cancelled it by mistake.
I’m training for a half marathon…I use the Nike app and Apple Watch series 2. Around 16-17 km in, my watch always pauses, or reset for no reason…does this happen on series 3 or 4? And I have a difficult time ending the run because it lags so bad…I would consider upgrading but I really hesitate that this will happen on the new models?
If you are having the same problem, I suggest doing the following:
- Delete the application from both iPhone and Apple Watch.
- Reset your iPhone first and then your Apple Watch.
- Re-install the Nike Run Club app.
GPS Issue with Nike Run Club
So I’m having trouble with the accuracy of my Apple Watch Series 5 when I run, specifically the distance it tracks for me. Sorry about the long post in advance!
I bought my watch in April and used it a lot for running with no issues then after injury stopped me running, I started again in October. The same runs I used to do are now coming up short by a few hundred meters.
To check it, last night I tracked my run on my watch through the workouts app and on my phone through Nike Run Club. My watch said I’d completed 4.57km and my phone said 4.76km (which is what it always used to say). Tonight just using my watch on NRC it said I’d run 4.22km for exactly the same route.
Any idea what’s going on?
I have a screenshot of last night’s run and on Workouts it shows regular interruptions of the route being tracked, which would account for the shortfall. This is extremely frustrating because running is the reason I bought the watch. Can anyone help?
I have the Nike Run Club app installed on my Apple Watch. I attempted to go out for a run without my iPhone. The GPS doesn’t work at all. No data was displayed on the map, and recording time was ultimately off. A few days later, there was an update to the Nike Run Club app from the App Store, and this update indeed fixed the problem.
Apple Watch Nike+ watches will fully track your route using GPS — whether you run with your phone or not.
If you have any GPS problems on your Apple Watch when using the Nike Run Club, update it to the latest version.
Nike Run Club Doesn’t Sync with Apple Watch
Anyone know why my workout in the Nike run club hasn’t updated. I am in a challenge with my friends and it hasn’t updated today’s workout. During my walk I only had my Apple Watch on
Hi everyone. Not sure if anyone came across with this sync issue but my Nike Run Club has a workout that is not listed in the Activity app. How do you force the sync? It’s been 4h since the exercise was done but nothing happen. Thanks.
Does anyone use the Nike Run Club app and have problems getting it to update on the phone? Mine is showing yesterday’s run on my watch even though I refreshed both in the app and from the watch. Happens frequently, while other times it actually updates when I hit refresh.
So I’ve decided that I can’t drag it out anymore and need to replace my Apple Watch series 2. It’s ridiculously slow and acting really weird – I used Nike Run Club today, finished the run but the data vanished, yet the distance is showing on the “Match It” option. I only use it for running and when I occasionally go out on my bike so think a series 3 will be what I need. It’s £199 from Apple directly, does anyone know of a better price?
You have to manually update sometimes. Click on the workout and it should say sync.
Apple Workout vs. Nike Run Club
Which is better for running? The Apple Workout app or the Nike Run Club app?
I have a Nike + Watch gen 3… does anyone know if the built in Nike run app calibrates the watch when running outdoors like the Apple “workout” out does? I’ve kind of always just assumed it does because it utilizes GPS and records the same information, but I’ve never really thought about it till tonight?
The Apple app is the only one that can calibrate the watch or report VO2 Max readings. While they may record the same things, the Apple workouts have access to the core operating system. Note that in the calibration sheet it specifies to use either “Outdoor Run” or “Outdoor Walk” apps in the Workout App specifically, not “a” workout app which might imply others would work. I could be wrong, but I really think this is an internal function of the Watch looking at all documentation available.
Nike Run Club is missing from Apple Watch
The Nike Run Club app has been deleted off my iPhone Xs more times than I can remember. For some reason, it’s always back installed a few hours later. Anybody else experiencing this or have any idea how to stop it? (I have an Apple Watch 4, but don’t use the Nike app on either device)
Ok, seriously, can somebody please tell me why I can’t get the Nike Run Club app back on my Apple Watch, it says it’s installed but won’t let me add it to where I can go on my watch and select it to use it, I really use the crap outta this and need to get it back on there. Thanks