Apps and gadgets can make workouts fun. It’s motivating when you’re able to track your progress and see the results in numbers easily. It’s always good to track your progress in real-time, whether you’re trying to lose weight or to build some muscles.
The Nike Run Club app can be an excellent companion when you go on a run around the block on a lovely sunny day. But what if the weather is not that great? Can you also use it on a treadmill in the gym? Read the article to find out.
Nike Run Club and Indoor Workouts
Bad weather shouldn’t stop you from working out. There are plenty of ways to do it at home or a gym. If you still want to use the Nike Run Club app while running on a treadmill, we have good news for you – it’s more than possible. The app has a feature designed for this particular purpose. Nike’s goal is to be your workout partner everywhere.
The only thing you need to do is switch the app to the Indoor mode, and you’re good to go. It’s compatible with running on a treadmill. If you decide to continue running outdoors, you need to set the mode back to Outdoor, and that’s all.
The Indoor mode should be selected when you’re using the NRC app on an iPod, your mobile network is disabled, and the Airplane mode is active on your phone.
According to Nike, the app can track your treadmill runs pretty accurately, and it’s pretty reliable indoors. You can always check your running history by opening the Activity tab and then choosing the History tab. You will be able to see all your runs listed from the most recent one to the first one recorded.
Of course, like all GPS-based fitness tracking apps, NRC isn’t 100% accurate, but It is far better than the built-in step counter on your phone. It is also a much more reliable tool than most of its competitors. Taking all of that into account, unless you’re a professional athlete, the NRC app won’t affect your workout routine or diminish your results.
Note that the Apple Watch and Android Wear only allow you to see the five most recent runs.
What Kind of Runs Does the App Support?
Not only does the Nike Run Club app track your indoor runs, but it also puts a variety of runs at your disposal. Sometimes you’ll feel like jogging and relaxing your muscles, while sometimes you’ll be in the mood for an intense, high-speed run. The NRC app knows it and lets you choose whichever type of run suits the occasion.
First of all, there’s the Basic one – no rules whatsoever. Your time and distance are not limited. There’s also the Distance run, where the time doesn’t matter, but you set the distance you want to run.
There’s the opposite, too – when you set the duration of your training, but it doesn’t matter how far you’ll come. The Speed run lets you mark laps manually, while the Audio Guided Run acts as a personal coach who will guide you through the run. You can download these to your phone or your Apple watch.
What Else Can You Do with the Nike Run Club App?
The NRC gives you several exciting options to make your physical activities enjoyable.
The Apple Health App
Did you know you could connect this app to the Apple Health app? That may be the best way to keep track of all your health-related habits and monitor your energy level, heart rate, and more.
Here’s how you can do it the very first time you set up the NRC app:
- The What’s New screen will appear first. After that, tap the OK, Let’s Go button.
- NRC will ask you to approve sending your data to the Apple Health app.
- Tap on Done to finish.
If you’re trying to connect these apps after you’ve been using the NRC for a while, follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings app on your phone.
- Scroll to find Privacy and tap to open.
- Now, select Health and then Nike Run Club.
- On this screen, you can choose what you want to send to the Health app: Active Energy, Heart Rate, Walking + Running Distance, and Workouts.
- When you’re done, you will be able to see this information within the Health app.
Heart Rate Monitor
Thanks to Bluetooth, you can connect a heart rate monitor with your NRC app as well. Here’s how.
For iOS users:
- Go to the Settings app and select Bluetooth.
- Open the heart rate monitor and set it to Connected.
- From the Home screen, choose Health.
- Find Sources and tap to open, and then tap Nike Run Club.
- Switch Heart Rate to On.
- Go to the NRC app and open settings to check if Heart Rate is on.
For Android users:
- Launch the Settings app and go to Bluetooth settings.
- Select the heart rate monitor and connect it.
- Launch the NRC app and go to settings.
- Toggle the Heart Rate on, and you’re ready for the run.
Who Says You’ve Got No Company?
This excuse no longer works. If you don’t like running alone, now you have the perfect partner with multiple useful tricks in their hat. Track your runs accurately and get help from professional athletes guiding you through your workout. The Nike Run Club app can do all of this for you, whether you’re running in the park or on the treadmill.
Do you prefer indoor or outdoor NRC workouts? Has this app been accurate during your treadmill runs? Let us know in the comments section below.