How to Fix Nike Run Club Not Working on Apple Watch

Nike Run Club is a fantastic app that inspires people to start running, but sometimes the app has issues that are discouraging to use.

Apple Watch users frequently face problems such as inaccurate GPS, frequent crashes, and data syncing issues with the Activity app.

In this article, I’ll highlight some of the most common problems users encounter with the Nike Run Club app and suggest potential solutions to help you overcome these problems.

Nike Run Club Keeps Crashing or Pausing

If you’re having trouble with your runs disappearing after pausing or stopping, there’s a chance you might have the “running auto-pause” feature enabled.

This can cause your runs to disappear from your activity log. To fix this problem, head to the Watch app and select “Workout.” From there, make sure that “running auto-pause” is turned off.

Additionally, you can try to reboot your watch by pressing and holding both buttons until the logo appears. Also, double-check that you haven’t disabled the “press crown to pause” workout feature by mistake.

Nike Run Club Is Lagging on Apple Watch

Another common issue is that the Nike Run Club can lag or reset for no reason during long runs, causing frustration for users.

If you’re training for a marathon, this can be a major problem. Upgrading to a newer model of Apple Watch might seem like the solution, but there’s no guarantee that it will fix the issue.

I recommend deleting the Nike Run Club app from both your iPhone and Apple Watch. After that, reset your iPhone first and then your Apple Watch. Once done, reinstall the Nike Run Club app and check if it’s working properly.

GPS Issue With Nike Run Club

I recently installed the Nike Run Club app on my Apple Watch and tried to go for a run without my iPhone. However, the GPS didn’t seem to work at all, and no data was displayed on the map. Additionally, the recording time was ultimately off, which was pretty frustrating.

Fortunately, a few days later, I noticed that there was an update available for the Nike Run Club app in the App Store. After updating, the GPS issue was fixed, and I could track my runs accurately without my iPhone.

I’m glad the update resolved the problem, but I wish I didn’t have to deal with it in the first place. Hopefully, this helps someone else who might be experiencing the same issue.

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

I’ve also noticed that sometimes my Nike Run Club workouts don’t show up in the Activity app on my iPhone.

Refreshing both the app and my Apple Watch, but nothing seemed to work. I even tried waiting for a few hours to see if it would update on its own, but no luck.

It seems like some other people are also experiencing similar issues with Nike Run Club not syncing properly with the Apple Watch.

One person even mentioned that they had to manually update the app by clicking on the workout and selecting the “sync” option.

Nike Run Club Won’t Show on Apple Watch

David McCarley

The Nike Run Club app has been deleted from my iPhone X more times than I can remember. For some reason, it’s always back installed a few hours later. Is 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).

Scott Burke

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

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  1. I did the delete and reinstall, but now all of my previous NRC workouts are gone from Apple activity and Apple health. Is there anyway to get them back?

  2. I also experience an incredible amount of crashing, delays and lack of responsiveness with this app. I’ve deleted, reset and reinstalled both on the phone and watch which helped only briefly. I’d love to hear of a real solution.

  3. This app sucks on the Apple Watch. About 1 out of 5 runs just disappears when using the watch and then acts like it’s still tracking from the watch when I check my iPhone log. MapMyRun is better all around but I haven’t tried it on the watch. I hate missing my weekly mile challenge which only counts GPS miles because their app messed up… also I run with both apps and the miles are off by .10 when compared to MapMyRun. It’s too bad the running contest at my job chose Nike Run Club to track results.

  4. The NRC app is not recording all of my runs and crashes in the middle of my runs. I ran 6 miles one day only to look down at my watch at the end and saw it only tracked 1 mile

  5. Hello!
    My NRC App doesn’t record the “my plan” runs when I’m on the treadmill. It was working fine for the first two weeks and I have the Apple 3 watch I was really excited about this app but now it’s just frustrating and disappointing. Going to delete it and I guess re-install it and try again.

  6. Does anybody experience this issue on the new Apple watch 4? I’ve just started using the NRC app on my apple watch Series 1 and the run is not showing on the mobile app, but has been stored in the Health app?

    Is is worth upgrading?

  7. Hi I have a new Apple 4 Nike watch. Crashing during runs. Stopping in middle of benchmark and not reminding me any more to run. Pretty disappointed!!!!! That’s why I bought watch.

  8. This is the most glitchy app ever. Runs disappear, it crashes, gps won’t work, times will be off. Plus it’s just getting worse. This app frustrates me to no end…

  9. I recently upgraded to the Apple watch 5 and decided I’d try the Nike run App. I’ve previously used Strava, MapMyRun, and most recently Runkeeper but was hoping NRC would be a little better than those. Sadly this app performs worse than all previous – the app doesn’t properly sync with the iphone, so runs are lost, distance is wrong, and data is not correctly shared with the health app. I’ve re-installed the app on both the watch and the iphone but same problems. I’ve had similar problems with Runkeeper but nothing to this level. Guess I’ll have to go back.

  10. I constantly get issue with the NRC software and keep badgering Nike software support. We paid our money for these products and should not have issues all the time. I was told every time they update the software you should remove it completely from you watch and reload it to get a clean copy. This is bad service as far as I am concerned and let them know.

  11. I have Apple Watch 3 (Not cellular) and iPhone 6S. I began a NRC run on the watch, but the sound didn’t go through my headset, just the watch this time. I also started an Apple Workout from the watch.
    When I finished the run and tapped the finished button both apps crashed and I lost all of the stats: had to guess and enter them manually.
    I usually start the NRC app on my phone, but hate how long it takes to put my phone away.
    Other runners in my crew said the same thing: it crashes at the end and we don’t get any stats.
    I’ll try reinstalling, but this is very frustrating. I really like the audio coaching here over MapMyRun and I deleted Runtastic after it changed to Adidas.

  12. Nike App is very frustrating, looses runs, doesn’t sync and overall sucks. It worked good for a while, I have iwatch nike plus 3….It started crashing during runs, loosing distance and now just vanishes after a run..I have re-paired my watch as I have before, we’ll see how that goes, With all of Nike’s money I dont understand why the3y can’t fix the problem.

  13. Here’s a suggestion. Don’t use Nike Run Club. If it can’t sync properly between the Apple Watch and the iPhone it’s not a useful app. They have a strategy to be integrated with the Apple Watch yet they fail on this business plan. They are pathetic.

  14. I’m doing the guided runs on the Nike run app. However despite it being part of the training plan I’m doing it’s not recording them in my marathon plan.
    So to mark off that I have done them I have to start it again and finish the work out early (having not completed it) so my runs/stats in the app dont show my actual runs.

    How can I fix this issue and have the guided runs record my run in my stats and training plan?


  15. I did a full 26.2 miles on my treadmill and the app recorded only 20.6 miles. I turned off auto pause but it still seems if my wrist is in a certain orientation, the app stops calculating distance. Any advise?


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