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Nike is now accepting orders for its Amp+ Sport Remote Control watch. The watch, which was previously announced by the company earlier this year, serves as both a standalone timepiece and as a remote for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. It is made from polyurethane and stainless steel, and features an integrated LED display with the ability to display either time or iPod control status, and an iPod shuffle-styled control pad to let users change tracks, adjust volume, and play/pause songs on the iPod via the Sport Kit. The Amp+ also provides instant voice feedback of time, distance, calories and pace, and has a left-side button for easy motivational access to a “power song”. The Nike Amp+ Sport Control watch is available now and sells for $80. [Thanks, Matt]

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1

I was just in the Seattle Niketown and they have the amps for sale.  They had black, powder, and a grey color coming in a day or two.  None on display yet, just boxes of them in a case with a product description.

Posted by DC on October 4, 2007 at 2:49 PM (PDT)

2

Will this work with the iPhone

Posted by Josh on October 4, 2007 at 3:06 PM (PDT)

3

Josh, no it is unlikely that this will work with the iPhone. It is aimed at the nike+ipod running kit which is currently only compatible with the nano.

Posted by wlp on October 4, 2007 at 4:10 PM (PDT)

4

does anyone have a good remote they are using with iphone?

Posted by josh on October 4, 2007 at 5:31 PM (PDT)

5

Just ordered one from Nike.  Probably don’t need it, but $79 isn’t bad.

Posted by scott on October 4, 2007 at 6:12 PM (PDT)

6

i’ve always wanted a nano simply for the nike+ kit. i think this is a real cool idea although i’ll be sticking with my nano. shame they couldn’t have an accessory for it seeing as i’d think more people run with shuffles than nanos. i’d love to track my progress as nicely as the nike+ kit allows you to on the nano.

Posted by mdwsta4 on October 5, 2007 at 6:14 AM (PDT)

7

oops… meant i’ll stick with my shuffle ^^^^

wish there was an edit button in the comments section.

Posted by mdwsta4 on October 5, 2007 at 6:15 AM (PDT)

8

Is any wireless remote for the iPod Video/Classic?

Posted by Rosk on October 5, 2007 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

9

Does anyone know if this watch enables you to pause or end your workout from the watch itself (or just control the music)?

I think it would be great if you could pause your workout (such as when waiting at a light) without having to take the Nano out of your pocket.  But the list of features seems to suggest you can just control the music.  Does anyone know?

Posted by jersey2650 on October 5, 2007 at 11:41 AM (PDT)

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@jersey2650—I don’t know about this specific product, but the standard Nike+iPod kit automatically pauses the workout whenever you pause the music.

I’m not sure if that same feature carries over to the watch controls, but I would guess that it would.

Posted by BJ Nemeth on October 5, 2007 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

11

The watch looks heavy and hard to read!

Posted by james00 on October 6, 2007 at 6:18 AM (PDT)

12

i don’t get it. how hard is it to take your nano out of your pocket? Maybe for those guys who run in really cold weather the ipod is under too many clothes. I have the nano/nike+ and I pretty much just fiddle with volume, and not that often. probably just buy a different case if this was an issue. but then some body probably thinks this looks cool. Would like to see a reveiw.

Posted by lou on October 6, 2007 at 7:58 AM (PDT)

13

I own the Marware Nike+ case that attaches to your wrist. For my purposes, I don’t see the point of this watch other than being able to say ‘I’ve got one.’

Posted by jolumed on October 9, 2007 at 6:48 AM (PDT)

14

yes you can pause your workout from the watch as well as end your workout by pressing the middle pause/play button for 3 seconds.

and no it is not heavy or hard to read.

“I’ve got one.” grin

Posted by fluffie on October 10, 2007 at 10:01 AM (PDT)

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