updated 10:20 am EDT, Fri October 5, 2007
Nike Amp+ watch, remote
Nike on Friday unveiled the Nike Amp+ Sport Remote Control, a wristwatch and remote control for Nike+iPod Sport Kit users. The watch provides instant voice feedback of a runner's time, distance, calories, and pace when added to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit and Nike+ Ready shoes. Nike also touts the watch as a stylish, unique timepiece when worn without the Sport Kit. Nike is offering its Nike Amp+ in a series of four color combinations that include a black band with a red time display, a red and black band with a red time display, a blue band with an orange time display, and a black and orange band with an orange time display. The Nike Amp+ is priced at $80.
A polyurethane strap is cut to each user's desired preference for a comfortable fit, and a stainless steel custom-fit buckle clasps the watch around the wrist. LEDs display the time of day and icons for iPod nano controls when activated by the remote, while the chosen "power song" is accessed through a left-side button. Raised remote buttons provide an easy grip, and the watch is rated as water resistant at a depth of up to 50m.