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Nike PowerSong Panama Amp+ Sport Remote Control Watch

Nike PowerSong Panama Amp+ Sport Remote Control Watch

The Nike + iPod system's drawbacks have always been obvious: it's a little clumsy to operate, and it involves exercise. Not much can be done about the latter, but the former's starting to inspire some creative problem solving. On the heels of the recently released Timex iControl comes Nike's own version, dubbed the Amp+. Some might say it looks like something Tracy Morgan might be sentenced to wear on his wrist in the year 2025, but the thing does have a few equally forward-thinking features. To wit: a cool-looking red diode readout and a very cool nublike button the left edge—tap it once to send your latest workout data through your headphones (you can even pick a male or female voice), or, when the going gets really tough, hold it down to cue up the one track you've pre-selected to help get you over the hump. Nike calls this your "PowerSong," though you can just call it "Panama." Nike Amp+ Sport Remote Control, available in four color schemes, $79, nike.com