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Old Nov 27, 2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Nike Amp+ Means BT iPod Coming

http://www.menshealth.com/techguide/

Look under media players and then you will see the Nike Amp+.

This means BT iPods are coming!
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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LOL. Nice!

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Old Nov 27, 2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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Not it doesn't, it suggests that it works with the existing NIKE+iPod dongle.
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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Not it doesn't, it suggests that it works with the existing NIKE+iPod dongle.
Which is RF not BT.
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 08:52 PM   #5
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Which is RF not BT.
So it means a new adapter will be sold with it.
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http://www.menshealth.com/techguide/

Look under media players and then you will see the Nike Amp+.

This means BT iPods are coming!
seems like a nice product, nonetheless
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 09:20 PM   #7
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Apple's site states it is not bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Presumably the wristband would use the same proprietary protocol.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303934
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Apple's site states it is not bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Presumably the wristband would use the same proprietary protocol.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303934
There's actually a 2.4GHz GFSK transceiver chip inside the Sport Kit receiver, which seems to be commonly used in many bluetooth devices. A more technical look at the Sport Kit's innards is here.

I'm guessing that the Amp+ will work with the current Nike+iPod receiver, or come with a special receiver of its own that's compatible with the Sport Kit and Amp.
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More Nike+ Products: Amp+, Voice Kit?

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The December 2006 edition of Mens Health magazine includes Men's Health 2007 Tech Guide, which includes an unannounced product labeled Nike Amp+, a wrist-mounted remote for interfacing with the Nike+iPod system.

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Playlist miscues can ruin a run. That's the impetus behind this wrist-mounted Bluetooth remote, which lets you browse through songs on your iPod or check your run times without fumbling with the player. It syncs up with the Nike+iPod running system via Bluetooth wireless connection, displaying information on an illuminated LED readout hidden beneath the matte-finish face of the bracelet. Just stash your iPod in your pocketóno more fiddling with the sweat-slicked dial.
Interestingly, the description describes the watch as using Bluetooth technology. While the existing Nike+iPod Sport Kit uses the bluetooth 2.4 GHz frequency, Apple claims it uses a proprietary protocol.

In addition, many users have been reporting for some time that the latest versions of the iPod software for their iPod Nanos (v1.3 for Gen1, v1.1 for Gen2, available via iTunes 7) is described as having support for an "Nike+iPod Voice Kit." No other information about this mysterious product is available at this time.

It is not known when either product will be available. Mens Health claims the Amp+ MSRP as $80.
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looking forward to these in Apple stores soon. would love to add it to my ipod nano when i'm running
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 10:04 PM   #11
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Voice kit?

Not sure how much easier it is to say "next" than pressing the next button... unless of course you're a parapalegic, in which case this is exactly what you're been waiting for.
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 10:13 PM   #12
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this looks awesome, i'm glad they're doing further development with nike. as of now, the nike+apple thing seems a little bare...
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 10:16 PM   #13
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Pulse monitor on wrist anyone?
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 10:33 PM   #14
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Voice kit?

Not sure how much easier it is to say "next" than pressing the next button... unless of course you're a parapalegic, in which case this is exactly what you're been waiting for.
I agree. Buttons are faster, easier, and quieter than speaking and hoping that the device recognizes you above the background noise. And if you are running, you haven't the breath to waste.
Is it possibly talking about the iPod that will speak the track names to you? That'd be cool and useful for people with Shuffles. No need to guess what track you are playing, and with Alex around, it might sound good too.
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Voice kit?

Not sure how much easier it is to say "next" than pressing the next button... unless of course you're a parapalegic, in which case this is exactly what you're been waiting for.
That was crude.
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...described as having support for an "Nike+iPod Voice Kit." No other information about this mysterious product is available at this time.
Here's more information for ya...

Nike+iPod Voice Kits.

They were introduced around mid-October and provide spoken feedback in different languages for the Nike+iPod system. FAQ.
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 12:35 AM   #17
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When was iPod Software v1.3 released?
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 01:37 AM   #18
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This news sounds like a VERY close rendition of SonyEricsson's & FOSSIL's Bluetooth watch lineup.

> probably not going to be stylized.
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Old Nov 28, 2006, 02:01 AM   #19
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This little device looks like fun
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 10:42 PM   #20
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Wow they certainly do claim BT technology but then again there is no evidence supporting a nano with BT today.
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