March 23, 2007
Timex Ironman iControl: Sports watch that can remotely control an iPod, letting you tuck it away in a pocket as you run, paddle or ski.
Likes: Ends the hassle of fiddling with an iPod while on the move, athletically or otherwise. Just tap buttons on the watch to pause/play, change volume and scroll up and down your playlist. Winter-friendly buttons are easier to use with gloves than the iPod's control wheel. Small, lightweight, water-resistant watch includes regular sports functions such as a 50-lap memory, training log, countdown timer, two interval timers, three alarms and night light. Easy assembly; works immediately without set up by plugging a transmitter into the bottom of recent-generation iPods or iPhone.
Dislikes: Has no heart-rate monitor capability and crowds out the Nike Plus speed/distance system (since its transmitter takes up the iPod's sole docking port). Also, the watch cannot shut off the iPod).
Price: $125. www.timex.com and store.apple.com.