Your Technology May 3, 1999

SURFER'S SPECIAL Leave it to Nike to develop a sports watch that's way cool but only halfway useful. Its new Typhoon watch ($135) gives daily high- and low-tide data for 175 of the most popular surf spots in the world, from Oahu to Okinawa. Nike claims the Typhoon will be accurate for 50 years, thanks to a special algorithm that considers everything from the moon's pull to the topographical nuances of each beach. Of course, surfers on a tight budget can always check the tide tables in the local newspaper instead.

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