iPod Nano (7th Generation) Review

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iPod Nano 7th Gen

Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.

32 Comments to iPod Nano (7th Generation) Review

  1. I actually desperately want them go to back to the style of the 5th generation nano. I like dedicated physical buttons and a thin style that fits in my pocket. I listen to music at work and don’t want to have to pull it out every time I need to pause it… if i did, I’d just use my Android and do away with Apple for good.

  2. Hi all no new nano as of yet. It is still the 6th gen with a firmware update. Roumors have it that a new nano is expected in September along with the new iPhone. The nano was designed to replace the iPod mini with the features of that of the ipod photo (iPod 4th Gen). And I must say it did quite well right up until the 5th gen. The 6th gen I hear it makes a good wrist watch. As for music and media players I chose Apple as they had the most storage space, ok expensive but its quality over quantity with apple. Someone mentioned bluetooth, as a touch user we had to wait until the third gen before the touch got bluetooth so to speak. In fact the touch had had bluetooth since the second gen but it did not get the firmware to enable it until iOS 4. So who knows the 6th gen nano could have bluetooth just not enabled yet. There’s a lot I’d like to see on apple devices but with apple you only get what they want to give you so dream on.

  3. If there is a new ipod nano coming out tjis year,I would like to also see some apps that could be downloaded on the nano, is such a facility available, like calculator or photo viewer etc..

  4. They can improve the nano by adding bluetooth so it can display various notifications from your android phone like when a txt comes in or when you get an email etc.

  5. i wear the ipod nano as a watch and it is excellent. Have owned nano for more than a year in a half and have never so much as misplaced it, so the small size is not factor. Also the issue you brought up not having timer for screen, you simply touch sleep button to turn watch face on and off at your convience. Two improvements i would like to see on next version would be bluetooth, wireless headphones would eliminate the need to run cord up your arm. And Apps, because who doesnt love apps.

  6. they can really improve this by adding
     inbuilt microphone Bluetooth, wifi, apps
    make and receive calls
    and last but not the least SIRI 
    if they can do this in this device it would be the biggest hit after iphone. 

    imagine wearing a ipod nano as watch while driving than making a recving calls chaging music it can be a totally mobile urban device. 

  7. Urbana12345

    wish they put in the antenna … ‘sigh’ guess they don’t have enough improvements for the next launch, just have to wait then…..

  8. Along with the AM antenna the reviewer mentioned how long will it take for them to realize the Nano’s ability to accompany the IPhone or any bluetooth capable mobile. There are a lot of phone-mp3-mp4-watches on the market (although weakly built/unattractive/limited…yet expensive).

    Give Nano bluetooth (maybe even a speaker and mic for when you don’t want to have earbuds in), allow it to bridge to the IPhone, add a couple apps such as dial pad and contacts and BOOM you have an I-Watch! It won’t replace an Iphone of course but it would be a very handy companion, allowing you to leave the IPhone in your pocket but still take and receive calls, get FB/twitter updates, and receive messages along with the normal Nano stuff.

  9. Such a pointless review. You should have reviewed the software changes as this is still the 6th gen with a firmware update. The 7th gen has yet to be released.
    Using tags like “7th gen” is a rather cheap trick too.

  10. Hi, it is strange for me that no reviewer is talking bot the upgraded Nike app. According to Apple’s presentation, it can now count steps and calories etc without requiring any additional accessory like Nike shoes or connectivity kit. I think thats a big step forward and this is exactly what is pushing me to buy this gadget. It can prove to be a good companion during my treadmill workouts. So can u please review this feature as well for the benefit of all?

    • The reason I didn’t mention it is because accelerometer-based fitness applications are, for the most part, are not factual. It’s based on an algorithm, but doesn’t take everything into account. It’s a cheap-man’s calorie counter. (Besides, counting calories is a terrible way to determine weight loss/physical activity).

      That said, if there was an accessory like Nike Shoes, then it would be worth looking into. But if you just want to know about how the app works, it works just fine. It knows when you take a step and tells you what you need to hear; how many calories have been (theoretically) spent, how much time you’ve exercised, and how many steps you’ve taken.

    • Im pretty sure this is a feature introduced with latest software update and not strictly the latest iPod. Mine is the 6th generation, and the Nike+ app has been upgraded. I think it’s a really cool feature, and it’s helpful on my runs. You can tell the app to base your workout on time, distance or calories burnt. I just put it on time and select my playlist. It will record your pace and distance, and it gives you the option to put in your actual recorded distance so it can calibrate and do a better job. It does a pretty good job (within 1/10 of a mile), but I wouldn’t trust the calorie counting aspect. It will voice over the music to give you updates on how much longer you have.

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