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Apple iPod Nano
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Created: 05/16/12

Great as a workout buddy. Not much else.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I primarily use my iPod Nano 6th Generation for working out. I also own a iPhone4 which I use for all other purposes (even listening to music). I just wanted this particular apple product because of its size for use during my workouts.

As a workout tool the iPod nano works great! It's light, small, and easy to attach to any article of clothing. I personally use an armband to hold the nano since I usually run, but clipping it to your shirt or pant pocket would also be no problem for this little guy. Personally I think it's the best MP3 player for runners. It is very comfortable, and I hardly notice it during my workouts. It is much better than attaching my large, fairly heavy iPhone4 to my arm.

Although the nano is easy to use, I don't like the small screen with the "fancy" interface. I think straightforward lists like the old iPods used to have would have worked better than the App like home screen it has now. Especially since there really isn't much you can do with such a small screen. I often have a hard time getting the touch screen to work, and sometimes it won't do what I want it to. Although, even with its problems I admit the screen is still a nice feature to have. I just wish Apple would have gone more "simple" because of the screen size.

The battery life is great if you don't play around on it too much. If you are scrolling around, causing the screen to stay on, the battery will drain quickly and you may only get a few hours. But, if you just let it play the radio or your music library without disturbing it much it can easily last numerous hours. I haven't had any issues with the battery life.

The one major thing everyone should know about this iPod is that although the size is excellent, it is also VERY easy to damage. The screen and corners are especially exposed. It is not hard to dent, scratch, or crack the screen/corners and much precaution has to be taken. And although there are many cases for the iPod they don't provide much protection. They only cover the sides, and not the screen or the entire back side (the clip). So I highly suggest getting a screen protector to protect the screen and a skin to protect the back, clip, and sides. And if you wish a simple casing still won't hurt. Just know if you are like me and want your electronics to stay as like-new as possible this item will give you a lot of grief. It is extremely vulnerable to injury.

Overall, as a workout buddy I love this iPod nano. However, I have also owned many of the older generations of the iPod nano, and I do not think this is the best one if your are just going to use it for casual purposes. I thought the iPod Nano 5th Generation was better. It provided more games, more memory space, a scroll pad, better battery life, and a bigger screen. It is larger, but just as thin and light. Or, if you are willing to spend the extra money the iPod touch is even better. I believe this nano is best used for active people who are always on the go, people who only want a music player (without the apps, games, and internet), or for people who need a workout pal.

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Created: 01/08/12

Nice but expensive v capacity when compared to others. No remote!!

No, I would not recommend this product.

As with anything apple it's superbly designed and the build quality is second to none. Adding a radio to this generation has been a long time coming and finally brings that functionality up to date. The vast majority of people purchasing this item would have done so to exercise to music, hence the added Nike training facility but it would have a better marketing idea and allowed apple to get ahead of its competitors by including the required trainer sending unit to maximise its use.
The battery life is very good but as with anything with a touch screen its falls short in performance against the ones without it so you have to weigh up your personnal preference, also others have a much easier way of changing the battery when it finally does stop holding a decent amount of charge.
I bought it as a present so I've paid the extra for the sleek aesthetics, although again it's behind its competitors when it comes to including any remote facility!! Which we both agreed, to use in the cold winter months is a must, as you don't want to be taking off your gloves whilst running...yet again, something that is available from other companies for a lot less money!!

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Created: 05/06/11

Playing radio only gives you 4 hours of playtime.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Playing the radio only gives me about 4 hours of battery life. Podcasts seem to last longer...Haven't played my music enough to judge. Other than the battery life this is a neat piece of hardware!

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Created: 03/18/12

boring product and way over priced

No, I would not recommend this product.

ok dont get me wrong, the battery fuel is great, but this seems like a boring product though. its ok not bad, but i feel like its a touch version of the shuffle. its way over priced. the shuffle is 50 bucks and the nano is like 130-150 bucks. rip off!!! my main problem is there is nothing to do with it but listen to music. you cant play games or go online. sure theres pictures you can download and there is radio but thats just it. i want more!!! thats why im saving up for an ipod touch.

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Created: 11/07/11

Nice toy, but programming finicky

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Battery life not at all what I expected. But the kids love it. What else can be said? Must be assigned a drive letter other than C if you have a computer that has a non-standard root drive or else itunes will not work properly!!

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Created: 11/06/11

The nano served well as a watch but wouldn't recommend it over a iPod touch

No, I would not recommend this product.

It's a good apple product for listening to radio stations and music. It doesn't have much features like the iPod touch but in my experience I used it only as a watch. At the time I bought it, it only had two clock faces which weren't digital but after a recent update apple installed a variety of faces plus digital. Battery isn't very strong so be aware that constant use of it will drain the battery.

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Created: 02/11/11

What happened?

I thought the ipod bring the charger and usb cable. What happened?. i hope ur answer, please........................​..............................​...............

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Created: 06/03/12

Good Product as usual but what happened to our SPACE?

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Is it just me or are songs getting bigger?? I remember the old 4 GB held 2000 songs, no questions asked... Now the newer Ipods are indeed 16GB but only have 14.8 of available space because of software? Why aren't they marketing them at 15 GB then because that is the amount of AVAILABLE space. I have 3300 songs and they leave only 1 GB of space on a 16 GB Ipod? Perhaps I am too old-school with my space expectations... Otherwise I love the compact design of the nano, should be an excellent running companion!

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Created: 05/07/12

Terrible battery life.

No, I would not recommend this product.

The battery life is terrible. I get maybe 2 hours of listening to my music or the radio before the battery dies.

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Created: 09/01/11

Not the best for running

No, I would not recommend this product.

I got this ipod instead of a newer shuffle because I thought it would be more intuitive while running--not. When I try to change songs it goes to the screen to re-arrange the icons. The volume buttons are not easy, remember, I'm running.
Also, the pedometer doesn't do the counts I had anticipated. Probably my lack of reading. However, I have had fun with the Nike+Ipod tour.
I think I'm going back to a shuffle for running and use this for the car and house.

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