Great idea, not always that great in practice.
The gadget (this is what I believe the new Nano is, a gadget instead of a strong and reliable music player), is cute, and at first, as with all of the Apple new inventions, I fell in love with the idea.
Again, the product not always match in practice what the creators might have been willing to do, so you are walking, and music is playing, and you want to skip to the next track, and that won't be that easy to do.
Yes. The easiest thing you can come up with doing, will take you to press the display many times before you get it to just go to the next song. I don't know why, and you cannot program it to do otherwise, it just goes dark once you press play, and then you have to press the on/off button, then press the screen, the watch appears, and then you have to press it again, so the play/pause/forward appears, and then you press the forward. But remember you are walking, or running, for like an hour, and you might want to skip tracks more than a couple of times.
The touch feature is also cute, but in this case there is not so much to do with it, so for me is kind of annoying and again not so reliable. By the way, I have the newest BlackBerry model, that is touchscreen, and I'm fighting with the touching feature too (like all of my iPhone friends are everyday) insulting the multitouch because it doesn't do what they want to do.
I'm still considering very seriously to replace for a regular old nano, or for a regular old shuffle, or even change brands (I never thought this would happen once I switched into "apple's world", but it is happening now).
The only thing is that I paid $150.- for it, I cannot sell it as new, I cannot return it anymore, so I probably will sell the thing on eBay and then buy something else.
That's MY take on it. I'm not saying that it will happen to everybody, just me.Read full review