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This ipod is awesome & so is Joe Benton!
on April 2, 2013
I'm so excited! I currently have an iPhone which I wear in an armband when I go to the gym. It lets me keep up with the time and listen to music, but because of how active I am, I have had to replace the armband twice from snapping the ring on it. It also makes movements kind of uncoordinated and keeps me available to friends and family when I'd rather be focused on my workout.
I've seen the 6th generation iPod nano and the sporty watchband and been tempted to try out the smaller size and lighter weight. I thought that by now I'd have to pay $200-$300 for this version of iPod, but Joe Benton was gracious enough to post one on sale for... I think $114? Perfect price!
I ordered this iPod (in my favorite color) March 29. The estimated date of delivery was April 9. It arrived today in perfect condition. It still has the plastic wrapper on it and the package includes the charging cable, and earbuds. No dents or nicks anywhere.
This little gadget is about the same size as my wrist watch. It measures about 1.5x1.5 inches. It's very lightweight. I believe it's made of aluminum. The screen is glass. There's a spring clip on the back to clasp to clothing or lock onto a watchband. The charge port and earbud port are on one side while the volume and power buttons are on the opposite side. Kokkia makes a Bluetooth adapter that is half the size of the iPod (it's $50) and I intend to buy that next. You can plug this into your iPod to connect to a stereo Bluetooth headset. I bought the Avantalk headset for this purpose.
The iPod is only so small so it provides only the bare necessities. This was EXACTLY what I had hoped for. When I'm in the gym, I don't want to be staring at the screen. That's not what I'm there for. The iPod nano 6th generation has the iPod library (8GB) and a local radio app. So far I can only find FM stations. I'm not sure if it's AM compatible. The radio app has a pause and favorites button. There's a Nike Fit app... I'm not sure if I want to by that gadget even though I have the shoes. It's easy to set the time and date. There's a photo library... Not sure what that's for. There's a podcasts app and of course the settings app. In settings you can change the wallpaper, the time/watch appearance, which apps are on screen and how they appear (small or large), and the language. You can even calibrate the iPod to your Nike Fit gadget (if you have one).
I do wish this ipod had been built with bluetooth inside, but I'm still deeply satisfied with this purchase and the seller. I'd highly recommend both to friends, family, and gadget hunters. Anybody looking for a perfectly fit mp3 player for an active lifestyle.