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I prefer this over my iPod Touch
on May 20, 2013
First, I bought this as an open box deal on Amazon Warehouse and it was a great deal. Now onto the product itself. I'm really enjoying my iPod nano. It's small, fits easily anywhere, looks nice, and is perfect for working out with.
I previously owned an iPod Touch but found it to be annoying to type on and redundant in general since I could use any of the same apps on my phone. The iPod Touch was a little too big, clumsy, and delicate for something that I only needed as a music player. My needs are for the gym and the car; occasionally when I take the train or bus into the city, I'll bring my iPod along to listen to. For these purposes, the Nano is way better. The clip is sturdy and functional and stays attached to my gym clothes no matter what I'm doing: lifting weights, sprinting, jumping, dancing, whatever. Also, the touch screen is small enough to make it a compact device but big enough that you can still see what's on the screen.
My main gripe is that there's no way to add apps to it. It would be great if I could add an interval or countdown timer app to it. That would make it the ultimate workout device. Otherwise, it's annoying to have to carry my iPod plus a timer. My other gripe is that it is normally too expensive to justify it's worth, as other mp3 players like the Sansa ClipZip work just as well. If I hadn't gotten the deal I did, I wouldn't have bothered with the iPod due to price alone. They both work equally well.