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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.
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on December 10, 2011
I have no problem with sound quality of this Nano, but what matters most to me is what is lost rather than all the "extras" this Nano gives that I will never use. My biggest issue is I cannot find a way to resume my playlists when I turn the product back on. Older generations of Nano pick up where I turned the device off. This is perfect for me, as I have developed over the years long playlists, hundreds of songs in length, placing them in the order that I want to hear them. With this Nano, I have to manually choose the playlist every time and then if I don't always want to listen to the first few songs over and over and over, I have to try to remember where I was the last time I had it on, find that spot, and start from there. How can this be an improvement? If there is a way to set the Nano 6th gen to just resume from where I left off, I have not found it in the guide.
My second biggest issue is the lack of response with the touch screen. I much prefer the larger Nano with the wheel and more solid controls. Why can't Apple provide us with a choice? I want the 5th generation Nano back!
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on September 23, 2012
I've been using a series of inexpensive Sansa Clip MP3 players since they first came out. I attach one near my collar and listen to audiobooks while doing housework or other boring tasks. The only problem I have with this iPod is that it is difficult to fast forward or rewind unless I remove it to use the touch screen function. I can adjust the volume with it clipped, but to pause and restart I use the in line control on my Sony earplugs Sony MDREX38iP/WHI EX Earbud with iPod Remote Control (White). Since I added the eForCity Snap-on Crystal Case Compatible With Apple® iPod nano® 6th Gen, Clear, it's easier to hold while using the touchscreen, but anyone with large hands would really have a hard time. Since receiving an iPad a year ago, I've lost my longstanding disdain for Apple products. They are well made, beautifully designed and packaged, so I now also have an iPhone and MacBook Pro!
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on June 10, 2013
With the announcement of the new Apple TV, and now the release of the drastically revised iPod Nano, it would appear that Apple is in the process of re-evaluating its product line and re-tooling the entries to match what it perceives to be the needs of the consumer.

With the Apple TV, they have correctly, I believe, simplified the complexity of the original offering, removed any notion of storage, which tended to confuse the average user, and prepared it for an app driven iOS future. They claimed these changes resulted from a close look at the usage of the current Apple TV, and that they made the changes they felt were needed to more closely match what was desired.
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on October 27, 2017
Not worth the price. Worked fine for a few months, then the home button ceased to work then a week later all functions ceased. No view on the screen whatsoever and I'm sure any warranty by re-seller is gone. That's the problem with refurbished I suppose.
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on July 1, 2012
It's IMPOSSIBLE to use while running or working out. Skipping a song is like a two step process involving side buttons and then tapping the screen. The volume buttons are miniscule. In trying to use the touch screen, you inevitably end up doing something you don't mean to do. It's frustrating.

The only saving grace is it works with headsets that have the control built into the headset. That way you can easily skip tracks and adjust volume. Having a headset like this is MANDATORY if you're going to use this while doing anything active.

It is cool how it shows the album cover while playing, especially when it's docked in a speaker. Though I wish it had a retina display. I don't see why they haven't done that yet.
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on July 11, 2012
I bought this product exclusively to replace my old (I think 3rd gen) iPod Nano which finally broke after 7 years of use. My nano was exclusively my running iPod and I logged many miles with it, but the armband gets a little gross after lots of use. I had to wash it constantly. Looking at all of the new iPods, I thought this product and its clip was a good idea compared to the armband I used before. Simply put this product, as is, is not good for runners. I was VERY uncomfortable securing my $100+ mp3 player to my shirt with the Nano's new clip. When I took it on its first run, it bounced around so much it felt like it was going to fly off my shirt and smash into a million pieces on the pavement. To Apple's defense it probably won't come loose, but I don't feel like taking that chance. To help my piece of mind, I purchased a watch style holder to strap the ipod to my wrist. I use a earbud wire management system (that came with the watch holder) to keep the wire strapped to my arm. What an improvement. Wearing the iPod as a watch next to my watch style gps is a huge plus. In short, this product is good but the clip isn't good for this runner. The watch holder improves functionality for a runner a million times over. Expect to buy something to secure the iPod if you plan to run or jog with it. The clip is a fail in my opinion.
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on October 24, 2010
I like the iPod like this. The only thing I don't like is that it's really, REALLY easy to lose because of its size. The shuffle feature is really nice, too. Good headphones really make the sound quality of the iPod go up. The pedometer and ability to sync to Nike+ is a GREAT weight loss tool, and the stopwatch for running is really nice. The clock face is an added touch. The clip on the back is nice

And it finally has radio. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, so I can't comment on that. The clip is a nice touch as well.

The battery life when using the pedometer and listening to music is really bad though. I wear mine as a pedometer most of the day. I listen to music on it for a total of about 2 hours a day. I usually have to charge it every day or it dies.

But, the battery life when the pedometer isn't on it really nice. If I don't use the pedometer, it lasts for 3 straight days.

But it is an awesome tool for "gym nerds" like me.
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on July 20, 2014
It's really an amazing iPod touch. You can rotate the screen, you can put a decent amount of music, it doesn't waste almost any energy when in standby mode, it plays music with minimal amount of energy as well. Apple should have stuck with the form and size factor, maybe they will make a watch that performs as well and better since we now have low energy bluetooth. If they could combine it with wireless headbuds, it would be perfect.
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on November 29, 2010
In terms of design and experience, this is hands down the best in the iPod Nano series so far. The touch-display is cool and intuitive, and the trick that allows you to rotate it 90 degrees all around is awesome - no matter where I clip it on my cloths, I can always turn the display around and align it with my line of sight...

And speaking of the clip - such a simple feature, and *so* useful! I finally got rid of these annoying arm-bands ... I lift a lot of weights and the arm bands used to drive me crazy. Finally I can just clip the iPod nano anywhere I want (like the iPod Shuffle, but with the display and all the iPod nano goodies...)

BUT - BUT - BUT - the damn touch screen on this thing is too sensitive and too easy to fracture!

Only 4 days after I got it, it dropped from my hand onto the edge of the kitchen table, and got nasty fractures all across the display. It still works (this is quite a durable little bastard) but this is such a disappointment. And the Apple warranty of course does not cover the glass breaking.
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