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snarestud940
Jul 22, 2012, 09:05 PM
Hey guys,

Like the title says, I would like to a red iPod nano and use it with the black watch band. My question is, which band should I get? The regular, or the HEX? Also, has anyone encountered problems with this? I saw it on a friend and it looks really cool to me. Thanks.



aziatiklover
Jul 22, 2012, 09:13 PM
Lunatik is the best! Problems? Umm yea it sucks when you out in the rain.

snarestud940
Jul 22, 2012, 09:16 PM
Lunatik is the best! Problems? Umm yea it sucks when you out in the rain.

Do I need to take it off in the rain?

aziatiklover
Jul 22, 2012, 09:23 PM
Do I need to take it off in the rain?

I guess! I dont wear mine when it rains.

NewAnger
Jul 23, 2012, 12:05 AM
Like all iPods, it does have water detectors which will void the warranty. Do not get it wet.

kaielement
Jul 27, 2012, 03:09 PM
I wear my mine as a watch every day. I have tons of watch bands but I love the iwatchz band the best. I even have worn mine out in the rain wit no problem you just have to be careful about getting water in the ports. But it's never been a problem. Not to say I just let the water get all over it and I don't just leave it out in the rain. Mostly it is worne under my jacket when it rains which helps.

iPhoenix
Jul 29, 2012, 09:00 AM
Care rain and Want to see time---> press button :p

AT0MAC
Jul 30, 2012, 02:09 PM
...with anything but rain!

I am trying hard every day to avoid the wet element to reach my Nano and have so far succeeded, but it is a war that will one day be lost as I wear it on a daily basis.
If you are concerned about rain then you have two options, don't buy it or only wear it on sunny days.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7678348428_7c3fd3f8a6.jpg

myrtlebee
Jul 30, 2012, 08:41 PM
Do I need to take it off in the rain?

...with anything but rain!

I am trying hard every day to avoid the wet element to reach my Nano and have so far succeeded, but it is a war that will one day be lost as I wear it on a daily basis.
If you are concerned about rain then you have two options, don't buy it or only wear it on sunny days.

Image (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7678348428_7c3fd3f8a6.jpg)

Rain almost wasn't an issue with this waterproof watch case. Have you guys ever seen this Kickstarter project?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skullyboom/the-proof-watch-for-gen-6-ipod-nano

They fell short of reaching their fundraising goal unfortunately

AT0MAC
Jul 31, 2012, 12:38 PM
Rain almost wasn't an issue with this waterproof watch case. Have you guys ever seen this Kickstarter project?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skullyboom/the-proof-watch-for-gen-6-ipod-nano

They fell short of reaching their fundraising goal unfortunately

Their case don't look that appealing, design is very much "out there" - but the idea is nice, specially the BT connection!!!

I wish the Nano had some sort of wireless build in, the other day I actually tried to use a Arcam rDAC + rWand with mine but had to give up because the wireless adapter would not fit with my LunaTik frame :(

myrtlebee
Jul 31, 2012, 01:13 PM
Their case don't look that appealing, design is very much "out there" - but the idea is nice, specially the BT connection!!!

I wish the Nano had some sort of wireless build in, the other day I actually tried to use a Arcam rDAC + rWand with mine but had to give up because the wireless adapter would not fit with my LunaTik frame :(

I know, right? I wish it had wireless for another reason as well: a simple app store for online radio apps and things like that. Let's see what Apple comes up with in September for the iPod lineup.

RedCroissant
Aug 1, 2012, 09:41 AM
Hey guys,

Like the title says, I would like to a red iPod nano and use it with the black watch band. My question is, which band should I get? The regular, or the HEX? Also, has anyone encountered problems with this? I saw it on a friend and it looks really cool to me. Thanks.

Hey OP,

Something to keep in mind for when you purchase the nano: since it is an iPod, the default application is music player. Naturally, this wouldn't be a problem but if you want to use it as a watch, then I would recommend not syncing music as having music on there will cause the iPod to wake into the music app every time.

I say this because once it goes to "sleep" and you wake it again, even if you were using the clock app, it will automatically open into the music app and you will have to swipe out of it to get to the clock.

myrtlebee
Aug 1, 2012, 11:08 AM
Hey OP,

Something to keep in mind for when you purchase the nano: since it is an iPod, the default application is music player. Naturally, this wouldn't be a problem but if you want to use it as a watch, then I would recommend not syncing music as having music on there will cause the iPod to wake into the music app every time.

I say this because once it goes to "sleep" and you wake it again, even if you were using the clock app, it will automatically open into the music app and you will have to swipe out of it to get to the clock.

There is a setting for it to wake on the clock. It doesn't matter if you have music on it or not.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/use-ipod-nano-watch/9742-1_53-50113071.html

AT0MAC
Aug 1, 2012, 12:45 PM
There is a setting for it to wake on the clock. It doesn't matter if you have music on it or not.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/use-ipod-nano-watch/9742-1_53-50113071.html

I have mine set to show clock as "screensaver" or whatever :apple: calls it - so when I push the wake button on the top it displays the time.
RedC is right, if I want to swipe away from the clock the next thing it shows is the last played track and I therefor have like 3-4 more swipes before I hit menu.

Not a big problem for me as the two major things I use it for is clock and music listening when on the go.

nerdpov
Aug 1, 2012, 01:05 PM
I would so something like this if there was bluetooth in the Nano.

myrtlebee
Aug 1, 2012, 01:06 PM
I have mine set to show clock as "screensaver" or whatever :apple: calls it - so when I push the wake button on the top it displays the time.
RedC is right, if I want to swipe away from the clock the next thing it shows is the last played track and I therefor have like 3-4 more swipes before I hit menu.

Not a big problem for me as the two major things I use it for is clock and music listening when on the go.

No, that's not what RedC was saying. He seems to not know you can set it to wake on the clock from sleep. He is under the impression that if you have music on your device that the Nano will wake to the music app from sleep. He wasn't saying that the next thing after swiping from the clock app is music, he is saying the music app is what comes up first when waking - he said "wake into the music app every time"

AT0MAC
Aug 1, 2012, 03:13 PM
No, that's not what RedC was saying. He seems to not know you can set it to wake on the clock from sleep. He is under the impression that if you have music on your device that the Nano will wake to the music app from sleep. He wasn't saying that the next thing after swiping from the clock app is music, he is saying the music app is what comes up first when waking - he said "wake into the music app every time"

Ok my bad, yes the clock can be default on when waking the ipod, next swipe is music and a few music related menues - then you end up at home.

Orange Furball
Aug 2, 2012, 01:44 AM
My mom has one that she doesn't use and told me I can have so I am going to start using hers as a watch. Is the 30 pin and 3.5mm the only ports openings in the case? If so I'll pick up some dust cover things. Waterproof problem solved!

Only thing left to do is find a good looking watchband... to Google!

AT0MAC
Aug 2, 2012, 04:44 AM
My mom has one that she doesn't use and told me I can have so I am going to start using hers as a watch. Is the 30 pin and 3.5mm the only ports openings in the case? If so I'll pick up some dust cover things. Waterproof problem solved!

Only thing left to do is find a good looking watchband... to Google!

A small problem in the use of rubber covers - were to put the minijack cover when you want to use earphones? In the pocket with high risk of loosing it when you pick out change or your phone (or anything else)...

Anyway, I can for sure recommend the LunaTik Classic (https://www.lunatik.com/products/lunatik) watchband, I have mine in black/black. Aluminum and screwed in the frame, so no chance it will ever get scratched, pop out or anyway else get damaged.

RedCroissant
Aug 2, 2012, 10:33 AM
There is a setting for it to wake on the clock. It doesn't matter if you have music on it or not.

http://cnettv.cnet.com/use-ipod-nano-watch/9742-1_53-50113071.html

Thanks! Obviously, I did not know you could do this; awesome.

myrtlebee
Aug 2, 2012, 10:50 AM
Thanks! Obviously, I did not know you could do this; awesome.

I know right? I am tempted to get one but with the rumored release so close, I can't! I also want AM radio, believe it or not, and would love some apps for online radio streaming. We could also do with a price drop. $99 seems fair. Doubt it would happen, but we'll see.

Orange Furball
Aug 2, 2012, 02:34 PM
A small problem in the use of rubber covers - were to put the minijack cover when you want to use earphones? In the pocket with high risk of loosing it when you pick out change or your phone (or anything else)...

Anyway, I can for sure recommend the LunaTik Classic (https://www.lunatik.com/products/lunatik) watchband, I have mine in black/black. Aluminum and screwed in the frame, so no chance it will ever get scratched, pop out or anyway else get damaged.

Thanks! Unfortunately I don't have $70 to spend on a real one... so I'll probably buy a knockoff on ebay! Right now I have the iPod on a gel bracelet thing. It works pretty good until I can get a real one!

Edit: just got a black lunatik for $18. Obviously fake, but if it stays together I'm good with it!

RedCroissant
Aug 4, 2012, 09:58 AM
I know right? I am tempted to get one but with the rumored release so close, I can't! I also want AM radio, believe it or not, and would love some apps for online radio streaming. We could also do with a price drop. $99 seems fair. Doubt it would happen, but we'll see.

I'm hoping for a Dick Tracy iPod nano. How awesome would that be? Or maybe even putting in a RFID chip. One step closer to...the future!

myrtlebee
Aug 4, 2012, 10:11 AM
I'm hoping for a Dick Tracy iPod nano. How awesome would that be? Or maybe even putting in a RFID chip. One step closer to...the future!

Would be nice. Especially in situations when pulling out your phone would be considered impolite - certain times at work, or in church, etc - a quick look at your "watch" for more than just the time. I really think Apple should at least persue FaceTime in it!

Orange Furball
Aug 8, 2012, 12:55 AM
Anyone with a Lunatik experiencing this? I thought I had normal sized wrists but I guess there chunckier than normal :( because I have the use the last hole for the metal lock thing. And because of this is always unhooks itself. Anyone have a fix for it? I tried just tightening the watch but then its just plain annoying.

Also, is there anywhere that I can guess the Lunatik Lynx band? Not the whole thing, I just want to be able to switch the bands...

chadamorrill
Aug 8, 2012, 12:41 PM
Ok my bad, yes the clock can be default on when waking the ipod, next swipe is music and a few music related menues - then you end up at home.

Or, swipe once to get into "now playing," press and hold until it switches to Home screen.

Seamaster
Aug 22, 2012, 05:24 PM
Apple is definitely looking at its own wearable tech. They've seen how people are wearing Nanos, and they've seen how successful projects like Pebble and Metawatch have been on Kickstarter.

So ... here's my guess for what we'll see next month.

The new iPad mini is going to bring about the demise of the iPod Touch. The new Nano is going back to a more traditional form factor and will replace it. The iPod Shuffle is going to become a watch, slightly smaller than the current Nano. All will sport Bluetooth 4.0 and support cross-device notifications.

Needless to say, this is pure speculation on my part. I know nothing.

Orange Furball
Aug 22, 2012, 05:40 PM
Cross device notification. What do you mean by that? Android support? If so, I'm in. But I don't see Apple supporting anything Android.

Seamaster
Aug 23, 2012, 02:42 AM
Cross device notification. What do you mean by that? Android support? If so, I'm in. But I don't see Apple supporting anything Android.

I mean getting the notifications you currently see on your iPhone across other iOS devices via a Bluetooth 4.0 link. For example, seeing SMS messages sent to your iPhone on your iPod. It's essentially what the Metawatch is proposing, I'd be astonished if Apple didn't offer it in some way.

ironman888
Sep 29, 2012, 09:55 PM
Anyone with a Lunatik experiencing this? I thought I had normal sized wrists but I guess there chunckier than normal :( because I have the use the last hole for the metal lock thing. And because of this is always unhooks itself. Anyone have a fix for it? I tried just tightening the watch but then its just plain annoying.

Also, is there anywhere that I can guess the Lunatik Lynx band? Not the whole thing, I just want to be able to switch the bands...

kind of a late reply, but I just got one of the Lunatik's... You can just move the metal lock post to a hole that's closer to the clasp - it just pops out and you move it to another hole.