2011 iPod Nano Touch WAS the iWatch ? Who agrees?

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  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

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    and it was only $200
    But The Apple Watch is priced at $350 :O ? The heck Apple?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No it wasn't. It was an iPod people chose to wear as a watch because of the lock screen faces.

    This is not the same thing with just a loop around it. It's a whole new reboot of the idea with a better screen, better touchscreen, better controls, dictation, sensors, etc.

    It's not made to be affordable, it's going head to head with not only other smart watches, but after the crowd that generally buy ~$500 watches.
     
  3. davidwes macrumors 6502

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    I would debate "better".

    iPod -
    Didn't need iPhone to work
    Battery lasted a long time
    Screen good enough to see watch face, I don't need to watch movies on my watch.
    Yes, it has Siri and other sensors but it's many ayers newer then the iPod. Who knows what the iPod could have been if they just focused on that. Oh, I know, it would have been the apple watch but cheaper.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The pixels help to make the text clearer. Look at an iPod Nano and the iPhone and there's a difference on the readability. Amazon did the same thing with the eInk Kindles.

    There's no point in making a Smartwatch that doesn't need a phone. Have it rely on wifi and you're in trouble, have it use LTE, and nobody wants to get yet another SIM card and pay data for the device. The iPod didn't need anything else to work, but that was because it WAS an iPod.

    I go to places all the time where both the network and wifi is very congested. You don't want these things clogging up Starbucks wifi.

    And when you have network problems, the battery problem gets worse because it's constantly trying to fix itself.

    The iPod was a nice starting point for this though, and I'm glad they got to see people using it as a watch. I don't think we'd be talking about wearables at all if that never did happen. Pretty much everyone started making them because they wanted in before Apple.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 603

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    iPod Nano 6th gen was closer to a traditional watch than the new aWatch. The aWatch is more of a "digital assistant bracelet" than a wristwatch.

    I just bought a mint 8GB iPod Nano and LunaTik wrist band. It's what I'd like in a smart-ER watch.
     
  6. jjhoekstra macrumors regular

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    I wore a nano for 18 months. In essence it was a cool looking watch with music. But you needed both hands to see the time (try doing that while biking...), the software was slightly buggy, it was not waterproof at all and it was very sensitive to scratching and normal daily wear and tear. Not a smart watch at all in my experience. But boy was it fun to wear!
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    I just received my 6th gen Nano. I know it is old tech but I still find it impressive. Now awaiting the arrival of a few LunaTik wrist bands.
     
  8. cube macrumors G5

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    It was an expression of individualism, not the latest must-have toy.
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    It's only an iPod. There's a reason the watch wasn't called something like an iPod Watch, because it's totally different.

    On the other... hand... I prefer the iPod. And soon we'll be vintage!
     
  10. Ffosse macrumors 6502a

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    2010 model with poor battery life - the 2012 Nano was an improvement in every way.
     

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