iPod nano as watch, who would do it ? :)

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  1. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    Well as an iPhone 4 owner having an iPod is useless.

    But as Steve jobs showed the clock on the iPod nano looks nice :D

    Question is buy and iPod nano and use it a watch along with a strap that I'm sure would come out ?

    I'm thinking about it, seems like a nice idea to have a gadget as a watch.
     
  2. AaronE macrumors 6502

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    Neat idea, but I think it would look kind of strange lol
     
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    Not if but when some entrepreneur designs a band to utilize that as a watch and offer it some safety. That actually might sell decently but would have to offer some protection to the nano. Will be interesting to see if any one can pull off a good design where it doesnt look clunky.
     
  7. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I'm considering it, have to see the device in person since 1.6" is kinda wide for a watch... will have to compare to see if it's appropriate and not looking too big, I wonder I'd you could have the clock app appear first or have that be a sleep screen setting. It has 24hrs of music play but how much will ot last before a charge if only mostly one uses just the clock app? If it's just 24hrs then I will not use it as a watch due to constant charging...
     
  8. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I would definitely use it as a watch. Especially if somehow it gets jailbroken and you can install different watch faces on it. Absolutely. Of course, I'm a watch guy and am embarrassed to say how many I own.
     
  9. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Buenooo, in that case just use it when you go out have it dim brightness once you get home take it off and turn it off or something. Kind of corny to rock a watch while you at home lol.
     
  10. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    already preorderd it and am designing a wristband out of an old aluminum watch. I sold my itouch to buy it though since I am addicted to electronics i thought i would sell it to help my drug addiction
     
  11. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Makes two of us lol
     
  12. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    ^ That I would consider. I have a Tag so it's hard to say but if someone comes up with a band that works well with the Nano then yeah, I'll rock it.

    Throw in a pulse sensor too. lol Rounds out the health apps. :D
     
  13. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    jajaja yeah I don't wear a watch at home neither, but as a medical student my day's 'work' sometimes really lasts the whole 24hrs, normal day for me is more than 8 for sure. The thing I'm saying is I need to see that wake screen! in the iPhone for example you can see the hour and the day and then just press the sleep button again and save the phones battery. If it has something like a 'wake screen' before the apps screen then I'm sold since I don't want to press a button (or wtever is used to wake it) then do wtver to unlock and then press the clock app, too many presses just to see the hour if there is no 'wake screen' I think. There HAS to be one, I guess I have to wait for a walkthrough video to see! The other thing is water! There better be some type of invisible shield or something for it to protect it from the water!

    Sweet! how are you gonna accommodate the nano itself, you gonna create your own square casing and then solder it to the wrist band? The 32 pin connector how are gonna work that in? removable strap?
     
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  15. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol all you have to do is set screen timeout to never and you good to go :)
     
  16. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    I was definitely on board with this idea when I saw it at the keynote. But no bluetooth means that for the major feature, iPod, you would be need to tether to your wrist. Don't like being tethered to a device, that's old school.
     
  17. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    yeah I know I could do that, but watch the battery drain and nobody is looking at it! It would be a cool watch, but if I have to keep recharging it everyday it will not be for me, thus the 'wake screen' mention since people only look at a watch for a couple of seconds each hour. Is fine to charge my iPhone everyday but not my watch (2-3x a wk could but not everyday for me)....


    Yeah that disappointed me too, I use a wireless stereo BT headset for my runs!
     
  18. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    How about shake to awake? :D
     
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    jajaja maybe, it would be nice if one could do a 'snap' movement to wake it lol
     
  20. tehfrag macrumors newbie

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    Doubt it will be jailbroken, it does not run iOS.
     
  21. abercrombie macrumors regular

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    nano is cool, but cost too much. just as much as my 32gb iPhone 4 upgrade. but yea, i would wear it as a watch. :D
     
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    Yes, I definitely would! I want a Dick Tracy watch too.

    Glad to see I am not the only one. I used to be one of those folks who used to love wearing a watch and was even curious with the watch phones from LG that have been around a few years already.

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    http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-10137452-100.html

    ^^^ CES 2009

    I see the potential in this and hope Apple helps popularize it even if they won't be the first. The Nano is small enough and cheap enough to turn it into a watch. But unfortunately, Apple took some features away in this year's Nano model that may just make me wait for it next year. This is just a "trial" year with this new form factor.
     
  23. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if we see a band for the nano by the end of the year or sooner and I would be crazy enough to get a nano if such thing were available.
     
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    In my family, I'm the To-Go-Guy with everything electronics and I try to stay up to date with new and rumored releases, so for a wile I had been reading that the nano would shrink in size and have a clip, and then all the sudden people started posting photoshop images of the nano being used as a watch, but I hadn't told anyone in my family this.

    So today when I picked up my sister from high school (she's 17) I showed her a photo of the new iPod nano on my phone and told here it now has a touch screen and clip, and the first thing she told me was

    "Does it still have the clock feature"
    I said
    "Yes"
    She said
    "Oh my god, you know what would be so cool, I have a wrist band that you can us and you can attach the nano and make it a watch"

    It was a proud moment for me, we think so a like. I might give it a try.
     

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