iPod Nano Updated, Price Reduced

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    Apple announced updates to the iPod nano today with user interface changes to improve navigation and 16 clock faces to facilitate its use as a watch. Its fitness features have also improved with Nike+ compatibility out of the box with no requirement for additional accessories to track walks and runs.

    The nano's interface now sports larger icons for easier navigation. The new clock faces include a range of designs, including one mimicking an analog Mickey Mouse watch to classic digital and Roman numeral designs.

    Nike+ compatibility for tracking walks and runs no longer requires a dongle that was part of an accessory kit sold separately. The updated nano is now capable of tracking distance traveled, pace, time and more out of the box.

    The updated nano will cost $129 for the 8GB model and $149 for the 16GB model, down from $149 and $179, respectively. Both are available starting today. The available colors for both capacities are silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, pink, and red.

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    They missed back-to-school season but this is in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season.
     
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    I like this. Although I'd like to actually see the new nano... ;)
     
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    I'm wondering if the Nike+ thing means that the nano has a pedometer built into it? I was hoping it meant it had GPS built in, but I'm guessing not.
     
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    yeah I do really like that the nike+ features are built right in. That's cool.
     
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    Will last year's nano at least get the software update for the watches? :(
     
  7. Andy-V macrumors 6502

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    They never launch for back to school, they use back to school to get rid of the previous gen stock.
     
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    If Nike+ worked by counting your strides, how is this supposed to work in the nano? People won't be wearing this on their shoes... Am I being a dimwit? I don't know enough about runners/pedometers/"being outside".
     
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    The nano 6G has a built in pedometer that counts your strides. Nike+ is not a pedometer. The nano 7G has the pedometer as well, but the Nike+ receiver is built-in.

    Here's how the Nike+ system works. You have a sensor/transmitter in your shoe. I can determine the arc that your foot travels along and calculate your stride distance. It will also time the duration between strides and can calculate your speed.

    Previous nano's required a receiver to be plugged in. The new nano doesn't need this dongle. All you need is the $20 sensor strapped to your sneaks.

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    Edit - Just read the updated nano website ... it's quite confusing in regards to Nike+. They make no mention of a built-in receiver. In fact, they also mention that no shoe sensor is required. I guess it's all done with the accelerometer, but that doesn't explain why they couldn't also do it this way for the 6G nano.
     
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    No capacity update for 4 years in a row could give two-***** less about this model as I already have last years model.
     
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    It sounded like they were releasing an update to the current Nano today....is that not what they're doing?

    Not sure why they would have different UIs when its not a major refresh.
     
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    that was the first thing i thought too. hopefully. who wants another ipod nano for watch faces
     
  13. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    Nike + is the Nano update is was looking for! Woohoo!
    Sure beats not getting a redesigned phone.

    The GPS feature would be nice to track your maps on Nike +
     
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    Waterproof?

    They should make them waterproof...
     
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    They'll add the extra software features to the last Nano.... right..?
     
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    This only gets interesting when you can low-power Bluetooth into your 4S, see alerts and talk into it for Siri.
     
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    i like the current design and it does say they added some new clock faces, now if you could create your own nano apps.. that would be cool :D
     
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    That would make using them as watches more safe. It kinda sucks having to take it off every time you wanna wash your hands.
    I sure hope so.
     
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    WOW that is one small iPad!
     
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    I was hoping that like you said, the receiver wouldn't be required any longer, but looking at the website it says no receiver and no sensor, so I am very confused how this can be accurate. Also what about the nike+ heart rate monitor?

    From the Apple site:
     
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    I doubt that's gonna happen anytime soon but that's a pretty cool idea
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    anyone else notice it says iPad nano on the first line of the story?

    holy jeebus!!!1 and iPad nano! oh wait that's just an iPhone :(
     
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    There's nothing about the tech that stops this.
     
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    Am I the only one that noticed the Mickey Mouse clock? Either way, its nice to see a small price drop. Hopefully a 32GB version will be made later.
     

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