Is the iPod Nano worth it for me?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MathBunny123, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

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    Hello. I'm a teen, and I was interested in the iPod nano. I would use it to listen to the radio, and listen to a bit of music.

    I already have the iPod Touch 5th generation and a Samsung S4 Mini, but none of them have a radio... any advice?

    It looks really nice...and not too expensive. :/
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    I mean... Where would you be listening to the radio? Would an app like iheartradio or even pandora not suffice? It's your money, but I wouldn't, personally.
     
  3. MathBunny123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Possibly on the way back from school, but I'm thinking that carrying an iPod nano alongside my phone would be an issue. :(
    I like the iPods design a lot, if only it had a GPS and could Strava on it...
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The Samsung S4 Mini apparently already has FM radio on it. Do you not have a radio app somewhere on it? If you're rooted and on other ROMs, Spirit FM should work. It's a bit pricy and kinda weird in general, but it works well.

    Strava also has an app on Android.

    I use my Nano for the radio feature mostly. I like being able to tag stuff with it when the station has the ability to do so. I wish it would let me edit the station names though, which is the advantage of the radio apps included on the Android phones. I have more than 20 stations favorited and while I know some of them by heart, there's others that I don't.
     
  5. MathBunny123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I live in Canada, and the Canadian version doesn't come with the radio app - but I will most certainly look into rooting my S4 Mini!
    True, I currently use Strava on my Android and it works well, but for just running I thought I could use the iPod Nano.

    Do you think a new iPod nano will come out anytime soon? It looks like Apple abondoned the iPod lineup. :/
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Hopefully they didn't omit the FM chip altogether on the CA variant.

    The Nike app on the Nano works pretty good. I only use it for walking though.

    I think Apple has abandoned us. :(
     
  7. MathBunny123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah...I see... :(
    Thanks for the help!
     
  8. HereBeMonsters macrumors 6502

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    I've always found the inclusion of an FM radio to be a bit of an anachronism on iPods. They're turning off FM here soon, DAB only!
     

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