Nano Watch - can you ALWAYS have the display on?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Noisemaker, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    So, totally accepting the fact that I'm not only an Apple nerd, but a geek in general, I find myself wanting a nano watch.

    Not only for the time checking, but also as a simple light to have around, and media storage.

    Before I take the plunge, I have a few questions.

    First, can the display ALWAYS be on, or will I have to use the sleep/wake button to check the time? This probably isn't a total deal breaker, but it's close, as I'd prefer it always on.

    If it is always on, how long will the battery last?

    Can it be used as flash storage like an iPod shuffle? Having 8 or 16GB of flash storage on my wrist could definitely come in handy.

    I'd appreciate any opinions from people that are using them as watches and how they like them.
  2. stylr macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2004
    Unfortunately no. I wanted to use the Nano in my car but you have to keep hitting the button to see the display. Perhaps they can change this in a software update.
  3. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    To be honest I wouldn't want the lcd screen on all the time it would kill the battery. And really how lazy are re we that we can't push one button to see the time....
  4. atonba macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    Wished that Apple would make it possible to CHOOSE for ourselves to keep the display on or not. I prefer it on, wouldn't mind plugging it in for a charge at night.
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    It does save battery, and thats a good thing (unless you want to kill your battery)
  6. paronga macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2011
    Australia, Melbourne
    id be happy if it kept the display on but the backlight off or very low
  7. APlotdevice, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    It would also probably help if the capacitive touch sensor was disabled. As that uses a fair amount of power. (it could be re-enabled by pressing the power button)

    I kinda hope Apple will put a transflective LCD or something similar in the next generation Nano. Then it could stay on in a reflective mode using hardly any power at all.

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