Using an FM transmitter with iPod Nano 6th gen..?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tasslehawf, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    I have been wondering for the longest time if it would be possible to use a 6th gen iPod Nano to pick up the signal from an FM transmitter.

    My reason is when I go to the gym (and I don't want to listen to music or my audible books), I could plug an FM transmitter into the headphone jacks on the machines and be cordless between the transmitter and the Nano.
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    The 6th gen nano (and the 5th gen before it) had built-in FM radios. Just plug the headphones directly into the Nano, and tune the Nano to a station-- either the one broadcasting a nearby TV's audio (some larger gyms do this for its members, just ask a trainer for the desired frequency) or your own fave station.

    ...Or am I not understanding your question correctly?
     
  3. tasslehawf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what I wanted to know. Great to hear the 5th gen is good as well. Too bad I have the 4th gen.
     
  4. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Glad I could help. I have two 5th gen nanos (one blue, one silver), and I heartily recommend a refurb 5th gen over the 6th gen. Sure, the 6th gen is smaller and clips on without a case, but it's rather difficult to control without looking at the screen, and even though it has a touchscreen it can't play back video (?!?).
     

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