Working Out with My Pink iPod Nano
I used to have a 2nd generation pink iPod Nano but I sold it on eBay. I didn’t really need it because I had an iPod Touch, and carrying my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with me while I went jogging/running was already sufficient. However, a few months ago in January, I started going to the gym. Taking my phone with me while I worked out was kind of a hassle, so I decided to get myself something smaller to accompany me with music while working out. I considered getting an iPod Shuffle since it only cost $49, but then thought maybe the latest generation iPod Nano would be nicer. But then I checked the price, and thought I really didn’t want to spend $149 for it. Then I remembered, wasn’t there an iPod Shuffle that had a touch screen before? I searched online for it and found that it wasn’t actually a Shuffle, but a Nano – the 6th gen! I was hoping Apple would have a refurbished one available on their site but there was none. Lucky me, I found several on eBay in excellent used condition and a pink one at that! The price wasn’t too bad as well, definitely cheaper than a current generation one, and so I bought it.
The 6th generation iPod Nano measures 1.48 x 1.61 x 0.35 inches and only weighs 0.74 ounces. The one I got has 8GB in capacity, however it is also available in 16GB. The display measures 1.54 inches diagonally with 240×240 pixel resolution. Some of the audio formats supported include AAC, MP3, AIFF, and WAV. What I like about it is that it has a built-in FM radio which also has a Live Pause feature for pausing a radio broadcast and rewinding (within a 15-minute buffer). Another feature of this device is that it has a VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader, although I wouldn’t really need to use that one. It also has the ability for storing and viewing pictures. This device has a built-in pedometer which works well with the built-in Nike+ app — definitely useful when going for runs.
Overall, I really like this iPod Nano (especially because it is pink!). It works as expected as a music player, and I also like that it has a built-in clip which is definitely useful while working out at the gym. Only thing that I wish it had was a camera feature to take photos/videos and play videos, which it had in the 5th gen and in the newer 7th gen.