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iPod nano Watches Abound


iPod nano Watches Abound

Speculation about an Apple Watch has been rife for years and finally the company has made one, sort of.

As an inevitable consequence of making a small square iPod nano with an analogue clock lock screen many people have thought to use Apple's latest mp3 player as a wrist-based time keeping device. While many companies' generic watch straps will do the job - 22mm straps are apparently the size needed - we've now seen the first dedicated iPod nano strap hit the market, and its made by iLoveHandles.

It's a simple black rubber affair with a notch in it to accommodate the clip on the nano's back and will set you back a not unreasonable $19.99.

Is it a nonsense? Well, aside from it simply sounding a bit silly, the iPod nano is still quite large for a watch, it's also not remotely waterproof, and listening to music is going to be an intriguing prospect if you keep this thing strapped down. Nonetheless, we can certainly see it catching on.

I suppose the inevitable question is, will we now see iPad nano fob and pocket watches coming our way? I wouldn't be surprised.




September 10, 2010, 5:15 pm

D'oh!! I thought of the same idea, see my post on 3rd Sept.. http://www.trustedreviews.com/...


September 10, 2010, 5:18 pm

Can you use wireless/bluetooth headphones with the Nano? I'd probably strangle myself if I tried to walk and use headphones attached to my wrist.


September 10, 2010, 5:20 pm

Headbanging tracks need not apply...

looks tacky and impractical to have a watch and mp3 player at the same time.



September 10, 2010, 5:28 pm

Would have actually been a very good idea, but ONLY if you could use Bluetooth/Apt-X headphones...


September 10, 2010, 5:28 pm

If only it had Bluetooth A2DP you could use it with wireless headphones, which would avoid the obvious criticism that it's a bit impractical (and you'll look a bit of a tool) to have a cable running from your wrist to your ears.


September 10, 2010, 5:42 pm

This is a joke - right?


September 10, 2010, 5:57 pm

Yep, as above - needs Bluetooth. It'd be handy if this took off, even if it's silly, so it pushes Apple to build in that A2DP support.


September 10, 2010, 5:57 pm

Well, you could always get a jog-suit with the cable built into the arm, then they wouldn't be any cable problems. :)

Brian Carter

September 10, 2010, 6:17 pm

With bluetooth and the ability to add apps you could have a very customizable watch. Albeit chunky and with a huge battery drain.

If it could connect to your phone then it could tell you who's calling and let you cancel or not without having to get your phone out. It could show you texts etc.

But alas, not going to happen because it's Apple (ie. it's for geeks and won't sell millions so they're not interested). And I own (fairly happily) own several Apple products.


September 10, 2010, 6:27 pm

long sleeves.

solves the problem. it's winter coming soon anyway


September 10, 2010, 6:47 pm

Not unreasonable? Its a piece of rubber. Im sorry but anyone willing to pay $19.99 for a rubber strap is out of their mind

Hamish Campbell

September 10, 2010, 7:00 pm

Needs forward facing camera and 'facetime' for the Dick Tracy feel.

Hmmm kinda weird mentioning Dick Tracy when I'm too young to remember it....well apart from the movie featuring Madonna


September 10, 2010, 8:09 pm

It may look funky but I think it will catch on. Remember in late 80's and early 90's when calculator and FM radio watches were popular, their dial used to be as big and chunky as iPod nano.


September 10, 2010, 8:41 pm

@John McLean: Next up: A watch strap for the Nano with a built-in bluetooth A2DP transmitter!


September 10, 2010, 8:41 pm

This looks about as stupid as the LG watch phone. Which luckily hasn't caught on.

iain coghill

September 10, 2010, 11:42 pm

@xbrumster: and if we get a winter like last year's you could combine it with that elastic your mum sewed to your mittens and goes up one coat sleeve and down the other. How's that for convergent technology?


September 11, 2010, 4:18 am


"Im sorry but anyone willing to pay $19.99 for a rubber strap is out of their mind."

Before Antennagate, they were willing to pay $29 for a rubber band. Or as I prefer to think of it, about 10% of an iPhone case.


September 11, 2010, 5:16 am

I have already started using mine with the sony A2DP transmitter,(BT-8iP)this only adds maybe 25% increase in volume.I can stick it to my jeans pocket (hidden under shirt)wearing this thing on your wrist(with HP wrist tangle) spells disaster.I can see someone rushing for closing train doors and regretting it later..


September 12, 2010, 6:09 pm

Not the watch for me, but the kids will lap it up.


September 12, 2010, 10:20 pm

I'm an apple fan but this is a poor idea without bluetooth compatibility. Maybe next time they will make a smaller Nano with bluetooth? There's bound to be something new next year as per Apple's strategy...

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