Apple On Your Wrist: The iPod Nano Watch Arrives

Steve Jobs may have alluded to the new iPod nano as being watch-like, but Apple hasn’t come out with a watch attachment. No worries, as unsurprisingly a watch manufacturer has come out with an iPod nano band to do just that.

  • You knew someone was going to do it, it was just a question of time. The real question is, does the iPod Nano actually work as a wristwatch? Well, that depends on your definition of “works”. Photo: CountyComm.comYou knew someone was going to do it, it was just a question of time. The real question is, does the iPod Nano actually work as a wristwatch? Well, that depends on your definition of “works”. Photo: CountyComm.com
  • The 22mm band slips through the nano's clip, and, well, makes the Apple's iPod into a watch, allowing you to see the time on a device that will need to be charged up far more often than a normal wrist-based timepiece. There's also the issue of having headphones plugged into your wrist, as that's just asking for a world of tangles and anger. Photo: CountyComm.comThe 22mm band slips through the nano's clip, and, well, makes the Apple's iPod into a watch, allowing you to see the time on a device that will need to be charged up far more often than a normal wrist-based timepiece. There's also the issue of having headphones plugged into your wrist, as that's just asking for a world of tangles and anger. Photo: CountyComm.com
  • We also need someone to make a Bluetooth attachment for the iPod nano so we can wirelessly stream music from the end of our arm to our ears – then we will officially be living in the future. Photo: CountyComm.comWe also need someone to make a Bluetooth attachment for the iPod nano so we can wirelessly stream music from the end of our arm to our ears – then we will officially be living in the future. Photo: CountyComm.com
  • However, there’s a few problems, right off the bat. First off: battery life. The Nano only has about 8-10 hours of battery life in continuous use, which is less then desirable for a wristwatch. I mean, who wants a watch that you have to recharge every night? Next off, a lack of water resistance. The Nano is not intended to be used near water, and your hands generally are near water more often then you realize. Finally, as a fashion accessory. I like a chunky watch as much as the next guy, but the new Nano is still a little large to wear on your wrist. Photo: CountyComm.comHowever, there’s a few problems, right off the bat. First off: battery life. The Nano only has about 8-10 hours of battery life in continuous use, which is less then desirable for a wristwatch. I mean, who wants a watch that you have to recharge every night? Next off, a lack of water resistance. The Nano is not intended to be used near water, and your hands generally are near water more often then you realize. Finally, as a fashion accessory. I like a chunky watch as much as the next guy, but the new Nano is still a little large to wear on your wrist. Photo: CountyComm.com
  • The watch strap only cost $17 (£11) from County Comm, but they're currently not available for the UK as yet – but don't worry, we reckon it's only a matter of time before a watch manufacturer realises that their stock will fit the nano and they can begin marketing the iPod nano watchstrap too. Photo: CountyComm.comThe watch strap only cost $17 (£11) from County Comm, but they're currently not available for the UK as yet – but don't worry, we reckon it's only a matter of time before a watch manufacturer realises that their stock will fit the nano and they can begin marketing the iPod nano watchstrap too. Photo: CountyComm.com

Steve Jobs may have alluded to the new iPod nano as being watch-like, but Apple hasn’t come out with a watch attachment. No worries, as unsurprisingly a watch manufacturer has come out with an iPod nano band to do just that.

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