Twelve years after its debut, the iPod Nano 6th Generation model is still one of Apple’s weirdest products. At the time, an iPod Nano was out of reach.
I got a sixth-generation iPod Nano (16GB) for Rs 3000 on OLX. Last week, I had the chance to charge my iPod and add music. Since then, I’m hooked on this old iPod.
An adult version of the iPod Shuffle
After using the iPod Nano 6th generation for a few days, I no longer felt like I was using an iPod.
I used to think of iPods as having a click wheel or a multi-touch screen, but the iPod Touch has changed my mind. None of my iPods are compatible with the sixth-generation iPod Nano. With a size and weight of 40.9 x 8.8 x 37.5mm, it’s light and portable. More over half the iPod Nano 5th generation’s volume is occupied by this device. The click-wheel was replaced by a 1-inch touchscreen.
It’s like the iPod Shuffle in that respect. If I attach the iPod to my shirt or keep it in my pocket, you won’t be able to tell. A device that is small, stylish, and convenient has always been my ideal when I leave the house for a walk.
An iPod unlike any other
I adore the iPod Classic’s click-wheel interface and am saddened by its demise. With the sixth-generation iPod Nano, Apple introduced a touchscreen. After using the iPhone and iPad for so long, I was used to the Nano’s interface. Despite the small screen and absence of multi-touch gestures (the device only has one two-finger gesture), navigating the UI is simple and intuitive.
When you turn on the device, you’ll see four rounded-corner icons and four screens to swipe across. You can get back to the home screen by swiping right or touching and holding the screen in the middle. Yes, I suppose finding music without a click-wheel requires more touches and pushes, but the interface is never clunky.
As a watch, use it all
The iPod Nano 6th generation was released not long ago, if I recall correctly. The little music player was transformed into a clock by watch bands sold by accessory firms. In reality, a new market for iPod Nano watchbands began to develop as early as 2011. I was tempted to buy a wristband for the iPod Nano watch I saw on paper, but I decided against it. All controls and the headphone port can be accessed easily thanks to a simple sliding within the band.
You don’t need a phone to use the iPod Nano watch. With no Bluetooth, no Apple Music app on my phone, and WhatsApp notifications ringing at 5 a.m., I started to enjoy my iPod Nano watch even more.
What would be the point of owning an iPod Nano 6th generation in 2022 anyway?
I recently evaluated the reimagined Nokia 6310. I leave my iPhone 13 mini at home when I go for a morning walk with a Nokia 6310 and an iPod Nano. I’m trying to reduce the amount of noise in my life by ignoring social media and turning off notifications on my smartphone.
My morning buddy is the sixth-generation iPod. portable music player that can also be used for other purposes (with excellent sound quality). But it also tells me the time and keeps track of my movements. In the past, I would have brought my iPod Touch on my regular morning walk, but I needed something small and unnoticeable in my pocket, so I went with the iPod Nano 6th generation.
The iPod Nano 6th generations compact size, built-in clip, lack of Wi-Fi and app support were perfect for me.
Don’t get rid of your iPhone or Apple Watch. So Apple built the iPod Nano 6th generation for solo use. For unwinding with music and taking in the sights and noises.