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Apple iPod nano (6th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7653 reviews of Apple iPod nano (6th Gen). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The portability and size are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (6th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano (6th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 973 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (6th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The sound and size also get good opinions. Many are critical about the reliability.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New iPod nano 8GB (6th Generation) - GraphiteNew iPod nano 8GB (6th Generation) - Graphite

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano (6th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4390 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (6th Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The portability and size are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

usability, size, portability, price, design

reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Graphite (6th Generation) NEWEST MODELApple iPod nano 8 GB Graphite (6th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano 2011 8GB, orange

 

The current seventh-generation Nano was introduced way back in 2012, but still lists for $150 (£129, AU$219). Even with Apple's built-in pricing premium, it feels like it should cost about 40 percent less at this point.

The Apple iPod Nano has a sleek aluminum design, FM radio, Bluetooth and long battery life.

With no Wi-Fi, you're stuck syncing music via USB from a PC or Mac running iTunes. It doesn't work with Apple Music subscriptions, and the low-res screen is tiny.

The iPod Nano is an aging music player that's hurt by its outdated reliance on iTunes and lack of subscription music compatibility.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (engadget.com)

iPod nano review -- as a watch

 

iPod nano watchbands -- they're everywhere! Seriously, ever since Steve Jobs said that an unnamed Apple board member jokingly planned to wear the new nano

Sturdy clip ; It's an iPod nano ; Extreme nerd factor

Slow to wake and display time ; Potential completely untapped ; Extreme nerd factor

Nov, 2010

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPod Nano Review (Sixth Generation)

 

Apple strips features from the iPod Nano in favor of a smaller size for its sixth generation, but a slick touch interface helps negate the lost frills.

Almost impossibly tiny ; Ultra-intuitive touch interface ; FM radio, photo browsing and pedometer ; Sleek, solid design ; Long battery life

Missing camera, video playback, notes, games, etc. ; Touch controls limit ‘blind’ operation ; Expensive

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (2011)

 

Lightweight, clip-on design. Larger icons make it easier to navigate menu. Simple, intuitive user interface. Screen can be adjusted to face in four directions. Several clock faces so you can wear the player as a watch. Strong battery life.

Small screen. No video recording or playback. Lousy earbuds, no integrated controls. Watch bands are not included.

The latest iteration of the Apple iPod nano does little to improve on the previous generation player, but a price drop makes it a better deal.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Dylan Tweney (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPod Nano 16 GB

 

Apple's latest product: wristwatch or iPod? Discuss among yourselves.

Beautiful if miniscule display. Impressive touch-sensitive interface. Compact, lightweight, minimalist design. Easy-to-use pedometer function. Clock face can be white on black, or the reverse

Watchband not included. No wireless headphone support, so you’ll have to string yourself up with headphone wires. Checking the time can take a few steps. Battery life far shorter than most watches

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple 16GB iPod nano (sixth generation, late 2010)

 

No iPod model has received as many makeovers—both minor and dramatic—as the iPod nano. (Perhaps not coincidentally, no other iPod model has sold as well.) The originalnano was simply a scaled-down version of the standard iPod—tall and thin with a...

Better media-browsing than previous models ; Compact size ; Multi-Touch and interface improve many functions ; Convenient clip

Cheaper earbuds, smaller screen than previous nano ; Multi-Touch sometimes more gimicky than useful ; No physical playback buttons ; No video-watching and -recording features

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano 2011 review

 

Editors' note: The version of the iPod Nano introduced in October 2011 is physically indistinguishable from the version launched in 2010. A handful of new features have been introduced through a software update, including improved Nike Plus fitness...

The iPod Nano costs less than before, is easier to navigate, and includes more Nike Plus fitness tracking capabilities. It's also still the best clip-on music player money can buy.

Many features have disappeared over the years, including video playback, camcorder, microphone, speaker, games, calendar, contacts, notes, and alarm clock. The touch-screen interface is overkill, requiring more attention than the time-tested click...

The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (6th Gen. with Touch Screen)

 

The latest, shrunken touch-screen iPod nano marks a rare misstep from Apple. Because it is an iPod, the 6th-generation nano works seamlessly with a graceful user interface, but it's a flawed concept. Last year's 5th-gen nano came with a larger screen,...

Lightweight, wearable design. Rotatable, multi-touch screen. Integrated FM radio and Nike+ fitness features

Screen is smaller than 5th-gen iPod nano's. Video camera and video-playback capability have been removed. Tiny size makes it easy to misplace or lose. Lousy earbuds. Cover Flow is no longer supported

Apple's first misstep in the iPod nano line-up, the sixth-generation model trades its predecessor's click wheel for touch-screen controls. But an ultracompact form factor means the display is much smaller. Plus you lose video capture and playback...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (6th Generation with Touch Screen)

 

The latest nano is missing what made previous models special, but it still costs the same.

Lightweight, wearable design. Rotatable, multi-touch screen. Integrated FM radio and Nike+ fitness features.

Screen is smaller than 5th-gen iPod nano's. Video camera and video-playback capability have been removed. Tiny size makes it easy to misplace or lose. Lousy earbuds. Cover Flow is no longer supported.

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

iPod nano review (2010)

 

Apple's sixth generation of the iPod nano is essentially the first complete rethinking the product has had since its debut in 2005. The previous form

New touchscreen UI is slick ; Smaller and lighter than ever before ; Sound quality was very good

Still a bit pricey ; Small size makes it easy to lose ; Lack of video playback could bother some

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:16 - 320 / 8 - 320
WMA bit rates:8 - 320

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Second camera: No

Design

Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Red / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.54 / 2
Display Resolution:240 x 240 / 320 x 240
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Built-In
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.5.8 +\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X 10.5.8 +\nWindows XP/Vista/7 / Mac OS X v10.4.11, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional SP3 / Mac OS X v10.5.8 >\nWindows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional (SP3) > / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Vista, XP Home/Professional (SP3) / Windows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional;\nMac OS X v10.5.8 + / Windows 7/Vista/XP Home/Professional;\nMac OS X v10.5.8. / Windows 7/Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.5.8+
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector(s):1x 30-pin
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.61 x 0.35 x 1.48
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.61 x 0.35 x 1.48
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.61 x 0.346 x 1.48
Headphone outputs:1
Product weight:0.74
Product weight (lb):0.74
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Picture viewer: No
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP3

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM / FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM / FM

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10 / iTunes 8
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.244 / 0.346
Height:1.48 / 3.57
Weight:0.744 / 1.3
Width:1.52 / 1.61