I have both a Nano and Shuffle. I bought the Nano because I ran out of room on my shuffle. I like the fact that I can have multiple playlists too. For me it's awkward to get used to the touch screen. I tend to touch the wrong thing many times. I also don't care for the earbuds that it came with. When I'm sweating, they don't seem to want to stay in my ears very well, plus if sweat gets into them, they quit working.
I'm shopping for a Nano as well. Have you found a cheaper place to buy than Amazon? (Amazon's price is $5 less than Apple.)
Since people are mentioning bluetooth and radio, one caution: You can't use them together! (In this day and ago of recorded podcasts and music, I have no plans to ever use the radio. But you may feel different.)
The one thing I'm worried about is how easy it is to fast forward while running. (The podcasts I listen to have commercials in the middle.) With my old 4th gen nano (which is going wonky, alas), I could hit the click wheel without having to look at it. With the new 7th gen, it appears you have to look at the screen to fast forward. I guess I can live with that but I'm even more concerned that while running, there's great potential for messing up because one's finger has nothing tactile to help it stay on the fast-forward icon. Has anyone mastered the art of fast-forwarding while running?
The nano comes with its own earpods that have a fast-forward button built-in but they don't look like they're apt to stay in while running so I'll likely continue to use my existing earphones.
Thanks for all the feedback. I went ahead and ordered the Nano. I am glad too b/c my old Nano is going kind of wonky. It died on me today and I can never really tell how much battery power is left b/c it will be on red and then I look at it and it's at half power. I hope this new one will be a little more dependable.
I like my Nano because some days I feel like hearing the radio, some days I like specific running music and some days I like This American Life or other podcasts. The only drawback is the little square size can be a bit challenging to maneuvre if I need to make adjustments/changes while runnning.
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I have the newer generation touch screen. I like it...you can move the screen to the direction you want it. The only bad thing is in the cold weather when I wear gloves the touch screen doesn't work. I actually used my nose to navigate the screen because I didn't want to take my gloves off.
One good thing is the the volume controls are buttons, not touch so those are easier to control.
So I have a 5th generation Nano and I like it, but the forward button doesn't work anymore so I can't skip to another song which bothers me a lot. I could get the little shuffle for $50 or a Nano for $125. I pretty much use my Nano for running. I don't just cary it around with me wherever I go.
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