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The iPod nano 6G was originally priced at £115 in the Apple store at it's release. I bought this at around the age of 15 with my christmas money many years ago and it is worth every penny. The interface is easy to use and Apple's iTunes runs smoothly to add songs to the device. it is also easy to add songs from other sources. when a song is playing there are three displays. the first has the play/pause, rewind and fast forward. the second controls the loop and shuffle functions and also contains the genius button and the track timing where you can change what part of the song is playing. The third screen doesn't always appear, however if song lyrics are added within iTunes then they will appear on this third screen. There are many icons which can be turned on and off as well as being able to toggle whether there are 1 or 4 icons per screen. There is a radio on the device which is accesses by inserting headphones into the iPod as well as being a Nike fitness app which runs by itself and can track walking and running with the ability to change the type of running. There is the option to have a clock be the display when the device is opened and there are many different interfaces to choose from. Photos can be stored and viewed from the device also, however they are a little small and it can be very difficult to find the one you want as the icons are very small before they are enlarged when one is chosen. The iPod also supports audiobooks, podcasts and voice memos; however there must be a headphone set with a microphone attached to use the voice recording function as there is no onboard microphone. Physically on the device there are a few buttons and ports. Along the top of the device there are three buttons. Two small buttons on the left hand side are the volume up and down buttons with the use of the button engraved onto it. There is one larger button on the right hand side, this button is used to turn on the device and turn on the screen, it can also be set up to be used as either a play/pause button when audio is playing or can be used as a skip track button. On the bottom of the device is the 30 pin charging port and the headphone jack. There is also a clip on the back of the device which covers the whole back. The only issue I ever had with this iPod was when the volume up button became stuck down and wouldn't work after around 3 years of use. I took it into the Apple store and I was given a replacement iPod for £50 although I was offered a reduced price on the newer generation iPod.This was given to me with no insurance after 3 years.
I got the 6th Generation 8GB Ipod Nano as a Christmas present last year so I am not too sure on the cost at the time however I know you can buy one of these now on Ebay for around £60.00
I really just wanted something to put my music on and had never had an Ipod or any type of MP3 player before but I now think my little Ipod is fab and wouldn't be without it...
For those techno phobe's like me...you must first download Itunes to your computer and this is where all your music must be stored if you want it on your Ipod. Not only can you purchase music from Itunes but you can transfer any existing music from your media player into your Itunes too (this way all your old favs can be put onto your Ipod without having to buy them again!)
Now I do not really use any of the features that my Ipod has, I only really use it for listening to music, however there are some nifty things it can do should you want it to...
GENIUS ICON - The genius Icon on the Ipod selects songs that go well together thus creating an awesome play list for you
SHUFFLE - If you are in an 'indecisive' sort of mood then simply shake your Ipod to change a song and it will select a track at random.
CLIP DESIGN - The Ipod has a clip on the back of it which is great for the more active types who perhaps like running or jogging as the Ipod can be easily clipped onto clothing, no need to worry about it falling out of pockets!
FM RADIO - Regional settings depending on what part of the world you are in.
PEDOMETER - Built in pedometer to measure the number of steps you take
BATTERY LIFE - Great battery life in this little machine, when fully charged you get a full 24 hours usage.
TOUCH SCREEN - apart from the power/screen lock and volume buttons everything is touch screen.
I love my little Ipod but I will have to knock off one star simply because the screen is sooo small. Due to it being a touch screen which is a mere 1.5 inches I am forever selecting the wrong song, either the one above or below the one i actually want. Perhaps I just have fat fingers and it's not a problem for other people but it is rather annoying!
When I bought this I pod I was just looking for an mp3 player that I could store a lot of music on and listen to. When I was hopping, looking for one I was with my daughter who pointed out this I Pod Nano and told me it was the best mp3 player you can get and it I much better than any of the other basic ones. At the price of the I Pod Nano being a lot more than the other products the store had, I was a bit reluctant of what was so good about it. But anyway I listened to my daughter and decided to purchase it. Now I have to say it is one of the best purchases I have ever bought. I have completely fallen in love with it and will rarely be found apart from it. I love my music and from having this I have come to love it more as it is all there on a small screen.
Firstly the outside of the I Pod Nano I very thin and modern looking. It is available in a good variety of colours that are all appealing and match the I Pod. It is a very stylish looking I Pod and it is amazing how it can fit a huge amount of songs on it even though it is around 4mm thick and 2.3cm wide! For the I Pod Nano you can get a watch that I think is brilliant. As the I Pod has a clock on it, it is very useful for sports like running as you can have music on and at the same time have the clock on you wrist to check the time. Also docking stations are available for this which I great for small parties or anything like that because they allow you to play music from the I Pod out loud and it does play very loud!
Secondly I would like to point out how easy this I Pod is to use. It has a very simple layout which I enjoy using. There are also good sorting options which allow you to narrow down your music so it is easier to find. It's good that it allows you to create different playlists because I use this a lot to create playlist for occasions like for example I have a running playlist so it easy when I run and I have a Halloween playlist for a Halloween party.
I would definitely recommend this to a friend's due to the fact that it I easy to use, allows load of memory for loads of music and even photos, it comes with the radio on it and it has a useful clock. I really love the I Pod and would say it is the perfect music player!
Thank you for reading this. I hope it was very helpful!
I received my ipod Nano for free about a year and a half ago when I was sent an email announcing that my ipod Nano 1st gen could 'explode' from it's poor battery. I must say this did concern me, so I sent it on it's way to Apple in California and received a 6th gen about two months later.
At first I missed the iconic click wheel and the ability to play some simple games such as solitaire, but within a few weeks I was used to my new ipod's features. I must admit that I don't use my ipod on the move very often, it is permanently sat on my Sony ipod dock, which I had as a replacement to playing CD's, but it is very effective for this. I always have a huge library of music to play when I am in my room.
The fact that the device can store 8GB of data is fantastic. My old ipod only stored up to 2GB, which was around 200 songs. The battery life is good, but could be much better. The only time I remove the ipod from the dock is when I'm on a long car journey, and if I am looking at the screen often to choose the song I want to listen to, the battery is drained quickly. If I leave it on shuffle, the battery lasts much longer. As far as I know, this is the same with all apple products.
I like the fact that you can store photos on the ipod but now with Smartphones, cloud storage, social networks, et cetera, it is less important for me to have another means of storing photos, though it is nice to have a few of my favourites on there.
I haven't personally used Nike fitness because I don't like running; but the general opinion on that seems to be that it's effective in helping to motivate people into exercise.
There is also a clock feature which you can use, as the name suggests, to tell the time. This is good if you have a compatible arm band.
On the whole, I like my ipod, but I think if I was looking to buy one myself I would have waited and perhaps bought the 7th gen as it has a larger screen and video playing capabilities. Maybe I'll get an email from Apple warning me that the 6th gen has a dangerous battery, then I'll swap it...
I have a number of Apple products and love them but they are a little large and as a keen runner I wanted a nano to have the ability to listen to music, track my runs and be able to carry something light weight. First thing to point out is I do use wired headphones which does still leave me with wire trailing around. That said this is so small it really will fit anyway - I had it on my wrist and in my pocket. The controls are neatly laid out - the icons the same size as those on an iphone - so you are not squinting to find things as you move. The nano is light and doesn't way you down in any way. The clock faces you can use add a neat twist - the mickey mouse one being my favourite. I find the charge holds for a good amount of time provided you don't constantly switch songs. The ability to use playlists is great, particularly for exercise. You can wear this as a watch - I personally am a little worried about daily wear and tear causing scratches etc on the screen although you can screen protectors for these and, if it's something you are looking to wear as a watch, I would definitely get one. I use the nike app, linked to my trainers, for running. I've never had a problem with the device downloading my runs afterwards and updating nike plus. This is a great device and if you don't want the bulk of an iphone, or the distraction of phone calls while exercising i'd highly recommend it.
I personally bought this iPod Nano as a means to make an awesome futuristic watch and it was completely successful! This cool little piece of tech is perfect if you want a small music player which can be taken anywhere, it's size makes it pocket friendly and it also has a clip on the back which can be hooked onto your trousers or a shirt. The small touchscreen is very responsive and its very easy to navigate through your music and podcasts etc, it is also able to store some of your photographs. As I said previously, I bought this Nano with the attention of creating a watch and this is made possible by the variety of different clock faces which are found already preloaded. They range from a Mickey Mouse clock face to a Kermit the frog style and all are really cool and stylish. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants a small music player which is absolutely dedicated to your music.
When my beloved and trusty ipod nano 2G succumbed to the dreaded WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH just a week before a holiday last year, I knew I would have to replace it as a matter of urgency - I never take a holiday without my ipod, and I use it all the time in my car too.
Fortunately I'd built up a useful quantity of Tesco points, and money being tight due to the hol I knew that buying it from Tesco with £60 off was the only way I'd be getting one.
When I got to the display and saw the latest Nano 8gb (full price at the time £104) I was really taken aback. I use my ipod all the time, as I said, but in no way do I keep up with the world of gadgetry or what "generation" of this or that we are up to. At first I thought it was a shuffle, being apparently just over an inch square, but no - the label definitely said Nano. I didn't spend any time at this point in the process - I was getting a new Nano come what may, I had the fittings in the car and I had a holiday 2 days away. I suppose I was expecting a sleeker updated version of my old Nano, this gave the impression of being a bit of a come down.
~GETTING TO GRIPS~
Anyway, purchase made, I headed home to get everything set up. Firstly - it was charged, ready to go out of the box which was a bonus. Secondly I had no problems whatsoever in syncing it with my itunes. I think I googled a couple of questions on the subject and it did it no trouble.
So now to the actual kit itself. With no click wheel (boohoo) I did quickly got the hang of the swipe-through approach to scanning through menus and screens. After all, it's not rocket science - the main menu consists of music, radio, playlists, settings, fitness (Nike+), clock, podcasts, itunes U, voice memo and photos, and you scroll through them one at a time by swiping across left or right. When I went to look through my music, however, problems start to crop up. 3 and a half entries appear on the screen at a time - 3 lines of text on a screen 2.5cm square ... yes, quite small. If you want to select one of those tracks, you need to touch that line - so bear in mind, that area you need to hit is about 5mm maximum, and also only 3 at a time, that can amount to a LOT of scrolling! I couldn't understand then, and I'm no happier with it now, how that can be an improvement on the click wheel with central push option on the earlier models. Fortunately my hands are quite small, I don't see how anyone with large hands or fingers would be comfortable operating this particular nano. Swiping the screens may be no problem, but scrolling and selecting would be a nightmare.
Once you have familiarised yourself with the main operations on the Nano, you can personalise it in lots of ways, for instance arranging the menu in terms of what order they appear in, and whether you want 4 items to be displayed per screen or one item at a time, and what items you want to appear on your main menu - so you can ditch any that you won't need. Again, in my opinion, and even with my small fingers, the option of one item per screen is far preferable for usability. You can adjust sound in terms of Bass boost, whether you want "classical", "hip hop", "jazz" style etc, auto crossfade (between tracks), as well as its appearance - wallpaper, homescreen etc. There is nothing too radical there.
I did put the Nike+ fitness application, to use, it counts your steps, how many calories you burn etc. whilst wearing your nano. I found that quite a quirky little feature, and it did seem quite accurate. Obviously I had the best intentions to use it every day and to up my daily steps, but once back from hols that didn't last long! It's a good feature, though, particularly if you are wanting to use this whilst running or power-walking.
The Nano itself has a nice enough feel to it, a solid and classy metallic casing (mine is silver) and a really bright clear screen covering the entire front. Covering the back of it is a clip which is operated by a simple spring type mechanism. If you want to clip the nano to your t-shirt neck or pocket, and still be able to see the screen the correct way up as you look at it, you can rotate the orientation of the screen by an action of "gripping" the screen and using turning motion. It's not as difficult to do as it is to describe!
One feature I thought was great was a "shake" feature whereby if you give the Nano a shake it senses the motion and moves onto/skips to the next track. Typical that this would be one thing I thought was great, yet to this day have not managed to get the hang of! I can very occasionally get it to pick up the shake motion, but to be honest I've just given up on that one - maybe there's some magic technique - if you could get it to work it would be a great feature. Otherwise, to scan to the next track it's a swipe across the screen.
The only physical buttons on this Nano are the "+" and "-" volume buttons and an off/sleep switch. A quick press of the power button will put the Nano to sleep whilst a longer press will switch it off. I found I failed at this a few times, thinking I had switched it off whilst I'd only put it to sleep - you need to wait until the dark screen with the apple logo appears, and its not all that easy to see especially in the sun.
The ipod Nano is the cheapest way of getting my music to travel around with me, including in my car, whilst maintaining control over what I'm listening to (i.e. other than a Shuffle). But under any other circumstances I would not have chosen this 6th Generation design model. It's not particularly attractive to look at and it's not user friendly, the only two things I really want it to be. I'm sure if I had a need for the other things it does then those benefits may offset my two big negatives, but my needs are pretty basic in the ipod world, and this particular model does not fit my bill.
The pluses ... It comes with the usual set of earphones, it's light (unnoticeable) to carry around, not to mention tiny to pop in your pocket (or more likely - lose in your handbag!!) and of course, it runs your itunes with all the usual itunes features collating, organising and sorting your music. Those boxes all ticked, the last 'plus' being the biggest factor of all, versus the two fairly big 'minus' boxes ticked I think I'm left with a fairly sad rating of 3 out of 5. I still wouldn't be without my ipod Nano, but I wish my old one would have just survived past this particular model.
I got my Ipod nano in their replacement scheme where you could trade in your old 1st generation nano and receive a new nano because of overheating faults with the 1st gen. I can't comment or complain about the price as I got mine virtually for free and it still works perfectly over a year later. When I first received it in the post I could not believe how small it actually was. The colour I received was silver which I like.
I have always loved music so I filled the 7.7GB of space you actually get straight away. The touch screen allows you to effortlessly scroll down (or up) to your favourite artist or song. The hold button now allows you to select the option of skipping the song you're listening to with a double click or stop/start the song with a double click. Unfortunately you cannot have both, it is one or the other.
You can put your own photos on it, but I opted not to as I like to just have music. I have used it to listen to audio books and it worked perfectly.
I love to keep fit and I am an avid runner so the Nike+ app was a godsend for me. The pedometer accurately tracks your steps and how far you have walked, you don't even have to clip it to your clothing, it will track your steps even in a pocket. I love the Nike+ running app, it can track your speed and distance and you can also set yourself goals with it e.g. run for an hour or 6 miles. It also will tell you how many calories you have burned, which you can make even more specific if you input your weight and height Once you are done with your run you can connect your Ipod with your PC and it will send the details of your workout to the Nike+ where you can monitor you progress. It can very useful for me when training for a marathon last year.
The built in radio is a nice little thing . You can get bored listening to the same old music all the time, so the radio is a welcome break. I enjoy listening to when going to bed or when going for walks.
It also has a clock app where you can see the current time and even change the clock face to 1 of 18 different faces including Kermit the frog! Along with the clock you get a stopwatch and a timer.
The screen has been pretty scratch resistant considering I take my Ipod everywhere with me. I love the clip on the back. It has been really useful for when I am out running. If I don't have any pockets I can just clip it to the waistband of my shorts, no need to buy a costly armband.
However, after about a year of use the hold button became stuck and I was unable to use my Ipod at all. My warranty with Apple had run out so there was not much I could do but to pay to get it fixed by another company for about £40, which was pretty steep considering it would have been easy to fix. I really couldn't live without my Ipod so I paid to get it repaired. Considering Apple has high quality products and t a respected company, I was a little disappointed about the hold button becoming stuck.
Overall, I do think it is a good product. It is simple to use and has extra little features that make it more than just your ordinary music player.
I do a lot of travelling each day and without this lil baby i couldn't bear the stressful bus and train journeys each day, it keeps all of my music on it, along with having various other features to keep me distracted while travelling.
The iPod Nano 6th gen is two square inches of pure awesomeness. It holds up to 2000 songs, including album art, artist information and song titles along with having the ability to create playlists on the iPod itself, something i haven't experienced in any other portable music player i've owned. And that's just the beginning.
The touch screen menu is bright, snazzy, easy to use with easy to determine icons to various other parts of the menu along with having the time and remaining battery life on screen. The menu options are as follows: Now Playing, Music, Radio, Fitness, Clock, Photos, Podcasts and Settings. The majority of these are pretty self explanatory, the Now Playing takes on to the song that you're currently listening to, the Music item shows you all your songs, artists, albums, playlists and various other song-sorting groups, the radio icon allows you to tune into your nearest radio signals (anywhere in the world might i add, when i went to America i tuned into many American stations with crystal clear sound) the Fitness icon actually measures your workout/run/walk if you so wish, beats getting a pedometer or using a Wii Fit i suppose- not really the exercise type myself, but i cam see the appeal. The Clock option gives you various time displays, my personal favourite being the Mickey Mouse display. If you decide to download photos on to your iPod they are stores into the Photos icon allows you to view them where ever you are. Similarly if you like to listen to Podcasts and have downloaded Podcasts onto your iPod the Podcasts icon stores and allows you to listen to your podcasts. Lastly the Settings option allows you to view your remaining memory, change your wallpaper, adjust brightness, change the language and the date and time.
It has three buttons, a charging port and a headphone jack on the edges of it. The three buttons consist of one to raise the volume, and one to lower it. The volume itself gets surprisingly loud at times, to the point that if you put on full at the back of a bus you can hear it from the front- my friend and i were bored the one time and thought we'd try it out... Much to the annoyance of the driver. The third button is probably the more useful, it not only turns the iPod on and off, but at a double press also skips a track/radio station/ podcast if you would like to change it without scrolling through the touchscreen. Unfortunately there's no 'back' button so if you'd like to listen to a track again/ go to the previous one you either have to touch the 'back' symbol on the 'Now Playing' screen or you can select the 'repeat' option. You can also select a 'repeat all' and 'shuffle' option in the 'Now Playing' screen, along with a 'genius' option which, if you have activated 'Genius' on your iTunes account allows you to listen to selected computer-generated playlists. It's an option that comes in handy if you get bored of hearing the same songs next to each other and fancy a bit of a mix-up.
Downloading songs, photos and podcasts onto your iPod is also a very simple process, as anyone who's dealt with iTunes will agree. You simply plug your iPod into tour computer, bring up your iTunes account, select what items you wish to place on your iPod, and then sync it. A bar at the bottom of the screen will tell you how much memory you have left/ if you'll exceed the memory limits. Although another downside of iTunes is that if you want songs off another person's account/ have songs on your iPod that you've lost on your account as soon as you sync your iPod you lose either all of the data that's on your iPod, or completely lose the songs you had on your iPod before. That's something to look out for anyway.
Along with this, the battery life of the iPod is around 30 hours dependant on how much you store on it/ what you use, and the iPod itself is surprisingly durable, i've had mine over two years now, and have inevitably dropped it, banged it, got tea on it and had it drenched in rain, and it still works just as well as it did when i first bought it for £75 off Amazon. It's most likely cheaper now, though i haven't checked.
All in all this is a really good little gadget that has many uses that a wide variety of people will find useful. My favourite use for it is keeping my sanity while travelling.
When the iPod Nano (6G) was first advertised I knew instantly that it was the iPod for me, as I kept on seeing more and more advertisements for it, I decided to cave in and buy myself this product, and to my advantage I was not disappointed at all.
The first obvious advantage of this iPod Generation is the size of it, for the iPod users who mostly keep it in their pocket it is the perfect size to fit in and also be protected but for the users who prefer to have their iPod more assessable this generation also comes with a handy clip on the back for clipping to your bag, t-shirt, belt, etc. which comes in very handy for runners and cyclists.
Unlike previous Generations of the iPod Nano this version does not come with the option of the lock tab, so if you want to lock it onto a certain playlist or artist without the risk of it accidentally changing you now don't have the option which is some cases can come in very unhandy.
In my personal experience I have found that in quite a few cases with the iPod being in your pocket it can quite easily turn itself off and on multiple times and cause you to lose battery quickly and have to keep changing your music back and forth which is a very aggravating disadvantage.
Although another very good advantage that I've found is when the iPod screen isn't left on all the time the battery life is incredibly good, sometimes a full charge can last me for over a week which is amazing considering I use my iPod at least 5 hours every day!
I'm a big fan of the ability to include personal photo's onto this generation, it gives you the chance to personalise your device alongside your music.
Finally I have to say that this device is incredibly easy to use and easy to set up, the built-in radio picks up signal easily and the device is also very sturdy, I myself have dropped my device at least 15 times and so far not even a scratch!
This product has great qualities and annoying flaws. The only Ipod(to my knowledge) that has a built in radio, for a radio lover like me this was essential only downside to this is that the radio is only FM which limits the choices for me and sometimes trying to find some stations can be quite tedious depending on where you are. Nike+ is also built in to this Ipod which is actually quite good if your a keen runner because of the clip on this ipod it is easily attached to you trousers when out on a run and takes quite an accurate reading of how many steps you have taken and when synced onto the Nike+ website you can get more detailed facts on your run. The amount of songs that this item can hold isn't for somebody with a huge CD/MP3 collection that wants it all on the Ipod however with the ease that the IPod is synced to Itunes then songs are easily added and removed. Ideal for the more active personal life.
This was my first iPod and I love it. I've always liked iPod's but not so much to buy one. When I saw this I just wanted it so much! It's so well designed and I haven't been disappointed! My initial concern was that it would be complicated to use but it's really not. To open a folder or playlist you simply press on it, to play a song or shuffle you press it and to go back you swipe left to right... it's that simple. To adjust volume there are proper buttons so if you're walking or running somewhere you don't have to unclip it and mess around with the touch screen which is well thought out. You can also set the 'hold' button to have a specific function if you double click it - I have mine to pause but you can also use it to skip to the next song, again, a well thought out feature. The build quality is good. Even though it's small, it feels sturdy. I also like the clip because it's perfect for exercise. I just feel that everything is well thought out, making a really easy to use, beautiful device.
I got this sent to me by apple as a replacement for a faulty ipod nano generation 2 model, and at first thought i had been sent the wrong product.
The first thing that strikes you about the 6G model is its size. Apple have succeeded in turning the nano into a micro-nano. I could easily rest 4 of these just in the palm of my average-sized hand. It's about 1.5 inches wide and roughly square in shape.
It's light as a feather. Sometimes, when I have it in my pocket, I forget that it's there. This is a both an obvious advantage AND disadvantage. Maybe it's just me, but i find it slightly disconcerting to have an expensive piece of equipment on me, and to not even realise it's there most of the time. That said, it's fantastic if you are a frequent traveller or an enthusiastic runner (not me!).
You frequently see joggers with their nano's attached, and it also has a pedometer, which keeps track of all your steps. Helpful for planning an exercise regime, and also has added benefits for those wishing to keep track of their daily movements, if they have any associated health concerns.
The other striking change is the lack of the spinning wheel from previous nano models. Like most techno things these days, you have to rely on a touch-scree to navigate yourself around. Not ideal if you have chubby fingers, or have dodgy eyesight.
That said, the interface is easy to use and there are plenty of music options. Not only can you listen to your downloaded music, but also to the radio where you can actually initiate a live pause, just like you can on a sky plus box (or similar box's) for tv. Also 8GB allows for a good amount of storage.
There is no video options this time round. That's fine by me, as i use my phone or laptop for any videos i want to watch, but may annoy others. Clearly, this has been designed for music lovers only, and particularly those who like to be on the go.
The 6th Gen iPod Nano is much better than its previous versions in that it's touch screen and you can swipe along songs instead of fiddling about with buttons, but when compared to the iPod touch that's available it's seriously lacking in those extra special features that make the iPod touch so good.
It comes in a range of colours which look good and has a clip on the back to attach to your clothes so is much better if you're a runner or athlete who needs something small rather than the bigger Touch.
Like other iPods it is fairly easy to add music to it using iTunes and requires no real computer knowledge. Once on your iPod your music is automatically sorted by Artist/Genre/Song and even has Genius - the feature that suggests songs for you based on your previous music choices.
The home screen has a few apps other than the 'Now Playing' and 'Music' buttons. It comes preinstalled with Nike Fitness and Photos that allows you to add your photos to your iPod, which considering the small size of the screen isn't that great of a feature.
In short, it holds a decent amount of music and the sound quality is good, but if you're looking for an all singing all dancing iPod then you're better off paying another £65 or so and getting a Touch.
I was bought my iPod as a gift for Valentines this year, AW I know :) and at first I was a little wary of it being so small and worried it might be one that can be easily broken, I, however, was wrong.
The fact that its so small would usually put me off but Apple have managed to create a fine product with this, cramming 8gb of memory into something not much bigger than a pack of butter from a restaurant and also giving jeans companies a reason to put that little pocket above the big one, unless you use the handy dandy clip on the back that is.
Everything you need from an mp3 player is right there at your fingertips, Music, Fitness (which is just amazing), radio, photos, podcasts and settings are right there on your home screen, which by the way can be rotated by twisting the screen, very handy for if you wear it in certain places and want if facing you properly.
Music speaks for itself, the 8gb memory allows for upto 2000 songs, this obviously changes depending on if you put photos on etc.
Photos lets you store your favourite pictures at superb quality right there in your pocket.
Radio is...well...radio in your area and national stations.
Podcasts, again are self explanatory with access to your favourite podcasts right there in the palm of your hand.
In your settings you will find sub menus with access to setting for each of the features on your home screen as well as general settings for your iPod including brightness, wallpaper, date & time etc.
Fitness was something that I really took a liking to right away, upon entering the fitness menu you are faced with the options of Walk, Run or History. Walk and Run measure your walks or runs with the iPods built in pedometer, you are able to keep track of calories burnt, work out time, speed and distance as well as the option to set yourself daily goals to work towards. After working out you can go to nikeplus.com and sync your workout information with your Nike+ account and keep full track of your workouts from day one, very good for people trying to stay in shape or lose weight.
Overall I think this is one of the best iPods out there as its not a big lumbering chunk sitting in your pocket but still has the same capacity and capabilities as said lumbering chunk.
Would recommend this to anybody that likes music on the go and during physical activities. I use it when I'm skating and it's just perfect.