We have seen more than enough watchbands and cases that turn your new iPod nano into a watch that you can wear on your wrist. Typically, they are made from silicone or aluminum. If you are a geek with means and want something a bit fancier that silicone and metal we have your watchband.
If you have a 6G iPod nano and you have a hankering to turn the thing into a watch you can wear on your wrist, there is no shortage of watchbands on the market today. There might be a shortage of bands that you can walk into a local retail store and buy though.
iPod nano watches are perhaps one of the more surprising trends of 2010, and probably near the top of the list of those overwhelmed by their popularity are TikTok and LunaTik. Since project lead Scott Wilson put the multi-touch watch kits on fund crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter, he's raised almost $1m - well in excess of the $15,000 Wilson originally hoped for.
As far as watches go, there's usually just one main design element: it wraps around your wrist, gets secured in some fashion or another, and then you go about your day. But, way back in the day, there was this crazy thing called slap bracelets. No, they weren't watches, but they were cool in their own right. So, why not put the two things together? In fact, why don't we take this growing trend of making an iPod Nano into a watch, and combine it with a Slap bracelet? Someone at Griffin asked that very same question, and luckily enough, they've got the means to actually make it happen.
Slapping the new iPod nano onto a watch strap and wearing it on your wrist was first suggested mere seconds after Steve Jobs announced the fifth-gen PMP, and we've seen various homemade examples of how it could work. Now, iLoveHandles has actually come up with a watch strap especially designed for the nano, complete with a cut-out notch to make sure the iPod is centered.
The next big release from Apple appears to be stacking up as a wearable device, coming up more than just a couple of times with a code-name iWatch. This device has been teased again today with a release inside China with inside sources suggesting Apple has been creating prototypes of the device and is currently testing more than one model. This miniature device is also set to look rather similar to that of the 6th generation iPod nano with a very similar battery size, lending steam to the idea that the change-back to a larger size for the line in favor of the iPod Shuffle was done for more than one easy-to-see reason.
How far would you go to get rid of those pesky watch straps? One man has decided to implant magnets into his skin in order to go strapless, calling the project iDermal (NSFW!). Dave Hurban undertook the project in order to attach an iPod Nano to his wrist to use as a timepiece. Speaking to Digital Trends, he describes the steps used and why he decided to experiment in such an unconventional way.
We're all about hybrid devices these days. Having a watch that only tells time just doesn't cut it anymore, especially for those with a more active lifestyle. We have devices like the Nike+ SportWatch, the Garmin Forerunner, and a myriad of watchbands for turning your iPod nano into a multitasking watch. And now it looks like Motorola will be joining in on the fun with its own all-in-one offering.
For workout enthusiasts that need their iPods attached at all times, a new fashionable tech accessory may be your next must-have. Hex has just announced its latest HEX Sport Watch Band designed for the iPod Nano Generation 6. The sport watch band protects and stores the iPod Nano and features a Nike Plus port for added functionality. Available in April 2011.