Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

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Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

Martian, iPod Nano, Pebble (l-r)

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

After reviewing a handful of the latest and greatest smartwatches, I discovered something shocking. Out of my old electronics drawer I pulled out my iPod Nano, the 2011 clip-on MP3 player that’s no longer even sold by Apple . It’s attached to a Hex Nano metal watchband. I wore this for over a year, and was so in love with the idea of an Apple smartwatch that I was willing to forgive its limitations…and that it wasn’t really all that smart.

All of these smartwatches have arrived, and I’ve worn them. And yet, when I slip that old Nano watch on my wrist, it still seems better-looking than all of them.

Weirdly enough, most people I know seem to agree.

iPod Nano, left: Martian, right.

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Why? Maybe it’s the perfect balance of digital geek meets higher-class design. Apple ‘s Nano feels like the place where metal, glass and nerdy watch faces meet in the middle. Maybe it’s the familiarity of Apple ‘s design. Maybe it’s the addition… [Read more]

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

 

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

 

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

 

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

 

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

Two years later, is the iPod Nano still the best-looking smartwatch?

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