How to use the iPod Nano as a watch

Learn how to turn the Apple iPod Nano into a usable digital watch by changing a setting that will make the clock face appear as soon as you tap the wake button.

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I still have a hard time buying the idea that anyone really wants to use the iPod Nano as a watch. It's rare enough that people still wear watches at all, much less adopt a $129 watch that you have to recharge every few days.

But don't let me stop you. With the 18 clock faces Apple has added with the October 2011 software update, you're bound to find at least one that will tempt you.

Once you've committed to a method of strapping the thing to your wrist, the next hurdle is finding a way to tell time on it without wasting time flipping between icons and furiously tapping on your wrist.

In the above video, you'll learn how to change a key setting that will trigger the clock to pop up with just a tap of the wake button. It won't forgive your crime against fashion, but it should save you some time and aggravation.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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