Reviewed: The LunaTik RedRun iPod Nano Watch Band

by Randy Murray on February 9, 2012

If you’re going to wear your 6th generation iPod Nano as a watch, you’re going to need a case and band for it. I picked the LunaTik RedRun for its combination of great style, solid design, and comfort.

I like it.

This is a case that is designed to install your iPod Nano in and leave it there. I haven’t removed mine since I tightened the four screws into place and don’t plan on ever taking it out. If you want something that you can easily remove, consider LunaTik’s snap-in design TikTok (I have not tested this model).

There are several other color varieties, black, silver, even camo, but I really like the red and black combination. My silver Nano looks great with the contrast (visible only on the sides for button and port access and underneath, displaying the Apple logo for only you to see when the band is off your wrist).

On my wrist the RedRun looks like a big sports watch. But be careful. It offers only a little protection from bumps. The iPod Nano doesn’t gain any water resistance and only a little shock protection from the case. I have to keep reminding myself to not let it get wet. This is a bigger problem than you might imagine. Every visual clue tells you that this is a rugged and tough watch. It is not (the case may be, but the iPod is not).

I really do enjoy wearing it. I may be off base, but I feel like I’m prototyping the future by wearing it. And it does keep it the iPod accessible, giving me the benefit of the Nike+ app to track my daily steps and to have a radio with me all of the time. That’s cool. And it plays music.

If you’re interested, visit the LunaTik site and watch the installation video. It’s not really tricky, but you’ll want to know what you’re doing and it will make it clear that this is pretty much a permanent installation. Yes, you can get it out, but you probably won’t. Not often.

I’m wearing mine now.

Pros: Attractive, comfortable, durable.
Cons: Pricey, semi-permanent installation (not easy to remove), offers little protection.



The Reviewed: The LunaTik RedRun iPod Nano Watch Band by Randy Murray, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Craig Jarrow February 9, 2012 at 9:13 am

Thanks for the review, Randy!

PS - Got notification that my replacement iPad is due to be delivered tomorrow! Wohoo! :)


Randy Murray February 9, 2012 at 9:15 am

Wearing an iPad as a watch requires a very different case! ;)


Craig Jarrow February 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

Darn typo. iPod. i-P-o-d.

But, wearing an iPad… might be cool too.

No joke… I have a harness that a vendor sent me that let’s you strap your iPad to your leg.

Um… never mind about that being cool…


Randy Murray February 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

I kinda dig the iPad chest case. But it would probably give me a real pain in the neck staring down on it. And the crumbs and spills . . .


Matt February 12, 2012 at 8:17 am

Thanks for the review. I have ordered one.


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