(CBS) - No, the new iPod nano watch is not the same as the shuffle. It may have lost its wheel, but not much else.
Apple chopped the nano's size in half and gave it a new interface, but it didn't affect the specs. The iPod nano watch still comes in an 8GB or 16GB model in seven different colors -silver, black, blue, green, orange, pink and (Product) Red. Yep, purple is out and red is in.
The display, however, shrank from 2.2 to 1.54 inches (diagonal) and the click wheel is gone, which is fine because of the multi-touch capability.
Aside from slight tweaks to the design and user interface, the iPod nano watch is still the familiar music player.
Like the shuffle, the new iPod nano watch is ideal for working out. We're waiting for the bedazzled watch straps to pop up.
The 8GB model is $129 and the 16GB model is $149.