Apple updates the Nano: $169 for a 16GB wristwatch media player

It wasn’t just the iPhone which saw an update this week, with Apple adding several new clock faces and a pedometer to its iPod Nano media player.

You might wonder what clock faces are doing on an iPod, but given the minuscule size of the Nano and availability of wrist straps supporting the media player, you can probably guess the answer.

The new Nano comes complete with 16 clock faces, with one imitating the old Mickey Mouse analog wrist watch (below) originally found at Disneyland.

Aside for the ability to tell the time, the ultra light clip-on media player also supports multi-touch gestures, FM radio, and custom home screens. In fact, it’s pretty much the same Nano we reviewed last year, although the added pedometer and assortment of watch faces are new, as is the price drop, with $149 fetching an 8GB model and $169 grabbing double the capacity at 16GB.

Meanwhile, the iPod Touch also received an update, making a white version of itself available in 8GB from $219. The touchscreen media player is still very much like the iPhone 4, and supports Apple’s high-res Retina screen, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a front VGA camera, a rear 720p camera, and Nike+ support.

The new iPod Touch won’t see release until October 12, but when it does, you’ll find it in 8GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities.