I give this an 8 only because if used for more than working out and traveling I could possibly find it a bit lacking. I, however, purchased it for exactly those things and am very happy. Has a very long battery life and is very easy to interact with. The iPod is not, however, compatible with wifi, so can be a bit lacking from that standpoint. Display is very nice and as is the case with most apple products, it looks very appealing. It is very small and lightweight, and as stated above, is perfect for working out. Its diminutive size does make it quite easy to misplace. It comes equipped with an application to sync with nike run, as well as an application which allows you to listen to the radio. If you are looking to purchase in iPod for more than just working out, I would consider a different one, however if you are looking for something to allow you to listen to music while running or weight lifting, this iPod is without peer.