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twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 06:25 PM
what do you guys think? could i do some serious running with it? i have a shuffle, but i'm thinking about selling it and getting a nano. i run cross-country and track in college, so i'd be doing some pretty fast running. but since it's a flash drive, it should be fine, right?



mad jew
Sep 8, 2005, 06:27 PM
That's why I plan on getting one. I need something sturdier for my runs than the current hard drive based 4G. It'll be fine IMO. :)

ITASOR
Sep 8, 2005, 06:27 PM
Should be OK, but be careful not to drop it because of the screen. The shuffle is more durable.

zap2
Sep 8, 2005, 06:27 PM
yes Nano is a flash basde iPod as well just don't break the screen :D

iGary
Sep 8, 2005, 06:28 PM
I ran 6 marathons with my shuffle - no problem.

However.

DO NOT LET THAT THING (nano or shuffle) get sweaty.

Make sre you get a case - I have the sportcase for my shuffle.

twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 06:34 PM
i have the sport case for my shuffle as well. i've ran hundreds of miles with it. my question is about the nano. do you think it's a good idea to sell the shuffle for it? it would be my first "real" ipod. will they make a case that's waterproof?

oh and don't worry, i won't drop it

iGary
Sep 8, 2005, 06:36 PM
i have the sport case for my shuffle as well. i've ran hundreds of miles with it. my question is about the nano. do you think it's a good idea to sell the shuffle for it? it would be my first "real" ipod. will they make a case that's waterproof?

oh and don't worry, i won't drop it

Why sell the shuffle - you won't get much for it...

Yes, believe me, there will be a running sleeve/case/band (Apple is offering a band already) within weeks.

twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 08:31 PM
why sell the shuffle?

remember, i'm in college, so money is tight. my girlfriend was planning on getting her own shuffle, but since the nano is out, i could sell her my shuffle, and then put some more money with it and buy the nano.

but anyways, would you run with tha nano? if i had to decide now, i would buy the nano

iGary
Sep 8, 2005, 08:32 PM
why sell the shuffle?

remember, i'm in college, so money is tight. my girlfriend was planning on getting her own shuffle, but since the nano is out, i could sell her my shuffle, and then put some more money with it and buy the nano.

but anyways, would you run with tha nano? if i had to decide now, i would buy the nano

I think the shuffle is a better running tool, but I'd still buy the nano.

twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 08:34 PM
you are right, but i think the nano is a better all-around product. so like when i'm going on trips to races riding on a bus, it's better than the shuffle.

now i have to decide: black or white?

iGary
Sep 8, 2005, 08:35 PM
White.

twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 08:38 PM
White.

but if i got black, i would stand out, right?

maybe someone should start a poll on this

clayj
Sep 8, 2005, 08:42 PM
but if i got black, i would stand out, right?

maybe someone should start a poll on thisThey already did. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=148022) And white's the way to go.

twoodcc
Sep 8, 2005, 08:57 PM
They already did. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=148022) And white's the way to go.

well i voted, and it looks like everyone's going with black. (well, not everyone, but more are going with black)

clayj
Sep 8, 2005, 08:59 PM
well i voted, and it looks like everyone's going with black. (well, not everyone, but more are going with black)Those who're going with black (1) think it's the new bling and (2) haven't considered what it's going to look like covered with fingerprints. :)

Inspector Lee
Sep 8, 2005, 09:12 PM
DO NOT LET THAT THING (nano or shuffle) get sweaty.


I run 6 days a week (4 miles indoor) with my mini and sweat like a fry cook in the deep south. Haven't had any problems. I run with the basic armband and after the workout the mini goes in the sock (but not before a quick wipe down). Are you saying the salt in your sweat has had ill effects on the finish of your iPod?

One thing I've noticed though is my neoprene armband absolutely friggin' reeks... like high tide...

gwuMACaddict
Sep 9, 2005, 10:30 AM
good grief... i trained for the marine corps marathon- 20+ miles at a time routinely, and never once did my HARD DRIVE BASED iPod skip... this idea that the iPod skips is ridiculous... i've never seen it happen.

yes, of course the flash will be fine. no, don't get it sweaty or wet.

mf2k
Sep 9, 2005, 10:41 AM
That's why I plan on getting one. I need something sturdier for my runs than the current hard drive based 4G. It'll be fine IMO. :)

It's flash emory itll be fine. I would get the nano tube for protection incase u get tooo crazy while running.

Lacero
Sep 9, 2005, 10:42 AM
The next shuffle redesign should be made to be waterproof. Seriously, I use a ziploc bag to keep the shuffle from drenching in my delicious sweat.

wordmunger
Sep 9, 2005, 11:44 AM
good grief... i trained for the marine corps marathon- 20+ miles at a time routinely, and never once did my HARD DRIVE BASED iPod skip... this idea that the iPod skips is ridiculous... i've never seen it happen.

yes, of course the flash will be fine. no, don't get it sweaty or wet.
It really depends on the individual, plus the method of carrying. Hip belts/clips seem to be the worst. Armbands are better, and people who report no skips at all often seem to be the ones who carry the iPod in their hands. So just because you've not seen skipping doesn't mean that others don't.

deryk
Sep 9, 2005, 12:54 PM
good grief... i trained for the marine corps marathon- 20+ miles at a time routinely, and never once did my HARD DRIVE BASED iPod skip... this idea that the iPod skips is ridiculous... i've never seen it happen.

yes, of course the flash will be fine. no, don't get it sweaty or wet.

You're lucky. I run as much as you and my 3G ipod skipped constantly. I bought a shuffle for my running and I am skip free.

edit: I also wore an arm band with my hard drive based iPod.

msbsound
Sep 9, 2005, 01:22 PM
good grief... i trained for the marine corps marathon- 20+ miles at a time routinely, and never once did my HARD DRIVE BASED iPod skip... this idea that the iPod skips is ridiculous... i've never seen it happen.

yes, of course the flash will be fine. no, don't get it sweaty or wet.


I have had three ipods now, and all of them have skipped when I run(4-6 miles, indoor and out). Tried armbands, the back mount and just holding in my hand. Holding it is the only way it doesn't skip, but that is really annoying. I love the shuffle for running, and I can see no reason the nano won't be great too.

mkubal
Sep 9, 2005, 01:30 PM
well i voted, and it looks like everyone's going with black. (well, not everyone, but more are going with black)

They're all sheep. Cool people buy white.
:D

I thought pretty hard about it before going with white. Black was tempting though.

jayscheuerle
Sep 9, 2005, 01:31 PM
well i voted, and it looks like everyone's going with black. (well, not everyone, but more are going with black)

I think they're being mislead by the photo on Apple's website where the bearer of the nano has no fingerprints! Most of the people getting the black one WILL have fingerprints and they will show all over...

runninmac
Sep 9, 2005, 06:20 PM
what it's going to look like covered with fingerprints. :)

Not gonna lie... I just got the black and it is coverent with fingerprints BUT i really do love the color. I went to the applestore and looked at both of them and I liked the black alot more.

cbrad
Sep 9, 2005, 09:12 PM
The shuffle is so light it basically doesnt need a case! The nano is ok for running. Obviously, its builkier then the shuffle, but the added screen is good because i like picking songs while i run.

fyzle
Sep 9, 2005, 11:21 PM
why sell the shuffle?

remember, i'm in college, so money is tight. my girlfriend was planning on getting her own shuffle, but since the nano is out, i could sell her my shuffle, and then put some more money with it and buy the nano.

but anyways, would you run with tha nano? if i had to decide now, i would buy the nano

Selling your shuffle to your girlfriend? Doesn't that sound a bit cheap to you?

twoodcc
Sep 10, 2005, 07:06 PM
Selling your shuffle to your girlfriend? Doesn't that sound a bit cheap to you?

yes it is, but she was going to buy one anyway. i'm a poor college student, what do you expect? i'm an athlete also, so i can't work

ham_man
Sep 10, 2005, 07:20 PM
why sell the shuffle?

remember, i'm in college, so money is tight. my girlfriend was planning on getting her own shuffle, but since the nano is out, i could sell her my shuffle, and then put some more money with it and buy the nano.

but anyways, would you run with tha nano? if i had to decide now, i would buy the nano
Don't. Sell. Your. Girlfriend. A. Shuffle.

And if you do, I hope that you get slapped. Just think about what you are doing for a second. That is so unbelievably cheap and inconsiderate it isn't funny...

twoodcc
Sep 11, 2005, 05:40 PM
Don't. Sell. Your. Girlfriend. A. Shuffle.

And if you do, I hope that you get slapped. Just think about what you are doing for a second. That is so unbelievably cheap and inconsiderate it isn't funny...

too late. i've got my nano now. call me cheap if you want, but my girlfriend was ok with it. my shuffle was only a few months old anyways.

dwd3885
Sep 13, 2005, 05:35 PM
too late. i've got my nano now. call me cheap if you want, but my girlfriend was ok with it. my shuffle was only a few months old anyways.

she was ok with it? that's the girl to keep ;-)

but seriously, what a cheapo you are

2nyRiggz
Sep 13, 2005, 07:36 PM
the Black nano is lovelyful....White and Black nanos collect finger prints and i know the black ones you can see more but damn it doesnt take much to clean the thing. Black all the way!


Yo you sell the shuffle to your girlfriend and she agreed?..i dont have that luck, my girlfriend TOOK my shuffle

dejo
Sep 13, 2005, 07:39 PM
i'm an athlete also, so i can't work

Really? Athletes can't work? Why is that?

mad jew
Sep 13, 2005, 08:22 PM
Really? Athletes can't work? Why is that?


It's related to endorphins and their degradation of the brain. :p

Hey, I'm an athlete too, I'd know.