View Full Version : Should I take my iPod Classic running?

Nov 7, 2008, 03:32 PM
I apologize up front if this is a tired question that gets asked a lot. My searches didn't uncover a great deal.

Next weekend I'm getting an iPod Classic 120GB. My wife and I are running about 15 miles a week and I'm interested in taking the classic along with me. The HD concerns me though. All those impacts can't be good for it...

But on the other hand I noticed that there are several arm-bands available for the iPod Classic. If they were made by Apple then I would take it as a sign that Apple considers this product robust enough to not crap out after miles of running impacts. I think most if not all of the arm-bands I saw were made by 3rd parties so I'm not making any assumptions.

Blue Velvet
Nov 7, 2008, 03:37 PM
Personally, I wouldn't. I've dropped and shaken iPods to death before, and not just when running. Consider picking up a second-hand 1st or 2nd gen Shuffle and using your current earphones. 1st gen Shuffles can be had for as cheap as $10-15 on eBay.

Nov 7, 2008, 04:24 PM
If you run with a classic, you *HAVE* to take a break every 20-25 minutes so that the iPod isn't shaking when the hard drive is being accessed.

Nov 7, 2008, 06:26 PM
yep if u read the specs it says it has 25min of vibration protection