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~*allison*~
Feb 9, 2009, 06:36 PM
I currently just bought an iPod Classic (120GB). Now, that is enough storage space for me, and I can put enough videos and music on it to keep me occuppied for the day. I know that running/jogging with a HD based iPod isn't supposed to be good for it. My question is...is it worth investing in a Nano or iPod Touch for the purpose of exercising with it? My birthday is tomorrow and I was thinking about treating myself. Opinions?



JonHimself
Feb 9, 2009, 06:49 PM
I currently just bought an iPod Classic (120GB). Now, that is enough storage space for me, and I can put enough videos and music on it to keep me occuppied for the day. I know that running/jogging with a HD based iPod isn't supposed to be good for it. My question is...is it worth investing in a Nano or iPod Touch for the purpose of exercising with it? My birthday is tomorrow and I was thinking about treating myself. Opinions?

Out of curiousity, why not the shuffle? I had a shuffle for the gym and then upgraded to the nano just because of the nike+ (I also have always had the big ipod). The shuffle was perfect for the gym and I imagine the new one (I had the stick) is even better. Aside from getting the Genius feature (and the obvious advantages of the ipod touch), I'm not sure what the nano would give you that you would need to have while working out.

bozz2006
Feb 9, 2009, 07:16 PM
+1 for the shuffle. I have a nano and really like it, but i got it for free (buy a mac promo).

shuffle is perfect for exercise.

iSaygoodbye
Feb 9, 2009, 07:37 PM
im pretty sure the touch has moving parts so thats a no no on running with that. go with the shuffle

ziggyonice
Feb 9, 2009, 07:40 PM
im pretty sure the touch has moving parts so thats a no no on running with that. go with the shuffle

No, the touch is flashed based, thus no moving parts. Only downside to running with it is that it's a little larger than a nano (or shuffle); however, it does have the Nike running sensor built right in.

JonHimself
Feb 9, 2009, 07:47 PM
No, the touch is flashed based, thus no moving parts. Only downside to running with it is that it's a little larger than a nano (or shuffle); however, it does have the Nike running sensor built right in.

Good point. I guess it depends on what exercise you'll be doing. If it's a lot of running then I wouldn't get the shuffle because you can't use nike+ but if you're doing a lot of weights or machines the shuffle would still be my first choice.
For the running, (again depending on what you do) if you go for long runs with no real set routes, the touch would be good because of the GPS function (I've used it a couple of times on my phone to find a different route home). If you've got a lot of set routes and don't need any other features then maybe the nano would be better because, as some have said, it's smaller and lighter than the touch.

txr0ckabilly
Feb 9, 2009, 08:30 PM
Good point. I guess it depends on what exercise you'll be doing. If it's a lot of running then I wouldn't get the shuffle because you can't use nike+ but if you're doing a lot of weights or machines the shuffle would still be my first choice.
For the running, (again depending on what you do) if you go for long runs with no real set routes, the touch would be good because of the GPS function (I've used it a couple of times on my phone to find a different route home). If you've got a lot of set routes and don't need any other features then maybe the nano would be better because, as some have said, it's smaller and lighter than the touch.


Correctme if I'm wrong but the touch has no GPS chip.

iSaygoodbye
Feb 10, 2009, 07:31 AM
No, the touch is flashed based, thus no moving parts. Only downside to running with it is that it's a little larger than a nano (or shuffle); however, it does have the Nike running sensor built right in.

actually it does. my mom went to buy one from the apple store for my 9 year old brother and they said it wasnt a good idea because it had moving parts

miles01110
Feb 10, 2009, 07:43 AM
actually it does. my mom went to buy one from the apple store for my 9 year old brother and they said it wasnt a good idea because it had moving parts

Actually it doesn't. Triangulates your position using WiFi.

JonHimself
Feb 10, 2009, 08:24 AM
Correctme if I'm wrong but the touch has no GPS chip.

Good call! I was thinking in terms of my phone and just forgot that the touch didn't have that.

~*allison*~
Feb 10, 2009, 11:15 AM
No, the touch is flashed based, thus no moving parts. Only downside to running with it is that it's a little larger than a nano (or shuffle); however, it does have the Nike running sensor built right in.

I don't really mind the size. And I was probably going to get the Nike sensor because I'm going to probably be running more than anything else. I didn't know it was built into the Touch, so thanks for the heads up!


As far as the shuffle goes, yes, everyone is right. It would be quite perfect for exercising because of it's small stature. My only concern is that my musical tastes are somewhat diverse. I like to keep enough of a few different genres to keep me occuppied for a while. And I like having a screen to navigate the music with.

I know the Nano is more wallet friendly than the Touch. I guess my real question would be, is the size the only difference (besides the obvious)? I mean, as far as using it for something to mainly run with (and yes, I will be using the Nike+) and something that I could also hit the gym with on occassion? (I also thought the Touch would be great to put a few games on for when I travel, but it's not super important since I have other portable gaming devices).

I want to thank everyone for their help. My 120GB Classic is my first iPod (and I LOVE it!) so I don't really have too much knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of the other models for different things. I really value the opinions of the multitude of iPod owners and connoisseurs.

iSaygoodbye
Feb 10, 2009, 12:04 PM
Actually it doesn't. Triangulates your position using WiFi.

that has nothing to do with it. it has moving parts. it just does

Michael CM1
Feb 10, 2009, 12:14 PM
that has nothing to do with it. it has moving parts. it just does

What moving parts are there?!?! The only thing moving inside an iPod classic is the hard disk drive. There's nothing in those itty bitty things that move. Even in a desktop computer, your only moving parts are disk/disc drives and cooling fans.

bozz2006
Feb 10, 2009, 12:25 PM
@ironspider ...no it doesn't. moving parts = hard drive. ipod touch doesn't use a hard drive. the only current ipod with "moving parts" is the ipod classic.

edit: Michael CM1 beat me to the punch.

miles01110
Feb 10, 2009, 01:44 PM
that has nothing to do with it. it has moving parts. it just does

Sorry, I totally had a moment of dyslexia and thought you were saying that the Touch has a true GPS. Don't know what I was thinking there, because I obviously wasn't reading.

What moving parts are there?!?! The only thing moving inside an iPod classic is the hard disk drive. There's nothing in those itty bitty things that move. Even in a desktop computer, your only moving parts are disk/disc drives and cooling fans.

Right.