Best ipod for listening to podcasts while running?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by silversyren, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. silversyren macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2006

    I just realized there were a ton of free podcasts to keep you motivated for running and exercise. Amazing.

    I've been toying with the idea of getting an inexpensive mp3 player like the shuffle for running -- would that work for podcasts? It's probably pretty obvious to everyone else but podcasts would be easily downloaded to whatever ipod, right? are there shuffle-type alternatives I should think about?

    I'd actually like to wait until multipurpose cellphones become more common instead of buying an ipod nano or something similar. Is that a good choice?

    thank you!
  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    I would personally go for a 1gb nano over the shuffle. Add the Nike+iPod Sport Kit and you'll be in running heaven.

    Check out my site for more Nike+iPod info.
  3. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    I totally agree with Flowbee. They are on refurb store in the US for $109, bargain.
  4. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Came here to say the same thing - get a 1 or 2gb nano... shuffles are nice, but for such a small amount more you can get a nano, and have the nike running kit as an option (can be adapted for any shoe, I believe).

    Which reminds me, I need to get on of those kits... :)
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030


    Apr 14, 2006
    Clemson, SC
    i gotta agree with the rest. for $50 more you can get a MUCH better iPod.. color screen, nike+iPod kit compatibility, more space..

    BUT.. if your looking for the bare minimum, just want to listen to podcasts, have no interest in the nike kit, and want to spend very little.. then the shuffle is the obvious choice. $50 is $50, and that is twice as much as the shuffle refurb (and you can probably find them even cheaper used on ebay or the like).

    guess it really depends on what your priority is: the bells and whistles, or saving money.

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