Classic used for jogging

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mattyb240, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. mattyb240 macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    Simple and stupid i know, but i am concerned about the moving parts in the hard drive, is it ok to take it jogging?:D

  2. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I used to jog with a 5th Gen iPod a while back. While I don't think you can do any permanent damage to it, I recall it locking up when skipping to a new song, requiring a reboot. If you're not running too intensively, you might be okay.

    Not to mention that the thing's pretty darn heavy (at least compared to a shuffle or nano)
  3. Teddy66 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    I haven't heard of any problems. Just get a good sports band for it. Unless you fall a lot there really isn't too much vibration transfered to it.
  4. CBA macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    I would get a shuffle instead (cheap and lite). I had a few friends who lost their iPods to running as they used the regular (classic?) with a moving hard drive. I got a nano that I have taken running for 1-2 years with no problems.

    Edit: btw threads on Runnersworld forum seem to agree on moveable parts in HD leading to failure with running
  5. Wayne1003 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
    iPod shuffle for jogging

    I would like to buy the iPod shuffle for jogging but I am not sure whether it can live long or lot. I hope it can be with me for at least 5 years.

    Is it possible?:confused:
  6. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

    Apr 2, 2006
  7. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    Its worth noting the Nike Plus system will not run on a Classic as it is stated the movement is not good for the Classic.
  8. magid macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2003
    I wouldnt be too concerned if you are using an arm band or have it clipped to your hip. The ipod minis were advertised for running and they had regular hdds in them.
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I used to run with a HD based ipod, and it would lock up sometimes. You can do it, but it's really not what it's designed for. You should consider getting a shuffle, which is only $50 now, and perfect for running.

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