iPod Touch advice

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by getelevated, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. getelevated macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    So here's my thinking. I like the iPod touch, a lot. The 16GB size is perfect for what I use it for. My concerns lie with where I plan to use the iPod. The majority of time I use it now is running, at the gym, and snowboarding. I don't see an issue with the first too but snowboarding with the touch sounds like a concern.

    Would anyone else snowboard/ski with it? Even if it I was using a diesel case to protect it?
  2. telf22 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
    i snowboard and downhill mtb and i use my shuffle for that and when i rieceve my 16g touch i will certainly not be using for those activities. :)
  3. getelevated thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    I was thinking along the same lines. I have a crappy old iRiver now and the thing lasts about 2 hours (1 in the cold) so that's worthless to even keep to ride with. The touch is very tempting though...
  4. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
    I would be afraid to crush the screen if you fell on it wrong. I know I wouldn't take my iPhone snowboarding anyway. Although maybe with a good enough case it could survive.
  5. mithykal macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2007
    in the cold you will have to take your gloves off as the screen only works with a touch from bare skin.
  6. getelevated thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2007
    That I can live with. It's the screen I would be afraid of. One wrong fall and I am a sad music-less snowboarder. The more I think about it, I just don't think I would feel secure while riding with it. Anyone got a shuffle they want to donate?
  7. Enterprise8875 macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    I would be afraid to use to for activities like that. When I am in a situation where I could break my 5G iPod(and soon iPod touch) I used my old 1G iPod Shuffle. I would recommend that. Buy a new shuffle or an old first gen one on eBay for next to nothing. It wouldn't even matter if you broke it.
  8. jarenado macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2007
    Get a 2nd generation nano

    Get a 2gb second generation nano. They are something like 89 dollars on the apple website, they might be refurbs I think, but regardless, it will take care of you when you are doing any sports, and if you ever go running you can use the nike + ipod.

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