running with the iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by notwist, May 1, 2007.

  1. notwist macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2006
    New Brunswick, NJ
    I have an 80gig iPod. My sister has a nano and she takes it with her whenever she runs. I was wondering, is it safe to run with my iPod on a daily basis? Or does the fact that it has a bigger hard drive make it a 'no go'?
  2. JDN macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2006
    Lund Sweden {London England}

    Nano is a solid state flash drive. 80Gb is a hard drive with moving parts. I wouldn't like to run with it everyday. Might start skipping and the HD failure.
  3. ziwi macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...

    you can do it, but it is more likely to have an issue -moving parts mixed with moving parts - that is why the non-moving part iPods (shuffle, nano) are deemed better for exercise as only the person has the moving parts.

    So the answer is yes - you can do it, but at your own risk. Some here do it with HD based iPods - maybe they can chime in.
  4. allenmertes macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2005
    South Bend, IN
    I run with mine everyday, but I hold it in my hand. I would not be comfortable with it bouncing around in my pocket.
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I mountain bike all the time with mine in my pocket. Probably gives it a good bit of jostling. Works fine.
  6. USMaC macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2005
    New Bern, NC
    I used to run with my 4G iPod before I got my Shuffle and then Nano. It worked fine if I held it in my hand, but froze up on me when I tried wearing it on my waist.

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