Should I take my iPod Classic running?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by imhotep, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. imhotep macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2008
    I apologize up front if this is a tired question that gets asked a lot. My searches didn't uncover a great deal.

    Next weekend I'm getting an iPod Classic 120GB. My wife and I are running about 15 miles a week and I'm interested in taking the classic along with me. The HD concerns me though. All those impacts can't be good for it...

    But on the other hand I noticed that there are several arm-bands available for the iPod Classic. If they were made by Apple then I would take it as a sign that Apple considers this product robust enough to not crap out after miles of running impacts. I think most if not all of the arm-bands I saw were made by 3rd parties so I'm not making any assumptions.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Personally, I wouldn't. I've dropped and shaken iPods to death before, and not just when running. Consider picking up a second-hand 1st or 2nd gen Shuffle and using your current earphones. 1st gen Shuffles can be had for as cheap as $10-15 on eBay.
  3. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

    Oct 17, 2007
    Camp Snoopy
    If you run with a classic, you *HAVE* to take a break every 20-25 minutes so that the iPod isn't shaking when the hard drive is being accessed.
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    yep if u read the specs it says it has 25min of vibration protection

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