Want an Ipod! But I need some questions answered!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Makyz, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Makyz macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2003
    I really want an Ipod, but I cannot decided for anything. There are two reasons why I want an Ipod, to transfer files, and to have a music player I can run and exercise with.

    I have a lot of data that I need to transfer around, and I do not think that a 4gig Ipod will be enough for me. I COULD manage it, but it would be tight. With a mini though I could run, and take it to the gym- and work out without worrying about it. I really cannot exercise without music, cause its unbearably boring to do so.

    On the otherhand, a 20 gig ipod would give me plenty of space to transfer files, and listen to music, but could i exercise comfortably with it?

    I looked into other music players that are made to exercise with but they dont have the space, and they arent apple. hehe i want to stick to the apple Ipod so either the 20 and a mini silver are my options.

    So basically it somes down to:

    Can you exercise with a 20 gig Ipod? Comfortably?
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    Depends how fit you are? Running your way through 5000 songs might be tough!

    I run with my 20G for 30 to 40 minutes. I hold it in my hand rather than in a pocket or clipped on a belt, I start it playing while doing warm-ups and it's always been fine. No skips or jumps.
  3. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    i use my 15 gig to work out, though to be fair i don't really run very much. and when i do it's on the treadmill (so i can put the ipod on part of the machine).

    the ipod is not really big enough to get in the way, and depending on where you clipped it while running, the shock protection might not even be an issue.
  4. jigglyjon macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    i too run with my 20 gigger..and its fine..i hold it like the other person said and it doesnt slow me down at all...i say get the bigger capacity and you wont regret it... over time you accumulate more music and it would be a pain to be "iPod managing" all the time.
  5. Calvinatir macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2003

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