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2312 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 6:47 PM by PineGroveDave
Urbster Legend 760 posts since
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Sep 8, 2012 6:56 PM

What is the best player to buy?

I have started doing a lot of Halfs and sometimes there is water from friendly spprinklers or I will pour water on me at the stops.   My I- pod nano is not happy with that so I wonder what is the best player to use that can handle my sweat or rain and not breakdown \.  I am on player number 3 and I gotta get something better.   Are any water proof?

  • ydiez Pro 161 posts since
    Nov 7, 2011
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    1. Sep 9, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to Urbster)
    What is the best player to buy?

    I have been using an Ipod classic for a long long time, I sweat a lot, I have been sprayed, sprinkled and rained on more than a couple of times and it still works like the first day. Sometimes I wonder if I should get a new one (this one is about to turn 9 years old!) but the fact is that this one just works great.


    Maybe the problem is the case, how do you carry it? I carry it in a soft armband that I fasten to my forearm, it absorves most of the sweat and/or rain, so maybe that is the secret. By the way, I also used to own one ipod shuffle but it died on me after not-so-many uses.


    Hope this helps

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    5k: 19:53 (December 31st 2014)

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    Half Marathon: 1:32:40 (February 1st 2015)

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  • feetdominatingpavement Rookie 6 posts since
    Nov 3, 2011
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    2. Sep 20, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to Urbster)
    What is the best player to buy?

    It's not so much about the player as how you carry it. For example, I have an iPhone that I use, as well as a iPod shuffle. I use the shuffle on days when it might rain (hey, I'd only lose $40 instead of $200!!) but I do two things to protect it - I put it into two ziplock bags, and then stick it inside my water-resistant SpiBelt. I did this for a 10k race when I ran in the rain and my player survived. My headphones however were not so lucky........


    L Finch

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  • PineGroveDave Amateur 7 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011
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    3. Nov 14, 2012 6:47 PM (in response to Urbster)
    What is the best player to buy?

    I've been running w/ a Sandisk Sansa Fuze 8GB for 2 years now with no problems whatsoever. 50 bucks at Great little MP3 player and you can get a armband and rubber protective sleeve on ebay for 10 bucks. HTH

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