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rafael6m9d Rookie 1 posts since
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Sep 4, 2008 8:47 AM

Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

Hi all, I'm planning to buy an ipod and can't decide...nano vs. touch.  Anyone with any experience?....advantages vs. disadvantages?

  • Corkers Amateur 34 posts since
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    1. Sep 4, 2008 6:58 PM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    I guess it depends.  If this is something you'd be running with, I'd go for the nano.  I think the iPod touch is basically an iPhone that doesn't phone, and thus would be much bigger.  I used an iPod 30GB while I was at the gym, but then I got a shuffle, and it's much easier and less likely to fall while running.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,293 posts since
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    2. Sep 4, 2008 8:29 PM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

     

    There is a big difference between the iPod nano and the iPod touch.  The iPod nano is based on a flash drive which is not affected by vibration, so you can strap it to your arm and take it running anywhere. However, the iPod touch (like the iPod classic) is based on a miniature hard drive which IS affected by vibration. If you take it running, the hard drive will quickly "park" itself to protect itself from damage. In other words, it will keep shutting itself off and will require continual resets. The only exception is if you run on a treadmill where you can prop the iPod touch on a stationary surface.

     

     

    So, two reasonable options: either (a) get an iPod nano, or (b) get an iPod touch if you want/need the larger screen and larger memory, and then get an iPod shuffle (which is flash drive based, like the nano) for running.

     

     





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  • spdybike Rookie 1 posts since
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    3. Sep 15, 2008 6:44 PM (in response to crl8686)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    That is wrong info!! Both are flash based and will never skip!! Plus both are Nike+ capable...The touch is more versatile with lots of downloadable programs but much bigger than the Nano... I had a nano and loved it; now it's time for a new one!!

  • crl8686 Legend 1,293 posts since
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    4. Sep 15, 2008 7:46 PM (in response to spdybike)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

     

    spdybike,

     

     

    hey, you are correct - the Apple website indeed says the iPod touch is flash based.

     

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/ipod_touch?mco=MTcyODE5Mg 

     

     

    I'd got my original info from the CNET review of the first generation iPod touch, which says "HDD Capacity 32 Mb". Normally HDD = hard disk drive. 

     

     

    http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-video-players-pvps/apple-ipod-touch-first/4507-6499_7-32851723.html?tag=mncol;rnav

     

     

    Usually CNET is accurate, but evidently not this time! 

     

     

     

     

     

     





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  • 911TurboS Rookie 2 posts since
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    5. Oct 1, 2008 11:37 AM (in response to crl8686)
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    I bought the Touch when it first came out and ended up returning it. I thought it was a complete waste of money. As soon as our cell phone plan is up next month, I am getting an iPhone. It has all of the features of a Touch and traditional iPod and then some. Not to mention, I can connect to Pandora and never have to pay for a song! Not too bad for only $200.

     

     

  • btraber Expert 53 posts since
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    6. Oct 14, 2008 10:23 AM (in response to rafael6m9d)
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    I had the classic until recently (they're apparently not rain-proof) and traded to the new Nano. So far I'm liking it much better. I had problems with skipping and cutting off songs while I was running with the classic and it wasn't even a year old. It could have been a defective ipod, but I never seemed to have the problems when I wasn't running. I'm big into my playlists so the shuffle wasn't a good option for me. The new Nano is small and light and I haven't had any problems with it. And thankfully, they're coming out with armbands that aren't leather! Yeah!

     

     

    So which did you end up choosing and how do you like it?

     

     

  • DOWL1NG Amateur 8 posts since
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    7. Oct 31, 2008 2:49 PM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

     

    If it's between those 2...

     

     

     

     

     

    The nano is definitely the best for running even though the touch is all around better in my opinion.

     

     

     

     

     

    I have a shuffle to run with and they're only $50 now I believe

     

     





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  • MikeDaMarine08 We're Not Worthy 2,498 posts since
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    8. Oct 31, 2008 5:39 PM (in response to rafael6m9d)
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    If you want something for just music the shuffle is a great option.  If you want to have something that is Nike+ compatible, I would go with the Nano.  If you haven't checked out Nike+, you should.  I love it.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • ObxVaGirl Rookie 2 posts since
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    9. Nov 22, 2008 5:34 PM (in response to MikeDaMarine08)
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    I totally agree that the Shuffle is the best to run with! I LOVE my Shuffle.

  • JasonRamage Rookie 6 posts since
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    10. Nov 25, 2008 10:08 AM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    I've got the 5th generation Ipod (30 gig video) which is the same size as a touch.  While I like having thousands of songs at my disposal, I don't like wearing it around my arm.  It's always sliding down, and I have yet to find a decent sports band that doesn't tear where the plastic meets fabric.  I'm going to get a shuffle (what I call the paperclip ipods) for running.  They hold more songs than I could ever run for anyhow.

     

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  • ejunk81 Rookie 2 posts since
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    11. Dec 9, 2008 8:53 AM (in response to JasonRamage)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    I think a shuffle is the best way to go since it's cheaper and smaller. Save the touch for the house and use the shuffle on the go. Can't go wrong with a Nano, don't get me wrong, but I think a shuffle is geared more for taking your music on the go.

  • triitout Expert 51 posts since
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    12. Dec 10, 2008 9:56 AM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    I've been running with a touch for a year now, and the big problem I've found is that when it's cold outside, the touch doesn't work as well.  If I go to change a song, it takes me like 3 times of trying for it to respond.  By then I've messed up my running zone!  I would go with a nano. I have used my husbands during a run and it's much easier to change songs/operate during a run.

  • Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    13. Dec 10, 2008 10:04 AM (in response to rafael6m9d)
    Re: Ipod nano or Ipod Touch?

    Right on, yeah I've got a 3rd generation Nano and the new iPhone. I could never image running with my iPhone even though I have the Pandora Radio app and all my iTunes music on it. I carry too much on runs to begin with and like being lighter and not weighed down by "stuff" . My Nano is perfect for running but now that I have the iPhone I would have gone with the latest shuffle model to keep it simple and efficient.





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  • runnerJ824 Pro 168 posts since
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    14. Mar 20, 2009 12:02 PM (in response to rafael6m9d)
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    i like the ipod nano, it's much lighter than ipod touch.

     

     

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