Tech Which ipod for gym use - touch or nano?

lilpursekitty

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My old nano just died and I want a replacement for gym use, but I'm behind the times on ipods. Any preference between the touch and the nano? They are about the same price.
 

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My old nano just died and I want a replacement for gym use, but I'm behind the times on ipods. Any preference between the touch and the nano? They are about the same price.
Touch.

Newer iTouches have cameras.

Nanos don't have cameras-- unless something has changed.

An iTouch 4g is about $150 I think. Plenty of space for apps. Can you even run all apps on a Nano?

iTouch 5g is pretty slick. It's THIN. Has a wrist strap. Different color options. FAST.
 

Myblackbag

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I have the iPod touch 5 and I love it! Great for music, podcasts, movies and books---all of which I use while on the treadmill.
 

Gremlin

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I vote for the touch. They can do so much more than the nanos can.

And you can get one of those arm band thingys to hold it while you exercise.
 

bakeacookie

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If its just for the gym, I personally would go for the nano. Unless you want the fitness apps that keep track of what you do, I just want my iPod to play music when I work out. It's small to tuck into whatever pocket I have available and if I drop it I don't feel too bad.
 

SWlife

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I go exceedingly simple for workouts. The nano is compact, lightweight & I don't have to fret over cracking or breaking anything.
 

TwiNnie

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I have the touch, and love it!
So I can only advise you based on my own experience. Is true that it's more bulky (I have to put it on an ipod arm holder), but you do not buy it just to do gym (I think), but for life. :P
 

RedPoppies

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I use my nano when I workout. Mine is the 6th Generation and I like it because it has a little clip on the back already so I didn't have to get any accessories for it. I don't feel it when it's on my clothes because it's so tiny, it's super basic (aka easy to use while jogging or something), and it was very inexpensive so if I drop a weight on it or something it's not that big of a deal. Though I've had this nano for about 3 years now and it's perfect still.
 

fr2nc1z

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I would go for Touch. I use my iPhone for music (in the gym and outside of the gym). I would prefer the Touch screen for gym though. I do cardio and weights. In fact, most of the time, I do weights.

My husband also prefers his iPhone. I gave a nano to my husband for gym and when he is out mowing the lawn. But that ended fast. I even got him different ways to wear it. And still, he just put it aside in some drawer.

I would imagine that it really boils down what you feel comfortable with. I don't wear it on my clothes. I usually put it aside, or I just don't listen to it when I am doing weights. I really have to concentrate on the weight lifting.
 

Hatfield1313

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The Nano is a little more convenient to work out with because of it's size and weight, but it really depends on if you want to be able to do more with your iPod outside of the gym.