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Whisky147
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
Is an iPod the way to go, to listen to music while working out alone?

My last two devices for working out with were Walkmans, both broken and the cassette tapes broken; just a mess.

Are you laughing yet... ?

If not it gets better/funnier.

Before the Walkmans, I was binging a radio/cassette recorder to the neighborhood sports park, with headphones, and a large amount of fat batteries; far from a practical setup.

Before that a pocket radio, but the stations fading in and out, sometime I could pick up two stations at the same time, just wasn't working out due to all that and to top it off, the static was interfering with my nervous system.

So can you help me out?

Is an iPod the way to go?

Just need some basic information, on having music while working out in public; any tips?



Ipods are good, I have one myself for the gym. The Ipod Nanos, which are the smaller version, are really good for working out as they can fit in your pocket/arm band etc and weigh next to nothing.

I've had my first ipod since 2006, it's been dropped so many times, taken to cold countries/hot countries and its still working fine!
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Alan Armstrong
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisky147 wrote:
Alan Armstrong wrote:
Is an iPod the way to go, to listen to music while working out alone?

My last two devices for working out with were Walkmans, both broken and the cassette tapes broken; just a mess.

Are you laughing yet... ?

If not it gets better/funnier.

Before the Walkmans, I was binging a radio/cassette recorder to the neighborhood sports park, with headphones, and a large amount of fat batteries; far from a practical setup.

Before that a pocket radio, but the stations fading in and out, sometime I could pick up two stations at the same time, just wasn't working out due to all that and to top it off, the static was interfering with my nervous system.

So can you help me out?

Is an iPod the way to go?

Just need some basic information, on having music while working out in public; any tips?



Ipods are good, I have one myself for the gym. The Ipod Nanos, which are the smaller version, are really good for working out as they can fit in your pocket/arm band etc and weigh next to nothing.

I've had my first ipod since 2006, it's been dropped so many times, taken to cold countries/hot countries and its still working fine!
Thanks Whisky 147, I will look in to it; the iPod Nanos.
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JR 137
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Armstrong wrote:
Is an iPod the way to go, to listen to music while working out alone?

My last two devices for working out with were Walkmans, both broken and the cassette tapes broken; just a mess.

Are you laughing yet... ?

If not it gets better/funnier.

Before the Walkmans, I was binging a radio/cassette recorder to the neighborhood sports park, with headphones, and a large amount of fat batteries; far from a practical setup.

Before that a pocket radio, but the stations fading in and out, sometime I could pick up two stations at the same time, just wasn't working out due to all that and to top it off, the static was interfering with my nervous system.

So can you help me out?

Is an iPod the way to go?

Just need some basic information, on having music while working out in public; any tips?


Whisky147's iPod Nano is a solid recommendation. I used to use an iPod Classic until I lost the arm band, and bought an iPod shuffle because it was cheaper than a Classic armband. I think it's about $40 if my memory serves me correctly.

The iPod shuffle is very small and light. It has a clip built onto it. It doesn't hold as much music and doesn't have the touch screen, or any screen for that matter. And it doesn't have the amount of memory the nano has.

Regardless of all of that, I actually like it better. I don't compress my music beyond Apple Lossless, so my file sizes are significantly bigger. I still get well over a workout length's music on it though. And without the screen I find I just let the music play and forget about fooling around with it.

The biggest disadvantage I see with it is no apps. I like my interval timer app when I'm working out. For that I just set my iPhone down in a place I can see it.
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singularity6
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Joined: 26 Jun 2017
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Styles: Jidokwan Taekwondo and Hapkido, Yoshokai Aikido, ZNIR Iaido, Kendo

PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually no music... but on occasion, I've listened to some Megadeth, Metallica, Devin Townsend or Emperor.
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Alan Armstrong
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Joined: 28 Feb 2016
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up a Bluetooth MP3 by Sunstech.

It is about the same size as my thumb.

I recharge the batteries to the device and headset to the USB socket on the TV go figure!

Just trying the MP3 out at home (radio mode) before taking out on the street, for workouts.

The MP3 came with a few pre set songs, theme tune from Titanic and Barbie Girl; they will get deleted, once I can figure out how to program other songs on to the device.

I had by chance, the Bluetooth working once, also thought that I had broken the MP3 by plugging it in to the mains, as it stopped working, not knowing any MP3 CPR but it started working again. Phewww! That was lucky.

This technology is going to take a little getting use to, picked up a new Tablet, also going to take alot of practice to feel comfortable with.

Anyone willing to share some hints and tips, will be very much appreciated.
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