iPod: Jogging in Sub-0 temperature strategies - ehMac.ca
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jan 25th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #1
Full Citizen
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 113
iPod: Jogging in Sub-0 temperature strategies


I have a 4 gig mini which I use for running. It works great and has awesome battery life still. However, when I run in the cold (and it was -16 yesterday)...it lasts roughly 30 minutes.

I was wondering what you guys and gals use as a cold running strategy in order to have relative ease of access to the iPod while maintaining it warm. I tried putting it on a Marware armband, between my base layer and my second layer (I use a base, secondary, and a windshield), but no luck....

Anyhow, comments welcomed !

Good running...

J-F Desfossés is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 25th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #2
Honourable Citizen
HowEver's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: GTEh
Posts: 15,657
How about a wired remote? Griffin makes iFM which adds an FM (obviously) radio so you can switch to that using the remote also.
iPhone 6 Plus Like New for sale 128GB GOLD

Morgan Figueiredo / Fleming = Scammer He's "The G3 Man" here on ehMac.

HowEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #3
Full Citizen
mac_geek's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 923
Send a message via AIM to mac_geek Send a message via MSN to mac_geek Send a message via Skype™ to mac_geek
I run with a partner; our batteries aren't subject to declining performance in the cold.

My insulation layer is a polar fleece vest from the Running Room, and it has a small pocket near the breast area that zips up... it would definately be big enough for an iPod nano, and is pressed right up against my chest... judging from the amount of sweat I create when running, I gotta think it's warm in there...

Have you tried placing your iPod anywhere else other than on your arm band? That seems pretty far away from the warmth of your body...
mac_geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31st, 2007, 11:04 AM   #4
Full Citizen
Harvey's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 169
Well Kenpo has feece and mesh jackets for the ipod; the controls (volume, track forward/back and play/pause/off) are sewn into the sleeve.

JC Penny has them on sale now:

But I don't think they're deliver to Canada.

from Ottawa
Harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31st, 2007, 10:23 PM   #5
Full Citizen
Commodus's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 514
Send a message via AIM to Commodus
I have a Marware sleeve case for my iPod, and it normally stays in a pocket when I'm out in the cold - so there's two layers of protection right there. Running the iPod before you step outside also helps raise the base temperature.
Commodus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31st, 2007, 10:47 PM   #6
Full Citizen
wdejong's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 60
I just turn my armband around so my ipod is between my arm and my body. It's not quite as comfortable, but it does keep it warm.
Willem de Jong
wdejong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #7
Honourable Citizen
gordguide's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 5,247
Just make sure it's in a relatively warm area; inside a coat or closer to your body. As long as you are still alive, your body heat will keep the battery alive as well.

Lithium based batteries are quite good in the cold but NiMH batteries (and just about every other kind) are not so great. You need to keep them warm.
gordguide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #8
Full Citizen
mcdermij's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Guelph, ON
Posts: 148
my suggestion is to make a running playlist and keep that baby close to you body. you don't get to control your song selection as much, but hey, we live in canada....some compromises need to be made for the cold. for me it's better doing that than risking my batteries health.

i think the radio remote would be too much effort. i like to grab and go.
12" PowerBook G4, 1.33ghz, 1.25gb, 60gb
mcdermij is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
REVIEW - iPod Armor + Armor Clip by Matias Corportation ehMax All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes 3 Oct 25th, 2007 05:51 PM
iPod Softare update available Howard2k All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes 7 Jan 12th, 2006 11:43 PM
Brand New Apple iPod Mini (Silver) 4GB parasuta2004 All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes 9 May 15th, 2005 07:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999 - 2012, ehMac.ca All rights reserved. ehMac is not affiliated with Apple Inc. Mac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc. Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

Tribe.ca: Urban living in Toronto!