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Old Aug 14th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question Buying a workout iPod - which model?

I can't seem to decide between the older 3rd Gen shuffle (4GB) the new shuffle (2GB) or the new 6th Gen Nano (8GB)

Besides the obvious price differences, I'm weaning toward the 3rd Gen, are there any huge benefits of the Nano and does the sound quality differ between the shuffles? Any help would be appreciated!
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I can't seem to decide between the older 3rd Gen shuffle (4GB) the new shuffle (2GB) or the new 6th Gen Nano (8GB)

Besides the obvious price differences, I'm weaning toward the 3rd Gen, are there any huge benefits of the Nano and does the sound quality differ between the shuffles? Any help would be appreciated!
I have the new version of the iPod Shuffle. I clip it on my shirt and have the ear bud line running under my shirt. When I am on the elliptical or treadmill and want to watch TV, all I do is undo the ear bud jack and plug it into the machine. Still, I like biking with my self-selected songs.

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Depends if you care whether or not you can see what you're listening to, if you want to be able to change artists/albums, etc.

I personally hated the sound quality of the new Nanos.. I thought they sounded like crap. I have the new Apple in-ears, as well as Westone UM3X and full size AKG headphones, and nothing sounded decent from that thing. But... some people do like it. Just be sure to buy it where you can return it if you don't like it, such as Future Shop.
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THere is no difference in audio quality with the new Nanos compared to the older Nanos.

For Gym....the new Nano is the best choice I believe.
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I have had many iPods thru the years. Shuffle was great from an ease point of view but the nano is better overall. Running with the shuffle was better (until sweat short circuited the darn thing - damn, never clip to your shorts) but weights and biking are better with the nano. If I run with the nano it is with an armband. Plus the nike+ works with the nano and not the shuffle.
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Old Aug 15th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #7
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I have that new Nano, and a shuffle, and an iPod Touch. If there's a difference in audio quality between them, I can't hear it.

The Nano, as you may know, has a built in pedometer but I don't find it particularly useful. I do have it worn as a watch via TikTok strap which I am liking. TikTok+LunaTik
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