1. Great deal's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Just started to run (no im not a toddler) and seen iPod Shuffle, Sandisk Sansa as possible gadgets to use to listen to music while running.

    Is there a player there utilises Xbox Music?

    I like the Sandisk over the iPod as its got a capability to record voice notes (great ideas always come when you least expect them) Any thoughts?

    Sry caps in title
    07-08-2014 06:32 AM
  2. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I'm not a runner, but I power walk (zero impact, you know?). I use my L920 WP. I fire up Bing Health & Fitness to track my speed/distance using GPS, and have a fast-paced playlist nailed to my start screen. An added advantage to taking your phone along? If you trip/fall/twist an ankle, you can call for help rather than limping home. Why carry 2 devices?

    My daughter had a Sansa that she used for a long time, but it lacked capacity (she's got about 4 GB music on her phone).

    I also recently found some great Bluetooth headphones I like. Over-the-ear cans that weigh in at only 5.2 oz, complete with NFC and swipe-touch volume/track controls. I love being wireless when I walk. BTW, they're called RaveTouch and only cost about $50 on Amazon. Not as much bass as Dr. Dre cans, but for 1/4 the price, they sound damn good.
    Great deal and phirefly like this.
    07-08-2014 07:09 AM
  3. Great deal's Avatar
    Thanks, I will check it out!

    Whats the best way to carry the phone, perhaps a wrist strap so I can grab info at a glance.
    07-08-2014 07:37 AM
  4. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Thanks, I will check it out!

    Whats the best way to carry the phone, perhaps a wrist strap so I can grab info at a glance.
    Depending on the phone you have, you might decide that strapping it to your arm is not comfortable or convenient. There are a couple of armbands in the WPCentral store, but I recall reading reviews about them not fitting phones for which they are listed (i.e., the Lumia 920) and sweat causing problems with the plastic case.

    I bought a Nite Ize horizontal case that fits the Lumia 920 snugly, but it has elastic gussets to hug the phone, not strangle it. I turn on music, slip it in the case, and clip the case to my waistband. That may or may not work for a runner. My phone gives me auditory notifications re: calls and text messages and asks if I want to answer or ignore calls, asks if I want text msgs read to me, asks if I want to reply to texts via voice. emails can wait. Music is automatically paused for calls and resumes afterward. If I want to stop the music for a moment, I just tap the big flat surface of the earphone. If I want to raise or lower the volume, I just swipe up or down on the earphone. If I want to go to the next track, its a two-finger swipe down. No fiddling with trying to find teeny buttons on the edge of the earphone or trying to remember which button is which.
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    07-08-2014 07:38 PM
  5. Great deal's Avatar
    Sounds good, thanks!!!
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    07-09-2014 02:03 AM
  6. onlysublime's Avatar
    Get the 520 or 521. You can get them for $40-60 out the door. No contract required. They're great for a lot of things including as an Xbox Music player. Comes with 8 GB of storage but has a microsd slot so plug in that 128 GB card! I use mine for offline GPS as well as music. But works for games and other stuff and still a great Wi-Fi device. It's also small and decently lightweight for a budget phone.
    No ned to drain your cell phone battery just for running. I also have an icon and have a huge arm and for that one but the icon with band is huge and heavy compared to the 521 with arm and.
    Jonas_H, trwrt, Great deal and 1 others like this.
    07-12-2014 03:51 PM
  7. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    This thread makes me reminisce about my Zune HD.

    xandros9 likes this.
    07-12-2014 07:55 PM
  8. RTGent's Avatar
    This thread makes me reminisce about my Zune HD.

    I have Zune HD32, HD64, and 80 players. Use the nearly-full HD64 on most of my almost-daily bike rides.
    Only downside to the players is that they don't have Bluetooth.
    Last edited by RTGent; 07-14-2014 at 10:31 AM.
    07-14-2014 10:13 AM
  9. dov1978's Avatar
    Just get an iPod Nano 6th Generation?
    I do a lot of running and it's by far the best running/fitness music device I've found yet. iPods are second to none already for music playback but the Nano 6g is tiny, touchscreen and has a belt clip on it so easy to attach to yourself without those stupid arm strap holders that are either too tight or slip down your arm.


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-iPod-n...pUvbUpU2640501


    Sent from my Surface Pro 2 using Tapatalk
    Great deal likes this.
    07-14-2014 10:23 AM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
    iPod Nano is expensive. yeah, if size is the priority.
    07-14-2014 10:46 AM
  11. Great deal's Avatar
    Just get an iPod Nano 6th Generation?
    I do a lot of running and it's by far the best running/fitness music device I've found yet. iPods are second to none already for music playback but the Nano 6g is tiny, touchscreen and has a belt clip on it so easy to attach to yourself without those stupid arm strap holders that are either too tight or slip down your arm.


    Apple iPod nano 8GB - Graphite - 6th Generation (Launched Sept 2010): Amazon.co.uk: Audio & HiFi


    Sent from my Surface Pro 2 using Tapatalk
    Got the MS Fitness app and the GPS tracking is amazing, whats the smallest windows device with GPS that i can use, not bothered how old it is.
    07-14-2014 02:02 PM
  12. Corepc's Avatar
    Lumia 520 / 521 would be the cheapest. Smallish would be the 620.
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    07-14-2014 02:07 PM

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