The Apple iPod: The Perfect Sports Companion?

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Although the main purpose of the iPod was originally to listen to music, there’s no reason why you can’t combine this with sports – or even use the iPod touch as a personal trainer! The iPod is the perfect partner for anyone who’s into running, going to the gym, cycling and more. Here’s a guide to the various features you’ll want to take advantage of.

iPod Sports Armbands

If you like to listen to your music while you’re running, then you’re going to want to get your hands on one of the many sports armbands available for the iPod and iPhone. Not only do the armbands help keep your iPod secure and out of the way while you’re exercising, they also help to protect it against damage, including moisture damage from your own sweat! Here’s a quick guide to the choices available to you:

iWatchz Watchband for iPod Nano: If you’ve got an iPod Nano then this is probably the most convenient of all the “armbands” you can get. In fact, the Nano is so small that it fits onto the face of this stylish watch design to be worn around the wrist. It still leaves full access to all controls.

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A Guide To Replacing Your iPod Headphones

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Although the original Apple iPod headphones are some of the most stylish and coveted available, due to their plain white design, they aren’t necessarily the best when it comes to creating the perfect listening experience. Many iPod users will eventually choose to upgrade their earphones, and there are a huge number of options available when they do so.

Apple Earphones With Remote And Mic

If you don’t already own these then there are a number of reasons why you might consider upgrading from the standard Apple earphone offerings. These earphones are compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhones 4 and 3GS. They come with buttons that’ll let you adjust the volume, control which music or videos you’re playing and, if you use them with the iPhone, answer and hang up your calls.

Higher Quality Earphones In The Style Of Apple’s Own

If you don’t want to give up the stylish white original earphones because you love the way they look on you then don’t worry, as there are a number of manufacturers creating higher quality earphones in line with the looks of the original. For example, JBuds sell in-ear earphones in a wide variety of styles, and some are specially marketed to match the white Apple iPod earphones.

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15 Uses for the iPod Or iPhone Other Then Music

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If you’re thinking of buying an iPod Touch then it’s important to know that it has become much more than a simple music player. In fact, there are literally hundreds of things you can do with it – it would be impossible to list them all here! Instead, we’ve put together fifteen unique, practical and fun uses for your iPod.

1) Record Audio: As well as playing audio, you can also record it yourself! Simply use the inbuilt microphone for quick voice memos, or buy a high quality microphone if you want to use it for recording songs, podcasts and more.

2) Sports Trainer: There are now a number of apps to help you maximize the use of your iPod Touch when training for sports. Most popular is the Nike App with comes with an insert for your shoe that’ll send data, such as calories burned, distance, pace, timing and more back to your iPod.

3) Read Books: Since the iPad came out, the iBooks app has also been available for iPhone and iPod Touch. This means you can read eBooks in a huge range of formats on the portable device. No need to lug heavy physical books around with you!

4) Satellite Navigation: If you own the iPod Touch or the iPhone then you can download apps that’ll let you use it as a sat nav device, complete with audio instructions just like any other system! You’ll want to get an in-car mount so you can display the screen in a prominent position as you drive.

5) Watch Movies: You can now watch movies on the iPod Classic and the Touch, so they’re perfect for keeping yourself occupied on flights, train journeys and so on.

6) Games Consoles: The portable gaming market is really growing due to the popularity of smart phones and multimedia MP3 players like the iPod Touch. You can find a huge range of popular games, both free and paid, in the iTunes Store.

7) External Hard Drive: Although you do need to go through iTunes to transfer music and audio to the device, a number of apps are making it a lot easier to use your iPod Touch or iPhone as an external hard drive. Apps such as Dropbox mean you can keep files in sync between your computer and phone, or you can simply download storage apps for keeping your files with you on the move.

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