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    Any suggestions to replace my old iPod shuffle? I know I am behind the times but until recently it worked great when I run. I want something that sounds decent and I can download all the iTunes music I have purchased. Apple customer service told me the Apple watch was my only option if I didn't want to use my iPhone. I'm not interested in Apple watch or using my iPhone. Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome to the current millennium, Richard Simmons.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by StateOfMyHead View Post
      Any suggestions to replace my old iPod shuffle? I know I am behind the times but until recently it worked great when I run. I want something that sounds decent and I can download all the iTunes music I have purchased. Apple customer service told me the Apple watch was my only option if I didn't want to use my iPhone. I'm not interested in Apple watch or using my iPhone. Thanks in advance.
      Why not a used iPod? An Apple Watch or iPhone are probably your only current options for using iTunes music. You could probably buy ten used iPods for $20 and keep using them until apple phases out support.

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      • #4
        I am not an apple person but I do not understand why you would not just use your phone?

        Last edited by Lordosis; 05-16-2022, 07:45 AM.

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        • #5
          I stand corrected - these things are holding their value better than I expected, for a device that was discontinued five years ago. Still, $20-30 for a used shuffle on eBay isn’t bad!

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          • #6
            EBAY
            https://money.com/vintage-ipods-value-ebay/
            Your old one might be worth a lot more than you think.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lordosis View Post
              I am not an apple person but I do not understand why you would not just use your phone?
              Yes. I’m kind of curious why you don’t just use your mobile phone. I like being able to listen to music or a podcast while also being able to call or text in an emergency.

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              • #8
                I don't like dragging the phone with me. I've tried in my pocket, the arm band thing and it just irritates me. Emergencies have crossed my mind but I run in my neighborhood and on well traveled bike trails and so far no need to have used the phone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StateOfMyHead View Post
                  I don't like dragging the phone with me. I've tried in my pocket, the arm band thing and it just irritates me. Emergencies have crossed my mind but I run in my neighborhood and on well traveled bike trails and so far no need to have used the phone.
                  What’s irritating about it? I can see it being irritating sloshing around in a pocket but an arm band keeps it out of your way.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CordMcNally View Post

                    What’s irritating about it? I can see it being irritating sloshing around in a pocket but an arm band keeps it out of your way.
                    I can't really explain it. It feels bulky, annoying. Weighs me down on my 9 minute miles, lol.

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                    • #11
                      Some Garmin watches will sync an iTunes music library.

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                      • #12
                        Buy a used or refurb shuffle on ebay.

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                        • #13
                          Xtrainerz, IconX- These are earbuds that can save music. I just googled "earbuds that save songs." I've never used any of these, so I have no idea how good or bad they are.

                          Apple watch or something like that seems like the most practical option, tbh. I just use my phone and earbuds when I workout, but I don't jog/run for miles at a time.

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                          • #14
                            Problem solved, I will buy a used one on ebay.
                            CordMcNally I will re-try the arm band thing in the meantime. Thanks all. You guys/gals know everything.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StateOfMyHead View Post
                              Problem solved, I will buy a used one on ebay.
                              CordMcNally I will re-try the arm band thing in the meantime. Thanks all. You guys/gals know everything.
                              forget the arm band, you need a waist band or pack, you won't even feel the phone

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