Yes, it IS a running related question! I listen to my iPod when running (and walking the dog) and would have been quite happy about it until I heard you lot going on about GPS, mapping routes, tracking runs, Endomondo, MapMyRun and ZOMBIES. So as it's your fault I've been corrupted I'm asking your advice.
I'm a bit of a luddite and would prefer to be behind the times technology-wise. Hubby bought me a new phone for Christmas 2011 as my previous Nokia 3310 had given up the ghost after only 8 or 10 years or something the previous summer. I'm happy with my phone as it makes phone calls and does a few extra things when I can be bothered but it doesn't have GPS and can't be used for playing with ZOMBIES.
My iPod (the little square nano) was only bought so I could listen to audiobooks as my old Sony mp3 wouldn't talk to the library computer. It's now suffering from 'sweat damage' having been stuck down my bra for running (TMI? get used to it! ) so the sound disappears in time to my walks/runs (not good when you're listening to music, but when young James Bond is about to fall out of a tower it's bloody annoying to say the least!).
So which iPod do I get? I understand the 'touch' is the way to go (even though they're twice the size of my perfectly proportioned nano (there was a reason I got the little square one rather than the newer one)). But which one? I'm not too fussed about loads of memory as I'll download a book, 'read' it and return to download another, and don't tend to have too much music on it anyway. But how much memory do these fancy apps use? Also which generation? Will 2nd generation do or do I need 4th? What's the difference (other than about 0.5cm and 14g)?
Any other suggestions?
Thanking you in advance,
p.s. I'm focusing on actual iPods as Santa brought me a baby iPad for Christmas (too big to take running, even though I have the MapMyRun app on it) and there's a 'comfort factor' in the iPod touch looking like a small version of something that I'm already familiar with (Luddite/technophobe, remember).