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whats up all? this thread goes out to all of you that own or have previously owned an iPod Touch.

I have ditched my cell phone and am missing some of the tools that cell phones offer such as the internet and the calender and things of that sort. I do not however miss in anyway the phone aspect of cell phones so the iPod touch has been catching my eye lately as a good idea. I just can't pull the trigger on purchasing one with out being able to try one out first. So I wanted to ask you guys what you thought of them and if they're worth buying or not.

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The iPod Touch is awesome, I had one before I upgraded to an iPhone. It is essentially the exact same device without (a) the phone (of course) and (b) the ability to get internet anywhere. That said, it does have WiFi, so if you are often out an about, near coffee shops or other places with free WiFi, you can use it just fine.

Overall, it's a pretty slick MP3 player even if you only wanted it for that (the interface is awesome), and the apps and other tools are really nice. It's a little pricier than other options, but overall, it's well worth it in my book.

Good luck with your decision.
 

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FiveDogCycling said:
whats up all? this thread goes out to all of you that own or have previously owned an iPod Touch.

I have ditched my cell phone and am missing some of the tools that cell phones offer such as the internet and the calender and things of that sort. I do not however miss in anyway the phone aspect of cell phones so the iPod touch has been catching my eye lately as a good idea. I just can't pull the trigger on purchasing one with out being able to try one out first. So I wanted to ask you guys what you thought of them and if they're worth buying or not.

Thanks

FDC
I use mine all the time. Be sure to compare features between the iPod and the iPhone so you do not have any surprises at what the iPod Touch does not have.
 

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and if you get the right apps you can IM and txt other peoples phones from the touch (as well as other ipod touches) people at my school do this all the time plus they are awesome if you need weather updates and if you are in need lifts that are open to the top of the mountain there are tons of apps plus media so its win win
 

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I just got a 32GB touch. so far I like it. Music interface is good. I was able to sync calendar and contacts with MS Outlook via iTunes. I put a couple games on it, and installed some other utilities I could use while travelling. I plan on getting the XM Skydock for it, which would allow the iPod to be my sat radio receiver. I recently saw a GPS dock for it, too, but since I wouldn't be able to use it with GPS and XM at the same time, I don't think I'll bother with that one.

But, it definitely satisfies as a replacement for my Dell Axim X5 PocketPC PDA that doesn't work on 64bit OSes.
 

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I put skype on my ipod touch and used it as my main mode of communication for three weeks in south america. Just remember you have to be somewhere with wifi to use it.
 

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Keatan said:
I put skype on my ipod touch and used it as my main mode of communication for three weeks in south america. Just remember you have to be somewhere with wifi to use it.
twitter also has an app my friend went to spain and he bought a spanish to english dictionary app very usefull
 

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I have a 2nd gen 8gb tough and I love it. I only wish for 2 things: A built in camera would be sweet, and 8gb isnt enough once you start adding photos, and apps, music, videos, etc...To really take advantage of the interface you should get at least the 16gb version. Since I got my ipod I havent checked my email on the computer once..its faster and easier on my ipod. If you use facebook you will love that app as well. The ipod touch is absolutley the best mp3 player on the market right now...YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED!!!!
 

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awesome, thanks for the info everyone i really appreciate it.

what kind of useful apps are out there for cycling that can be used with the touch?
 

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FiveDogCycling said:
awesome, thanks for the info everyone i really appreciate it.

what kind of useful apps are out there for cycling that can be used with the touch?
Put it in your pack and play music? It's a very dainty device and mine won't be going on bike rides. I do plan on getting an otterbox so I can use mine for paperless geocaching, but that's about it.
 

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I have one that is Jailbroken.
There are some cycling apps. I know one that you record your data into eg, Distance, Time, Average etc etc and it gives you graphs of what you are doing so you can keep track. I do think there are others.
 

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I have one that is Jailbroken.
There are some cycling apps. I know one that you record your data into eg, Distance, Time, Average etc etc and it gives you graphs of what you are doing so you can keep track. I do think there are others.
Given that you mentioned it is jailbroken, I am assuming you are talking about an iPhone, but the OP wanted apps for the Touch only. Do any of these work on the touch as well? I thought you needed a pricey add-on for GPS?
 

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The IPOD is the coolest piece of electronic technology I have ever owned. Quite genius.

I have an app that caculates gear ratios, etc. Works great if you're into that sort of thing. I like to use it to dial in my single speed.
 

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From what I understand, you can jailbreak an ipod touch, too...but since there's no on-board GPS, any gps-based cycling apps won't work on the ipod.

I did a quick search in the app store and there's a few things in there, but nothing I would consider all that great. the gear calculator is one that could be useful. there's also adaptunes, which adjusts volume automatically based on motion. a couple newsfeed apps, and one that serves as a manual logbook of your rides
 

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Mine was free. Granted, for free, it is only the 8GB variety, but I love it nonetheless.

Be sure to grab the great Shufflepuck

It's great for killing time whilst on the toilet at work.
 

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i would like to get the 64 gig touch but seeing as i dont have a job i will stick with the 80 gig classic which works great for listing to music while riding down the trail. But there are cycling apps for the touch as stated before there is the gear ratio calculator plus there are lots of map apps for the touch like google earth and what not plus there is ebay for supporting your mountain biking fetishis
 

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Given that you mentioned it is jailbroken, I am assuming you are talking about an iPhone, but the OP wanted apps for the Touch only. Do any of these work on the touch as well? I thought you needed a pricey add-on for GPS?
The iPod Touch aswell as the iPhone are able to be jailbroken.
If your referring to the app I said, then no, you do not need GPS. The iPod itself does not record the data like a Garmin, you have to enter the details from your cycle computer.
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