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Not very well programmed
on May 12, 2014
I use my mp3 player as a replacement to using my cell phone during workouts. I like these kind of players because they are small and less expensive if they get damaged from sweat or impact during a workout.
Long battery life
Headphones stay firmly connected
Cons: (a lot)
The shuffle feature on the mp3 player doesn't really shuffle. When you click shuffle you get a random order of songs on your player but everytime you hit shufffle you get the same order. So dumb. I have about 60 songs that I like for workouts and I have to listen to the same 15 at the top of the shuffle list. Shuffle list never regenerates to new order. How lazy could the programmers be. My portable CD player from the 90s would shuffle songs, what the heck guys.
The interface is SLOW. If you want to switch a song it takes a couple seconds for the player to turn on, you click the next button, and for some reason they programmed for the songs to fade out, and the new song to fade in, kind of worthless when I want a new song. So if you wanted to flick through 3 or 4 songs it takes about 15 seconds to do something that should take 2. Doing anything on this player has a ton of lag and is super slow.
Just a horrible mp3 player for working out. I would go with the Sansa, I had that until I lost it. The only bad thing about the Sansa is I noticed the headphone connection getting a little corroded maybe from the sweat. However the Sansa skipped songs fast, browsed through the menus fast and the shuffle function worked.