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Cheap MP3 player for gym/exercise

neil c

Novice Member
Righto guys,

Ive been looking for a cheap MP3 player that can handle a bit of a workout.

A 3 or 4 years ago I bought a basic 128mb MP3 player for £70, which was the cheapest I could find at the time. Unfortunately it couldnt really hack the pace and the headphone output crackled during use.

I've got my eye on the 512mb player for £39.99 on Play.com - but is it going to be any good? If anyone has used one of the Play Mp3 players I would appreciate some input - will it skip, handle a little bit of sweat, and does it have skip buttons?

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=ELEC&title=509306&p=291&g=375&pa=stgts2

Any other recommendations for MP3 players for exercise?

Cheers
Neil
 
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DantheMan

Guest
I'm sure that player would suit your needs fine. Most people are happy with a standard mp3 flash player. All flash players will have the same capability in the gym its just some are better sounding/durable/easier to use.

The best flash player I've had experience with is the iaudio u2 players. These are smaller than a lighter and are very well built. They sound very nice too in my experience. All operated with the little joystick on it which takes 5 mins to get used to properly.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Cowon_iAudio_U2_512MB_Ocean_Blue/4505-6495_7-31129767.html

Bit expensive though, but very nice players. I think the sony ones look very nice too but are all above the 'cheap' request. I'm a firm believer in the you get what you pay for theory though :). If you don't want to select music and have shuffled tracks all the time then the iPod shuffle is good for your needs. The shuffle idea sounds stupid to me though, I'd rather it an option than the only option.

Check out http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk as they have hordes of the thing under portable players.
 
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