Best MP3 Player for the Gym?

Jonny_Darko

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Can anyone recommend a good solid state which is perfect for heavy workouts?

This one looks ok http://www.nike-philips.com/ - though ideally I'd prefer at least double that memory, and I've heard rumours that it's not totally sweat proof which is not great for me!

This one looks like it might be good too, but I know nothing about MP3 players so I'm totally lost! http://www.sporttek.co.uk/acatalog/NEW_Idol_JP200_Digital_Encoding_MP3_player.html - You can wear that round your neck on a chain - would that be ok for the gym do you think?
 

Insane

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the Nex players have always been good, they are solid-state and use compactflash or if you want, those 1gig IBM microdrives.

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shopping/pages/buynexia.html
the Nex Ia Plus

also comes with FM radio and direct voice recording if your feeling swank... but i believe they dont come with internal memory so you'll need to hoof out some money for compactflash cards.. but supposedly crucial and integral cards dont work with them too well :(

or you could get the Nex IIe which is next in the range and does proper 320kbs or VBR mp3s, and can even (supposedly) play WMA files.
http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shopping/pages/buynexiie.html
 

Shovel

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If you have the patience and budget, Apple seem to be aiming the iPod mini at the 'active' market, providing wrist band accessories and so forth. That gives you 4 gig, though curiously, contrary to initial reports, it is hard disk based, so I'm not entire sure about whether jogging with it is as good an idea as they'd like you to think.
You might be best waiting for someone to stress test it first ;)
 

Insane

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Shovel said:
You might be best waiting for someone to stress test it first ;)
*psst* Xav, i'll stress-test one of them for you when im doing mountain-biking 'n all that this spring if you want ;)
 

Xavier

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Yeah. The mini iPod should be pretty good here, far better capacity than that Nike effort too, failing that if you've got to have solid state and something which will be available immediately the Muvo X-Trainer from Creative is 512mb/~£150 iirc.

Xav
 

raw

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I've been meaning to buy one as well however im just going to get 1 that looks like a pen drive and leave it in my pocket while running.

Just checked around and you can get a decent 128mb one for next to nothing and they are tiny now, think i might get this one thats priced at £86 quid on oc.uk and this one doesn't look to bad either.
 

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