Reviews and Problems with Philips GoGear Ariaz (SA3ARA04/SA3ARA08/SA3ARA16)
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Keeps shutting down & have to hit reset
5 August 2013
Summary: This thing has all the features that it advertises, but can't play more than 3 or 4 songs on shuffle before it stops. Also, it shuts down sometimes & you can't turn it back on without hitting the reset button. So much for continuity. I though this would be great so I wouldn't have to tie up my smart phone which has most (10 GB) of my music collection and also pandora.
Summary: I ordered this specifically for compatibility with my Rhapsody subscription. You can access the service but you can't download your songs. It works only when streaming and connected to a WiFi network. Other than that it works as advertised, but you might as well spend a few more dollars for a low end tablet or save money and get a high end MP3 player. The screen is small and it has limited functionality. I haven't used it at all.
Summary: I bought this MP3 player for my son and worked great at first. About a month later the OS crashed and no recovery. Exchanged it for a new one and it lasted about a year before the OS crashed on it. While it worked, it was a fun device and my son loved it. Just didn't last as long as I think it should have. I don't recommend this product.
Summary: Bought this this device and it only worked for a year then it died. When it did work though only problem I had was when the song bird music and video player stopped working. I had to download another media player to the device. Shame, but since it was within a year Philips gave me a full refund for my purchase because since they have stopped manufacturing the product. All and all not a total loss was considering I got my money back.
Summary: I recently bought this product (the 8 gb one) under the impression I would be able to connect it to my pc and transfer tracks from Rhapsody onto it with no problems, since it is defined as a "compatible device" under Rhapsodys web site. When I opened up Rhapsody on my pc and tried to authorize it, no such option was available.
Summary: This was a great player; when it worked. I got this for Christmas last year and loved it. After a few months was having trouble with the battery and in July it just died. I tried rebooting it but no luck. From reviews on here looks like this is pretty common. Sound was good when it worked though. I liked being able to get the google app store. But for the price, this should have lasted longer than six months.
Philips GoGear Ariaz 8 GB - An MP3 Player With Potential, But Too Many Flaws
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
12 August 2012
Summary: The Philips GoGear Ariaz 8 GB MP3 Player (Silver) is a very capable MP3 player device in terms of the advanced features users have come to expect. The fit and finish are attractive and the sound quality is on par with any of the big-name alternatives out there. But there are too many flaws with this device to really recommend it.
Summary: So I have gone through many mp3 players and this one is mediocre at best it is slow it only shows about a third of my album art and it has frozen up on me three time in two weeks of use And the reset takes forever.