Summary: This little guy would be perfect with its size and price, except mine must have been refinished wrong. Battery first lasted 10 hrs, then 8, now 6 over a couple months (I have music going daily at work). Also the down button doesn't work anymore which makes it a pain for song selection. I got it because my phone isn't loud enough for the gym, but it's been pretty disappointing. You sure get what you pay for with a refurb.
Probably an ok player, but the headphone / speaker connection is flaky.
Daniel Cobb, Amazon
19 April 2014
Summary: Synchronizing to my computer and transferring music was easy. My problem is with the connections to the earphones. I could not get any sound initially. After wiggling wires for a while, I got one half of the head set to work. I've yet to be able to get any sound to transfer to the external speakers I ordered. I don't know if the problem is with the player or the external speakers, but after an hour of fiddling with it, I've had enough.
Summary: I bought this to replace my broken Sansa Fuse with the rocker wheel. The rocker wheel on the earlier version was so easy to use. I find the touchpad on this one extremely difficult to use. It just doesn't behave for me. You have to touch it with great precision to get where you want to go. So if you have big fingers, it is an excercise in frustration to use it. I mostly use playlists, and they seem to be the hardest to find.
Summary: A troublesome interface negates most the value of this otherwise decent MP3 player - especially when listening to audiobooks. Earlier models of the Sansa Fuze, though not "perfect", were much easier to use - particularly if one ever uses this player to listen to Overdrive audiobooks, or any other kind of audio content with sequential files. Among the most annoying aspects of this flawed interface design: 1.
Summary: I really don't like the swipe technology on this product. I liked the old sansa fuze with the wheel so much better. Unfortunately, my old one broke so I can't keep using it. This one has nice sound but the touchpad is horrible to navigate. It's overly sensitive when I don't want it to be (skipping back and forth to songs when I'm carrying it because I've accidentally touched a side) and then not sensitive at all when browsing through menus.
Summary: I bought this generation Fuze to replace the previous generation player which I had been completely satisfied with. I downloaded the instruction manual which turned out to be no help in trying to get the touchpad to respond to my efforts to get it to perform correctly. Instead of being intuitive, it seemed to have a mind of its own. I would advise anyone wanting an mp3 player to either try to find the Fuze that preceded this touchpad version or buy another brand.
Summary: No instructions and hard to find on the Internet with the instructions I needed to use this the way I wanted to, can't figure out how to shuffle all songs, gets a small group of songs and plays them over and over, some instructions would have been nice
Summary: I've bought three of these because they are inexpensive and easy to use. The first one (2 years old) is still playing - kind of, but the buttons only work half of the time. The second one (six months old), the wheel completely froze up and you couldn't change any of the music, the third lasted a whole 2 months and just wouldn't turn on one day. I really wanted to be a fan, but not anymore.
Summary: No instruction manual comes with this and unless you are really into finding things out for yourself and spending hours doing it you are toast. I sent it back, I never could get it to work right for me.