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8 Best Mp3 Players for Running

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 by in Tech, Technology | 0 comments

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Selecting best mp3 players for running will help you to keep you motivated and make it easy to perform your jogging and workouts.

Carrying a smartphone in your pocket while running and exercise is very uncomfortable. Smartphones will also keep you distracted and eats up the time of your workout schedule. An MP3 player is a compact, lightweight and distraction free thereby helping you to get fit and healthy. The battery life of mp3 players is between 6 to 23 hours depending upon the product. Good mp3 players can last more than a week on a single charge. Some of them are also having clips to attach to your shirts. Mp3 players can also store lots of songs and albums where a basic model comes with 2GB of storage.

Here are 5 best mp3 players for running and workouts to keep you motivated and reduce your stress.

5 Best Mp3 Players for Running:


iPod Shuffle:


iPod Shuffle 4th Generation is the best mp3 player to select for your running and exercise. It is specifically designed for those who do not like to carry bulky iPods and iPhones. iPod shuffle is tiny in size, smaller than your palm and easy to use controls. It can be clipped to your shirt and comes in 7 different colors. With almost 15 hours of battery life, you can use it for more than a week. It had 2 GB memory that can store 100’s of songs for your running and workout needs.

iPod shuffles 4th generation had a wheel model controls where you can change volume, tracks, pause and play buttons. One major feature in the iPod shuffle is Voice over when you press the button you can hear the name of the song. When you hold the button, it will change the playlists and when you double tap it will tell you the battery status. iPod shuffle works perfectly even when you drop it a couple of time.

Sony Walkman:



Sony Walkman NWZ WS410 is designed for swimmers which mean it is waterproof. However, it is also excellent mp3 player for runners and exercises. Walkman comes with two ear buds connected to a single wire that wraps around your neck. So, you no longer need to worry about the disturbing wires around you. The buttons to control the device are present on the both of the ear buds to adjust volume and change tracks or playlists. The best feature I like in the Sony Walkman is its Ambient sound. It allows listening to the outside sounds around you while still listening to the songs.

Sony Walkman weighs just 32 grams making it very lightweight. It had a battery life of up to 12 hours on a charge from 1.5 hours. Quick charge feature can allow you to use it for up to 60 minutes within 3 minutes of charging. There are two memory variants 4GB and 8GB and three color options Green, white and black. Users can store more than 1000 songs and connect to both Mac and Windows devices.



AGPtEK G02 is another device for runners that is compact and easy to use mp3 player which comes with waterproof feature. G02 comes with a clip to attach to your shirt while running or exercise and an 110mAh battery that had a battery life of 9 hours. It could easily last a week on a single charge. G02 is very small and weighs just 14 grams. The 8GB internal storage can hold 1000+ songs, and it also comes with FM radio. Controls on the device to change volume and songs on the device with a pause and play button. G02 comes in two different colors, and the best things of the device are it costs less than 25$. Best mp3 player for running especially if you are on a tight budget.

SanDisk Clip Sport:


SanDisk Clip Sport is for those who like a screen for the mp3 player yet small in size. It is easy to use and can strap on to your shirt, jackets, and clothes allowing you to concentrate on your running. Clip Sports 1.44-inch display provides all the necessary details like song name, battery, and FM. It had a battery life of up to 25 hours which can be used for more than half a month. 8GB storage can hold more than 1000 songs, and a micro SDHC card slot allows to add up to 32GB of storage. SanDisk Clip Sport weighs just 29 grams which are just an ounce and supports multiple file formats.

Philips GoGear Mix:


Philips GoGear Mix is another option to consider for your running and exercise. One important feature it had while the competitors do not is voice recording. Users can take notes or record conversations using built-in microphone. The other features it includes is a small display that shows two lines on it. It had storage of 4GB which can stock 100’s of songs. The buttons on the sides of the device help to change volume and tracks; there is a pause and play button on the top. It also clips to your clothes making your running more comfortable. The 130mah battery provides a battery life of up to 10hours from a single charge. Quick charge allows using for up to 60 minutes within 6 minutes of charging.

These are best options to consider for a mp3 player for running. Choose a mp3 player that is compact, lightweight, good storage, long battery life and waterproof if necessary. A good mp3 player can be used for more than three years on heavy usage. If you have any questions, please use our comment section below.

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