Rated 3 out of
It's more than I thought it was
I was only looking for an MP3 player but now that I have the GoGEAR I hardly use it for music. I use it for NetFlix, FaceBook and games mostly. That being said it's a bit small to use mostly like a tablet and the battery doesn't last very long. I also had some trouble early on with it freezing up so I had to use the reset button frequently but that seems to have cleared itself up.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 4 out of
Love the feel.
I got a used and it still impressed me. I love android im a android man. You guys wow. Thanks Philips
Date published: 2013-02-09
Rated 1 out of
this product has to many problems
I had to replace the first one i got with in a few days it did not even have close to the battrie life that it was met to have and the replacement (from the store) lasted about one month before the screen would go white and the shut down, sometimes after a few min. or anytime during the battrie life.
the battrie life on my unit after 3 months gets about 8-10 of music play.
this unit has had nothing but problems.
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 1 out of
This product was a great idea, but poorly executed.
I have only had this product for a day and I am very displeased with it. The power/lock button has become lodged in place, and will trigger at random times. It has a hard time streaming audio and video, and it comes with too many preloaded applications that hog and slim the memory. It is very slow running, cannot handle two applications/functions at the same time, many applications are incompatible with it, and it is just overall a poorly executed knock off of other products. I used to trust Philips electronics, but this product has greatly displeased me.
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 5 out of
Works perfectly; Google certified, great quality!!
Easy to use, access to Google Play, so able to install a lot of free Android applications, great sound. Excellent touch screen response. Fast access while browsing the web.
Battery lasts a little time when device is used to watch videos . The radio is through an application...If there is no WIFI access available can't listen the radio. Other thing against it is that is not possible to extend the storage space....It freezes some times!
For the rest the device works great!!
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 3 out of
This product's performance is less than advertised.
I cannot find a way to have the artist information show up accurately on the Philips player. I have tried using Songbird and Windows Media Player but still no luck. It also takes considerable time to load and is frequently unresponsive when attempting multiple tasks.
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 2 out of
Good features but crashes alot
I like that it has a radio and wifi connection. The music sounds great. I can downloaded pictures on to it. Wifi is very fast and good. Watching youtube videos are great.
It crashes so much. The screen becomes white and I cant see anything. If too many apps or functions are working it crashes. Sometimes when I just turn it on, it crashes or the screen turns white.
why cant it have a charger that goes into the wall, not the computer?
Dont this thing. Buy something else.
Date published: 2012-08-29
Rated 3 out of
Good features, bad system
I've bought it without knowing android system and as I didn't want a smartphone, just something that allowed me using wifi anywhere, I decided to buy this. Also, Philips is an amazing brand for me, I just trust its products.
I've been using Gogear Connect for almost 6 months. I knew that there was no camera and that was OK for me, cause even if there was one, quality would be poor. But I didn't know there was no SD card slot. If I had knew that, I would have bought the 16 GB model.
My purpose was, afterwall, using wifi, watching videos, youtube, listening to music, apps, skype, good bluetooth, and Gogear Connect allowed me all of that, a little more, with really great quality.
There was some apps I could not install cause of its specifications, but I didn't mind.
Now, the poor parts: SYSTEM AND SCREEN CRASH CONSTANTLY! At the first time it happened (1 day after buying it) I had to make it work by pressing Reset button. It started working well again. But after 6 months, it keeps happening at least once a day. If I were not such a peaceful, patient person, I would have thrown it against a wall 5 months ago.
Why didn't I return it to the store after the problem started? Cause I had 30 days to use the produt and test it, so I decided to know it better before deciding what to do. After that, I really wanted to keep it. I thought there were still more pros than cons.
Now, everytime I use Songbirg, screen freezes, song keeps playing, but touchscreen doesn't work. I have to wait for about 2 minutes until it gets back, ou reset system. But when I play any music with another app, it doesn't happen. Clearly, Songbird is the problem.
Sometimes, system just crashes, makes some creepy sounds, screen gets black, and the only thing to do is reseting it.
If I recommend it to anyone? If you're a patient person like me, and will get used to just press the reset button and restart what you were doing, then I definitely do recommend it. It does the job.
Works fine for me.
But it you need something really great, buy something with a better processor and with a memory card slot, or you'll regret.
Date published: 2012-07-11