Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 4 out of 5 by LouNeedsMoreGoGear My Favorite MP3
I bought one of these MP3 players for myself. My children have smart phones (that start with "i") and still the entire family prefers my MP3. Easy to download music, easy to navigate, holds charge for a long time. It has been dropped, stepped on, sat on and still works. Other MP3's don't always load all the music from my computer properly, never had a problem with this one. Was very disappointed when I could not find any on the store shelves for my daughter's birthday. Oh, and you don't have to use apps that start with "i" to download music, but it will accept such downloads as well :)
2 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bfl31 Good features
Use for music only. for long travel with a headset or connected to a car audio system
25 January 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by RoseAnn293 This pruduct over heats.
It over heats alot and its battery does not stay charged at wall where I have to charge it twenty-four seven to keep it going.
20 October 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Laurie42 Wouldn't buy another
I have had this MP3 player for less 18 months and it is completely dead. I use it only when running outside, (3-4x/week , 4 months per year). Called the help desk and they cannot do anything for me as warranty has run out. Very frustrating,will not purchase this brand again.
21 July 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AspiringQuilter Good sound and value, durable, but new controls difficult
This is the 4th Go Gear 4gb mp3 I have purchased. The others have served me well and been very convenient. In spite of rough use, they have held up very well. I thought the previous model was perfect and the controls intuitive. I was disappointed to find the changes in the new model. It plays a long time between charges, and holds many files. I like the way newly loaded files go into memory in alphabetical order so they are easy to find. I also like the sleep timer function which I have not found on other products.
This new model no longer has the volume control on the outside left and the locking function is also missing. I still have not figured out how to control the volume or clear the parental volume control which was accidentally turned on. I do not like the volume limitation as I have some hearing loss and need it a little louder than most people do. I wish manufacturers would treat us like adults and quit taking away all of our choices for our "good".
I do not like Songbird and prefer to use Windows Media Player. On balance it is better than competing models, but I wish they would go back to the former design.
9 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ManchesterU Going on 3rd Go Gear
I lost my other 2 Go Gear then switched to Sansa, what a mistake.
Go Gear is far easier and navigates perfectly. Charges quickly and the sound is good.
21 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dee5 Does what I want
I like that I can chose which folder to listen to. It makes a difference if I'm at my desk working or at the gym working out. I just added an audible book which I look forward to listneing to. I just have a hard time navigating the menu - like how do I get it to stop playing? All I know how to do is turn it off
17 March 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by xring3 waste of money
bought this piece of junk a few years ago and have yet to get it to work....CD-rom will not load to any of my computers...downloaded from website with equally dismal results....should have bought another brand.
3 March 2013