|Important Note: This WMA compatible player works with music downloads from Buy.com! Click here|
|The Rio Forge series is our latest generation of flash based sport players. The Rio Forge was designed for people that like to play hard and use music to play even harder. The new design integrates the grippy, protective rubber from previous models with a new shiny stainless steel face plate for added durability. Up to 20 hours of battery life allows you hours of non-stop work out time. Comfortable Sport Clip earphones and a newly designed case with armband keep your player and music secure and accessible. Simple menus and intuitive controls make for easy one-handed operation. Stopwatch and Lap Timer make the Rio Forge the ultimate gym or running companion.|
New FM record feature allows you to record radio content onto your player to listen to at a later time.
Customer Reviews of Rio Forge 512MB Sport MP3 Player
Rio forge mp39/10/2005
I bought a Rio mp3 player a few weeks ago and i have been satisfied with my purchase. How ever when i went to download songs on to it, it took me a while to figure out how. the battery life also isn't as long as i had expected. My earphones have also started to act up. however the Rio itself is really easy to understand. and it is small and sleek looking. i like my Roi a lot.
I upgraded to this player from a Rio Cali, which worked well except for one limitation: It only recognized songs and playlists, not albums. As a result, I had to create a playlist for each CD I ripped to my music library. The Forge overcomes that limitation, and its software makes it much easier to select a dozen CDs from my library at once and copy them to the player. I've got a gigabyte on my player; 512MB internal and a 512MB SD card. The Forge treats both as a single, continuous block of memory. I'm very happy with this player.
I read a lot of bad write-up's about this product, but I can honestly say I have had a really great experience with it so far. I primarily use the Rio to listen to Audible.com books, and the easy to use bookmarks make listening to multiple books at the same time easy. As for the unit shutting off or resetting all the time, I have not had that problem. The unit did reset itself one time. However, I was down to the very last drop of power in the battery, and I knew it would probably die soon. When I touched fast forward, the backlight came on and zapped the power. However, it was easy to turn the backlight off, and finding my spot in the book again was pretty easy. The only thing I don't like about the unit is it's "belt clip". It really doesn't work very well. It just doesn't hold on very tightly, whether to your belt, or the arm band that comes with the unit. However, I just put the tiny thing in my fanny pack when I run. I have run over 100 miles with it so far, and have only changed the battery once, and have never had it reset or turn off during a run. Again, it's a good unit - give it a try.