Enjoy your favorite tracks on the go with this SanDisk Clip Sport Go blue MP3 player. The 32GB storage space accommodates up to 8,000 songs, while the crisp LED screen and physical buttons make for easy operation. This SanDisk Clip Sport Go blue MP3 player features a built-in FM radio for convenience and up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.
32GB* internal flash memory
Lets you store up to 8,000 songs.**
Lightweight construction with convenient belt clip
Securely clips onto clothing or gear for a worry-free workout.
Include FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, audible DRM, and more audio formats, so you can enjoy your music collection.
Ensure easy navigation through lists and menus.
Intuitive 1.22" color LCD screen
Shows the detailed music and playback information on a bright, easily visible display.
FM radio and voice recorder
Offers portable, multifunctional convenience.
High-speed USB 2.0 interface
Provides blazing-fast transfer speeds.
Ensures up to 18 hours of playback.
PC and Mac compatible
Allows for multifunctional use (Mac offers drag-and-drop function only).
* Formatted capacity may vary. ** Results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software, and other factors.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player is amazing if you need something small to play your songs while exercising, relaxing or on a trip. I mainly used the SanDisk as an MP3 player and it turned out to be great tech.
• The size of the SanDisk MP3 Player is incredibly small. It is about 2.5 times smaller than a business card! Don’t let the size fool you though, this MP3 player has 32 GB memory for storing music, pictures, audiobooks, podcasts, FM Radio, Stopwatch and Voice recording. The SanDisk MP3 has a lot going for it as you can see.
• I plugged in the MP3 player about 3 hrs and it was fully charged. It comes with a cable that is mini-USB to 2.0 USB. It plugs into your computer through the USB 2.0 port.
• I decided to use the Windows Media Player. You can choose to burn or make a playlist. But I used the sync feature to get the music on the MP3 once plugged into your USB 2.0 connection. I dropped and dragged my music onto the sync part of the Windows Media Player. Once you have completed your list hit the sync button and the music goes right into your music section of the SanDisk MP3 player.
• I got to tell you, 32 GB is a lot! That is about 8,000 songs!! (32 GB is total, but software that makes the MP3 work cuts about 3 GB off) I have a large collection of music and chose some favorites to put on the SanDisk MP3. I think it took me about 20 minutes to make my selection and then sync. It took about 15 minutes to sync all the music from the computer to the SanDisk MP3. I thought it moved very fast considering how many songs I had to put on the MP3 player.
• The controls are simple and easy to use. There is a back button near the screen, play/pause, left/right buttons for going forward or backward. There are also 2 buttons you use to enter and maneuver the SanDisk menu. You push the top half of the controls or the bottom of the controls to scroll through and select your MP3 to do what you want. There is even a DSP and an EQ!
• Another great feature of this SanDisk MP3 Player is that it has a battery life of 18 hrs! When I needed to charge it, I plugged it in the USB port of the computer and it took about 3 hrs to fully charge. Not bad at all for charging.
• The SanDisk MP3 player, despite its size, has a very readable 1.22” LED screen. The screen is bright and easy to see. It shuts off after a short time to conserve battery life.
• It also has rubber ridges on the sides which keeps the SanDisk MP3 in your hand and not on the floor. In the top rightside of the SanDisk MP3 is the volume controls built in. Tap Up for more volume and tap down for less volume. I like the fact that they are hidden so I don’t change the volume with just a tap. I have to press the button, which ultimately works better.
• Having a radio to listen to is nice. If you get tired of your music or need a break choose the radio section on the SanDisk MP3.
• FLAC, WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC and DRM Free songs a few other formats are supported by the SanDisk MP3 player. That gives you lots of flexibility in choosing what you want to listen on the MP3 player.
• The sound is good with the headphones included, but not as great as I would have liked. I don’t believe they are sweatproof either, but the MP3 player has a 3.5 mm connection for headphones. So I added a new set of in-ear headphones and then the SanDisk MP3 sounded great! An easy and little expense if you want more quality sound.
• Included on the SanDisk MP3 Player is a clip on the back. It is very sturdy and tight, to hold on to your clothing while exercising. You will have no trouble running/walking with the clip engaged on yourself. It is sure not going to unclip with just about any kind of movement.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go 32GB MP3 Player is very small, compact and built tough. It’s all there, in a tiny package that is the SanDisk MP3 player. If you are looking for a small MP3 with options, look no further than the SanDisk MP3 Clip Sport Go!
-= Design =-
While MP3 players have gone to the wayside since smartphones became mainstream, there’s something to be said for the SanDisk’s simplicity. It’s basically just a tiny little box (2.23” x 1.40” x 0.60” in.) with a convenient clip on the back so you can hang it from your clothes.
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go is very lightweight, weighing just under 24 grams. The small 1.22″ color display supports a 240×240 resolution. Text is small but still readable, but may be difficult for some individuals to make out.
-= Features =-
MP3 Playback: Of course, the main function of this device is music playback, and it plays MP3s very well. Loading music is very simple: connect the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to your computer and it will show up on your computer similar to how a flash drive would. Just drag your MP3 files to the Music folder on the device and you’re ready to go! You can navigate your music library by Artist, Album, or Playlists. You can also shuffle your entire library, playlist, album, or subfolder.
FM Radio: This is one feature I wish more smartphones had built-in. Sure, you can stream virtually any FM radio station with an app, but the SanDisk Clip Sport Go plays over the air station by using the cord of the earbuds as an antenna. Using the rewind and forward buttons to find a station is a little slow, but you can hold down the button to search faster. Once you found the station you want, you can save it as a preset to get to it directly.
Audio Books: You can save Audible and MP3 audiobooks and podcasts to the Sandisk Clip Sport Go and it will keep track of how far you made into the story so you can easily resume it later.
Voice Record: You can keep voice notes for yourself by using the Voice Rec function, thanks to the SanDisk’s built-in microphone.
Stopwatch: There’s also a simple stopwatch function built into the unit if you want to time your runs.
-= Performance =-
Given that the unit focuses mainly on MP3 playback, it has one main job and it does it well. There’s no fussing with WiFi settings, installing updates, or dismissing advertisements. You simply power up the unit and start playing music.
Startup times seemed oddly long, taking 5-7 seconds to “boot up” and begin playing music. This would really be my only complaint about the unit’s performance.
-= Battery Life =-
You’ll get up to 18 hours of music playback on a single charge, so you likely won’t find yourself charging this gadget very often. The unit utilizes a standard Micro USB input to charge.
-= Some Things to Be Aware of Before You Buy =-
DRM-free files only: Your music must be DRM-free in order for the SanDisk Clip Sport Go to play it. This would be music you “ripped” (copied) from a music CD that you own. DRM-free music can be purchased from Amazon and iTunes. Please note that this player will not be compatible with the files from Apple Music or Spotify. The exception is Audible DRM as that is supported.
No Bluetooth: You’ll need to use wired headphones with the SanDisk Clip Sport Go as it will not support Bluetooth earbuds.
No WiFi: You’ll need to physically plug the SanDisk Clip Sport Go into a computer to transfer music to it. You will not be able to transfer music directly from an iPhone.
-= Summary =-
The SanDisk Clip Sport Go does one thing and does it well: plays audio. Loading music is a simple drag and drop process requiring no extra software on your computer. Of course, this only plays DRM free music, so you will need some plain ol' MP3 file to fill it with.
Like so many other people, I usually use my phone to store and listen to music. However, there are situations when it is much better to have a much smaller, lighter music player. For me, that situation is listening to music while running races. I have tried using my phone for this purpose and it is just too awkward and heavy. That is why in 2010 I bought a predecessor of the Clip Sport Go, the Sansa Clip+ 4GB. And I used the heck out of the Sansa, until the plastic clip snapped off. That was the one great weakness of this device, the fragile, plastic clip. And without a clip, the player is virtually useless. I did find a hack-repair for the old Sansa, which was to glue a tiny clothespin on the back (see picture, side-by-side with the Clip Sport Go). This hack works to a degree, but the spring in a little clothespin can slip out fairly easily, which it did one time at a critical point in a 5K, where I was rushing downhill toward the finish. The Sansa fell to the ground and I had to stop, turn around, and pick it up to carry to the finish line.
So, for me, an initial important question about the new Clip Sport Go is, "How sturdy is the clip?" The answer is that the plastic clip on the newer model looks a little more solid than the one on the old model, but I would still be very mindful and careful with it. If you pinch the clip at the top, it should never extend too far. If you carefully pull up the clip from the bottom, you should be okay. Just don't pull from the bottom too quickly or unmindfully, because I can easily image breaking off the clip that way.
A side-by-side comparison of the older Sansa Clip+ and newer Clip Sport Go (see picture) shows the difference in designs. The screen of the Clip Sport Go is much larger and nicer. Interestingly, though, instead of using the larger screen to display a more readable, larger font, the Go screen shows (in theory—more on this later) a tiny picture of the album cover. That's neat, but as you can see from the picture, the font is still the same size as the old model (very tiny). That means I will continue to have to wear my reading glasses during races if I want to be able to read the words on the screen.
The layout of the basic buttons are the same across models. The "select" button is in the middle, surrounded by "pause-play" at the top, "menu" at the bottom, and "skip back" and "skip forward" at the left and right. The play and menu buttons also serve to scroll up and down in certain contexts. There are two big differences, though. The old Sansa model has a dedicated power on-off button on the top edge of the player, while you must use the middle button on the face of the Go to power on and off. It took me a little while to figure out how to power off properly, which is to hold down that button continuously until the player displays the name SanDisk, which fades out on power-down. The other big difference is that the Sansa has a dedicated home button on its face, while the Go has a dedicated "return-to-previous" button. I'm not sure which I like better. It might have been nice to have both buttons.
Now, for my three biggest complaints about the Sport Go, all three of which are based on the device's behavior when I copied the Hamilton double album to the device. First, I found that the Sport Go displayed the songs from both albums alphabetically. Second, it blended the two album song lists together in mash-up form. That is totally unacceptable, since the sequence of songs on Hamilton tell a story. Finally, when I loaded volume 1 onto the device, the album cover displayed correctly, but when I added volume 2 the picture suddenly became a totally blurry wash-out of the album cover (see picture). Fortunately, I found a thread on his issue in the SanDisk forums. A SanDisk representative noted that the problem has been recognized and will be fixed in a software update. I can't tell whether the latest update has fixed it, because the update failed to install for me. But there are workarounds. One is to rename all songs with the numbers 01, 02, etc. I think that is too much work. Another is to create a playlist with the songs in the correct order and use it rather than the album view. Again, too much work. Finally, the best solution I saw was to use the folder view rather than the album view. I'm not thrilled about this, but it isn't difficult and does provide a work around for the problem of song order. Sadly, though, no pretty picture of the album cover.
Everything else is just fine as far as I am concerned. The Sport Go worked great in two races for me this summer. The controls worked perfectly and I had no issues. I think that this player is going to last a long time. Heck, the Sansa Clip+ still plays songs just fine—it just lacks a sturdy clip now. The Sport Go lacks the SD slot in the Sansa Clip+, but who needs it with 32GB already available? It might have been nice to have Bluetooth in addition to the ear buds jack, but, whatever. I've run with both wired and wireless ear buds, and the main issue is not the presence of a wire but keeping the buds in your ears. I actually feel a little more secure with wired ear buds. So I think the Sport Go is going to last for many more races.
Half the Size, Half the Horsepower, Twice the fun.
This unit is comedically small. It is functionally the re-incarnation of the original Sansa.
I'd been using a Clip Sport Plus for a year before I bought this one and I personally like this Clip Sport Go much better.
Since these are pretty much your only options I'll just compare the two.
The clips on both of these are functionally useless. Put these in your pockets.
The Clip Sport Plus
-More durable (I'd drop this from 20 ft and it would be fine)
- Fonts are much more readable (9-10pt)
- Menus and song list scrolling are at 60Hz.
Cons: (Oh boy)
-The buttons are mushy and stiff. They don't feel good.
- Headphone jack is in a terrible position.
-The rubber flaps are intensely annoying (I just ripped them off)
-UI is not my cup of tea. White text on teal and yellow? Why???
-Bluetooth is beyond finnicky and generally not good. Might as well use your phone.
- High intensity (160 bpm+) songs get mushy.
The Clip Sport Go:
- Almost half the size of the Clip Sport Plus. It probably has a footprint smaller than your car keys.
- Sound is better on all fronts
- It is better in pockets.
-UI is much more pleasing to look at. (dark mode is just better)
- Buttons are nice and clicky.
- SIGNIFICANTLY slower in menus. This bad boy is literally
running 2fps constantly. Do you remember the 2000's?
-Expect small scratches when dropped.
- Fonts are really tiny. Somewhere between 8 - 9pt.
It's definitely a matter of perspective which you like more. If you want bigger text and durability go to the Sport Plus. The Sport Go is slower and less durable However it is smaller, sounds better and feels better which makes it my choice.
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Scandick/MP3 Player or Clip Sport Go
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
This is not working as expected. I was not able to download music.
Small and effective do a great work I recommend to get the music the headphones they are bolony
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Thing didn't even last...was using it for yard work and all of a sudden it just gave me a dark screen been trying to turn it on for a long time I'm charging it rn to see if it just died....nope it doesn't turn on.....i mean I've been careful that it doesn't get squished...not turning on....i want refund or replaced or needs a fixing
A:AnswerPlease be informed that the headphones provided with the SanDisk® Clip Sport Go 32GB MP3 Player are wired headphones. Also, please be informed that no wireless headphones can be connected with the SanDisk® Clip Sport Go 32GB MP3 Player because it does not have Bluetooth connectivity.
A:AnswerYes, the device has an auxiliary "audio out" jack outlet that should allow you to connect the mp3 player with an auxiliary audio cable to your speaker that has an "audio in" jack. Hopefully, this recommendation will resolve your issue.