Workout-worthy MP3 players

CNET rounds up five clip-on MP3 players that are perfect for jogging, working out, and even tracking your fitness goals.

Photo of the Sansa Clip+ MP3 player.
The Sansa Clip+ is a great fitness-friendly player with an unbeatable price. CNET

Arguably, the only reason standalone MP3 players still exist is to keep people entertained at the gym. After all, no one wants to sweat all over a fancy smartphone.

If you just need some motivational background music for a morning jog, you'll want something small enough to clip onto your shirt, and cheap enough to easily replace if it gets trampled.

We rounded up five fitness-friendly MP3 players that are all small, relatively inexpensive, and attach to you in one way or another. Some, such as the iPod Nano or Haier Trainer, also use a pedometer to keep track of your fitness goals.

While you're at it, don't forget to pick-up some comfortable, durable headphones. There's a whole world of specialty headphones made just for joggers and gym junkies.

About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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