Couple of good ones include Sansa Sandisk, creative Labs Nano Plus (Plus has the FM) or iAudio U2.
IPOD just came out with a 1gb as well, but I think it does not have the fm tuner
of all of those, I almost bought any of the first three, and settled on the sansa mainly because it supported subscription based music (which was importnat to me). Without the subscription need, I think i would of gone for the iAudio U2.
ONE THING - in regards to your 'seamless' transition from one song to another. Not sure which might do this, the sandisk does not though as much as I know. BUT what I am wondering if for that one issue, it MIGHT be a better idea to 'mix' the music in advance with the fades etc then import that mixed/modified file over already altered. I am not an expert on this though and not sure if that is a good idea or not. but if no players do that, might be a different work around or even better option
I need to find a player that fits the following criteria:
1GB flash drive (needs to hold up to working out)
FM Tuner with presets
***Needs to have the ability to have user-created playlists, and if possible, the ability to cross-fade between songs (no gaps).
My wife wants to use this in teaching her group fitness classes at the local health club. She wants to be able to create playlists for step class, kick-boxing class, etc.
Price is not necessarily an issue. Please help.