08-04-2011 11:28 AM
My old Fuze broke, so I asked my son for a Fuze+ for Fathers Day. I figured, "Hey...it's got a "+" after the name, so it's going to be better than the original Fuze!"
What a mistake.
Even after updating the firmware, this thing is horrible to use. The controls on the Fuze were great...not so on the Fuze+. The user interface is horrible.
I just spent ten minutes trying to use it and am ready to throw it away. It took forever to turn on, and would not unlock when I needed to turn the volume down.
Had I known what a piece of junk this thing is, I would have just gotten a Fuze again.
I guess I'll set it aside and save up for a better player.
08-04-2011 12:08 PM
This may not change your overall opinion of the product, but the LOCK feature was changed in the 1st firmware update. The manual may not have been updated to reflect this. You can now lock and unlock it using a temporary press on the power button.
08-06-2011 11:43 AM
The lock feature is not a problem when it works.
I was listening to some music the other day and had it locked. Needing to adjust the volume, I tried to unlock it and it wouldn't.
I truly hate this player and miss my old Fuze
09-21-2011 01:49 PM
While trying to listen to an audio book, the chapters got shuffled around a bit, and the rather complex story line, with at least 5 different locales,. and now I'm totally lost & disgusted. I've come to grips with the fact that I'll have to read the actual book, and that after a few weeks, just so I can try to flush the mixed-up story-line out of my head.
I bought an Ipod Shuffle last month, which was worse than the Fuze+, and am back to the Fuze+, but only as a music player. No more audio books on the Fuze+.
Time is the enemy
09-21-2011 01:54 PM
1. Load your audiobook into MP3Tag (free software)
2. set "genre" tag to <blank> (or at least something other than "audiobook"
3. make sure track tags are in the correct order
4. append track numbers to the beginning of the filenames
5. save everything
6. copy those files to the "Podcast" folder on the Fuze+
Everything will work.
09-22-2011 09:44 AM
Just change the genre of all of your books to Podcast and store them any where. They will show up under podcast and you will be happier... just a little bit more.
12-07-2011 05:59 PM - edited 12-07-2011 06:07 PM
My Fuze+ is without doubt the absolute worst electronic device I have ever purchased. And I've been around long enough to see a multitude of devices and the various iterations through which they have gone. The navigation scheme or methodology is absolutely inane. To say that it makes no sense would be giving it too much credit. But the real achilles heel of this device is the absolutely buggy touch screen. You never know if it's going to respond or be totally unresponsive. One moment you think the Fuze+ is working as intended; the next time you seem to have no control whatsoever. It's basically an expensive paperweight. Actually, it even fails in tht respect. It's a little too light when the wind is blowing over my desk.
12-20-2011 11:39 AM
Horrible user interface, touch pad controls are WAY too touchy to use, half the time the music sounds semi-muted, player will skip to shuffle on its own, just to name a few...
The next time I go shooting, guess what's gonna be the first thing I shoot?