The Sansa Clip is unequalled as a music player for working out. With its light weight, excellent sound and features so useful during exercise, I’ve found the Clip to be a constant companion on walks and trips to the gym.
However, there’s a feature missing that for me necessitates carrying another device. I’d like to see these two devices merged and I think it would be very marketable for SanDisk: the Sansa Clip combined with the Omron HJ-112 pedometer.
Pedometer functionality lends itself to the way I use the Clip and how, I suspect, many others do as well. Pedometers track one’s paces over a length of time to determine the distance the user has traveled, how many steps they took getting there and how many calories have been burned. Many people carry pedometers throughout their day in order to track how many calories they consumed throughout their normal routines. I see this as a perfect addition to the Clip’s feature set.
Walking has been shown to be the healthiest all-around exercise a person can get.
I would really like to see a licensing agreement between SanDisk and Omron to include their HJ-112 pedometer technology in the Sansa Clip, either in all models or perhaps in a special “Sansa Clip Walking” or “Sansa Clip Running” edition.
Please everyone, weigh in on my idea. And is there a formal channel through which to suggest this to SanDisk?