I was the one who started the other thread. Well… I finally got around to being able to test my fuze. I played the player straight through with little interaction. I let it run until it shut off. I calculated that I got approx. 15 hours of play. This was with the shuffle on and an 8gig sandisk 2class card.
This is not close to 20 to 24 hours sandisk claims, but I guess it isn’t that bad. I know what has been said about the card not using much battery life, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with my player. I haven’t had the time to test is without the card.
I did have my son test his player (C250) with a 4 gig transcend 6 class card. He got 17.50 hours of play. He used to get closer to 20 hours of play when he didn’t have the card.
Of course these are not official tests, but they are our experiences so far.
I guess I can live with 15 hours of play.
OH. I forgot to say I was only testing music, I didn’t test it with any podcast or books.
All the music were ripped from cd’s with widows media pre-set settings (128 wma? I believe) and then transfered to fuze.
Message Edited by sahm on 01-22-2009 05:31 PM