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Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

 
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

I had purchased a fuze back in 2009 and it worked amazing. Unfortunately it was broken before one month. So I decided to buy a new product.
No matter how hard I searched I could not find a capable replacement for my fuze. I do not like the touch philosophy of the fuze+ so the clip sport seemed the better solution.
Unfortunately, this update although it solves some problems ( that should not have been there from the beginning), it creates a new major problem.
Only 2000 files on 2014? What is the meaning of the micro sd slot then? I am very disappointed. The original fuze is still better even 6 years after its release! Too bad it is not manufactured today.
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-10-2009

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

This really does seem to be an issue of expectations:  people expecting (myself included) that a new Clip will be an advance in the line rather than an "alternate use" player (which, personally, I don't see a use for, given what the earlier Clips already offer).

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You're right in some respects, but what's difficult to understand is why SanDisk have crippled the Sport even further by reducing the file limit. I use the Sport only in the gym and the 4000 limit in the previous firmware was fine; 2000 isn't and I don't want the hassle of switching between internal and external memory. I'll probably still stick with the Sport simply because of the battery life, but I'm stunned by SanDisk failing to appreciate that many Clip Zip+ users will have unwittingly downgraded to the Sport and feel mightily pissed-off.. 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

I have 1150 files in my SD card. That's more than 8GB songs. More than enough for me.

But........

Now everytime you press back, you go to Card menu, to the root of the system!. This is so terrible made!

Plus what about the names that appear totally cut for no reason?. This wasn't important to you?

This is incredible...!

 

After waiting for this ****, you have lost a client FOREVER.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

Piece of crap.

 

Lost over 700 songs with the 1.17 firmware update.  4,000 items per location (internal/external) gets improved by reducing it to 2,000?  In what bizaro world is that an improvement?

 

After mistakenly updating, everytime I unplug it from the computer it "Refreshes media" even if all you were doing was charging.  It then asks for your language, wipes your radio presets etc. Format on the device... doesn't fix.  Format on the computer... nope.  On/off, On/off, again, again, again, format, on/off.  Finally stops resetting itself. Uggg...

 

The 1.17 update hacks on a 'lock button' (kinda important in a 'sports' mp3 player), and fixes the 'it can't play an album in order' bug. But then it cuts the number of songs you can load by more than half.  Truncates names (albums, artists, songs), when I say truncate I mean truncate.  It shows a partial name, and then a few moments later it scrolls...... nothing.  Example: Album "Bomb in a Birdcage", listed as "Bomb in a Bi" which scrolls by, Bi then nothing.....

 

The things wrong with this player are legend (and don't give me the 'it's more like an iPod Shuffle nonsense).

 

  • No Lock button
  • Can't play albums in the correct order.
  • No Unified music access ( the 'music' function should play ALL the music regardless of where it resides)
  • No way to navigate from music to radio without losing your place (if you are playing song 3 of album X and listen to the radio, or heaven forbid use the silly stop watch, it forgets what you were doing when you go back to listening to music).
  • No way to tell how charged it is while charging (you have text telling you that it's charging, but instead of the battery icon showing you how charged it is, it displays a redundant animation).
  • Artificial item limit.  For a device that support a 32GB microSD card, 2,000 items (was 4,000)?  Really?
  • Date/Time setting that serve no purpose.  It asks you for the date and time and then never displays them again.
  • Books??  Have you seen the low resolution on this device?  You can barely make out the album cover art.  Who expects that anyone is going to be reading books on this thing?

What this device should have been is the Zip Clip+ with a larger display for album art and if you really felt the need the silly stop watch (I guess to justify calling it Sport).

 

Instead we get a device that functions worse than many noname Chinese Mp3 players (at many times the price).  The 1.17 update tries to fix the first two, doesn't address the other issues and introduces new bugs.  This update actually manages to add a 2, 000 item limit!@#$!.  4,000 items were cramped enough (I was nearing that on a 16GB card).

 

SanDisk should post the original firmware so those of us can at least get back to what we had, and at the same time work on releasing an update that actually fixes the items listed above (without breaking things or adding new limitations).

 

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎02-11-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

Thanks! finally, all is working perfect now, tested and fit. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released


@davide37 wrote:

You're right in some respects, but what's difficult to understand is why SanDisk have crippled the Sport even further by reducing the file limit.


Current engineering limitations . . . .    Smiley Sad

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-03-2014

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

Could you please upload the old firmware 1.09 in order for us to be able to change the file limit at will? I would be grateful if you at least do that Sandisk.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,305
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released


jilocasin wrote:

 

  • Books??  Have you seen the low resolution on this device?  You can barely make out the album cover art.  Who expects that anyone is going to be reading books on this thing?

 



I think you are mistaken as to the "Books" feature. It refers to "audio" books; it is not a Kindle-type device where you read the book on the screen, but rather you listen to them.

 

Other than that, I have to agree with you. It is a rather disappointing device (and f/w fix), given what SanDisk has offered in the past.

Newbie
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎12-01-2008

Re: SanDisk Clip Sport Firmware 1.17 released

Finally, but awwwwww!

 

You're so right.  It's definitely not for people like me.  I chafed at cutting it down to 6000 songs, but my ClipZip battery gave out within the warranty period anyway. Best Buy said they don't sell those anymore, but here's your ClipSport!

 

At least now I know why it said there were only 4000 songs on the card! Seeing that the upgrade will only make things twice as bad, I'll just return ClipSport and use the store credit for something different.  Too bad, I really liked the audio quality and the reliable battery.

 

If enough of us do that, maybe Sandisk will produce something better.  Unfortunately, I can't see where anyone else seems to be making anything better, e.g., a music player that can use Sandisk's 128GB SDXC cards with at least 64K songs.

 

I'll probably end up taking this advice, buying and returning a string of ClipZips with extended warranties, while I wait for someone else to jump on the pent-up market demand created by SanDisk's dropping the music player ball.