I am one of the only people that I know who doesn’t own an mp3 player. Maybe music just isn’t as important to me as it is to other people. Or perhaps the fact that I don’t commute to and from work makes it so that I don’t need the distraction of a music-playing device as much as the average person does.
The reality of my life seems to be that when I’m home I’m typically busy with work and other things so I don’t listen to music much there. If I want to have music on in the background, I just set it up on my laptop. And when I’m going somewhere, I usually want to be aware of where I’m walking and what I’m doing so I don’t seek out the distraction of a music player.
Nevertheless there are some times when I think a music player would be nice. When I’m working out is a great example. I would love the distraction of music when hiking up some of our bigger hills here in San Francisco or when doing basic stretching exercises at home.
Because of this I think that maybe mp3 sports players are the way to go if I do decide to get a music-playing device. These are designed specifically to be lightweight and durable for use during exercise. They even have functions designed to assist you with your workout goals. I’m not one hundred percent sure that this is a purchase I want to make but I’m fairly certain that this is what I’ll look at if I do decide to get a music player.