Variable I/O interface for portable media device

  • US 8,745,496 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2007
  • Issued: 06/03/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable media device for playing a media file, wherein the media file comprises a first user-programmable parameter, the portable media device comprising:

  • a user input component that generates user input signals when actuated;

    non-transitory memory for storing the media file;

    an activity tracking sensor; and

    a controller configured to;

    playback the media file for providing to a user media information for at least one activity of the media file;

    log sensor data received from the sensor during the playback of the media file, wherein the sensor data is indicative of the user'"'"'s performance of the at least one activity;

    adjust the first user-programmable parameter responsive to first user input signals generated during the playback of the media file; and

    store the adjustment to the first user-programmable parameter in the memory, wherein;

    the adjustment to the first user-programmable parameter affects the playback of the remainder of the media file;

    the media file comprises first and second media modules;

    the first media module comprises media information for a first activity of the at least one activity;

    the second media module comprises media information for a second activity of the at least one activity;

    the first user-programmable parameter is associated with the first activity;

    the media file further comprises a second user-programmable parameter associated with the second activity; and

    the controller is configured to adjust the second user-programmable parameter in response to the adjustment to the first user-programmable parameter during the playback of the media file.

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