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Sony Walkman Waterproof All-in-One Sports MP3 Player - Black

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  • 4GB MP3 player with 100% waterproof, wire-free design to resist swimming, sweat or rain, 8-hour playback and quick charge
  • 4GB of built-in storage
  • Up to 8 hours' playback and short charge time
  • Waterproof up to 2m

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Sony Walkman Waterproof All-in-One Sports MP3 Player - Black + Xcessor Triple Flange Conical Replacement Silicone Earbuds 4 Pairs (Set of 8 Pieces). Compatible With Most In Ear Headphone Brands. Size: LARGE. Black
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  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 4.9 x 16.2 cm ; 27 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: NWZW273B.CEW
  • ASIN: B00AYAFW0O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (448 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 615 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Soundtrack your next workout with the wearable, waterproof Walkman NWZ-W273 MP3 player.
Soundtrack your next workout with the wearable, waterproof Walkman NWZ-W273 MP3 player.
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Run, swim or gym

Ready for action? Soundtrack your next workout with the wearable, waterproof Walkman NWZ-W273 MP3 player.

  • 100% waterproof for swimming, sweat and rain
  • Get flexible without the hassle of cables
  • Designed to stay-in ear for tough workouts
  • Listen for 60 minutes from just a 3 minute charge
  • Add your favourite exercise beats from iTunes

Camille Lacourt, 3 x Gold Medallist and European Swimming Champion, has been enjoying the benefits of the new W series - “using the new Sony WALKMAN will definitely give people doing exercise more energy and they will find they can go on for longer”.

In detail

Waterproof so you can sweat and swim with no damage

Perfect for today's active lifestyles, the W273 is the first ever Walkman from Sony that resists water down to a depth of 2m (*1). Enjoy great sound quality that only Walkman delivers while you're swimming, in the gym, or working up a serious sweat on the track. When your session is complete, keep on listening during your post-exercise shower, or simply give your Walkman W273 a rinse in running water to keep things clean and fresh.

Waterproof so you can sweat and swim with no damage.
Waterproof so you can sweat and swim with no damage.
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Get flexible without the hassle of cables

With no wires to worry about, the new Sony Walkman won't slow you down with dangling cables while you're in the pool or moving to the music. You don't even need to attach the all-in-one player to clothing or goggles. The stylish, ergonomic design features securely-fitting earphones with a selection of ear bud sizes to choose from, for maximum comfort and confidence during perspiration-drenched workouts. They won't fall out no matter how energetic you are!

Workout with a secure fit.
Workout with a secure fit.
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3 minute quick charge gives you 1 hour listening from flat

The W273 has stamina too, with a quick 3-minute charge providing playback for 60 minutes, a fully-charged battery gives up to 8 hours (*2) of pure uninterrupted listening. Simple USB connection for charging and loading your music means you're never stuck searching for extra wires and separate attachments.

3 minute quick charge gives you 1 hour listening from flat.
3 minute quick charge gives you 1 hour listening from flat.
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Simply drag and drop your tunes from any Mac or PC.
Simply drag and drop your tunes from any Mac or PC.
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Simply drag and drop your tunes from any PC or Mac

The 4GB memory gives plenty of space to load your favourite tunes, and PC and Mac compatible drag and drop from any music library, including iTunes (*3), provides hassle-free transfer of all your favourite tracks and workout playlists. ZAPPIN? song search technology lets you browse quickly through all your music without interrupting your workout, allowing you to preview a bit of each track without fiddly searches through menus or playlists.

*1 IPX8 rating

*2 Approximate figure with MP3 128 kbps.

*3 iTunes is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Box Contains

Standard-type earbuds (S,M,L,LL size)
USB cable
Adjustment band
Quick Start guide

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Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

311 of 326 people found the following review helpful By m_schell on 20 April 2013
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USAGE CONDITIONS:
I have been using the Walkman for four weeks now. I am swimming every second day for 1.5 hrs - all strokes but majorly front-crawl and backstroke and some fly and breaststroke also.
I'm a competing approx. four times a year. So, one could say I'm not a pro-athlete but not a pure amateur who swims for fitness purposes only.

I'm telling this to you so you know under what exact conditions the player is used and how it performs.

GETTING STARTED:
When I bought the player and used it for the first time, I was able to reproduce the malfunction other reviewers describe here.
If too much water gets into your ear it gets into the player too and as water isn't particularly good in transmitting sound waves, the volume goes down to a level that I would describe as: the TV/Radio is playing in the background.. It's there but you don't really pay attention to it.
You don't have to let the player dry out over night, with some firm tapping as described in the manual (don't be too shy.. it has to be quite firm without being too hard) you are able to get some of the water out immediately and continue at 75% of the maximum volume - which is quite a lot as the player gets very loud.

The second time I was using the player this issue happened to me much later in my swim-session when I tumble-turnded and pushed of the wall quite hard (We were doing 100m individual medley sprints - for those who wondered). One of the earpieces fell out and some water went in again, the volume went down and I was staying at the end of the lane tapping the water out for a minute or so. Adjusting the strap that gives additional tightness for the player helped and it didn't happen again until the end of the session.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. S. on 10 Aug 2014
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I found these to be inadequate for swimming. They might be OK for leisurely swims by non-swimmers but they will leave anyone who is more serious about the sport disappointed.

I swim 3 times a week - 5 km each practice (about 1h 40min). I've had these for about 4 months now.

First, you have to know that once water gets into the headphone the sound is barely perceptible. Water can get in simply by the water pressure breaking the seal due to a splash or you might knock them out with your shoulder or upper arm - their design makes this a likely event.

So far, they've consistently failed every time after about 20-30 minutes of swimming. After water has gone into the headphone it becomes basically an expensive ear plug because you cannot hear anything. What's worse is that water seems to be soaked inside the headphone and they take days to dry out. If water get's in the headphone, it will not play properly even when being used outside the water. You have to wait for the water inside to evaporate which takes days.

Battery - if you put the volume to the max (and you will want to when swimming) then the battery appears to last up to 4h.

Comfort - not great to be honest. If you use a cap you have to tuck them in. You probably will want to use a silicone cap and the tube that wraps around your head will usually position itself between your skull and your year. This becomes extremely uncomfortable after a short time. Of course you can't do anything about it if you've already entered the pool out of fear that moving your headphones will get water inside the plugs. The other thing I found uncomfortable were the plugs but I eventually got used to them.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Enzo on 17 Sep 2013
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Light,it doesn't fall off and the sound is superb, much much nicer than the old model which I had to replace. I recommend it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LisaM on 14 May 2013
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I have tried two of the Xsories Aquanotes and had to send them both back as they both had product defects where it wouldn't play more than 10 songs and I couldn't switch the shuffle off. I then found this item and it was only £10 extra. I am so glad I gave up on the Xsories as this product is more amazing than I could have imagined. Immensely fast charge (you can do a quick charge for 3mins to get 60mins!).

So easy to transfer my music too - no need to worry about the format, it has played everything I have copied over from my Apple Mac so far.

Very light, nice design that does sit close to your head - so less resistance against the water which could make the ear phones come out.

The first time I swam it was a freaky experience. Started the music playing and put my head in the water to do Front Crawl. There was NO change in the audio at all.. If I didn't know better I wouldn't believe the were under water.

First time, 20 lengths before I got water in my ear and the volume dropped. As per the instructions tapping them did work. However, I then did start to have problems as my ear was then wet. 2nd visit I took a face cloth with me (I have a bag at the pool to keep another pair of goggles to hand/ear plugs etc so the face cloth was dry). When the problem happened again. I tried the tapping, didn't quite work so I followed the other instructions to take off the ear plug, wipe the end. I took the opportunity to dry my ear first and I was off as good as new.

I then tried changing the earplugs to see if it made any difference. I must admit, I couldn't see any difference in the size but wow - I'm now off and running.
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