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Sony Walkman W273 4GB Waterproof MP3 Player for Swimming, Running and other Sports, with Wearable design - White

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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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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 10 cm ; 27 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: NWZW273W.CEW
  • ASIN: B00AYAFW1I
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jan. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (507 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,082 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

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

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Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

320 of 335 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meko on 27 Aug. 2014
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This Walkman only worked for a month tops. It constantly needed to be reformatted (every couple of weeks) and the buttons stopped functioning properly. I never used it in the water because I couldn't trust the simple operation of the thing. I owned this thing for about 4 months and it finally stopped functioning all together. The shuffle, play, volume buttons seemed to all be stuck at the same time. The volume kept fading to nothing. When I tried to turn the volume up the shuffle on/ off would sound. Sometimes the set wouldn't even turn on. The ZAPPON function wouldn't turn off and would randomly just turn itself on even when no button was pushed. The charging of the set was horrible too. It would take several attempts of docking and undocking to get it to charge. My computers wouldn't recognize the USB frequently. So basically every problem this thing could have it had. It's not worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. C. Norquoy on 2 July 2014
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I got these as a present from my sister on Monday! Couldnt wait to wear them swimming today, tried all buds and got perfect ones, went swimming and the headphones kept falling out! Really disheartened by this!

Went away and googled if anyone else had this problem and most people said they fixed with securing with goggles but this did not work for me! So...i went and bought a swim cap and this is the best thing i did!!

I now put my headphones on, cap on top securing headphones underneath with ear pieces peeking out and then goggles over the top! They didnt move a mm!! So chuffed this product works coz when i was doing my lengths all i wanted was a bit of music and my friends husband had these and said they were great!!

Rated 4 out of 5 because of the initial fitting problem!! If you want these, expect to have to buy a swim cap also :-)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Enzo on 17 Sept. 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By thebigpicture on 30 Oct. 2014
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I don't know if we were unlucky but we bought this as part of my sons birthday present who swims 6 times a week. It worked great out of the water and was easy to charge and load up with music but the first time he used it in the pool the sound coming from one channel almost completely disappeared. I gave the ear piece a brisk shake incase it was a drop of water in the bud but to no avail. Once it had dried out completely after a day in the dry again it worked fine again so our guess was this unit was just not completely sealed properly. Amazon were excellent as always and refunded our purchase on return without any quibble. Five stars for our seller and Amazon but only two for this item.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 22 Mar. 2015
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I bought these headphones as I am a personal trainer and spend a lot of time in the gym and triathlon training. I was excited to use these as there were no cables to get tangled and they were waterproof. I used for a few weeks in dry conditions, and found the left headphone suddenly went dead.

Very unimpressed that they were not anywhere near as durable as they were advertised to be, and I now have to fork out for a new pair. Won't be buying again!
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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful By S. Minchin VINE VOICE on 16 May 2013
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Seeing as I'm genetically half fish (on my dads side, don't ask), I jumped at this clever little gizmo when it popped up. They do what they say on the tin and work underwater. Not flawlessly, as several other reviewers have pointed out, but they FAR exceeded my expectations, and a few sharp taps is enough to clear the sound when water does get in.

The sound quality is clear and crisp with good levels of bass and EQ in general, and the watertight nature of the earbuds means they are rather good at keeping out external noise, which is particularly good for gym workouts, especially if like me you can't stand the cheesy euro-trance and pop rubbish they tend to play for "motivation" at gyms. I've always preferred drowning out that garbage with some solid death metal, so whether on the treadmill or in the pool, these do the trick. I did find it rather disconcerting doing swimming laps to the dulcet tones of Slayer, but once I got used to the weirdness of listening to music in the pool, I found the whole experience to be very therapeutic, and ended up floating on my back, relaxing, and blasting my eardrums with the new Anaal Nathrakh record.

Mint.
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