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Sony Walkman Waterproof All-in-One Sports MP3 Player - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

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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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Digital Storage Capacity 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 16 GB
Included Components 1 x Earbuds, 1 x Adjustment Band and 1 x USB Cable USB 1 x Earbuds, 1 x Adjustment Band, 1 x Remote controller and 1 x USB Dock 1 x Earphones and 1 x USB Cable 1 x Earbuds, 1 x Adjustment Band, 1 x Remote controller and 1 x USB Dock
Item Dimensions 4.93 x 14.6 x 16.21 cm 22.7 x 7 x 22.7 cm 2.9 x 5.7 x 1.4 cm 22.7 x 7 x 22.7 cm
Item Weight 181 grams 32 grams 37 grams 20 grams 37 grams
Special Feature Water-resistant Built-in camera; Built-in speaker(s); Operating temperature range:-5 - 45 °C; Rechargeable; Touch sensitive screen; Waterproof; Yes Waterproof and Bluetooth Water-resistant Waterproof and Bluetooth
Supported Audio Format MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV mp3 AAC, PCM, MP3 and WMA MP3 and WMA AAC, PCM, MP3 and WMA

Product details

Colour: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 4.9 x 16.2 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: NWZ-W273BLK
  • ASIN: B00AYAFW0O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jan. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (539 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,873 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”.

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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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I haven't used this product in a swimming pool (have no intention of doing so), so my score reflects 'dry' use only.

I found that an mp3 player which required a lead between earphones and 'box' was always getting in the way on one gym exercise or another. This is brilliant as it's simply the two earpieces plus the cable which is kept tight to your head by a thin rubber bar not shown in the photos. So there's no wobbling around.

It would be great for joggers too, though the little boxes do feature quite keenly while wearing the unit. Having said that, people wear all kind of huge cans whilst out and about these days, so maybe these wouldn't look so stupid after all.

Sound quality is excellent; they don't have a very high volume, but loud enough for the beat to get the body motivated. I get about four hours use before the red light starts growling at me.

Quite a funky charging cradle, but I do worry that it gets misplaced, which would leave the unit unable to be charged.

Good value for a 4Gb unit, when compared to the competition - highly recommended by me!
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I fully agree with the first review that comes up, this waterproof MP3 is absolutely amazing.

I swim 3 times a week for around 45 minutes for 1.5 km and these MP3 player makes it much more enjoyable. There are two main tricks to ensure water doesn't go in during your swim: 1. choose the correct size earbuds, the default ones were too small for me, I had to try 3 different ones before I find the right fit for my ears. 2. Ensure buds are fully inserted inside your earl

I got water inside the earphones the first couple of times and trying to get it out at the pool is a nightmare. You have to spend a while before getting the water out. I haven't experienced this issue once I chose the correct earbuds.

The battery life is great and there are quite easy to manage at the pool. Do not believe the negative reviews, I think people are not using them properly.

Overall, they are the best piece of quit I ever bought for a very reasonable price. If you swim regularly, this MP3 is an absolute must!!!!
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Colour: White Verified Purchase
Great product I love these. Only issues are no case so ear buds keep coming off and having to be re-found and that for some reason I have an album on there that I can't remove which is frustrating. In terms of use though I can't fault them I now use them for all my exercise not just swimming.
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Colour: Black Verified Purchase
Very comfortable and impressive sound quality, although lacking in some bass frequencies, the mid-freq's and hi's are very clear and crisp, with either rock or even trance. In addition, the earbud covers came in handy as I needed the larger ones, especially for swimming.
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Great gadget. I use it when cleaning my clients houses. Easy to use. Would recommend
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Excellent product
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Great. 2 Years lifetime than dead
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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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