The Sony W Series 2GB Walkman MP3 Player (White) is designed to hold up to intense workouts and even the elements, in case a sunny day turns to showers before your run is over. Forgot to charge your W Series? Plug it in for three minutes and you'll have up to 60 minutes of use - it's ready to go in less time than it takes you to change into your workout gear. Enjoy up to 8 hours of uninterrupted play when fully charged. Exclusive Sony Clear Audio technologies ensure you'll always enjoy a phenomenal listening experience.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I purchased this to replace the JLab Go I had that the frame broke. I bought it specifically because of its water resistance. I use it at the gym while working out & while sitting in the jacuzzi (I'm not brave enough to take it into the steam sauna). I have used it for up to 3.5 hours at a time with no problems. I had seen some comments elsewhere that the player required a longer micro usb connector than normal but I haven't had any problems using my existing cables. The controls take some time to get used to as you can't see them when you are using the player. I do have a problem with the ear pieces coming out while I am using it. I'm not sure how this could be fixed but it is annoying when it pops out of my right ear. There is one issue I haven't seen mentioned anywhere, when you first start playing music the player announces too loudly "Playing". The volume for announcing what it is doing needs to be dropped a few decibels. Over all I would recommend it if you need an mp3 player to listen to while running in the rain or relaxing in the hot tub.
I got this to replace my JLabs Go that the plastic frame had broken. I like wire instead of the frame, it doesn't look like it will break. I do have a problem with the ear buds coming out of my ears, particularly the right ear. On the plus side it is water resistant, I use it at the gym for my workout and sitting in the the jacuzzi. I haven't been brave enough to take it into the steam sauna. The controls take a little while to get use to but I can't really complain as you can't see the controls when you are using them. Since I listen to podcasts of radio shows at the gym I really can't comment on how long the battery life is. But I do know it lasts for over 3.5 hours at a time (No I'm not working out all that time). Bottom line for workouts, walks & sitting in the hot tub these are great.
The MP3 player fits perfectly fine. I have run under the rain with no problem and even the sound of it is better than the sound of my iphone. Also, the battery life is outstanding and once I wear it I do not feel it until I finish running. Just great!