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Train in any terrain with the new WS620 Series waterproof Walkman® using Bluetooth® Wireless technology

Press release   •   Apr 25, 2017 09:00 BST

  • Built to endureextreme outdoor conditions; from hiking snow topped mountains to swimming in the ocean
  • Enhanced ergonomic design, slim and lightweight for maximum stability and comfort
  • Seamless connectivity to your smartphone with Bluetooth® and NFC™ one-touch pairing
  • Ambient Sound mode to keep in touch with your surroundings

The new waterproof and dustproof WS620 Series Walkman® from Sony lets you focus on the exercise you love, whether that’s in water or on land. Now with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, this tough all-in-one wireless MP3 Player is perfect for longer and more intense workouts.

Wear in all seasons; rain, shine, snow or sea

The WS620 Series includes the NW-WS623 (4GB) and NW-WS625 (16GB), two impressive sports wireless Walkman®’s that are built to withstand the conditions you train best in. Suitable for temperatures ranging from -5 to 45 degrees and dustproof to an IP6X rating to it can withstand small particles, this Walkman® Series is the perfect companion for beach workouts. Or if you fancy a refreshing swim on a hot day, both models are waterproof[1] and can be submerged up to 2 metres underwater for 30 minutes, whether you’re in the pool or in the sea[2].

Built for speed, intensity and endurance

You can also ensure a comfortable fit as they are ergonomically designed to be smaller, slimmer and lighter[3] and at 35% smaller than the WS610 Series. Available in black, blue, lime yellow or grayish white[4], the improved fit means it will stay in place no matter what moves you are making.

Pave your way to success on the pavement

For the first time in a waterproof Walkman®, Sony brings its unique noise control technology called Ambient Sound mode that lets you take in external sounds when you want, for a better outdoor workout.

Train for hours wherever you are with the WS620 Series, simple one touch Ambient Sound mode allows you to listen clearly to sounds outside of your music, meaning you can listen to the birds around you on endurance cycling sessions without removing your device and lets you to talk to your workout buddy or trainer without skipping a beat.

Get up, get ready and go

Quick Charge means that you can plug in your Walkman® for just 3 minutes and be ready for a steady 60 minute workout[5]. Or fully charge for up to 12 hours[6] of your favourite music on the go.

Simplicity at its finest

Simply connect your Walkman® to your computer, drag & drop the files you want to hear, and head out the door - ready to conquer the world with the best beats in your ears, but no extra devices to weigh you down. Alternatively, simply connect your phone with Bluetooth® and NFC one-touch connectivity and stream your favourite workout playlist from the phone that you just can’t train without.

Both models will be available from June, with RRP pricing as follows:

WS623 £110 / €129 RRP

WS625 £150/€150 RRP

Model name NW-WS623/WS625
Internal memory NW-WS623 4GB NW-WS625 16GB
Available colours NW-WS623 Blue, Black, Lime Yellow, Grayish White
NW-WS625 Black
Compatible audio formats MP3; WMA (Non-DRM); AAC (Non-DRM); FLAC; Linear PCM
Water resistance IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent
Bluetooth® YES
Microphone YES
Sound effects Dynamic Normalizer
Music playback time 12 Hours(MP3 128kbps, Ambient Sound Mode Off) 10 Hours(Linear PCM 1411kbps, Ambient Sound Mode Off) 4 Hours(Bluetooth Playback, Ambient Sound Mode Off)
Charging Time Approx. 1.5 hours
Quick charge Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback
Mass Approx. 32g
Attachments Remote Commander (NW-WS625 only) / USB Cradle / USB Cable / Earbuds (1 set) / Swimming Earbuds (1 set)/Adjustment band / Startup Guide

[1]IPX5/8 rating, must be washed after use

[2] Bluetooth® Wireless Technology not available when WS623 Walkman® is used underwater. Separate ear buds are also needed for use underwater and both are available in S/M/L/LL

[3]10% smaller than WS410 Series

[4] WS625 available in black and also available with Remote Control (only WS625)

[5]Based on MP3 playback at 128kbps

[6]12 hours of battery with Bluetooth® off, 4 hours with Bluetooth® on

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