Sony has launched its new WS623 Walkman in India at Rs. 8,990. The company says that the device is built to endure extreme outdoor conditions. The device is IP65/IP68 certified and is salt water proof. It allows users to swim up to a depth of two meters with up to 30 minutes of submerged time. The wireless Bluetooth device also comes with NFC for pairing with devices. Further, the company claims that the Sony WS623 Walkman offers 12 hours of battery life and can offer 60 minutes of playback with a three minute charge.
Read the complete press release below
Catering to the Walkman® loyalist audience, Sony India today launched the new WS623 Walkman® with Bluetooth Wireless Technology. Built to endure extreme outdoor conditions or any sporting activity, the wearable Walkman® is the ultimate sports companion that brings you music without limits. This new addition in the Walkman® series addresses the requirements of a unique set of consumers- the sports fanatics with its comprehensive features.
Water and Dust Resistant (IP65/68) for extreme outdoor conditions and sporting activity
Engineered to endure extreme outdoor conditions or any sporting activity, the wearable Walkman® is a perfect match for sports enthusiasts. The sports Walkman® has the ability to perform in the toughest elements and provide unmatched audio performance. WS623 Walkman® is salt waterproof, allowing one to swim to a depth of 2 meters with up to 30 minutes of submerged time. Also dustproof, it can withstand small particles – making it ideal for any sand based activity or a run along the beach. It also comes with standard earbuds and specially designed waterproof earbuds that are covered with a thin film to prevent water damage to the Walkman® and optimize sound levels for underwater listening. Together with a temperature feature, the Walkman® can endure extreme temperatures from -5°C to 45°C, making it ideal for a hike or climb.
Lasting comfort with ergonomic, slim and light design
With improved wearing comfort, the WS623 Walkman® features an ergonomic, slim and light design that stays in place no matter the movement. Weighing at just 32gms the WS623 is a hassle free option for the sports lovers.
Ambient Sound Mode Player with lasting power
By enabling the Ambient Sound Mode, one can stay in touch with the surroundings and utilize nifty in-built microphones to pick up external voices and sounds in the surrounding environment – allowing to communicate with the workout buddy or trainer without skipping a beat.
Freedom to stream with one touch connectivity with Bluetooth and NFC
Equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, one has the option of streaming music from the smartphone using the convenient Near-field Communication (NFC) one-touch pairing, or simply store up to 4GB of audio within.
Lasting power with 3 minute quick charge for 60 minutes playback
Consumers can enjoy a 12 hour battery life with the WS623. The Walkman® is also efficient during time shortage situations, with a three minute power up giving a full 60 minutes of listening time.
Stay connected always
With Bluetooth connectivity and built in Mic one never misses any calls even in the midst of workout session.
WS623 Walkman® will be available in all Sony Center and electronic stores across India.