Sony brings you music without limits with the new WS623 Sports Walkman®
Built to endure extreme outdoor conditions and sporting activity
Enhanced ergonomic design, slim and lightweight for maximum stability and comfort
Seamless connectivity to your smartphone with Bluetooth® technology and NFC™ one-touch pairing
Keeps you in touch with your surroundings with the Ambient Sound mode
Sydney, 26 April 2017 – Keep the music going on any terrain with the all-new waterproof and dustproof wearable WS623 Walkman®, now 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.
With improved wearing comfort, the WS623 Walkman® features an ergonomic, slim and light design that stays in place no matter the movement. Newly equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, you now have the option of streaming music from your smartphone using the convenient Near-field Communication (NFC) one-touch pairing, or simply store up to 4GB of audio within.
Love the sea? The WS623 Walkman® is salt waterproof, allowing you to swim to a depth of two metres with up to 30 minutes of submerged time. Also dustproof, it can withstand small particles – making it perfect 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 optimise 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.
Stay in touch with your surroundings by enabling Ambient Sound Mode, utilising nifty in-built microphones to pick up external voices and sounds in the surrounding environment – allowing you to communicate with your workout buddy or trainer without skipping a beat. A quick charge feature gives a full 60 minutes of audio time with just a three-minute power-up, while a full charge will provide 12 hours of battery life.
Pricing and availability
The WS623 Walkman® will be available will be available in Australia in June for SRP $199.
|Model Name||NW-WS623 Walkman®|
|Available Colours||Black (4GB)|
|Wireless Capabilities||Bluetooth® / NFC™|
|Ambient Sound Mode||Yes|
|Compatible Formats||MP3 / WMA / Linear PCM / AAC / FLAC|
|Water Resistance||IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent|
|Sound Effects||Dynamic Normaliser|
|Music Playback Time||Approx. 12 hours / 4 hours|
|Charging Time||Approx. 1.5 hours|
|Quick Charge||Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback|
|Operating Temperature||-5°C to 45°C|
|Accessories||Earbuds (4 sets: S/M/L/LL)
Waterproof Earbuds (4 set: S/M/L/LL)
USB Cradle (1), USB Cable (1)
Adjustment band (1)
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 10% smaller than the WS410 Series and 35% smaller than the WS610 Series
 Bluetooth® Wireless Technology not available when WS623 Walkman® is used underwater.
 IPX5/IPX8 rating, and must be washed after every use in pool or sea water.
 IP6X-rated dustproof.
 Both standard earbuds and waterproof earbuds are provided in Sizes S/M/L/LL.
 MP3 (128kbps) Ambient Sound mode off
 With waterproof earbuds attached.
 MP3 128kbps, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
 Bluetooth Playback, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
 MP3 128kbps.