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12 June 2017
Sony introduces WS623 sports Walkman® A perfect treat for sports enthusiastsSony introduces WS623 sports Walkman® A perfect treat for sports enthusiasts
  • Water and Dust Resistant (IP65/68) for extreme outdoor conditions and sporting activity
  • Lasting comfort with ergonomic, slim and light design
  • Ambient Sound Mode Player with lasting power
  • Freedom to stream with one touch connectivity with Bluetooth and NFC
  • Lasting power with 3 minute quick charge for 60 minutes playback

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New Delhi, 08 June 2017: 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

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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 waterproof1, allowing one to swim to a depth of 2 meters with up to 30 minutes of submerged time. Also dustproof2, it can withstand small particles – making it ideal for any sand based activity or a run along the beach. It also comes with standard earbuds3 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

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With improved wearing comfort, the WS623 Walkman® features an ergonomic, slim and light design4 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

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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

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Equipped with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology5, 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 life6 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.

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Stay connected always
With Bluetooth connectivity and built in Mic one never misses any calls even in the midst of workout session.

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WS623 Walkman® will be available in all Sony Center and electronic stores across India.

Product

MRP

Availability

WS623 Walkman®

Rs. 8,990

15 June, 2017

Specification Sheet

Model Name

NW-WS623 Walkman®

NW-WS413 Walkman®

MRP

Rs. 8,990

Rs. 6,990

Internal Memory

4GB

4GB

Available Colours

Black

Black, Ivory

Wireless Capabilities

Bluetooth® / NFC™

No

Ambient Sound Mode

Yes

Yes

Compatible Formats

MP3 / WMA / Linear PCM / AAC / FLAC

MP3 / WMA / Linear PCM / AAC / FLAC

Water Resistance

IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent7

 

IP65/IP68 (IEC 60529) or equivalent8

Dustproofing

Sound Effects

Dynamic Normalizer

Dynamic Normalizer

Music Playback Time

Approx. 12 hours9 / 4 hours10

Approx. 10 hours11 / 4 hours12

Charging Time

Approx. 1.5 hours

Approx. 1.5 hours

Quick Charge

Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback13

Approx. 3 minutes charge enables up to approx. 60 minutes playback.

Operating Temperature

-5°C to 45°C

-5°C to 45°C

Mass

Approx. 32g

Approx. 32g

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)

Earbuds (4 sets: S/M/L/LL)
Waterproof Earbuds (4 set: S/M/L/LL)
USB Cradle (1), USB Cable (1)
Adjustment band (1)

1. IP68 rating, and must be washed after every use in pool or sea water.
2. IP65 rated dustproof
3. Both standard earbuds and waterproof earbuds are provided in Sizes S/M/L/LL.  
4. 10% smaller than the WS410 Series and 35% smaller than the WS610 Series
5. Bluetooth® Wireless Technology not available when WS623 Walkman® is used underwater.
6. MP3 (128kbps) Ambient Sound mode off
7. With waterproof earbuds attached.
8. With waterproof earbuds attached.
9. MP3 128kbps, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
10. Bluetooth Playback, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
11. MP3 128kbps, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
11. Linear PCM 1411kbps Playback, when Ambient Sound Mode OFF.
12. MP3 128kbps.

   
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