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- Cordless, one-piece wearable sports music player
- Waterproof design for swimming, water sports & workouts
- 3-min quick charge = up to 60-min of battery life
- Drag & drop from iTunes or Windows Media Player
- Compact design with 4 GB internal memory
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- Brand Name: Sony
- Model Number: NWZW273BLUE
- Digital Storage Capacity: 4 GB
- Color: Blue
- Battery Average Life: 7 Hours
From the Manufacturer
Sony Waterproof Sports MP3 Player
Music for the Way You Move
Workout, run and swim with the wire-free, one-piece music player you can wear with total freedom. The waterproof design keeps moisture out while you hear true-to-life sound with deep bass. Power up on a 3-minute quick charge for up to 60 minutes of play back and enjoy drag and drop ease with iTunes or Windows Media Player. It’s that free and easy.
Music to Match Your Pace
Find the perfect music for the moment using the ZAPPIN search feature, allowing you to easily navigate through your song collection by playing back main melodies.
Create your favorite playlists in iTunes for Windows or Windows Media Player and drag them to the Walkman player. Use shuffle mode to mix it up.
What's In the Box
- Earbuds (Size S/M/L)
- USB Cradle
- Adjustment band
- Quick Start Guide
- Notes on Water Resistant Specifications
Wearable and Wire-free
This one-piece music player’s unique design is lightweight, ideal for sports and active lifestyles. It allows you to be wire-free, hands-free, and without distraction whether you’re working out at the gym, playing outdoors or even swimming.
Waterproof to 2M
The NWZ-W273 series design is waterproof up to 2 meters depth. That means you can swim with it. To ensure a good fit before swimming see enclosed details. Do not use in salt water as it has corrosive effects.
Ready in 3 Minutes
You’ll love the Quick Charge Battery. Use the included USB dock, to get up to 60 minutes of use on just 3 minutes of charge. With an impressive total battery life of up to 8 hours on a full charge, the NWZW273 is ready when you are.
With a Sports Fitness Walkman MP3 player, you are never tied to just one music service. Create your favorite playlists in iTunes or Windows Media Player and drag them to the NWZW273 player. Use shuffle mode to mix it up. Multi-format playback also lets you play MP3, WMA, AAC, or L-PCM music files; now that's freedom.
Find Your Favorite Songs on the Run
The NWZW273 is compact in size but can store hours of music thanks to the internal 4GB memory. Searching through your music is simple with the multifunction playback buttons. A quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes folders while in all play mode. In playlist mode a quick tap changes songs and a tap and hold changes the playlist.
Let the Music Keep You Focused
Whether training and want to stay pumped up during your work out or concentrating on your core, listening to the NWZW273 with Clear Audio Technologies will deliver rich sound you’ve come to expect from Sony.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can the W Series Sports Walkman stay submerged?
The W Series Sports Walkman can stay continuously submerged at a depth of up to 2m (6.6 feet).
Will the W Series Sports Walkman work in salt water?
No, the W Series Sports Walkman is fully functional in freshwater, but is not recommended for salt water usage.
How much music does this hold?
Approximately 900 songs (128kbps). 1 song = approximately 4 minutes.
What does the product include?
Everything you need is in the box including USB dock, S/M/L/LL ear-buds and adjustment band included.
1. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
2. 1 GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions.
3. Waterproof certified to the IPX8 standards, submersible up to 2 meters. Salt water is corrosive, do not use in salt water conditions.
Top Customer Reviews
I had an iRiver MP3 player with waterproof case and headphones back in the day. It was quite good until the player finally died. Then I acquired a Creative Zen MP3 player and combined it with an H2OAudio drysac and headphone set that was merely fine, but not good enough since it slapped, waggled and tangled while I was trying to move about. Kinda took the fun out of pool time, actually. The MP3 player finally corroded to bits because I forgot to remove the battery during the Not Going In season.
This Sony Waterproof Sports player is just right. Most importantly, it stays exactly in place so you don't have to fuss with it while you're working out. (That's been my experience, anyway.) It locks out extraneous sounds, so the volume doesn't need to be pushed. And it's comfortably unobtrusive.
Although it arrived with additional ear caps to fit most any size ears, the ones already installed fit me right out of the box. Charged it via the small docking platform with USB connection. Easily synched my favorite playlist from Windows Media Player. Enjoyed an hour exercising (underwater, too) in the pool with music to keep me company. Again and again!
I love this thing. One must make sure the device is completely dry before returning the player to the charging dock, that's the only "pay attention" consideration.
By the way, I took one star off because besides producing electronics, Sony is also a media company and I was extra-special annoyed to find that they had pre-installed several songs to the player.Read more ›
CONS: Excruciatingly poor/non-existent audio quality in the water, awkward fitting, gets in the way of swim gear (cap/goggles), price is a tad high, especially when factoring in that it barely works in the pool.
I was excited to read about this product's introduction at CES 2013 and anxiously awaited for it to arrive on Amazon. Let me first say that I consider myself to be an intermediate swimmer; in the pool 3-5 times a week, working a variety of different routines and distances. I have never tried underwater headphones before, primarily because they are all either A) too expensive or B) poorly reviewed. However, the price point, 4GB's worth of music space, and Sony branding appealed to me enough to take the plunge with this 'Waterproof' Walkman.
Out of the box, these headphones seem impressively minimal -- a charging 'dock' that connects the walkman to your computer for simple USB drag-and-drop is the only periphery aside from the headphones. You cannot connect the MP3 player to your computer in any other way, and this was OK with me.
Dry-land sound was bearable -- nothing remotely earth shattering -- but I figured if the audio was even half as decently replicated while in the pool it would be worth the investment. Unfortunately, on my first push off the wall underwater the headphones lost volume completely (even at the loudest volume setting) and it sounded like Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" was being whispered into my ear by a gnat ... or something. Utterly frustrating. I took the headphones off and tried to dry them off on the pool deck. Also tried drying out my ears. No dice.Read more ›
I hate wires. Especially when it's a claustrophobic tether that's connected from your pants pocket to your ears. I dealt with streaming music via bluetooth for a while and got sick and tired of the streaming performance, from my phone and headsets. So, in the process of shopping around, I stumbled upon this little gem. The thought of having such a compact player, without dealing with the annoyances of A2DP!
There is only one problem with the device, and I thought it was because my head was oddly shaped, or something. But, when I tested it with a friend, and two co workers, they agreed. The wire that connects the two, is too short. When you place it in your ear, and loop it behind your head, it is uncomfortable. It's a matter of preference, of course. I found it extremely uncomfortable, and my friend said that it was annoying, but tolerable. It stands to reason that Sony made it snug, because this is marketed towards swimmers. In fact, it comes with a rubber support to make it fit tighter, by the occipital bone, on the back of your head.
But, the solution was simple. I just reversed it. Now the arched loop that's supposed to go above the ear, curves outward, and it gives you all the room in the world to breathe. In fact, I find the controls are easier to press, when they're on top, not below, so reversing it was best.
The sound quality is very decent. I'm a perfectionist, but a realist. The sound is not SUPER CRISP. But, considering the compact design, it is outstanding! The bass response is very good, and the multiple ear bud sizes provided really seal in the sound, and let you enjoy it, in sound proof bliss.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great headsets, I'm still using these to this day on july/2016
sometimes it doesn't charge right. Read more
TL;DR - Bought 2. Both were so quiet, I couldn't hear the words of my music. Avoid.
I purchased 2 separate pairs of these headphones for swimming. Read more
Great! Sound quality is great, noise cancelation is also great.Published 26 days ago by Dusty Nettik
This is the second one I purchased. A year ago I bought an NWZW273S, and the volume broke after a couple of weeks--I suspect water got into the unit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ProfessorF
I bought this in Feb/2014. 2.5 years later, It stopped working. The songs will jump by itself, it will not charge and sometimes not even turn on. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thiago Pinheiro da Silva
works great, in the water 5 days a week, had it for almost 9 months w no problems. Haven't pushed the charge over 2 1/2 hours. The only drawback is the volume. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dowhatsright
Massive disappointment. Uncomfortable, they let water in and terrible sound. I tried this product 3 times before I sent them back. My wife tried them as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer