13 June 2017
Sony has introduced 2 models under its Walkman NW-WS20 series, these include NW-WS623 and NW-WS625. Both have been made to target the outdoorsy and those who do rough usage. The NW-WS623 offers 4GB inbuilt storage, while the NW-WS625 provides the 16GB internal storage. The former comes in many color options - Black, Blue, Lime Yellow, Grayish White, while the latter model only comes in one color option – Black.
Sony claims that both the models provide music playback time of 12 hours on a single charge. They both come with the quick charge technology which is rated to deliver approx.60 minutes of playback with just a 3 minute of charge, though it takes 1.5 hours for the battery to get a full charge.
Both the Sony NW-WS623 and NW-WS625 Walkman series sports Bluetooth and NFC communication for audio streaming. There is also the microphone on both the models. There’s also a new music mode called the Ambient Sound mode. MP3; WMA (Non-DRM); AAC (Non-DRM); FLAC; Linear PCM are some of the compatible audio formats.
Both the Walkmans are waterproof and dustproof (IP65/IP68 certified). So, it’s perfect for the people who are into the fitness and sports activities. Sony says that both of these models can withstand extreme weather and physical conditions like "hiking snow topped mountains to swimming in the ocean." They can resist water up to 2 meters for 30 minutes.
Sony’s new WS620 series also shows endurance to temperatures ranging from -5 to 45 degree Celsius.
Sony NW-WS623 and the NW-WS625 Bluetooth wearable walkmans have been listed online at $148 (roughly Rs. 9,490) and $198 (roughly Rs. 12,700). They will be available from June this year.
Sony is also offering special swimming earbuds for both the models, that one can wear them while swimming.