Sony Announces NW-S200 Series Sports MP3 Walkman

Sony has officially announced the Walkman NW-S200 Series Sports MP3 Player. The Walkman NW-S200 Series Sports MP3 Players are compact and lightweight, yet packed with unique features. These include a durable, water-resistant body; various playback options including Music Pacer and Shuffle Shake functions, FM tuner and integral sports counters.

In a seamless aluminium chassis, the NW-E200 Series can withstand water splashes from wet hands, perspiration or outdoor use, even in wet or snowy weather conditions. Its uninspired design comes in silver, pink or black. The Walkman NW-S200 sports MP3 player features in-built product intelligence to support its sports counter functions. Via an integral gravity sensor and simple-to-use graphical user interface, real-time calorie usage, distance travelled, steps taken and running time can be monitored, eliminating the need to carry a separate pedometer or stop-watch whilst exercising.

Users can also set personal targets for each exercise session so that the music stops after a specific time period has lapsed, calories expended or distance has been travelled. All functions are operated via a simple jog dial shuttle for ease of use whilst the user is on the move. A number of intelligent sound and playback features enhance the listening experience, whatever the user is doing. The “Music Pacer” feature can be activated to automatically detect the user’s pace of step and change the music accordingly from pre-made playlists.

The NW-S200 Series features a dynamic normaliser that can be activated to minimise the difference in volume level between each song for comfortable playback, whilst preset sound equaliser functions can be adjusted between different genres of music to maximise the quality of sound. The user can also alternate quickly and easily between shuffle and normal playback modes by shaking the Walkman NW-S200 three times.

Sony’s new speed charge feature provides three hours of continuous music playback time after a three minute charge, and becomes fully charged after forty five minutes providing eighteen hours of continuous playback with the power save setting activated. The Walkman NW-S200 Sports MP3 Player comes with earphones and an armband for sports use, whilst an optional metallic chain neckstrap is also available for purchase.

All major codecs are supported including MP3, Atrac, and non-DRM WMA and AAC files. Music can be ripped from the user’s CD collection via SonicStage or purchased online.

• Water-resistant aluminium body for active lifestyles
• Ugly “stick & ring” design
• Unique combination of integral G-sensor and sports functions (footstep, distance & calorie counters and stop-watch)
• Music Pacer
• Multi-codec compatibility
• Shuffle Shake

The Walkman NW-S200 series will be available throughout Europe next month.

Author: FutureMusic

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