Friday May 24, 2013So many of you may have seen this pic a while back on my Instagram account. I had received a different version of this Walkman as a Klout perk. I had a few issues with it & reached out to a Sony Instagram contact. He w...
Friday May 24, 2013So many of you may have seen this pic a while back on my Instagram account. I had received a different version of this Walkman as a Klout perk. I had a few issues with it & reached out to a Sony Instagram contact. He was kind enough to check into this for me AND get a newer waterproof version sent to me to test & review!!! THANK YOU SONY!!!!So first some pictures to show you:Packaging was nice & when I opened it up, all the info I needed was right there INCLUDING a "Watch this Video First" sheet to make sure I got the best use of this product! Click on the link.LOVED that each earbud size had a different color inside. Makes it easy! My crazy hair after the workout - you can see them in my ears.See how small - fits in the palm of my hand, yet very easy for not techy me to use the controls!SO - THE VERDICT: I LOVE THESE!!!!! 1. I am a MAJOR sweat hog & these did not fail me! They stayed in with all my excessive sweating! 2. I did HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) & my own special intervals in them. I run mostly on the treadmill in the gym. I warm up & then do bursts of anywhere from 8.0 speed to 9.5 speed... I think that is like a 6.5 to 8 minute mile or something like that. Because I am not a runner, I really don't check that too often - I don't care - I just want to challenge myself. I also do hill jogging, high hill walking, StepMill & Ellipticall. They worked great for all but I am guessing that most of you might be interested in the running part. 3. I wore them for weight training. In the past, I have not liked the behind the neck band for weights because when you lie down on a bench, the hard style neck bands would push the walkman off. This flexible band did not fail either - LOVED!4. The sounds was good to me. Hey, I am not sound expert so if you are, you are just going to have to try them yourself OR READ this review. 5. NO WIRES - enough said!6. It says you can swim in them - NO OCEAN OR SALTWATER though! You can go in water up to 2 meters or 6 feet. I am not a swim person but the previous linked article said this: "You
can actually go 2m under water with the headphones although the sound quality
isn't great when submerged. What that waterproofing means in reality, is that
you can keep running in the rain, or listen to music in the shower without any
worry."7. Per the video, you get up to 60 minutes playback with a 3 minute charge OR 8 hours on a full charge. I tend to do full charge so... I was OK. Again THIS ARTICLE had good things to say about the charge. You can also see the ease of use for the charging dock too - a better pic than mine so I am sending you there. 8. I had no trouble with using the controls for sound, changing songs, pausing etc. For not so techy me - A BIG DEAL! Also, I LOVE that they have a lock button so you do not accidentally turn the player on while it is in your bag & run down the charge!I really had no negatives for this walkman! For those that use running apps, I will quote the article on that: "As a solo device, there aren't really
many negatives to put you off. If, on the other hand, you are someone who uses
a running app on your phone while you run, or you're already carrying an MP3
player with you then, for extra cash, it doesn't seem worth the hassle."Something to keep in mind: DO WATCH THE VIDEO!!!! This will help you get the best fit possible so you will not have any issues while you exercise or run.Has anyone used an item like this before? Did you like it? Do you think this is something that you would try?FTC: I received this item at no charge but all opinions are my own!!!