We Try It: Sony Fitness Walkman

I have a confession to make. If I had my way, I’d still be using my pink Panasonic boom box from 1986. Unlike me, Sony has stayed with the times and now offers a Walkman that plays digital music. Think of it as a 2013 version of those bright yellow cassette players they used to make. Music goes along with exercise like peanut butter and chocolate. And because I like peanut butter and chocolate, I make it a point to exercise. Right now, I tend to read when I’m on the treadmill, and only walk outside when I’m walking with friends. But there are times where I do want music when I walk- and that’s where the Sony Fitness Walkman comes in.

Sony Fitness Walkman headset
This is not your middle school Walkman.

The Sony Fitness Walkman is an MP3 player and ear buds all in one. The whole thing fits in the palm of your hand. You can download music onto it by connecting it via USB to your computer, and dropping and dragging music onto it. I’ve read reviews where the user feels this is already out dated- why can’t it just sync with blue tooth from the cloud? Personally, it’s fine by me. The device also charges via USB, and after being fully charged, it lasts for hours.

On my actual walks, the device stays in my ears and is comfortable to wear. Once I learn where all of the little buttons are (they are so tiny), I’m sure I’ll be able to operate it with out missing a step. Right now, it still takes me a minute to take it off, find the volume button and then put it back on my head.

If you’re looking for a headset style MP3 player, check out the Sony Fitness Walkman. It’s simple, easy to use, and gets helps to get the workout DONE.

Disclaimer: I was sent a Sony Fitness Walkman for free, and was under no obligation to write a review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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