Full Specifications and Features
Size & Weight
- 1.3 oz
- Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music
- 8 hours
- Charging Time (full charge)
- 1.5 hours
- Charging Time (Quick Charge)
- 3 minutes (60 minutes of use)
- Memory Size
- 4 GB
Playback & display
- Dynamic Normalizer
- Clear Bass
- Drag and Drop
- WMA (Non-DRM)
- WMA (DRM)
- Linear PCM
- Sound Effects
- Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Dynamic normalizer, Equalizer (5 band)
- Audio Playback
- AAC (Non-DRM), Linear PCM, MP3, WMA (Non-DRM)
- Video Playback
- System Requirements
- Mac OS® X (v10.6 or later), Microsoft Windows® 8, Windows Vista® (SP2 or later), Windows® 7 (SP1 or later)
- Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
- USB Connection
- Wireless Capabilities
- Bluetooth®, NFC
What's In The Box
- Swimming earbuds (S, M, L, LL sizes)
- USB dock
- Standard-type earbuds (S, M, L, LL sizes)
- Adjustment band
- Quick Start Guide
- Remote control
- Product holder
Waterproof design for swimming
Take the plunge with your favorite tracks. This Walkman® is waterproof* down to 6.6 feet, so it can handle more than a few splashes. Store your workout playlists on the Walkman, and then listen while you swim or play water sports. *The NWZ-WS610 is not suitable for use in salt water. This model will operate when submerged in water down to depths of 6.6 feet for up to 30 minutes. The swimming earbuds must be used for the waterproof design to function correctly.
A Walkman with 16 GB storage*
Before you hit the courts or the pool, preload your favorite tracks, albums, and workout playlists onto a built-in Walkman. With up to 16 GB of built-in storage*—that's enough space for up to 4,000 MP3s—you'll never be short of tunes, even when powering through the longest workout. *Storage capacity varies by region.
One-touch listening to play instant music
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth® settings. *See compatible devices
Bluetooth® connectivity for easy music streaming
Based on radio waves, Bluetooth® wireless allows you to make a quick, short-range wireless connection that won't be interrupted by objects in the signal path*. Once paired, you're free to stream all of your favorite content—including movies, pictures, and music—from your smartphone or tablet to a compatible device. * Bluetooth® function does not work when immersed in water
A splashproof remote for all-weather exercise
Stay in control, whatever the weather, with a handy splashproof remote*. Simply connect this compact controller to your finger or wristband, and you'll be able to skip tracks and pump up the volume with ease — leaving you free to focus on your workout. *The remote control is splashproof with an IPX 5 rating, not suitable for use in the swimming pool. It cannot be fully submerged in water.
All-in-one design for wire-free workouts
Get a Walkman that's designed to move with you. An all-in-one design lets you focus on your workout, rather than a tangle of wires. This Walkman is built into a headset, with lots of easy and intuitive ways to stay in control. You can skip tracks and adjust the volume with the included remote control, use the SongPal app on your smartphone, or use the controls on the headset itself.
A wrap-around headband for free movement
Enjoy the freedom to move with a secure wrap-around headset. Designed to fit comfortably to your head, this lightweight headset stays in place, so you can run, jump and train harder.
A built-in microphone for hands-free calls
You don’t have to pause your workout to take that important phone call. With a built-in microphone and Bluetooth® connectivity, you can make and answer calls wirelessly from your smartphone.
Easy transfers with a supplied dock
Freshen up your workout mix. The Walkman utilizes a drag-and-drop file transfer system, making it easier to add and remove tracks. Simply place the headset in the supplied USB dock, connect it to your PC or Mac, then begin dragging and dropping your favorite songs.
Switch between music and apps with SoundMix
SoundMix seamlessly mixes your music and apps together, so you won't have to interrupt your workout. Audio playback is automatically paused to deliver app alerts or read texts aloud before mixing your music straight back in — allowing you to stay on top of your workout while keeping up to date with all the latest news, messages, and more.
Standard and waterproof earbuds for versatile listening
Get the best sound for your workout with a choice of standard or waterproof earbuds. Standard earbuds give you a comfortable fit and balanced sound. Hitting the pool? Switch to the waterproof earbuds; a thin film covers each earbud, preventing water damage within the Walkman and optimizing sound levels for underwater listening.
Take charge in the water with built-in controls
When you’re in the pool racking up the laps, you can shuffle tracks, turn up the volume and easily switch between playlists with built-in controls in your Walkman headset.
Unite your music with the Sony | Music Center app
Download Sony | Music Center for your smartphone or tablet and take control of your music collection. Simply connect using Bluetooth and you'll have seamless access to all your favorite tracks, music apps, and more.
Quick charge and go
There's no hanging round. A 3-minute power up gives 60 minutes of listening time: charge it while you change into your kit.
Rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours of playback
Don't lose power halfway through your workout. A built-in Li-ion battery delivers up to 8 hours of playback and is rechargeable via the supplied dock, so you can work out for longer without any interruptions.
Clear Phase for balanced, natural sound
Enhance the sound of your favorite tracks. Unique to Sony, Clear Phase technology automatically adjusts the sound coming from your headphones' speakers to achieve a balanced reproduction of low, mid, and high notes.