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Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio - SRF-M85W

Abt Model: SRFM85W | UPC Code: 027242733589
Slim And Lightweight/ AM/FM/Weather Digital Tuner/ LED Display Angle And Ergonomic Controls/ 25 Station Preset Memory/ Mega Bass Sound System/ Stopwatch, Split And Pitch Timer/ Sports Headphone And Belt Clip Included
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Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Stereo Armband Radio, Model SRFM85W

This lightweight and sleek SRF-M85W S2 Sports® Walkman® digital stereo armband radio is just what you need to add a serious soundtrack to your exercise routine. The convenient LED display is positioned at the perfect angle for easy glancing during rigorous activity. And featuring an innovative stop watch that lets you record split times, it makes a perfect companion while jogging or competing in any activity where time is a factor. You'll also enjoy the Mega Bass® Sound System that pumps thrilling sound to the supplied vertical-type sports headphones.

Key Features:

  • Slim & Lightweight S2 Sports® Digital Tuner
  • AM/FM/Weather Armband Radio
  • Convenient LED Display Angle and Ergonomic controls
  • Stopwatch, Split & Pitch Timer
  • Sports Headphone, Armband and Belt Clip Supplied

Features:

  • Weather/FM/AM Stereo Arm Band Radio
    lets you listen up-to-the-minute weather from your local Weather Band broadcasts.
  • Single "AAA" Battery Operation
    provides hours of listening, and helps to make the Walkman® unit compact and inexpensive to use.
  • Convenient LED Display Angle & Easy-to-Use Up/Down Controls for Preset Tuning
    is designed for information to be easily read at a glance while “on the run”.
  • 25 Station Preset Memory (15FM/5AM/5WB)
    uses electronic settings for easy one-button tuning for your choice of audio from 5 weather bands, 10 FM and 5 AM radio stations.
  • Supplied Armband and Belt Clip, Ideal for Sports
    lets you “wear” your Walkman® player on your arm during activities, keeping your hands free.
  • Stop Watch, Split & Pitch Timer
    with split timer lets you record split times with the press of a button and makes your Walkman® player a valuable companion when jogging, sailing, or for any activity where timing is important.
  • Mega Bass® Sound System
    produces rich, deep bass tones for more powerful overall sound.
  • Sports Headphones Supplied
    are Sony MDR (Micro Dynamic Receiver) vertical type for wide dynamic range and excellent sound.

Specifications:

Audio

  • Antenna System: AM: Built-in Ferrite Bar Antenna; FM: Headphone Cord Antenna
  • DX Switch: Yes
  • Format(s) Supported: FM/AM Radio
  • Frequency Range: AM: 530-1710kHz; FM: 87.5-108MHz; Weather Band: Ch. 1-7
  • Sound Enhancer: Mega Bass® Sound System
  • Station Preset(s): 25 (5 AM, 15 FM, 5 WB)
  • Tuner Type: Digital

Capability

  • Clock: Yes
  • Radio: AM, FM, Weather

Convenience

  • Menu Options: Yes
  • Portability: Armband, Belt Clip

Display

  • Technology: LED

General

  • Design: Sports, Slim

Inputs and Outputs

  • Headphone Output(s): 1 (stereo mini jack)

Operating Conditions

  • Water Resistance: Yes

Power

  • Battery Indicator: Yes
  • Battery Life (Approx.): Up to 36 Hours (AM reception with Sony Alkaline Batteries, up to 27 hours FM, TV and Weather Band)
  • Output Power: 5 mW + 5 mW (@16 ohms)
  • Power Requirements: “AAA” Batteries x 3 (1.5V DC x 2)

Hardware

  • Headphone Type: S2™ Sports Clip Style

Supplied Accessories

  • MDR-W014 Lightweight Sports Stereo Headphones
  • Arm Band with Reflector

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • 90 Days Labor
    • 1 Year Parts

Footnotes:

  1. Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns.
  2. Not to be immersed or come into continuous contact with water.
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PortableYes
iPod DockNo
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio
 
3.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Good sound quality (20)
  • Durable (17)
  • Great reception (14)
  • Long battery life (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (13)
  • Home use (8)
  • Travel (7)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Commuting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (18), Traveler (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I think People forget how AM radios work.

This is a great AM radio. I think people forget how AM radios work. The antenna is internal, and requires constant positioning, to achieve optimal reception. Unless you live in a large...Read complete review

This is a great AM radio. I think people forget how AM radios work. The antenna is internal, and requires constant positioning, to achieve optimal reception. Unless you live in a large city with multiple, high-strength AM stations nearby, you won't be able to strap this to your arm and always have adequate reception. What I do on my walks/jogs is simply hold it in my hand, and by turning the radio in one of three planes, am able to gain optimal reception. Also, there is a local/DX switch, which can affect your reception, either positively, or negatively. Overall, this is a very good, high quality radio. It is not an MP3 player, so don't expect that kind of audio quality. It works very well on FM. No reception problems with that.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Real Disappointment

I like listening to radio when I exercize. So, I was really happy to see this product come on the market. However, it has not lived up at all the high quality I...Read complete review

I like listening to radio when I exercize. So, I was really happy to see this product come on the market. However, it has not lived up at all the high quality I have experienced in Sony products owned previously. THe design is poor. It is a bulky devise - sticking out a good 1.5 inches from your arm. With no protective case available, one has to be careful to keep it from hitting equipment or other objects as one works out. All the controls are on the outward or front facing surfaces, so these are also susceptible to getting hit as well. But the worst part came this week when the device started turning itself off for no reason at increasingly shorter intervals. When that interval got down to a few seconds I just gave up.

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4.0

Armband Radio

By 

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Strap does not hold well

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

    I have owned several of these radios. I usually end up replacing them within a couple years because the Velcro band wears out. You cannot replace just the band, unfortunately.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Arrived on time.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Brothers present he likes it

    By 

    from Clanton AL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

      Good

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      ABT & Sony....awesome!

      By 

      from Georgetown.TX

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use
        • Running

        Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

        Walking everyday!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Does the job

        By 

        from Merrick, NY

        About Me Practical, Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Running

        Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

        If you're an old fogey like me and just want to listen to the radio while jogging and don't download tons of music on to a cell phone, this radio does the trick. Lots of presets, light weight, durable with a good arm band. Programming isn't too bad. Only problem is when you change the battery you lose all the preset stations, which is annoying, particularly since the battery life (one "AAA") isn't that long.

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        • No

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        2.0

        terrible control layout

        By 

        from chicago

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

              Sound for this unit is adequate for this type of radio. Control button layout just stinks. Analog volume control is on an outside corner unprotected - constantly changing. Lockout feature does not work on volume. Power button is on top-always turning off.(should be 3 sec. holddown). Headphone plug-in on top of unit-easy to tangle with hand. I would think SONY could do better.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Beats your expectations!

              By 

              from Grand Rapids , MI.

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Reception
              • Lot Of Fm Stations

              Cons

              • Weather Band Does Not Wor

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

              Pay the extra for shipping it`s not that much and worth the money.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Big Things DO Come In Small Packages

              By 

              from Tucson, Arizona

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use

                Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

                Very Useful, I love the size and sound quality.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Waste of Money

                By 

                from Golden, CO

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Poor Reception
                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

                  I used this two to three times the most during my evening walks and finally gave up. The reception is horrible. I was able to receive 3 channels at most and none of them were what I wanted to listen to. The channels either echoed or I would get two channels on one setting. This one goes into the donation pile. Don't waste your money.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Performs well, but large

                  By 

                  from Northfield, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits arm securely
                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Great Reception

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cycling

                    Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

                    Clearly my own fault for buying sight unseen, but for some reason I thought this would be smaller and lighter than it is. Still, in the three weeks I've used it, it has performed quite well, gives excellent reception for NPR (about all I listen to when cycling), and fits my arm securely. Minor concern: Earpieces will not fit inside a cycling helmet, but then most of us have other options.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    I love this radio, works great!

                    By 

                    from Richmond, VA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Sound Quality
                    • Great Reception
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At the gym

                      Comments about Sony S2 Sports Walkman Digital Armband Radio:

                      i use it at the gym.

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                      • No

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