Sony W-Series Walkman Wireless Headphones and Wearable MP3 Player

 

The W-Series Walkman is a cordless one piece MP3 player that is built into your headphones making the entire system wireless without any headset cords to get tangled up during exercise. Bonus – you also do not need to CARRY or wear any other music player as the device is literally within the headset Hooray!

This is definitely NOT the cassette/radio Walkman I remember coveting when I received it for Christmas back in the 1980′s that was heavy with big cords that connected to giant earphones.  We’re living in the future friends and this super lightweight MP3 play is literally built into your lightweight headset.

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The price is right too and this Sony W3 Walkman is available in-store and online at Walmart for $69.99

Check out me wearing the walkman below. See the ear buds in my ear and the cord that connects the earpieces wraps around the back of my neck under my ponytail.

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The walkman also includes Small, Medium, and Large nubs for your ear buds to insure you will get just the right fit.
For those interested in getting more serious with their running, what is very cool is that Olympian Meb Keflezighi shares excellent running tips and a beginners’ training program pre-installed on your headset. He also gives a recommended playlist which is FUN too.
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I profess that despite being a serious runner, I’m not a fan of wearing or listening to any music when out on the roads. I think it’s a safety hazard and distraction so ever since I was young, listening to music on my runs is NOT something I ever do. I really just enjoy my workout and the time with my thoughts when on an outdoor run, so I never miss having music when I’m exercising.
I know that music and the right play list for people is a big motivator. I get that I’m not the norm! However, when I’m indoors running on a treadmill I too love having music or a TV show for entertainment purposes. since I don’t have any scenery passing me by. And last year when I ran the 1/2 marathon, I found the music along the course being played by the race coordinators inspirational and thrilling. It was a GIANT motivator when I was hurting.
So for those of you who like your own headset, this Sony W-series really does rock with a 3-minute quick charge for 60 minutes of play time and has 2 GB for your tunes. 
I wore it for part of my run on our treadmill to test it out – it is waterproof and stayed on my head great. For those of you working out at a gym – this will be the perfect way to listen to your playlist. You can skip songs, shuffle music, or go to new playlists with the click of a teeny tiny button on your headset. And once you get a feel for this, it will be easy to do.
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 But personally for me long term, I still opt for no headset -that’s just my style. It’s just not part of the running routine I’ve had for years. And I confess I’m too lazy to create my own playlists! I run on a treadmill in the winter at home and  opt for Pandora playing on our stereo system which requires zero headphones  and is an instant playlist for me – that is different for EVERY run which I love.
I also  use the TV that we have connected to our treadmill and I stream my favorite shows over our Apple TV.  You can see Kenzie working out on our treadmill the other day – like mother like daughter! She wanted to test it out when she saw me start running indoors for winter!
More W-Series Walkman features:
• One-piece wearable music player for wire-free workouts
• Water-resistant3 design holds up during intense workouts
• Drag & drop from iTunes® (PC) or Windows® Media Player
• Compact design with 2 GB internal memory2
• 3-min quick charge = up to 60-min of battery life1
• Easy navigation of songs & folders
• Enjoy playlist compatibility (PC) and shuffle mode
• Crystal clear sound and deep bass
• ZAPPIN™ search plays about 4 or 15-second music clips
• USB cable, holder and S/M/L ear-buds included

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with the Walmart Moms. As always, all thoughts and opinons are my own.

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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