Full Specifications & Features

NWZ-WS610 Series

Size & Weight

37 g


Battery Life - Continuous Playback Music
8 hours
Charging Time (full charge)
1.5 hours
Charging Time (Quick Charge)
3 minutes (60 minutes of use)

Storage Media

Memory Size

Playback & display

Dynamic Normaliser
Clear Bass
Drag and Drop
Linear PCM
Sound Effects
Clear Bass, Clear Phase, Dynamic Normalizer, Equaliser (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

Colour Options


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


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Waterproof design for swimming 

Take the plunge with your favourite tracks. This Walkman® is waterproof* down to 2 metres, 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 2m for up to 30 minutes. The swimming earbuds must be used for the waterproof design to function correctly.. 

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A Walkman with 16GB storage*

Before you hit the courts or the pool, preload your favourite tracks, albums, and workout playlists onto a built-in Walkman. With up to 16GB of built-in storage* – that’s enough space for up to 4000 MP3s – you’ll never be short of tunes, even when powering through the longest workout. * Storage capacity varies dependent on region.

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One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up 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

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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 favourite content – including movies, pictures, and music – from your smartphone or tablet to a compatible device. * Bluetooth® function does not work when immersed in water

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A splashproof remote for all-weather exercise 

Stay in control, whatever the weather, with a handy splashpoof 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Easy transfers with a supplied dock 

Freshen up your workout mix. The Walkman utilises 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 favourite songs. 

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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.

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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 optimising sound levels for underwater listening. 

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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. 

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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 favourite tracks, music apps, and more. 

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Quick charge and go

There’s no hanging round. A 3 minute power up gives 60 minutes of listening time: pop it on while you change into your kit.

Rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours’ 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.

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Clear Phase for balanced, natural sound

Enhance the sound of your favourite 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.