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Sony sporting S2 Sports Walkman

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Gym rats, rejoice! Sony is aiming for the fit set with its latest flash-based S2 Sports Walkman, which will pound out a knee-killing, ligament-pulling workout beat while displaying how many steps you’ve taken, distance traveled, calories burned, etc. The only thing the bloody device won’t warn you of is your impending coronary.

In fact, the S2 is for pretty serious gym freaks, as it will record the stats not only of your present sweat session, but also from your last seven workouts. Sony calls this “Music Pacer.”

Of course the company’s addled addiction to ATRAC remains and, yuck, the S2 even has SonicStage. But you can also play AAC, MP3 and WMA files and you get a decent-ish OEL screen, plus the device doesn’t look like it’ll be too hard to grip by sweaty and tremulous hands. The FM tuner can even dial into the TV programs playing at your gym.

The 1GB NW-S203F will cost around $120, and the 2GB NW-S205F will work out at $150 when the players become available at http://www.sonystyle.com in September.

(Via Sony)

Yoshi’s take: I know Sony wants me to be impressed with these, but the only thing I can think is that they look like next-generation TIE fighters. Shows you how much I make it to the gym.

12:34 AM Paul Kallender • Permalink
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