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Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio

You Pay: $39.99
Product Highlights
  • Slim Design
  • Weather/AM/FM Bands
  • Included Armband & Belt Clip
  • Single 'AAA' Battery Operation
  • Easy-To-Read LED Display
  • 25 Station Preset Memory
  • Built-In Stop Watch
  • Mega Bass Sound System
  • Supplied Sports Headphones

The Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio is an ideal workout companion. Not just for exercising though, the Armband Radio is perfect for hands-free listening any time of the day, as well as catching local weather broadcasts. Simply slide the radio on your arm with the included armband or attach it to your belt with the belt clip.

The Walkman's Mega Bass Sound System puts out powerful, deep bass to keep you motivated, no matter if you're on the elliptical or washing dishes. There's also an angled LED display that's easy to read and features Up/Down controls for access to the 25 station preset memory.

The SRF-M85 isn't just a radio though; it also does double duty as a stop watch. So you can keep the wrist watch at home. All you need is 1 'AAA' battery and you're ready to rock for hours on end.

Slim Design
This svelte player is a lightweight workout companion that won't wear you down
Weather/FM/AM Stereo Arm Band Radio
Listen to current weather from local weather broadcasts or enjoy your favorite FM or AM stations
Single 'AAA' Battery Operation
Enjoy the Walkman for hours with just 1 'AAA' battery (not included)
Easy-to-Read LED Display
This angled LED display features Up/Down Controls for preset tuning and for readability when working out
25 Station Preset Memory
Convenient one-button tuning of your top 5 weather bands, along with 10 FM and 5 AM radio stations
Stop Watch, Split & Pitch Timer
This Walkman isn't just a radio, it's also a stop watch. Record your exercise routine and leave the watch at home
Mega Bass Sound System
This proprietary sound system provides rich, deep bass reproduction for a more powerful sound
Sports Headphones Included
Sony MDR (Micro Dynamic Receiver) vertical headphones provide a wide dynamic range and excellent sound
Arm Band & Belt Clip
The Walkman comes complete with an arm band and belt clip for hands-free use

Go To

Tuner
Type Digital
Display LED
Frequency Range FM: 87.5-108MHz
AM: 530-1710kHz
Weather Band: Ch. 1-7
CD Playback Format N/A
Presets 25 (5 AM, 15 FM, 5 WB)
Speaker N/A
Power Output 5mW + 5mW (at 16 Ohms)
Connectors Stereo mini jack
General
Power Requirements 1 x 'AAA' battery
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio
  • Belt Clip
  • Arm Band with Reflector
  • Lightweight Sports Stereo Headphones
  • 90-Days Labor & 1-Year Parts Limited Warranty
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    SonySRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio
     
    4.5

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (28)
    • Good sound quality (26)
    • Great reception (23)
    • Durable (18)
    • Long battery life (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running (15)
      • Daily use (13)
      • Home use (12)
      • Travel (11)
      • Commuting (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (19), Traveler (6), Gearhead (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A Quality Product for a Reasonable Price

      I bought one of these in 2006. I spend a great deal of time outside. I use the belt clip for this radio and it works very well. I am hard on electronics...Read complete review

      I bought one of these in 2006. I spend a great deal of time outside. I use the belt clip for this radio and it works very well. I am hard on electronics and this one lasted four years before the connection between the headphones and radio got spotty. Similar items I have used from other companies didn't make it one year.

      The Good: Extremely rugged, excellent radio tuner (AM, FM Weather) and stopwatch/countdown timer. excellent battery life - it takes one AAA battery and that usually lasts about 3-4 months with daily usage.

      The Bad: Will not turn itself off. When you replace the battery your stored station settings are lost and the connection to the headphones did go bad, but after four years of heavy, rugged use. That I bought another one shows I think this is a excellent product.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Audio Run

      I like to run when I use this headset. I find the multiple radio selection to be of great benefit to myself, someone who channel surfs for the right mood/beat/melody to fuel...Read complete review

      I like to run when I use this headset. I find the multiple radio selection to be of great benefit to myself, someone who channel surfs for the right mood/beat/melody to fuel my run. However, I dislike the poor audio filter on the headphones.

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      4.0

      Great little radio

      By mrbreeze

      from Pittsburgh PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

          This replaced my previous Sony Walkman radio and I use it primarily for biking where it is almost a perfect solution. Tired of my large smartphone for music, this radio gets great reception, provides excellent sound and is very durable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the controls are rather small and not easy to access at times. Certainly worth the money!

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          5.0

          Very nice stereo system to buy.

          By The Magicman Mike

          from Denver Colorado,

          About Me Gearhead, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Daily Use
            • Home Use
            • Running
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

            I use my stereo for work and when I ride my bike to work. I can use it for everything just about. I really like that I could preset the stations and switch a button and keep it on the station that I want to listen to and it does not move to any other stations if I accidently touch the buttons.The only button I could move is the Volume. I used a lot of am/fm headphones and this one is very nice. If it were to break I would get this stereo again and no other.

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            5.0

            Best Armband AM/FM Radio

            By Raybot 1

            from NYC

            About Me Gearhead, Marine, Practical, Student

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Daily Use
              • Home Use
              • Running
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

              I purchased this radio because I wanted to sometimes run with the news on. Running with music is not for me. So I get the weather and local forcast and run. This Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Armband Radio is an excellent companion for everyday use. You can clip it on your belt or wear it on your arm, your choice. It takes 1 AAA battery that will runs for days (duracell) and you have sufficient time to change it so you dont lose your pre-sets. And you must read and understand how to set your pre-sets. You then set the clock, select your station, start the stopwatch and begin your run. What I did to greatly improve the sound quality was to buy a better set of headphones, then you can really hear the MegaBass. And of course, it wont work in the subways underground, unless your like me and dont mind listening to "white noise". lol

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              4.0

              great radio

              By king

              from Champaign Il.

              About Me Retired

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                I use this radio while doing yard work. It has good sound quality and i can tune into fm and am stations.

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                4.0

                Compact, highly portable radio

                By RadioJohn

                from Bellevue, WA

                About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No Dimlight Viewing
                • Supplied Earpieces Odd

                Best Uses

                • All Apply

                Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                Considering intended design for activity-related wearers (commuters, gardeners, walkers, runners, etc.), it is a nice accessory to use. Also does not annoy others around you like an inconsiderate boombox.

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                4.0

                Nice radio and low price

                By Dave

                from Cincinnati

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Daily Use
                  • Home Use
                  • Running
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                  This Sony radio is well designed. The reception is better than the standard Walkman. Plus the comfortable earbud style headphones stay put when I walk or do chores.

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                  5.0

                  Great ordering experience

                  By Dave from Omaha

                  from Omaha, NE

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Running
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                    I have had an old one of these for years and it finally died. So when I went looking online I found the newer model here and purchased it. I normally am very skeptical when ordering online however this was a very good experience.

                    Thanks

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                    5.0

                    Expensive But!

                    By Junior

                    from Delawanna NJ

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                        This radio is expensive but it is the only one I can find that has an analog volume dial, all the other radios I have bought or seen have digital controls which makes it impossible to adjust volume, it's either to loud or to low. Another option I like are the five presets stations, when changed there is a confirmation beep that let's you know which station you have on. The one thing I don't like about this radio is the jack were the headphones go into wears out in time. I use this exclusively to listen to AM, one more good feature is it only uses one AAA battery. This is second Sony I have bought, I just hope the headphone jack lasts longer than the first one.

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                        4.0

                        "Great service for Great Product"

                        By Humbo

                        from Washington, Pa.

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Sound Quality
                        • Great Reception
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Use
                          • Running
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                          Used when mowing, working out, biking & running.
                          Convenient size and it works!!!

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                          4.0

                          The SRF-M85 S2 is exactly what I needed

                          By douggd

                          from Thornton, CO

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Sound Quality
                          • Great Reception
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Very cheap flimsy clip

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily use at the factory

                          Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                          The main reason I got this radio is because I needed something for use while at work (factory) that had both good reception and sound quality in order to listen to AM talk radio. It delivers both exceptionally well. I haven't used it enough yet to find out about the battery life. I also haven't used the headphones that come with it. I use ear buds. As far as durability is concerned, the first morning I was taking it to work, well, I clipped it onto my jeans pocket and as I was getting into the car the clip somehow broke off and the rest of it hit the garage concrete floor and went silding across the floor under the other car. So the clip is now, and almost instantly, history. But the radio itself works flawlessly and hardly had a scratch on it. I was able to glue a new "Metal" clip from an old tape measure I had using JB-Weld epoxy and it's now all good. I love the reception and sound quality it has, and recommend it to others with the advise that the plastic clip is very cheap and will break easily.

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                          5.0

                          Great compact AM / FM Radio

                          By Franko

                          from Australia

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Commuting

                            Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                            This is a fantastic very compact AM /FM Radio to take to sporting events if you want to listen to the commentary. It has great reception and is even small enough to fit into your pocket.

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                            2.0

                            Reception lacking

                            By Bob

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Practical

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor Reception
                            • Poor Sound Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Running

                            Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                            Like arm band, FM reception fades

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                            5.0

                            nice little radio., good sound

                            By jane doe

                            from sikeston., mo

                            About Me Painter

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily Use

                              Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                              i just got it...lot of little buttons...i just got it for the radio for when i am painting...it is great...i keep it low so i can hear the people around...so small most dont even know i have it on

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                              5.0

                              Works Great!!

                              By Leslie

                              from Quezon City, Phil

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Use
                                • Running

                                Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                I use this armband radio in running. It has a good sound quality with great reception both in AM and FM. It is also lightweight. It has a good reception even if it is used inside a building. Good price from B&H Photo Video.
                                This is a great buy..

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                                5.0

                                VERY GOOD

                                By LOLA

                                from MADRID, SPAIN

                                About Me Frequent Traveler

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Use
                                  • Home Use
                                  • Running
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                  MY HIUSBAND USES IT ON A DAILY BASIS AND IS VERY HAPPY

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Great

                                  By None

                                  from Opelousas ,LA

                                  About Me Gearhead

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Sound Quality
                                  • Great Reception
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Cycling

                                    Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                    Use for cycling, is perfect for me!

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                                    5.0

                                    great reception and clarity!!

                                    By speedy Linda

                                    from mn

                                    About Me Practical

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Sound Quality
                                    • Great Reception
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily Use
                                      • Running

                                      Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                      simple to use and operate. Arm band could be a little better but it does work pretty well. Not sure how battery life will turn out?

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what I expected

                                      By ccr294

                                      from Edinboro, PA

                                      About Me Practical

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Great Reception
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Arm band too short

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Use
                                      • Walking

                                      Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                      Use for listening while wlaking and working where no radio.

                                      Armband is too tight for my arm when I have a shirt or other outer wear on - yea, I'm a XXL.

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                                      5.0

                                      SONY SRF-M85W SPORTS WALKMAN REVIEW

                                      By Computerhobbyist

                                      from NY

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Commuting
                                        • Daily Use
                                        • Home Use
                                        • Running
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                        A morning commute to the city on the Staten Island ferry, a relay track event, the sailboat race on the lake, an aerobic exercise routine at the gym, the morning jog, up-to-date weather forecasts on the fishing trip, a handy car ride companion for a passenger on that long anticipated trip, and it's perfect for the poolside private listening session. The Sony Sports Walkman is a wonderful audio and time measurement accessory for all of these applications and many more as well. The Sony SRF-M85W FM/AM/Weather Band S2 Sports Walkman is a well-constructed, water-resistant, 3 band portable radio that is deftly suited for your sports and work related travel endeavors. The Sony Walkman performs well on the morning bus ride to work, can easily handle an inclement weather event while walking on the boardwalk, and produce quality audio in adverse operating conditions. This Sony SRF-M85W Walkman features 5mW + 5mW high output audio power for seemingly perfect reception and reproduction of your favorite FM/AM radio stations. This portable offers excellent sensitivity and selectivity with respect to its reception capabilities of the analog broadcast radio spectrum. FM music stations come in with great fidelity and impressive bass response. AM band reception is equally adept at pulling in my favorite talk radio programs with great voice clarity. The Weather Band station that I can receive with this unit is audible, but the volume control must be increased to a much higher level compared to the FM/AM bands, to achieve satisfactory results. This Sony Sports Walkman is comfortable to wear either on your arm with the supplied arm band or on your belt with the included clip. The Sony Walkman's supplied sports stereo headphones are lightweight, provide the system's FM/WB antenna, and offer high quality sound performance. This Sony Walkman can stand up to the rigors that fall within the range of your sporting activities. The Sony SRF-M85W Walkman is replete with features that will make any sports or portable audio enthusiast happy. Those features include: digital phase locked loop synthesized FM/AM/WB tuner, FM stereo reception, Weather Band Channels 1-7 reception, sports headphones, 3.5mm headphone jack, 25 FM/AM/WB station presets, up/down preset tuning/time set controls, FM/WB headphone cord antenna, built-in AM ferrite bar antenna, DX/Local sensitivity switch, band selection switch, Mega Bass control, Mega Bass sound system, inverted LCD display, multi-function display modes, hold function, rotary volume control, power button, enter, mode, display controls, digital clock, stopwatch, split timer, pitch timer, start/stop, split/reset stopwatch controls, arm band, belt clip, one AAA battery operation, battery life indicator, and operating instructions. With its Mega Bass output, FM/AM/WB reception, advanced stopwatch feature set, lightweight design, long battery life, and ease of use, the Sony SRF-M85W Sports Walkman is the right choice for any portable audio need. Good Luck. Enjoy.

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                                        5.0

                                        a great radio

                                        By Jack the walker

                                        from San Diego, CA

                                        About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Sound Quality
                                        • Great Reception
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Sony SRF-M85 S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio:

                                          I use my radio while walking around a 5 mile lake,

                                          i am please with the performance it has very reception, it is lightweight,

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