Summary: This is radio listening on the go at its very finest. I have had three of these now and my wife and I use them endlessly while doing all kinds of different tasks. They are built very well and take all of the abuse I can throw at them.
Summary: I liked this Walkman Armband Radio enough to buy a second one, but was disappointed in the statement about it being "water resistant". I walk every day and on one of those days it started raining. I kept walking and and the next morning I put it on to go walking it would not work. I was so disappointed that it had not really been "water resistant". I purchased another one and the next time it starts to rain, I will take it off and not let it get wet.
Summary: Sony SRF-M85V S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio I bought my first Sony sports radio several years ago so I could listen to NPR while running in the park. It worked so well that I've bought two more - one for my wife and one for a friend - to encourage them to get out and exercise. It uses the headphone cord as an antenna, which sometimes means that my body gets in the way of the signal. I've resolved that problem by attaching the radio to my running hat.
Summary: Bought this to replace the older model that had distinct buttons for the radio stations. While it is easier to scroll through the programmed stations, you have to go through all of them to get to a station you want. The FM tuner is weak. What I mean by this is that the tuner has a hard time to pull in weak signals and it has a hard time preventing station crossover interference. Luckily, I have 3-4 stations that are acceptable to listen to while I jog.
Summary: This armband radio is very poor quality and Sony should be ashamed of itself for putting a product like this on the market to carry it's name. The FM Tuner is terrible and can barely pickup local FM stations. Noisey hard to tune and program. Not user friendly at all and part of it the TV tuner will be useless after February 17, 2009. Sony wake up and make something better than this. If you like to workout or walk and listen to the radio don't buy this product.