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Sony SRF-M85VSony S2 Sports Walkman SRF-M85V Personal radio - S2 white

Sony - Headphone Walkman - Standard - Portable

Whether you're running on a trail or skating down the boardwalk, you need a radio that's ready to play. The newly redesigned SRF-M85V features a slimmer digital tuner, so it's lighter than ever. You can tune in TV and weather stations, and it has 30 station presets. The SRF-M85V comes with an armband and belt clip, so you can keep your hands free, and it has a built-in stop watch/split & pitch timer. Time your run, or sailboat race, whatever you want.
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Comments to date: 7. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
ezequielaguero 2:27pm on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 
sleek, secure, digit tuner, easy to navigate ch. presets absolutely incapable of receiving FM stations
Rocco83 4:28pm on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 
Brilliant! I bought this product, because i simply enjoy listening to the radio. I cycle to work each day. Sony SRF-M85V S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio Excellent device. Bought for my daughter as a present. Good reception and perfect for the purpose.
alec 5:24am on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 
Easy to wear and use, but the poor FM reception makes this unit worthless. Wow, what a disappointment.
EdBB 9:06pm on Sunday, July 18th, 2010 
Sony SRF-M85V S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio I wanted this radia to replace a broken Nike one that I had.
mystika2002 12:23pm on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 
sleek, secure, digit tuner, easy to navigate ch. presets absolutely incapable of receiving FM stations
j8a 9:04am on Saturday, June 19th, 2010 
Dan The radio works very well as we work out at the fitness place. Nice sound and inside the the Fitness Center works well. Sony SRF-M85V S2 Sports Walkman Armband Radio Overall this is a good product for the money. However, I get poor reception on my favorite FM station.
iceman 3:57pm on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 
Please do not make the mistake of buying this item!!! You will be cheated. I bought this just so I could listen to TV sound while running. kinda lousy, but what areyagonnado?

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If there is lightning when you are using the unit, take off the headphones immediately.

Installing the Battery

(See Fig. A ) 1 Open the battery compartment lid and install one size AAA (R03)
battery (not supplied) with correct polarity.
When a battery is first installed, AM 12:00 flashes in the display. Once the current time is set, the flashing stops.
TV/WEATHER/FM Stereo/AM PLL Synthesized Radio

Operating Instructions

WALKMAN is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. TV/WEATHER/FM/AM WALKMAN Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)free vegetable oil based ink.
Cautions on Water-resistance
This unit is designed so that it can be used with slight exposure to rain, snow and other forms of moisture, but there are several points on which caution should be observed. Do not allow it to come in contact with large amounts of water. Do not immerse it in water. If water should get on it or if it should fall into water, take it out immediately and wipe it off with a dry cloth. The interior of the battery compartment has no water-resistance. The battery may corrode, so wipe out the interior of the battery compartment as follows. Open or close the battery compartment with dry hands in a place without exposure to any water. Wipe off the battery and the inside of the battery compartment. Give special attention to the contacts so that no water remains on them. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes on battery Do not charge the dry battery. Do not carry the dry battery together with coins or other metallic objects. It can generate heat if the positive and negative terminals of the battery are accidentally come into contact with metallic objects. When you are not going to use the unit for a long time, remove the battery to avoid damage from battery leakage and corrosion.

2 Close the lid.

Battery Life (Approx. hours) When using Sony alkaline size AAA (LR03) Sony size AAA (R03) TV WEATHER FM (JEITA*) AM 36 16
To attach the battery compartment lid if it is accidentally detached (See Fig. A )
The battery compartment lid is designed to come off when opened with excessive force. To put it back on, see the illustration.


2004 Sony Corporation Printed in China
1 Insert one side of the lid as illustrated. 2 Push the other side to attach.
* Measured by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standards. The actual battery life may vary depending on the circumstance of the unit. When to replace the battery You can check the remaining battery power that appears in the display. The indicators are as follows: Indicator Full strength*
Insert the E side of the battery first.


For customers who purchased this product in the USA Please register this product on line at Proper registration will enable us to send you periodic mailings about new products, services, and other important announcements. Registering your product will also allow us to contact you in the unlikely event that the product needs adjustment or modification. Thank you. Should any problem persist after you have made the following checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. All buttons do not operate at all. - is displayed. Slide down the HOLD lever so that - disappears. Very weak or interrupted sound, or unsatisfactory reception Weak battery In a vehicle or in a building, move closer to a window. Display is dim, or no indication is displayed. Weak battery. The unit is being used in extremely high or low temperatures or in a place with excessive moisture. The station cannot be received when the preset was tuned. You chose the wrong preset number. The memory of the station has been initialized. Preset the station again. The power cannot be turned on, and display. The battery has been completely exhausted. is flashing in the

Size AAA (R03) 1



You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
When the battery becomes exhausted, the unit will turn off. Replace with new battery. When you press POWER after installing the new. battery, the indicator changes to * Displayed only when the radio is turned on. Note Do not take more than 30 seconds to replace the battery, otherwise, your clock, pitch timer and countdown timer settings and preset stations will be initialized. Should that happen, reset the functions again.

This device complies with the Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-7669 or Declaration of Conformity SONY SRF-M85V Sony Electronics Inc. 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127 USA 858-942-2230
The preset stations may be initialized, if a maintenance service is performed. Please note down your settings in case you want to preset them again.
Trade Name: Model: Responsible Party: Address: Telephone Number:


Time display 12-hour system Frequency range Band TV WEATHER FM AM Range 2 - 13 ch 1 - 7 ch 87.MHz 710 kHz Channel step 1 channel 1 channel 0.1 MHz 10 kHz
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


TV/WEATHER/FM/AM 4 band PLL (phase locked loop) synthesized armband radio. A total of 30 stations can be preset, 5 TV stations, 5 WEATHER stations, 15 FM stations and 5 AM stations. Stopwatch, split and pitch timer functions. Wearable round design for armband and belt-holder use. Water-resistant for all weather use. MEGA BASS for dynamic bass sound.


Operate the unit only on 1.5 V DC with one size AAA (R03) battery. Avoid exposure to temperature extremes, direct sunlight, moisture, sand, dust or mechanical shock. Never leave the unit in a car parked under the sun. Should anything fall into the unit, remove the battery and have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. To clean the casing, use a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution. In vehicles or buildings, radio reception may be difficult or noisy. Try listening near a window.
Output i (headphones) jack ( 3.5 mm stereo mini jack) 16 Power output 5 mW + 5 mW (at 10 % harmonic distortion) Power requirements 1.5 V DC, one size AAA (R03) battery Dimensions Approx. 95.5 69.3 37.5 mm (w/h/d) (3 7/3/1/2 inches) incl. projecting parts and controls Mass Approx. 88.3 g (3.1 oz.) incl. battery Supplied accessories Stereo headphones (vertical in the ear type) (1), Arm band (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in printed wiring boards. PVC is not used in Stereo Headphones cord.

Notes on Headphones

Road safety Do not use headphones while driving, cycling, or operating any motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially dangerous to play your headphones at high volume while walking, especially at pedestrian crossings. You should exercise extreme caution or discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. Preventing hearing damage Avoid using headphones at high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. Caring for others Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside sounds and to be considerate to people around you.




Using the Arm Band
(See Fig. B ) 1 Slide the connector onto the unit until you hear a click. 2 Unwind and straighten the wraparound arm band.
HOLD lever To more easily straighten the band, slightly bend the tip of the band in the opposite direction.

Selecting the Mode

You can use this unit as a radio, clock, stopwatch, pitch timer or countdown timer. The functions of clock, stopwatch, pitch timer, countdown timer are available even if the power is off. Press DISPLAY to select a function mode. Each function mode can be selected as follows:
Radio frequency* Clock Stopwatch
3 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to select the number you wish to
preset, then press ENTER.
When you select the preset number using TUNE/TIME SET + or , P appears if that number has a preset station. If it has no preset station, only the number flashes and P does not appear. When you press ENTER, the selected preset number lights up in the display. Example: Display window when you preset FM 90.0 MHz in preset number 2.

Using the Pitch Timer

The pitch timer allows setting the timer with an identical length of time repeatedly. The functions of the radio, the stopwatch, and the countdown timer are available even while the pitch timer is being used.
i (headphones) jack POWER START/STOP SPLIT/RESET MEGA BASS ENTER MODE TUNE/TIME SET +/*1 *1The TUNE/TIME SET + has a tactile dot. VOL*
1 Press DISPLAY to select the pitch timer.
PITCH flashes in the display.
3 Hold the body of the unit and attach the straightened band to your
The band will wind by itself.
2 Hold down ENTER for more than 2 seconds.
The beep sounds and the countdown duration flashes in the display.
4 Tighten the band with the rubber belt.
To remove the arm band from the unit (See Fig. B ) While holding down PUSH RELEASE (1), slide the connector to remove the arm band (2). The arm band can be attached either on left or right arm by changing up side down. The unit can also be removed with the arm band attached on your arm, as instructed above.
Countdown timer Pitch timer


To preset another station, repeat these steps. To change the preset station, preset a new station. The previous station will be canceled. To cancel the presetting mode, press MODE. * Selected only when the power is on. Note If you do not press TUNE/TIME SET + or , or ENTER within 65 seconds, the preset tuning mode will be canceled.
3 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to set the desired countdown
duration for the pitch timer.
The countdown duration can be set from 1 second to 59 minutes 59 seconds, in 1-second increments.

4 Press ENTER.

The beep sounds and the number of times flashes in the display.

Belt clip

To vary the length of the rubber belt to fit your arm (See Fig. B Move the velcro fastener to the proper position. If the rubber belt and wraparound band becomes dirty Remove the rubber belt from the unit and clean them.

Playing the Radio

Manual Tuning 1 Connect the headphones to the i (headphones) jack. 2 Press POWER to turn on the radio.
RADIO ON appears in the display.


*2There is a tactile dot beside VOL to show the direction to turn up the volume.
Caution (See Fig. B ) Avoid bending the wraparound band forcibly in the opposite direction. It may break. The straightened band will wind easily when you touch or wiggle it. Be sure to treat it carefully.
Tuning in to a Preset Station 1 Press POWER to turn on the radio. 2 Press MODE so that P and preset number appear. 3 Select the band with BAND. 4 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to select the desired preset 5
number. Adjust the volume using VOL.
5 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to set the desired number of


The number of times can be set up to 99.

6 Press ENTER.

The two beeps sound and the number of times stops flashing.


Countdown starts. After the preset countdown duration, the two beeps sound three times. When the last pitch timer setting is finished, the display switches to the pitch timer display even in another display mode and a long beep sounds, and then returns to the previous display. To stop the long beep, press any button. To pause the countdown on the pitch timer, press START/STOP while counting down. At this time, the countdown is reset by pressing SPLIT/RESET. The display will show the set-up countdown duration and number of times. To switch to the other modes, press DISPLAY. PITCH stops flashing if changed to other mode while the pitch timer counts down.
3 If P is displayed, press MODE so that P disappears.
To turn off the radio, press POWER.
Pressing MODE will switch over between manual tuning mode and preset tuning mode. Note If you hold down MODE for more than 2 seconds, the unit enters the preset station deleting mode. Press MODE again to return to the previous mode.


Preventing Accidental Change

HOLD Function

When you slide HOLD in the direction of the arrow, - appears in the display. All the other buttons on the radio will become inoperative. This function prevents the radio from being unintentionally turned on, or the radio frequency from being accidentally changed. To cancel HOLD, slide HOLD in the opposite direction of the arrow so that - disappears.
4 Press BAND to select the band.
Each press changes the band as follows:


5 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to select the desired frequency.
If you hold down TUNE/TIME SET + or , the frequency or channel changes rapidly. When the frequency matches the broadcast frequency, the broadcast will be received.
Deleting a Preset Station 1 Follow steps 1 and 2 in Tuning in to a Preset Station. 2 Select the band with BAND. 3 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or to select the preset number to be


4 Hold down MODE for more than 2 seconds until P,

the preset number flash.

preset number to be deleted
6 Adjust the volume using VOL.
Using the Countdown Timer
You can use the built-in countdown timer to turn off the radio automatically after a preset duration.

Setting the Clock

The display will flash AM 12:00 when the battery is first inserted.
1 Press DISPLAY to select the countdown timer.
TIMER flashes in the display.
1 Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select the clock mode when the
Rubber belt Wraparound arm band

Improving the Reception

TV/WEATHER/FM: Extend the headphones cord which functions as the TV/WEATHER/FM antenna (See Fig. C- ). AM: Rotate the unit horizontally for optimum reception. A ferrite bar antenna is built-in the unit (See Fig.C- ). Set TV/WB/FM SENS to LOCAL if interference is prevalent and reception is too strong. Under normal conditions, set it to DX.
5 While the letters and the preset number are flashing, press


The beep sounds, and the countdown duration starts flashing.

clock mode is not on.

The beep sounds and the hour flashes in the display.
The station set to the preset number just before the deleted station will be displayed. To delete other stations, repeat steps 2 to 5. If all the preset stations are deleted, P - appears in the display. To cancel deleting, press MODE while P, are flashing. and the preset number

duration for the timer.

The countdown duration can be set from 1 minute to 2 hours, in 1-minute increments.
3 Press TUNE/TIME SET + or until the correct hour appears in

the display.

Each press changes the digit(s) by one. When you keep the button pressed, the digit(s) change rapidly.


The two beeps sound and the countdown duration stops flashing.


Rubber belt The beep sounds and the minute starts to flash. Repeat step 3 to set the minute. After setting the minute, press ENTER again. The two beeps sound and the clock starts from 0 seconds. Notes One you start setting the clock, you must perform each step within 65 seconds, or the clock setting mode will be cancelled. 12-hour system: AM 12:00 = midnight, PM 12:00 = noon.

Using the Stopwatch

The stopwatch can time up to 99 hours 59 minutes and 59.99 seconds, in 1/100second increments.
Countdown starts. The radio is automatically turned on when the radio is off. After the preset countdown duration, the four beeps sound five times and the radio is turned off. To stop the beeps, press any button. To turn off the radio before the preset time, press POWER. To pause the countdown on the countdown timer, press START/STOP while counting down. At this time, the countdown is reset by pressing SPLIT/RESET. The display will show the set-up countdown duration. To switch to the other modes, press DISPLAY. TIMER stops flashing if changed to other mode while the countdown timer counts down.
Obtain Powerful Bass Sound


MB indication appears in the display when the MEGA BASS function is on. The MEGA BASS function intensifies the bass sound for richer quality audio reproduction.
1 Press DISPLAY to select the stopwatch.
STPW flashes in the display.
2 Press START/STOP to start.
The display shows the elapsed time.
3 Press START/STOP to stop.
To reset to zero, press SPLIT/RESET when the stopwatch is in the stop status. The stopwatch comes with two display modes. To switch to the hour-minutesecond display, press ENTER. To switch to the minute-second-split second display, press ENTER again.

Changing AM Channel Step

The AM channel step differs depending on areas. The channel step of this unit is factory-set to 10 kHz. Change the settings as shown below to be able to listen to the radio.
Presetting Your Favorite Station

Preset Tuning

You can preset up to 5 stations each for TV, WEATHER and AM, and 15 stations for FM. Also, you can delete the preset station whether it is factory-set or preset by yourself.

Using the Belt Clip

(See Fig. D)
When the count time exceeds 59:during the minute-second-split second display, the display switches to the hour-minute-second display. To switch to the other modes during counting, press DISPLAY. STPW stops flashing if changed to other mode while the stopwatch counts down. To listen to the radio while the stopwatch is running, press POWER. The display will switch to the radio frequency for a few seconds. Use the belt clip when attaching the unit to your belt.

Area North and South American countries/regions Other countries/regions
Channel step 10 kHz 9 kHz
Presetting a Station 1 Follow steps 1 to 5 in Playing the Radio and manually tune in to 2
the station you wish to preset. Hold down ENTER until the preset number flashes.
If there is a preset number that has no preset station, that preset number flashes. When all the preset numbers are set to certain stations, the following occurs: Initialized (factory-set): 1 flashes and P appears. After tuning in a preset station: The next preset number after the one last preset flashes and P appears.
Note When the AM channel step is changed, the preset stations for AM will be initialized.
1 Press POWER to turn off the power. 2 Press DISPLAY repeatedly to select the clock mode when the
3 While holding down TUNE/TIME SET + or , keep pressing
Displaying the Split Time
To display the current split time, press SPLIT/RESET while the stopwatch is running. SPLIT flashes in the display. The stopwatch keeps counting during the display. To return to the count display, press SPLIT/RESET again while the split time is being displayed.
MODE for more than 5 seconds.
Two short beeps sound, and the AM channel step will be changed. AM 9 (or AM 10) is displayed for about 2 seconds. If you proceed to step 3 again, the channel step changes again.


Technical specifications

Product TypePersonal radio
Width3.8 in
Depth1.5 in
Height2.7 in
Weight3.1 oz
Enclosure ColorS2 white
Audio System
Sound Output ModeStereo
Sound EffectsMega Bass
Built-in ClockDigital clock, timer
Water ResistantYes
Additional FeaturesBattery level indication, hold button, split timer
Built-in Display
Built-in DisplayLCD
TypeRadio tuner - digital - AM/FM/TV/Weather
Tuner Frequency RangeTV channels 2 - 13, FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz, Weather channels 1 - 7, AM: 530 - 1710 kHz
Tuning DisplayLCD display
Preset Station Qty30 preset stations
AM Preset Station Qty5 preset stations
FM Preset Station Qty15 preset stations
TV Preset Station Qty5
Antenna Form FactorBuilt-in AM / headphone cord FM
Headphones TypeHeadphones - over-the-ear
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Sound Output ModeStereo
Connector Type1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
Included AccessoriesBelt clip, arm band
BatteryBattery - AAA type
Battery Life DetailsRadio - alkaline - up to 36 hour(s)
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberSRF-M85V
GTIN00027242663824, 00000272426638



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