Unlike the general stereotype of AV types I like to keep active and I like swimming in particular, the only thing is, it does tend to get a little boring just swimming up and down, up and down etc. So what would be fantastic would be a waterproof mp3 player to keep me interested and help improve my fitness. Has anybody had any experience of,or know anything about, such devices?
If you're really keen on your swimming then the Finis SwiMP3 looks to be the Daddy. Its completely wireless, and instead of using headphones it bounces vibrations off your cheek bones into your inner ear! Sounds unbelievable I know! But at $250 its pretty expensive.
I've been swimming with a swimP3 for 2-3 mths....its the dogs.........you dont look the coolest in the pool but people are dead curious to know what you are wearing!!really great sound. True, the number of tracks you can get on it is limited but until they develop a waterproof/lightweight ipod it certainly does the job.
Wow, that swimp3 is genious! Who would've thought that you could hear music of high quality through your cheekbones? On that note, how high is the quality? justI can't quite get my head round it being able to achieve any sort of clarity under water..
The sound is great - no distortion at all. Just as good underwater as on top of water. Battery life is a couple of hours if I remember rightly....I've never swum long enough in one go to run them down completely! You just plug it into PC to recharge...so what I tend to do is recharge it at the same time as choosing which tracks I want to download for next swim! You can buy them over the internet. Finis sell them for oapprox $240 but I got mine from a company called www.swimandtri.com - a US company that specialises in kit for triathalon athletes. It cost $190 plus $20+ import duty. They were very prompt in dispatching and even managed to get me a replace charging cable when husband accidentally threw it away...that nearly caused a divorce!! :)) You can buy them in the UK but at the time I bought mine, the dollar was weak and it was cheaper to import. I think if you go on the finis website (www.finis.com) there are details of their UK importer. I've had so much interest in it that I'm thinking of importing a few myself!!