Many swimmers prefer to fully immerse themselves in the water when pounding out the laps. Hearing the sloshing in the ears and their own breath keeps a certain rhythm during exercise. However, there are definitely athletes who need to amp up their water workout.
Luckily, today’s market gives would-be aquatic music listening enthusiasts plenty of options. Below are just a few to consider:
- The FINIS Duo is an underwater music listening device that doesn’t use earbuds! Instead, it uses internationally patented bone conduction technology. Tested at 3 meters for 30 minutes, the Duo can store up to 1000 songs or 60 hours of playback. The product is listed at $139.99 on finisswim.com.
- A less expensive option is the SYRN 8GM MP3 Player. Offering ‘swimbuds’ headphones and goggle, the extra-short cord connects the device hassle-free. The SYRN is tested to 10 feet, holds up to 2,000 songs and retails for $60.00.
- The Apple Watch Series 2 or later is able to swim with you. However, to listen to music via the device you’ll need to spend a little more. The Swimbuds Kit for Apple Watch will set you back $65.00, but will allow you to jam. The bundle includes a wireless audio receiver and MP3 player compatible with the Apple Watch. Several earbud options are available, including wireless.
- Don’t forget about the cheapest method yet of just setting a boom box at the end of a lane. The audio won’t be great and you’ll annoy your lane neighbors, but you can still get tunes.
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