SwiMP3 player – for music when you're in the murky depths

Susi Weaser MP3 and Media Players 1 Comment

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If you’ve ever found yourself swimming up and down the local pool, and been struck by the monotony of this activity, you’ve probably thought to yourself ‘You know what, I really wish I had some music to listen to right now”. The SwiMP3 is for you.

This very handy little gadget, made by a Californian aquatic training company called Finis, is a waterproof 128 MB MP3 player that is cleverly attached to the swimmer’s goggles (you can use your own, or the ones that come with it). The music is transmitted via the pads which rest against your cheekbones, rather than your ears, hence why you can hear it underwater (much like the headphones we wrote about here). The SwiMP3 – on sale at $249.99/£118 – holds around 80 tunes, and is good to go for four hours – anyone who swims for longer than four hours at a time is either a) mad or b) mad. [Jenna C-B]

Product page: £118 here

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By Susi Weaser | October 26th, 2006





  • pnau

    I read a pretty good review for these and they said they were great however you really need to have at least one of the pads underwater for the best sound. So it’s good if you like freestyle/backstroke – not so great if you like breaststroke like me. Not sure why though because it is bone conduction tech and I was impressed with the audio gear they used on the
    Sydney Harbour Bridgewalk – to hear the guides… So I’m still looking.