First we have the FINIS SwiMP3 V2 Player.
The new SwiMP3 is revolutionary in that it relies on bone conduction of sound. When the device is placed on any bones of the skull (i.e. the cheek bones or the mastoid tip) it leads to vibration of the fluid in the inner ear. Thus swimmers can enjoy clarity of sound with the SwiMP3 device that was never before possible. Bone conduction hearing is a safe, well-established hearing mechanism in humans that the SwiMP3 player leverages to enhance aquatic activity. Finis's application of the technology brings an entirely new level of experience to swimmers, either while working out or taking a leisurely swim.
Bone conduction hearing is essentially an ancient sensory capability that the new SwiMP3 leverages to enhance the experience of swimmers, triathletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers and anyone involved in general water activities. It is a safe, proven technology that the SwiMP3 offers to the wide audience of aquatic athletes.
- PC and Mac compatible
- 256 MB
- Rechargeable battery
- Supported formats: MP3 & WMA
- Weighs only 2 oz.
- • Compatible with the Finis SwiMP3 charger.
Next up we have the Speedo AquaBeat (opens in new tab) which in my opinion is the way to go. Speedo offers the MP3 player in a variety of colors and also offers replacement earbuds, earphones and armbands.
1GB (up to 250 MP3 and 500 WMA files)
Playtime up to 9 hours.
Available in 3 colors.
Waterproof compact design (can be used safely down to 3 meters).
Floats for easy retrieval.
Ergonomic buttons allow ease of use while swimming.
Comes with Playlist Editing Software enables quick and easy adding and sorting of music files.
Easily recharges through PC or laptop through USB port.
Short ear phone cord for easy wear.
Really the only issue is whether the MP3 is attached to your goggle strap or your arm. Goggle strap would be ideal!
Otterbox is another option which is a company that makes cases for your actual iPod. I'm not putting my iPod in a case and then jumping in a pool but you certainly can. And I'm not sure about the 3 feet deep part either.
Otterbox iPod Touch Armor Case features
- ArmorTM Series for Apple iPod Touch.
- Waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof.
- Screen protected by a PATENTED thin membrane which remains fully functional through the case.
- Hard plastic case protects iPod Touch
- Full functionality of iPod Touch while inside case
- Sealed headphone jack allows usage of standard headphones
- Waterproofed up to 3 feet deep
- Protection against everyday wear/tear and usage
Stick with the Speedo model. They know swimming and that counts for a lot.
The 7 Best Pore Strips to Bust Up Blackheads
Satisfying, for sure. But do they work?
By Samantha Holender
'Wednesday' Season 2: Everything We Know
The spooky show's return is not a question of if, but when.
By Quinci LeGardye
Why I Love My Smythson Soho Agenda
Without it, I'd be lost.
By Jenny Hollander
Senator Klobuchar: "Early Detection Saves Lives. It Saved Mine"
Senator and breast cancer survivor Amy Klobuchar is encouraging women not to put off preventative care any longer.
By Senator Amy Klobuchar
How Being a Plus-Size Nude Model Made Me Finally Love My Body
I'm plus size, but after I decided to pose nude for photos, I suddenly felt more body positive.
By Kelly Burch
I'm an Egg Donor. Why Was It So Difficult for Me to Tell People That?
Much like abortion, surrogacy, and IVF, becoming an egg donor was a reproductive choice that felt unfit for society’s standards of womanhood.
By Lauryn Chamberlain
The 20 Best Probiotics to Keep Your Gut in Check
Gut health = wealth.
By Julia Marzovilla
Simone Biles Is Out of the Team Final at the Tokyo Olympics
She withdrew from the event due to a medical issue, according to USA Gymnastics.
By Rachel Epstein
The Truth About Thigh Gaps
We're going to need you to stop right there.
By Kenny Thapoung
3 Women On What It’s Like Living With An “Invisible” Condition
Despite having no outward signs, they can be brutal on the body and the mind. Here’s how each woman deals with having illnesses others often don’t understand.
By Emily Shiffer
The High Price of Living With Chronic Pain
Three women open up about how their conditions impact their bodies—and their wallets.
By Alice Oglethorpe