Those of you on the MWS Companion publication record would have lately been requested to offer me some motivation to get off my butt and transfer it, transfer it! I’m very dangerous at sticking to any type of train routine, just because I get bored, or there’s all the time one thing else extra fascinating to do… that includes me sitting round on my butt.
But as I’ve also told you early in the year, I’ve taken up swimming once more. The drawback with swimming nevertheless (I can all the time discover an issue, belief me) is that it will get boring doing laps. Unlike operating or health club work, you possibly can’t take heed to something when you swim. Or are you able to?
Introducing the Underwater Audio Waterproof Swimbuds Earphones and Syryn Waterproof MP3 player to be used within the pool! I used to be provided by Underwater Audio to attempt these and see how I favored them, and fact be advised, I leaped on the alternative. Here was the reply to my pool boredom! Or so I hoped!
On the web site, I see that the waterproof Syryn Mp3 aren’t provided anymore, and as an alternative they now supply solely the waterproof ipod shuffle. But you possibly can nonetheless discover it on Amazon. If you’re within the USA, you will have the choice of sending in your personal ipod shuffle for them to waterproof.
I acquired the waterproof Syryn MP3 8GB player along with a set of swimbuds sport earphones with a choice of totally different earbud ideas. I like that they provided totally different varieties in several sizes, so you’ll be able to decide the one which fits you greatest or that you simply discover most snug. It all is available in a really useful, zip-around, sturdy case.
I began out utilizing the tree earbud ideas within the smallest measurement. They are very smooth silicone, and you insert it into your ear. But I discovered even the smallest measurement fairly uncomfortable, and it tended to let water in. I then switched to the fin fashion earbud which I now choose. Unless I don’t match it correctly, or it comes unfastened, it allows much less water, and the sound is clearer.
I can’t deny that the primary day I put these Underwater Audio waterproof swimbuds and MP3 player to the check, I used to be fairly apprehensive. I didn’t need to fry my ears, and I wasn’t fairly positive in the event that they’d truly work. I imply, everyone knows that you simply don’t deliver digital devices anyplace close to water, proper?!
As it seems nevertheless, it really works like a allure! I child you not. If you could have ever stopped swimming because of boredom from doing laps within the pool, this gadget shall be your saviour!
I don’t actually take heed to music, so I downloaded some podcasts. I stored them to about 25-30 minutes, so I do know that when the podcast ends, it’s time for me to get out, fortunately! LOL! The audio is obvious in the event you don’t get water in your ears, and it’s fairly straightforward to ahead or rewind from one podcast to the subsequent. You can’t see what you’re listening to, as a result of there’s no display, however I’m positive with it, as I simply hold a handful on the MP3 player, and delete as I’m going alongside.
It’s additionally straightforward to obtain music or audio information into the Syryn MP3 player. I simply drag and drop from one folder to the opposite. If you decide the iPod choice, you then’ll want iTunes (which is why I didn’t decide the iPod!) While I can shuffle alongside, it’s value noting that you would be able to’t actually cease halfway via a podcast or audiobook and hope to select it up the subsequent time. It simply doesn’t occur that approach because the ahead and rewind buttons bounce from file to file, not inside a file.
There is a little bit of method concerned to sporting it the swimbud earphones and MP3 player, so I’ll simply share some ideas based mostly on my expertise.
- I discover that it’s simpler to put on my MP3 player clipped to the again of my goggles, and a swimming cap helps maintain it in place higher. For the iPod, I consider it ought to be the identical.
- You can even clip the player to the strap of your swimsuit, which I did the primary time round, however I want it on the again of my head (as a result of I additionally really feel that holding it periodically out of the water is best? I dunno LOL!)
- The wires for the earbuds are fairly brief, which is ideal so that you don’t get entangled in them. But tuck the dangly bits underneath your goggle strap, and it stays out of the best way. If you need to use these outdoors of the pool (sure you’ll be able to!) they supply an extension cable as nicely.
- For the swimbuds earbuds, there’s a little bit of method to inserting them for greatest impact and for least water stepping into. There is a bit of paper with directions included, however principally, you must carry your ear on the prime, insert the earbud and then regulate it to make certain it sits comfortably.
- A swimming cap pulled over the earbuds assist them keep in place higher too.
When you get out of the pool, make sure to shake off the surplus water from the player, and to take away the earbud ideas and then shake out the earbuds to dislodge any water which may have gone inside. There are ample directions included, so simply be certain to have a look.
I’m very grateful for the chance to attempt these, as a result of I didn’t know they existed! But it’s a fantastic invention, particularly for swimmers, who’d like to interrupt the boredom within the pool. It helps me cease counting laps and wishing it was throughout, as a result of I do know I’d have carried out 25-30 minutes every time. Now, I simply want extra podcasts to take heed to! 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod or MP3 gamers and Swimbuds are the right devices for swimmers. They assist break the boredom whereas doing laps within the pool, and it actually does work underwater! I’ve been utilizing mine for nearly 2 months now, pretty frequently, and Underwater Audio sells alternative earbud ideas for those you employ most frequently.
PROS: Useful gadget for swimmers who get bored doing laps within the pool, Lets you take heed to music or audio whereas within the pool because it’s waterproof
CONS: Rather expensive, Only obtainable on-line
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who will get bored doing laps within the pool and who needs they might take heed to music whereas doing their pool workouts
PRICE: iPod shuffle + Swimbuds earphones bundle begins at US$139.99
WHERE TO BUY: Underwater Audio website (ships internationally) Amazon
It’s fairly small and nifty, and I typically get unusual appears from individuals on the pool who’re in all probability considering I’m stark raving bonkers, for placing on earphones earlier than I get into the pool LOL! Definitely one to make individuals flip heads coz you don’t typically see digital devices IN a pool 😀
Do you’ve got any podcasts to advocate that I take heed to?
I don’t know if any of you’ve got come throughout this, nevertheless it’s one to place in your wishlist in case you’re a swimmer. If you already know of any others, let me know too! Or higher but, what else I can take heed to 🙂
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