Bone conduction headphones get more and more popular with sports lovers. They’re easy to use, they offer great quality audio and all this without having to stuff your ears with all kinds on silicone buds.
A while back we featured the AfterShokz M2 which allows runners to listen their favorite tunes and answer quick calls while still being attentive to what’s happening around. Today, we’ll check how FINIS SwiMP3 keeps you entertained while you do your daily quota of swimming laps.
The FINIS SwiMP3 is also based on the bone conduction system. There are no ear buds, no headphones or anything else to stick in your ears. The bone audio transmission “bypasses the ear canal by vibrating through the bones, sending sound directly into the inner ear” and allows crystal clear sound even when submerged in water.
On the technical side, the SwiMP3 comes with 2GB of storage (as we’re used to iPhones and other smartphone with 8, 16, 32GB of storage, 2GB might not seem much – but still … 2GB of storage means over 30 hours of music listening and more than 500 songs), includes a rechargeable Li-Io battery with 8+ hours of music listening, is completely waterproof, it features two hydrodynamic clips that securely attach to goggles straps while staying on your cheeks for audio transmission, it can play MP3 and WMA formats and it is compatible with Apple’s iTunes music management software.
Personally, I swim without music. I enjoy having those 30-45 minutes just for me, without any sound interference. I enjoy swimming time to organize my thoughts, plan things and just let my mind wander around … How about you? Are you the type that needs music with all types of exercising?