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FINIS SwiMP3.1G Waterproof MP3 Player

by FINIS

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  • Transmits high-fidelity sound through the cheekbone to the inner ear
  • Has a sleek design with an MP3 control panel built into the side paddle
  • Plays both MP3 and WMA files with new playlist functionality
  • Comes with expanded 1-gigabyte memory
  • Designed to hold approximately 240 songs
  • For technical assistance on Finis Electronics, contact the Finis Support Team at 1-888-333-4647

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Product Description

Product Description

Provides the same high quality sound and features as the FINIS SwiMP3 v2 Waterproof MP3 player with an upgraded processor and memory (1 GB). Unlike standard waterproof MP3 players--which transmit sound through the air or water and produce only a muffled noise when submerged--the SwiMP3.1G relies on your bones to conduct the sound. This direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheekbone to the inner ear produces exceptional sound clarity, so you can listen to all of your favorite tunes while working out or taking a leisurely swim. And you needn't worry about damaging your hearing, as bone conduction hearing is a safe, well-established hearing mechanism in humans. Rather, this is the first time an audio company has leveraged the technology to enhance the experience of swimmers, tri-athletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers, and anyone else involved in general water activities.

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Ideal for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers, and anyone else involved in general water activities, the Finis SwiMP3 1G waterproof MP3 player allows you to listen to music underwater. Unlike standard waterproof MP3 players--which transmit sound through the air or water and produce only a muffled noise when submerged--the SwiMP3 1G relies on your bones to conduct the sound. This direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheekbone to the inner ear produces exceptional sound clarity, so you can listen to all of your favorite tunes while working out or taking a leisurely swim.



The SwiMP3 1G attaches to your swim goggles or snorkeling mask.
The SwiMP3 1G also shines from a music standpoint, with 1GB of memory and support for both MP3 and WMA files. Listeners have a basic selection of controls, including volume, shuffle, and resume, with an MP3 control panel built into the side panel. And when you're ready to swim, the player attaches easily to your swim goggle or snorkeling mask. Other details include a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 8 hours per charge, a built-in USB plug that inserts directly into your computer (no cable required), and a lightweight housing that weighs only 2 ounces. Designed to hold approximately 240 songs, the SwiMP3 1G is compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, and XP and Mac OS 9.x and 10.x.

Features:

  • Patented Bone-Conduction Technology: Directly vibrates the inner ear to create the highest quality of music underwater
  • New Sleek Design with Strap Clip: Allows unit to be attached easily to any swim goggle or snorkeling mask
  • Integrated MP3 Panel: Incorporates On/Off, Volume, Next/Previous Track, Pause, and Shuffle functions
  • 8-Hour Rechargeable Battery: Lithium-ion battery charges directly from a USB port for plenty of continuous high-fidelity music
  • Windows and MAC Compatible: Easily drag and drop any MP3 or WMA files directly on to the device
  • Expanded 1GB of Storage: Allows for approximately 240 songs to be stored


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.9 x 3.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B002LBQWMG
  • Item model number: 1.30.030
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

I really enjoy listening to my favorite music while swimming laps.
Buckeye Girl
Although I use Speedo Vanquisher Swim Goggle, the air-tight seal is probably better in Speedo Air Seal Tri Goggle, Mirrored.
SanjeevP
Can't get any help from customer service as they don't answer the phone.
C. Moore

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After water damaging my iPod Classic in H2O Audio Amphibx Waterproof Armband for Large MP3 Players and Phones I purchased this FINIS SwiMP3.1G Waterproof MP3 Player and am glad that at least I will not water damage the MP3 player. Going by the reviews on Amazon, as of February 1, 2010, 3 of 9 reviewers of Amphibx large arm band damaged their iPods (only one replaced by H2O Audio), versus none of the 19 reviewers complains about water damage to this SwiMP3 player. Of the 124 reviews of the earlier 250 Mb version of SwiMP3 player, I scanned about 80 and no one has claimed water damage. This would indicate that this is really the only truly waterproof MP3 player! Here are the pros and cons.

PROS
1. Water proof. This is the biggest advantage of this player and is the essential pre-requisite; notwithstanding the claimed advantages of other players, if the MP3 player is not waterproof, every thing else is irrelevant!
2. Small size and low profile.
3. No drag while swimming.
4. Fairly good quality sound.
5. Easy to load music. You can use Explorer In Windows or Finder in Mac to drag and drop MP3 files. iTunes does not work with SwiMP3 but you can download a free software, for Mac & Windows, called DoubleTwist which works somewhat like iTunes for music with any MP3 player or cell phone that shows up as a drive on your computer. DoubleTwist does not support podcasts and audiobooks unlike iTunes.

CONS
1. The cap for USB port is not tethered and could be easily lost.
2.
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135 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Karen Coutts on January 20, 2010
I train for triathlons and bought this to keep me entertained through the endless laps. I swim three times a week for an hour in the pool at a time. I bought it in November 2009 and have been using it many times since.

The instructions leave much to be desired. First of all, the instructions say that the unit will stay lit when it is fully charged. Not so. According to the Finis rep, you need to use the "safely remove hardware" button before the green light stops flashing. THAT is supposed to indicate it is fully charged. I have to leave the computer on overnight for a charge.

The unit is difficult to turn on/off. The same button is used for starting and for pausing. Here is the problem. It is hard to figure out whether you've turned it off or have paused the unit, because in both cases the light goes off... for at least 5 seconds. So you stand there, trying to shield the unit from the overhead light of the pool and squint looking to see whether the green light is going to flash again. This leads to my next problem.

Now, my unit has been having problems holding a charge. I don't know what else to call it. I charge the unit overnight. I take it swimming once, for one hour. I turn it off (I think. I make sure by holding it up to my ear for some time, I'm that paranoid now). I take it home and it sits in my swim bag. Two days later I go for my next swim, and the unit won't turn on. Now, was the unit off or paused when I last used it? Should it matter? It supposedly has an auto off function after two minutes of pausing, so it can't have been drained due to being paused! That was the explanation the Finis representative gave me, that I hadn't turned it off properly but just paused it, so the battery drained.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on November 16, 2009
I received the 250 mb version for my birthday and had some issues with scratchy sound in one of the speakers when I moved my head rapidly - but was still amazed how well the sound would come through despite swimming fast, doing flip turns, etc. I am a former collegiate swimmer and currently swim in a master's program. I called FINIS and they were very courteous and provided a return authorization - within 5 days I had a brand new unit - and they upgraded it to the 1 GB version! There are no issues with the newer version - the volume controls work more smoothly and the sound is very good.
Swimming with the SwiMP3 is very easy - it does not move or flap against your face when pushing off the wall during a flip turn - it is very low profile, but I have not tried diving from starting blocks yet. When not in the water, the sound seems like it would be inadequate, but once you are in the water, the sound just comes alive - not BOSE quality, but I am thrilled with this device and what I can hear while swimming. The device is easy to pause between sets if desired, but you can easily converse and hear others without turning the volume down or pausing. Button placement is easy to acclimate to without having to remove your goggles to adjust volume, change songs, etc.
Using the device with my laptop is a breeze - wish the USB cover had a tether - could be easy to lose, but not a big issue;easy to drag and drop songs - have not tried it with i-tunes and have not used the FINIS software.
I love this player - have recommended it (1 GB version) to many of my friends - this device is specialized for in water use - it is not meant to be a music storage device, and would not be good for everyday use out of the pool - even so, it is well worth the price to load up some tunes to make those laps go by which I was never good at counting anyway.
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