Enjoy music while you are in or around the water with our latest waterproof MP3 player. Now comes with 2GB of memory designed to store up to 1,000 songs. Plus, there's no need to worry about losing the player at the bottom of the pool or lake because it's designed to float when dropped in water. It's extremely comfortable to wear and comes with earbuds and a mesh drawstring bag for storing. So swim and rock out at the same time with your Speedo LZR Aquabeat!
Want to listen to your favorite music while swimming laps? Turn to the Speedo LZR Racer Aquabeat, a fully waterproof MP3 player that's safe at depths of up to 3 meters. Named after the revolutionary swimsuit that's taken the swimming world by storm, the LZR Racer Aquabeat holds 2 GB of music, enough for 500 MP3 or 1,000 WMA files. The device's playlist editing software, meanwhile, makes it easy to sort songs and add new files. Best of all, the chassis attaches easily to your head or arm, so it won't get in your way no matter which stroke you swim. Other features include such basic audio controls as play, stop, volume, and track forward/back; a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to eight hours of continuous playback; a short earphone cord for easy wear; and a USB cord for data transfer.
In 1914, Speedo was founded in Australia by Alexander MacRae, a 22-year-old Scottish immigrant who arrived in the country in 1910. The company began when MacRae Hosiery manufacturers, established by Alexander in 1914, extended the manufacture of underwear to swimwear and became MacRae Knitting Mills. A naming competition was held by the staff in 1928 and won by a Captain Parsonson, who coined the slogan, "Speed on in your Speedos." In 1929, the first swimsuits were in production and it didn’t take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of it’s manufacturing to war production, providing the armed services with vital equipment such as mosquito nets. After the war, Speedo opened a new factory and was able to re-establish itself, due to increased demand for swimsuits. In 1951, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, was incorporated and became a publicly traded company on the Sydney Stock exchange.
Speedo hit the international stage in earnest, at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and a few years later the brand grew on a more global scale. Export sales to the USA began and an international division was set up to monitor trade in New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. The expansion of the brand continued, and in 1976, Speedo was appointed as the official swimwear for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where 52 out of 54 countries wore their swimsuits.
Speedo continues to make its mark in the pool and on the beach today. Many world class athletes who wear Speedo include U.S. phenomenon Michael Phelps, legendary Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, world record holder Kosuke Kitajima from Japan, and Holland’s Inge de Bruijn.