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Speedo Aquabeat 1.0 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player

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  • 1-gigabyte MP3 player with waterproof housing for water sports
  • Floating chassis is waterproof to depths of up to 3-meters
  • Built-in memory stores up to 250-MP3 or 500-WMA files
  • Attaches to swimsuits, goggles, board shorts, and other clothing
  • Charges via USB cord; weighs 35-grams, 1-year warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Player is waterproof up to 3 meters making it perfect for listening to your favorite music during all water activities. Its compact design with a sleek sophisticated look features ergonomic easy-to-use buttons no matter what the activity and includes multiple sizes of ear buds for a comfortable, custom fit. It attaches easily to swim suits, goggles, board shorts, bikinis, wetsuits, athletic apparel or winter clotting. It supports MP3 and WMA files and stores up to 250 MP# and 500 WMA files with its 1GB memory. The Aquabeat is so well designed it even floats making for an easy recovery in a pool, river, lake, or ocean. Due to its superior design and construction, it has a full one year warranty.


Want to listen to your favorite music while swimming laps? Turn to the Speedo Aquabeat MP3 player, which is outfitted with a waterproof housing that's safe at depths of up to 3 meters. The Aquabeat--which includes ergonomic, easy-to-navigate buttons and multiple sizes of ear buds for a comfortable, custom fit--holds up to 1 GB of music, enough for 250 MP3 or 500 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 swimsuits, goggles, board shorts, bikinis, wetsuits, and just about anything else. Other details include a short earphone cord for easy wear, a USB cord for charging through a PC or laptop, and a playtime of up to nine hours per charge. The Aquabeat, which weighs only 35 grams, carries a one-year warranty.

About Speedo
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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 46.8 x 7.9 x 17.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00172VR84
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,951 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Speedo Aquabeat Waterproof MP3 Player

I was, at one time, a competative sprinter, now train purely for health benefits...I swim laps in a 25 yard pool now (2-2.5 miles a day/5 days a week). I was just looking for a simple H2O proof MP3 player that was reliable and easy to use. I don't require outstanding sound quality or a bunch of bells and whistles from an MP3 player. After doing A LOT of research and reading all the reviews on all the available waterproof MP3 players out there I settled on the speedo aqua beat and ordered it from Amazon.com, here's my analysis of the product...

THE PLAYER - small, lightweight with easy to use controls and fits on most goggle straps. I swim with swedish goggs and the straps are a bit thin. This makes mounting the goggles on the back of your head kind of tricky because if you don't get it just right, the player has a tendency to pop off when pushing off the wall or doing a flip turn (VERY ANNOYING)...the drag is negligable from the device while swimming along, but with any kind of a strong push off the wall, it almost always slides down to the base of the back of your head even with VERY tight goggle straps (also VERY ANNOYING)...recommend using goggles with a wide strap if you're going to use this product. Of note, the internal, computer OSB rechargeable battery is a nice feature and the player can be used with other sets of headphone as a "dry land" MP3 as well.

THE SOFTWARE - easy to use, music can be easily drag-and-dropped into the "removable" hard drive that pops up on your computer...
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By CM_227 on November 12, 2008
Color: Lime
This product is great. I had read some of the reviews prior to purchasing and it was really hit or miss. Perhaps it really just depends on what you are expecting. My expectations were for soley to have music while I worked out. I bought this to wear for my morning lap swimming. This was my first mp3 player of any kind.

It was very easy to set-up and I've even taken to wearing it during my runs as well with a regular pair of headphones. The sound quality to me is great; I have not noticed any difference between regular headphones and the waterproof ones provided while I am swimming.

The unit is very light and easy to attach to a pair of goggles. It doesn't affect my swimming, I hardly notice it at all. Every once in a while the wire will lay against the side of my neck but after a couple of strokes it will correct itself and go back to where you don't even notice it.

I did have an issue with my first pair of headphones having different volumes and then the right side completely giving out randomly with sound. Speedo was very efficient and sent me a new pair that arrived in a couple of days at no cost. These second headphones have not caused me any problems. I don't know if it is because I wear a swimcap so the cap is pushing the headphones against my head but I will have to say they are not the most comfortable headhphones I've ever worn. Once I've started swimming they don't bother me, but afterwards my ears are sore for a couple of moments after I take them out. Does it bother me enough to stop using them? No. Would they make me consider giving up on using the Aquabeat? Not a chance.
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I purchased the Aquabeat so I could listen to audio books while swimming.

This player does meet my minimum requirements. The sound quality is good and the earplugs effectively block out pool noise. Speedo provides several different plug sizes to ensure a good fit and I can hear the words clearly and follow the lecture or story I am listening to. Also, the player fits securely to my goggles strap and has coiled earbud wires that do not get in the way.

However, there are some features that are missing or were badly implemented, including:

1. No battery indicator - can t tell if the battery is low.

2. No way to sort the MP3s numerically or alphabetically. I had to merge the mp3 files to ensure I was listening to the chapters sequentially.

3. Unable to fast-forward within a file -- just between files.

4. The reverse and forward buttons double as on and off. It is easy to accidentally shut of the player -- or forward to a different file when you just want to shut it off.

5. No LED display.

6. Slow USB transfer rate - takes about 8-10 minutes to copy 250MB.

Overall, I am satisfied but not impressed.
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125+ miles of pleasure so far. Let me give you some guidance in determining the best ear bud configuration which as I see it is the determing factor as to whether you will love the Aquabeat or hate it:

After 2.25 months of 2.5-3 miles per day, my one ear bud came out once and another time leaked water into the ear canal. These were because both times I got the ear bud wet before inserting it in my ear -- hard not to get it wet when it falls in the water. When I say WET I mean much less than even a drop of water! So, here's the trick: ensure the ear buds are dry AND your ear canal is dry before inserting them. The first day I struggled with the 3 different ear bud sizes and ear connections until I finally discovered that simply inserting a dry bud into a dry ear canal was the solution. I also learned that using a silicon swim cap over the ear applies too much pressure on the bud and forces it in so tight that the sound is blocked. Play with the different sizes until you find a fit that will really resists coming out when you pull on the bud. Summuarizing:

1. DRY the ear canals
2. Insert the 3 different DRY buds into your ear canal, one at a time of course, and tug it. Pick the one that resists the most.
3. I never could figure out how to use the ear connections, so I removed the bracket part and use the plugs only.
4. Put Aquabeat on goggles
5. Plug in the earphones
6. Enjoy your swim
7. If for any reason the sound disappears or gets distorted, remove the ear bud from the earphoanes, blow it dry, blow on the headset speaker dry, reassert the ear bud, dry your ear canal, reinsert the bud into your ear.

How about downloading music to the player? Connect the Aquabeat to your PC via USB cable that comes with it.
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