I've just recently got a Finis SwiMP3 waterproof mp3 player so I could listen to audiobooks while I’m doing laps in the swimming pool. This is a very nice gizmo indeed. You will notice that the earphones dont go inside your ear canals, they are position against the sides of your face next to your ears, and the music is transmitted through your skull using the bone conduction technology.
This type of audio device a is bit atypical, but its convenient since I use earplugs and would have to deal with swimming pool water going inside my ears otherwise. There are also clips so the Finis SwiMP3 headphones adhere to your goggle straps properly. At first I thought the swimming pool goggle straps will satisfactorily pressed them against your head, but then I realized that they are hitched on to the straps so theres no chance that they falling off while you're swimming in the pool.
The very first time I went swimming I completely forgotten the general directions, so it took me about half an hour to catch on how to operate this device correctly, but once I determined how to operate it properly, then the other navigation controls became easy to use.
At this point, there are certain problems that usually make this portable device totally futile for me, although it might be great and useful for other audiophiles. However, I find listening to music dull when Im working out, so I listen to digital books instead of listening to workout music, which keeps me quite engaged. Unfortunately, the Finis SwiMP3 is not a very good solution for me because the audio not clear enough. If it were music, then I will be perfectly fine with it and would cherish this waterproof mp3 player. The reason for this is that With music its unnecessary for you to hear all the words, and most of the time you can pick up the words here and there so if you don’t understand a word correctly you wouldn’t even notice it. But with digital books, if you don’t comprehend a phrase properly then you will be missing something, and if you’re not comprehending one out of four words, then you might as well not be listening to it at all.
That is the predicament I find myself when I'm swimming with my waterproof mp3 player. If I’m not swimming underwater and doing nothing, I can hear and comprehend the audio book just fine. But once I start underwater, the water bubbles and other associated swimming noises greatly reduce a lot of the words that are being said, and therefore I get lost when I try to listen to the story while I go swimming.