Dive into an Underwater Concert

Workouts are just better with music. It’s easier to cycle through a spin class or run another mile when you’ve got music to motivate. But what about when you’re in the pool? Combining a swim workout with your favorite tunes was a challenge until SwiMP3 came along. Now it’s so easy to swim to the beat of an underwater concert that you might forget to come up for air. A company called FINIS, founded by John Mix (top left) and Olympic gold medalist Pablo Morales (bottom, left), created the SwiMP3 music player. It attaches to swim goggles or a snorkeling mask. There are no ear buds required. Instead, the SwiMP3 relies on bone conduction technology. That means it transmits high-fidelity sound through the cheekbone to the inner ear, creating crystal clear underwater sound without disturbing nearby swimmers. You can listen to music while you’re swimming laps, and use the tunes to help you stay motivated and maintain your ideal rhythm and pace throughout the workout. SwiMP3 has all the usual features of an MP3 player, including a rechargeable battery, 1 gigabyte memory capacity (for storing up to 240 songs), volume control, shuffle, and pause. With SwiMP3, swimming really rocks. Buy the music in this video from The Beach Project on iTunes now

SwiMP3.1G

Waterproof MP3 Player

Dive into an Underwater Concert

Workouts are just better with music. It’s easier to cycle through a spin class or run another mile when you’ve got music to motivate. But what about when you’re in the pool? Combining a swim workout with your favorite tunes was a challenge until SwiMP3 came along. Now it’s so easy to swim to the beat of an underwater concert that you might forget to come up for air. A company called FINIS, founded by John Mix (top left) and Olympic gold medalist Pablo Morales (bottom, left), created the SwiMP3 music player. It attaches to swim goggles or a snorkeling mask. There are no ear buds required. Instead, the SwiMP3 relies on bone conduction technology. That means it transmits high-fidelity sound through the cheekbone to the inner ear, creating crystal clear underwater sound without disturbing nearby swimmers. You can listen to music while you’re swimming laps, and use the tunes to help you stay motivated and maintain your ideal rhythm and pace throughout the workout. SwiMP3 has all the usual features of an MP3 player, including a rechargeable battery, 1 gigabyte memory capacity (for storing up to 240 songs), volume control, shuffle, and pause. With SwiMP3, swimming really rocks. Buy the music in this video from The Beach Project on iTunes now

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kurt
    Kurt

    My name is Kurt and I am a Sales Specialist at FINIS Inc. We are dedicated to innovative research and design of swimming products for the most elite competitive swimmers in the world and the most novice recreational swimmer as well. The product featured today on the Daily Grommet is one that everyone will appreciate. The SwiMP3 is for anyone who spends time in the water and would like to bring a new dimension to the experience. With exceptional clarity, you can now enjoy music, audio books, or even podcasts while you swim. I am here to answer any questions you may have about the SwiMP3 and how it works.

    The cutie in the picture is my daughter and future elite swimmer.

  • Tom P.
    Tom P.
    7/13/2010 12:21 PM

    Hey Guys, I was one of the testers of the swimP3 and I can confidently say it was literally like swimming with live music right around you. Truely like nothing I'd ever experienced!

    Tom

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 12:45 PM

    I absolutely agree with Tom. The first time I used the SwiMP3 it felt as if I was dropped right in the middle of a concert. Truly mind-blowing!!

  • Michaela H.
    Michaela H.
    7/13/2010 1:02 PM

    I was also one of the testers of the SwiMP3! Like the others said, it is like diving into a live concert. The buttons are easy to use, and you can change the song or volume level with just one easy click. I cannot say enough about how fantastic this is!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/13/2010 1:14 PM

    Being in the water is already such a pleasant sensory experience, I can only imagine how amazing it must be to add your favorite music and listen to it in that environment.

  • Kindnsruls
    Kindnsruls
    7/13/2010 1:25 PM

    I haven't had quite as fantastic experience with Swimp3.

    I love it when it works, but am on my second unit and have loads of problems with it.

    On both units, there have been problems with the control buttons, and battery life.

    Not looking to slam the product, just disappointed with the quality.

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 1:50 PM

    I'm sorry to hear that has been your experience and this is unusual to hear. I would suggest you call our Technical Support Line 888-333-4647 and ask for On to talk about what you are experiencing.

  • dawn
    dawn
    7/13/2010 2:29 PM

    my daughter is deaf and has bilateral cochlear implants. of course, she cannot wear these whilst swimming. will this product work for her?

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 2:59 PM

    Though I am no expert in the field our product does work with a lot of the same principles as the cochlear implants. I cannot be certain but in theroy it sounds as if it would work.....

  • Greg
    Greg
    7/13/2010 3:26 PM

    Just load it up with some JOURNEY and away I go! Swimming like the Big fish! Very Cool!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/13/2010 3:43 PM

    @Greg - perfect choice! And when you are out of the water, pull on your Mouth Man Shark Hoodie and you can live like the water is where you belong!

  • sarah
    sarah
    10/22/2011 5:21 AM

    This may sound like a dumb question, and I may have missed it in the promo - if so, I apologize for being the time waster :)

    When the device is on and you are swimming - is it only you who hears the music. I swim in a spa in a swimex pool and would love to have something like this but it would not work if everyone else can hear the music.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/22/2011 9:17 AM

    @sarah: Yes, it is only you who can hear the music so this is a perfect solution for you!

  • Todd
    Todd
    11/9/2011 11:02 AM

    Interested in getting these as a gift for my Father who is an avid swimmer. Only concern is: Would these work in a current?

    My father swims in an "endless pool" - which is a system that pushes a current against the swimmer - holding them in place. It is somewhat loud - but my major concern is that the current would knock the earbuds out of place.

    Have you guys received any feedback from swimmers using a similar pool - or perhaps swimmers who have taken their swimp3 units into the ocean or any other non-stagnant waters?

    http://www.endlesspools.com/endless-pool.php

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    11/9/2011 12:46 PM

    @Todd: The SwiMP3 is a fantastic complement to the Endless Pool experience. We have been working with Endless Pool for the past 3 years and it has been a great partnership. By delivering the music via bone conduction directly into the inner ear the sound of rushing water will not even be a factor. Other users of the Endless Pool have also eliminated the slight hum of the motor by using ear plugs. This will also intensify the sound delivery process. If you feel that the goggle strap is not holding the sound paddles sufficiently you can always tuck the tops of them into your swim caps to provide more stability if needed.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

SwiMP3.1G

Waterproof MP3 Player

Dive into an Underwater Concert

Workouts are just better with music. It’s easier to cycle through a spin class or run another mile when you’ve got music to motivate. But what about when you’re in the pool? Combining a swim workout with your favorite tunes was a challenge until SwiMP3 came along. Now it’s so easy to swim to the beat of an underwater concert that you might forget to come up for air.

A company called FINIS, founded by John Mix (top left) and Olympic gold medalist Pablo Morales (bottom, left), created the SwiMP3 music player. It
attaches to swim goggles or a snorkeling mask. There are no ear buds required. Instead, the SwiMP3 relies on bone conduction technology. That means it transmits high-fidelity sound through the cheekbone to the inner ear, creating crystal clear underwater sound without disturbing nearby swimmers. You can listen to music while you’re swimming laps, and use the tunes to help you stay motivated and maintain your ideal rhythm and pace throughout the workout. SwiMP3 has all the usual features of an MP3 player, including a rechargeable battery, 1 gigabyte memory capacity (for storing up to 240 songs), volume control, shuffle, and pause.

With SwiMP3, swimming really rocks.

Buy the music in this video from The Beach Project on iTunes now
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kurt
    Kurt

    My name is Kurt and I am a Sales Specialist at FINIS Inc. We are dedicated to innovative research and design of swimming products for the most elite competitive swimmers in the world and the most novice recreational swimmer as well. The product featured today on the Daily Grommet is one that everyone will appreciate. The SwiMP3 is for anyone who spends time in the water and would like to bring a new dimension to the experience. With exceptional clarity, you can now enjoy music, audio books, or even podcasts while you swim. I am here to answer any questions you may have about the SwiMP3 and how it works.

    The cutie in the picture is my daughter and future elite swimmer.

  • Tom P.
    Tom P.
    7/13/2010 12:21 PM

    Hey Guys, I was one of the testers of the swimP3 and I can confidently say it was literally like swimming with live music right around you. Truely like nothing I'd ever experienced!

    Tom

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 12:45 PM

    I absolutely agree with Tom. The first time I used the SwiMP3 it felt as if I was dropped right in the middle of a concert. Truly mind-blowing!!

  • Michaela H.
    Michaela H.
    7/13/2010 1:02 PM

    I was also one of the testers of the SwiMP3! Like the others said, it is like diving into a live concert. The buttons are easy to use, and you can change the song or volume level with just one easy click. I cannot say enough about how fantastic this is!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/13/2010 1:14 PM

    Being in the water is already such a pleasant sensory experience, I can only imagine how amazing it must be to add your favorite music and listen to it in that environment.

  • Kindnsruls
    Kindnsruls
    7/13/2010 1:25 PM

    I haven't had quite as fantastic experience with Swimp3.

    I love it when it works, but am on my second unit and have loads of problems with it.

    On both units, there have been problems with the control buttons, and battery life.

    Not looking to slam the product, just disappointed with the quality.

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 1:50 PM

    I'm sorry to hear that has been your experience and this is unusual to hear. I would suggest you call our Technical Support Line 888-333-4647 and ask for On to talk about what you are experiencing.

  • dawn
    dawn
    7/13/2010 2:29 PM

    my daughter is deaf and has bilateral cochlear implants. of course, she cannot wear these whilst swimming. will this product work for her?

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    7/13/2010 2:59 PM

    Though I am no expert in the field our product does work with a lot of the same principles as the cochlear implants. I cannot be certain but in theroy it sounds as if it would work.....

  • Greg
    Greg
    7/13/2010 3:26 PM

    Just load it up with some JOURNEY and away I go! Swimming like the Big fish! Very Cool!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/13/2010 3:43 PM

    @Greg - perfect choice! And when you are out of the water, pull on your Mouth Man Shark Hoodie and you can live like the water is where you belong!

  • sarah
    sarah
    10/22/2011 5:21 AM

    This may sound like a dumb question, and I may have missed it in the promo - if so, I apologize for being the time waster :)

    When the device is on and you are swimming - is it only you who hears the music. I swim in a spa in a swimex pool and would love to have something like this but it would not work if everyone else can hear the music.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/22/2011 9:17 AM

    @sarah: Yes, it is only you who can hear the music so this is a perfect solution for you!

  • Todd
    Todd
    11/9/2011 11:02 AM

    Interested in getting these as a gift for my Father who is an avid swimmer. Only concern is: Would these work in a current?

    My father swims in an "endless pool" - which is a system that pushes a current against the swimmer - holding them in place. It is somewhat loud - but my major concern is that the current would knock the earbuds out of place.

    Have you guys received any feedback from swimmers using a similar pool - or perhaps swimmers who have taken their swimp3 units into the ocean or any other non-stagnant waters?

    http://www.endlesspools.com/endless-pool.php

  • Kurt
    Kurt – Special Guest
    11/9/2011 12:46 PM

    @Todd: The SwiMP3 is a fantastic complement to the Endless Pool experience. We have been working with Endless Pool for the past 3 years and it has been a great partnership. By delivering the music via bone conduction directly into the inner ear the sound of rushing water will not even be a factor. Other users of the Endless Pool have also eliminated the slight hum of the motor by using ear plugs. This will also intensify the sound delivery process. If you feel that the goggle strap is not holding the sound paddles sufficiently you can always tuck the tops of them into your swim caps to provide more stability if needed.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.