You know I have been touting the benefits and amazingness of my WaterFi waterproof iPod and headphones ever since I purchased them about a year ago. Now, because I want good karma, I’m offering you a chance to win your very own! What can I say? I’m a giver…when there’s a benefit for me.
Just the Facts…
Waterproof to 210 feet | I swam with it in Lake Winnipesaukee all last summer and it was perfecto
2GB holds hundreds of songs, podcasts, audiobooks | I have yet to download anything but music
Rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours | This is one of the best features because I hate having to charge stuff
It basically functions like every other “i” thing in your life and almost exactly like an iPod except that you can use this one in the water. #CaptainObvious
What You Really Want to Know…
You will not die of boredom when doing ridiculously long swim intervals or, if you’re doing pool running either to avoid further injury or just up your running game!
I don’t use it every time I swim but, when I have more than a 500 (or 20 laps) to do at once. It definitely helps to keep me motivated but can slightly mess up my lap counting skills!
I originally purchased it when I had to start pool running due to an injury and it seriously saved my life. I have since recommended it to other pool runners with rave reviews.
What the Reviews Say…
The ONLY negative comments I have read (and experienced) have to do with the headphones. A lot of people have a problem with them staying in their ears for some reason. I don’t necessarily have an issue with it but, they have fallen out on occasion. It’s no biggie for me, I simply stop and pop them back in.
As you can see from the above picture, they are specially designed to stay inside your ears and, the issue comes when the cord drags or if you push with a lot of force off the wall on the turn around. Even though the cord is considerably shorter than a normal iPod cord, there is still some length to it.
The headphones also come with three different sizes so, if you’re having some trouble with one, you can try a different size.
The set up could not be simpler. After trying a few different ways of getting them on and then fumbling around with the buttons, this is the sequence that works best:
- Turn on the music first
- Place the headphones in your ears
- Clip the shuffle onto your goggle strap
You can control the volume or chose to skip over a song directly on the shuffle, just as you would with a regular iPod. The buttons are slightly harder to press since, waterproofing. I usually just leave mine alone and swim to whatever comes on!
ENTER TO WIN
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Thoughts on the waterproof iPod?
Would you maybe wear it in the shower? Pool class? Where else?
Id have thought shower wouldnt be an option 🙂
THATS MY KINDA WATER TRAINING!!!!!
I may use it in there just so I can honestly tell the boys I couldn’t hear them 🙂
I’ve been seriously thinking of getting in the pool more to prevent injuries again rather than HAVING to do it because of injuries. This would be my saving grace!
Look at you Miss Prevention!! Guess what? The swimming will HUGELY improve your cardiovascular fitness too. Bonus!!
This would be something I would want to use. When I swam competitively, it could get bored and lonely. Now that water proof ipods exist, I think I would enjoy it more again.
Absolutely! It pumps me up when I need to go long in the pool!
I have this and LOVE it! I originally actually hot it after running a marathon in the pouring rain and having my cell battery die (the whole time being paranoid about it getting soaked). I am obsessed with mine!!
OMG YES! Why have I never thought of that?? You are a genius Jess!! Glad you already have and love yours 🙂
Omg these look so cool!! 2gbs can definitely hold a ton of music!! This might be the one thing that finally gets me in the water….
That would make me infinitely happy!! 🙂 And, as Jess said below – you can use it to RUN IN THE RAIN which I know is a problem you have had!
I guess I don’t need to win these since I bought mine on your recommendation! I agree with the headphones tho. And I don’t even submerge my head. But the waterproof iPod for the WIN! Only music on mine too.
Totally! And, I never even thought about the podcast or book option but I guess that would be good too…but then I would never be able to count laps 🙂
I’m so used to swimming without music – I guess for me it’s similar to the runners who can’t run with music. The pool is so meditative for me. But I did get a waterproof music player to test and took it for a swim the other day and it was a nice change (although I did find I got distracted from playing attention to my stroke). The problem with the one I have is that whatever the technology is, there aren’t headphones and so when I finish a set and pick my head up out of the water, people can hear the music, which was totally embarrassing when I have Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber on rotation ha! Long story short, I would love to try this!
OMG that is hilarious. It’s like you have a boom box in the water 🙂 I do agree about the meditative aspect because I mostly swim without the music but, when I have a long stretch, I put it on and it helps tremendously. And of course, I don’t think I could pool run without it now!
Whoa, that’s pretty cool. I can’t believe the stuff they’ve come up with now. I used to run (when I was in high school) around the track carrying a Sony Discman except I had to hold it like a serving tray so the music wouldn’t skip. It was the stupidest thing in the world.
I totally remember that!!! It used to skip when I was riding in the back seat of my parents car, let alone running. I always had my bright yellow walkman for running and I haven’t a clue how I held that thing for so long!? Technology is amazingly awesome.
I was not going to enter, but when I read your question about wearing it in the shower… that sounds like something I could do!! Back when I moved in with my fiancé, he had a major meltdown about me listening to NPR Morning Edition at 6:00 am in the shower… Like he doesn’t understand that I need Steve Inskeep’s voice in my life at 6:00 am!! and to dance in the shower!
YES!!! Totally. I have a husband who sleeps in (or at least doesn’t get up at 5 when I do!) and if I need to take an early morning shower, this is a great option 🙂
Waterproof headphones are what’s needed for running in Seattle anytime from November to March! It’s pretty cool the advances that the technology that companies develop now. Can they make iPhones waterproof next?
Seriously!! And I think there is one waterproof phone out there but if it isn’t Apple then…
I’m sure Apple is working on that technology because EVERYONE needs a waterproof phone.
This would have been so perfect for my daughter who jumped in the ocean with her ipod in her shorts a few weeks ago !!!! Of course the one she had wasn’t waterproof 🙁
Of course!! My husband just did the same with his iPod and his shorts in the washing machine. He has been though three of them so far. Crazy!!
Please excuse my following observation, this is merely my opinion; but then again, I have some heavy duty backup from the heavy hitters in the sports arena.
Sorry iPod, just another mindless distraction to inhibit connecting with the essence of your sport, just another way to nullify the heightened awareness critical to connecting biomechanically, spiritualy, or on any other level to your sport (and fattening Apple’s wallet). Just as bad as texting while driving, only you can’t kill yourself or any one else, so that’s a good thing I guess?
True motivation is intrinsic, a feeling within that drives you to understand and connect with the Zen aspect of your pursuit so you can achieve a greater understanding today than yesterday. The fire burns hot regardless of whether your iPod is not charged up, or the headphones fell out of your ears.
I don’t see the Mebs, Phelps’, or Greg LeMonds listening to music when training or racing.
I just don’t get how you can tune into the rhythm of your body while listening to the beat of another drummer. It’s like the Rock and Roll marathons when you come close to the live bands and the cheering crowds; you instinctively pick up the pace (to your detriment), unless you are Tina Muir, or someone of that nature with a profound connection to your inner regulation.
I only wrote this because you have indicated you like differing opinions and a good discussion. I’m in no way trying to sway anyone (we are after all, in America where dissenting opinion rules); but I just never will get why an athlete would block out biofeedback in the sport one is trying to excel in?
YES Claude – I love differing opinions and I love yours because I know it comes from a place of experience and knowledge. I can absolutely appreciate your opinion and (as usual) you make some very valid points. Keep them coming!!
While I have found a quiet reprieve when I swim, I really miss having a cadence to help w strokes the way I do when I run. I miss having that OOMPH when something awesome comes on and you PUSH! This summer I’m going to have more lap time (instead of kid wrangling pool time) and it would be so nice to hear things that *I* like for a bit!
YES! You need to have some “me” time for sure.
I can totally understand what you’re saying about the push – it’s so different on the run 🙂
Thanks for reading and for the comment!