MP3 Player for Swimming: Bone-Conducting Finis SwiMP3

Oct 26 2004, 3:33am EST | by , in News | Portable Devices

MP3 Player for Swimming: Bone-Conducting Finis SwiMP3
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Finis a manufacturer of competitive swim equipment, introduces the world's first waterproof bone-conducting MP3 Player.

Unlike other waterproof players that rely on traditional air conduction technologies, the SwiMP3 player uses bone conduction – the direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheek bone to the inner ear – to provide the swimmer with exceptional sound clarity. The SwiMP3 player is fully waterproof and can be used with all competitive swim strokes. It holds approximately 30 songs for four hours of continuous music.

We reported in 2003 about a student who had the idea for MP3 swimming googles. Finis now brought such a swim gadget on the market for $249.99. More details on Finis corporate site and press-release (pdf).

About Finis:
About Finis Founded in 1993 by Olympic Gold Medalist, Pablo Morales, and John Mix, Finis develops the most technological and advanced training equipment for the swimming industry. From competitive swimwear and technical training equipment to high-end competitive swim goggles and children’s water confidence products, Finis offers something for swimmers of all abilities to improve their technique and add to their enjoyment of being in the water.

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