I just have to say my experience with the Finis SwiMP3 Aqua was way better last night. The first 30 minutes of my swim was similar to my experience on Tuesday – couldn’t hear music in the left ear. After about 30 minutes I got out of the pool and fiddled with it – I jumped back in and continued to swim for an hour with only very slight issues! It was almost perfect. As perfect as I could expect for swimming with music!
It really is amazing now. I just hope it continues to work that awesome. The time in the pool goes by so much faster – I didn’t even want to get out last night.
I just love the feel of swimming. The feel of breaking the water, the coolness – the way I seem to fly and now I can listen to my favourite tunes while doing it.
It came on Monday. I ripped the package opened in a hurry and had music on it within minutes. But by the time I made my lasagna (healthy) and ate it, it was getting late and I didn’t feel so well. So I laid in the bathtub to try it out – that lasted 5 minutes before I got bored and got out.
But last night I took it to the pool. I got a lot of looks and questions. “What is that?” and “You can swim with music?”
Overall, it’s good. Maybe even awesome. The ear phones are big and they do kinda hurt. I had a hard time with the left one, for most of my swim I couldn’t really hear the left – too much water in my ear I guess. My right ear worked awesome through my entire swim. Defiantly better then no music at all – made my 100 minutes in the pool much more enjoyable. Even if I had to stop a few times to fiddle with it.
Honestly, I couldn’t believe how clear my right ear was. I was impressed. It was frustrating that the left ear didn’t work so well and it took some time to get used to not being able to hear great with both. I am sure with time I will just get used to it. I don’t really know what I expected – but it was good.
I only got about 40 songs on it before it was full though. That is enough for my swim but nothing compared to my 2000+ songs on my iPod. I will just have to change it up I guess.
The waterproof case idea for my ipod is really appealing though. Especially since I have an extra (older) iPod Nano. But it just comes down to the fact if I ruined my old iPod I would be disappointed. But this whole MP3 player is made to go in water, there is no chance of the case accidentally leaking and I like that. When I reading reviews and comparing I did see a few people saying the case was defective (or they didn’t have it on right) and their iPods drowned.
Overall it is good and I can’t wait for tomorrow’s swim to try it out again.