FINIS Neptune Underwater Mp3 Player

FINIS Neptune is a Waterproof Mp3 player for swimmers.

The FINIS Neptune Mp3 Player is a waterproof gadget that lets your listen to music, podcasts and audio books underwater. How awesome is that! No more long training exercises in the pool in silence other than maybe your instructors are shouting.

The audio transmission is based on Bone Conduction technology which means that the sound vibration goes through your cheekbone, through the bone, and to your inner ear. This is the best way to listen to audio while swimming and you are not reliant of uncomfortable ear buds falling out. It feels like the music is played inside your head.

FINIS Neptune underwater mp3 player in use

FINIS Neptune Underwater mp3 player in use

The underwater Mp3 player has two speakers that fit on your goggle straps on each side. Between the speakers are the Mp3 player itself with a high contrast OLED screen. On the screen, you can see which song and artist that is playing. This part is attached on the back of your head in the same manner. Four buttons control the playback and jumping between songs. It is possible to set the playlist to play on random.

The internal storage of 4 GB can handle almost 1000 songs depending on the size. That should be enough for quite some time, about 60 hours, and make your training in the water much more enjoyable.  A USB cable follows in the box for charging and uploading Mp3 files. A fully charged battery last for about 8 hours.

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Good sound

The sound has surprisingly good quality to be an underwater music player and is crystal clear. Since your ear canals are not blocked by earbuds, you can hear all normal sounds and messages given to you as well.

One last thing to think about is that that underwater Mp3 player for swimmers like this one works best when your head is under water. For example breast stroke swimmers may experience a change in sound quality if your head moves up and down to much but only if your head is long enough out of the water. The technology relies on water between the speaker piece and your head to transfer sound waves.

FINIS Neptune underwater mp3 player front and back

FINIS Neptune Underwater mp3 player front and back

If you know a swimmer, this device is a real cool gadget gift he or she probably doesn’t have. This is probably the best underwater Mp3 player on the market today. The product gets a high score and good reviews from users on Amazon and is highly recommended. In 2013 the Neptune has rewarded the Red Dot Award in Product Design.

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Specifications

  • Weight: 204 grams (7.2 ounces)
  • One included rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • High contrast OLED screen
  • 4 control buttons
  • Hydrodynamic design and clips
  • Waterproof down to 3 meters (10 feet)

What’s In The Box?

  • Neptune Mp3 Player
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Quick Start Guide including the warranty
  • Bag for storage

My opinion

 Pros +  Cons –
  • Makes training more enjoyable
  • Good sound quality
  • Navigation with OLED Screen
  • Large storage
  • Rechargeable
  • Works with iTunes (if you like iTunes)
  • Dependent of water seal between speaker and head
  • The units can feel bulky on your head
  • Some reports of faulty units (warranty issue)

Where Can I Buy FINIS Neptune Mp3 Player?

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US: Purchase this gadget on Amazon.com.

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UK: Purchase this gadget on Amazon.co.uk.

If you are in or close to the, USA click the top link to check recent price and additional info. If you are in or close to the United Kingdom, click the bottom link.

More Info or Questions

If you want more info before buying, check out the reviews from other users here.

Do you have any questions or comments on my FINIS Neptune Mp3 Player review, do not hesitate to send me an e-mail or leave me a comment below.

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