The Do’s and Don’ts of Waterproof Headphones

The Do’s and Don’ts of Waterproof Headphones 

The advantages of training with your music is well known for those exercising on land. However, now this advantage is available to swimmers! Just when you think you’re ready to quit, your favourite song comes on and inspires you through to the next stage. Music and exercise is a powerful combination and at Painted Sound, we offer you a range of products to paint your own music while you swim, and we want to give you the best experience and sound quality possible.

Here are some helpful tips on things to consider when looking into a pair of waterproof headphones and we are always here to help as well.

List What You Require

Ask yourself what activity you are going to be using the device for. Is it simply lap swimming or are you going down rapids. Take into consideration how frequently and for how long you do this activity. These answers will help decide what quality, style, features and budget you should be looking at when searching for the product. 

Where You Get Your Music From 

Music formats are ever changing and while some of us may have bucket loads of songs from CD’s as MP3 files, others are now just streaming from various available music platforms. There are straight up MP3 players on the market, as well as a micro tablet, which allows you to take spotify, podcasts, audible and other apps with you while swimming. It’s like a phone without the phone that fits in the palm of your hand and is completely waterproof. Where you source your music from will help you determine your best option.So in terms of products, check out the SYRYN MP3 Player for a waterproof MP3 player, and if streaming and apps are your thing, the Delphin Waterproof Micro Tablet is a must!

Both music playing devices can be purchased with headphones included, so you’re swim ready straight away. The most popular headphones are the Swimbuds Flip, Swimbuds Sport and the HydroActive.

Bluetooth and Water

Many people ask if they can use bluetooth headphones to take swimming and sadly, bluetooth does not work well in water. Bluetooth devices use a 2.4GHz radio frequency and the signal is severely weakened when in water. It is reduced from 10m on land to a couple of inches at best in water, so the devices would be required to be absolutely side by side to have any chance. It is not advisable to leave your phone by the side of the pool connected via bluetooth and expect a satisfactory result, let alone security and safety concerns.

Learn How To Operate The Player

Learn how to operate the player by feel. Practice with the player in the position it will be in during use, chances are, you might not be able to see it. The last thing you want is to be fumbling around trying to get the song you want in the middle of the fast lane!

Stay Safe And Care For Your Gear

Look after your gear and stay safe. Alway wash the items with fresh water after use and wait until they are completely dry before charging them. While using the items, remember to be aware of your surroundings, listen for announcements or any other other signs of danger or emergency. Sometimes music can take us into our own worlds. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the new found freedom of swimming with your music.

Painted Sound is here for all your waterproof music needs. If you would like to learn more, visit the Underwater Audio page for a complete list of products.

Happy swimming.

Shane & The Painted Sound Team

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