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Speedo Aquabeat 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player

by Speedo
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)


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  • AC Power Adapter Supplied: No
  • Audible Support: No
  • Audio Output Connections: 3.5 mm headphone socket
  • Battery Life: 9 hours
  • Battery Type: 3.7V Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery
  • 1GB waterproof MP3 player (up to 250 MP3 and 500 WMA files)
  • Playtime up to 9 hours
  • Waterproof compact design (can be used safely down to 3 meters)
  • Waterproof earplugs
  • Floats for easy retrieval

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.6 x 2 cm ; 36 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: Aquabeat 1GB
  • ASIN: B0017KRAFK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,320 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Aquabeat MP3 player
  • Playlist Editing Software
  • USB cable
  • Extension cable
  • Ear buds
  • Carrying case
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    208 of 210 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Audio in the water at last! 19 Oct 2008
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    Some specifics: The box itself is very light, easy to operate, and about the size of a box of matches, or the video screen of an iPod Classic. It's also really light.
    The headphones are robust, with three sizes of earplug, which is useful.
    This machine works - I have to say, it's great to be able to swim with audio. But you're reading this trying to find out what the downside is, so I'll tell you - you will spend time fiddling with the earphones. I have reasonably large ears - not freakshow, but I'm a tall guy and they are in proportion to my head, and they took three swims to get in properly. And in so doing, were a little uncomfortable. Now I'm used to them, and have the correct ear plug size on them, I am loving the sound, which is a little better than radio - you won't be getting amazing bass response here unless you ram those suckers so far in the tips come off (this happened to me at one point - tweezers and a lot of calm!)
    With all this said, those are the only downside. Light, easy to use, and a lot of fun. And, once you're practiced at using them, great to show off in the pool with. I have already had two people ask me where I got them from, and it's only been a week or so. Recommended.
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    57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it's a bit basic, but IT WORKS UNDER WATER! 24 May 2009
    Colour Name:Lime
    I was really worried about buying this after reading all the reviews, but I'm a fat, middle-aged arthritic woman who needs every possible incentive to do some exercise. When my husband told me these things existed, I figured that it was my one chance to make joining the gym an almost tolerable prospect. So after buying more swimsuits, goggles, hats and towels than anyone can ever need, there was nowhere else to go but here. And I'm so glad I did. It's a 'Does what it says on the tin' product. The software is rubbish, but my son showed me you can do everything you need to do via Windows Media Player instead, so that's ok. It's annoying that it will only play things in the order you put them on, and in artist order within that, and there's no display, but you will have already learned that from these other reviews and from the product description, so no news value there. But it's transformed my life. It's no longer boring to swim up and down. It's fun. The thing itself is pretty cheap, so you can't expect more than that, and I've been evangelising about it to my friends, so I'm a satisfied customer. I suspect that there's a love-it-or-hate-it quality to this thing and if your ears are the wrong shape or something, it must be pretty frustrating, but try wearing a swim cap over your ears and things may be better. I don't have a problem, but I do have a LOT of swimming hats........
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    56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic gadget 3 Oct 2008
    Colour Name:Black
    I bought this with some trepidation as it was hard to find a review from someone who had actually bought and tried out this great sounding product. However, rest easy, as it does exactly what it promises. I went swimming with it on today and enjoyed listening to my favourite podcast as I ploughed up and down the pool doing my laps. It made training far less boring than it can be and also motivated me to actually go to the pool in the first place. My only problem is I must now learn how to laugh at the same time as swimming as I like to listen to comedy. You can also swap the waterproof earphones for your own regular ones in order to use it outside of the pool, and it pops in my pocket easily when I want to go for a run. It is easy to put your mp3 files onto the aquabeat as you can just drag and drop from your itunes library into the aquabeat window that opens on your PC when you connect it via the supplied USB cable. I haven't been disappointed, it's a great bit of kit.
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    113 of 119 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured!! 3 Feb 2009
    Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
    Please do not make the same mistake I made when choosing this product. I did all my research, reading all the reviews and studying all of the pictures both on Amazon and on the Speedo site and came to the conclusion that this product, and in particular the earphone design (which look like they will stay in your ears while swimming), was the one to choose. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the box to find that they have completely redesigned the earphones; they now resemble any standard headphones, with rounded rubberised ear buds (not the ridged ones pictured) and remain in your ears for exactly zero seconds in or out of the water...
    I am returning this item to eCom Cameras who have been very helpful and understanding of the issue (a true measure of a retailer); I have also complained directly to Speedo who said these headphones were replaced due to people complaining that the old (still pictured) version got stuck in their ears (lucky them!!). Steer clear if you actually want to hear any music when swimming!!
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    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat, much better than Finis Swimp3 25 Nov 2009
    Colour Name:Black
    I received a Finis Swimp3 for my birthday in August, and struggled for 3 months trying to get it to work. It was technically easy to use, but basically I couldn't hear it very well while swimming. I am a computer specialist by profession and had no trouble increasing the volume of my mp3s to pump up the volume a bit, but could not get the unit functioning at a comfortable volume. Basically, the amazing bone conduction technology didn't work. A couple of friends at the pool (I swim more or less a mile a day) tried it and found the same problem. I sent the unit back, got a replacement, and it was no different. The second unit, after being used for a few weeks at max volume, was eventually frequently distorting. I tried wearing earplugs whilst using the unit - it actually made the sound quieter, not louder, though it cut out most of the splashing noise so it was on balance a little improved.

    Anyway, I was very unhappy with the swimp3 and sent it back eventually for a refund. So I then bought the speedo unit, despite reading VERY mixed reviews. I tried the earplugs before going into the pool - they were tight and a little painful really, but I thought I'd give it a go.

    It was wonderful!! The volume is superb, I play it on quite a low volume and hear it clear as a bell. Sound quality is fine. The earplugs did take a little getting used to, and a little adjusting so they pointed into the ear canal correctly (the supplied instructions didn't make the process clear at all! it is fairly simple, but you do have to rotate the earplugs on the attached earholder things to use them). In the end though, the experience was superb.

    Only one problem - when removing the earplugs the rubber tip of the right one tends to get stuck in my ear - and needs to be removed with tweezers!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid for swimmers
    I had another aqua beat prior to this one which packed up.

    With this up-to-date design, you cannot alter the volume or change track without firstly unlocking the... Read more
    Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
    1.0 out of 5 stars Peice Of Sh*t
    If you ask me, I would with no hesitation say that it is a piece of sh*t, the audio quality is rubbish, the "storage box" is f-ing huge, and the head phones fail to even... Read more
    Published 19 days ago by Hugo fortescue
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Perfect for swimming with music
    I tried other, cheaper brands and so wish I hadn't bothered, I'm really happy with this and very easy to put music on. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by nm
    5.0 out of 5 stars music in water
    although i was initially confused about intermittent sound quality (and i think blagged an extra headphone set - thank you amazon) i just needed to push the plugs in deeply and... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by professor smith
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
    Nice and compact, makes my laps go much quicker, only downfall is that if wearing with a swim cap it can squish your ears and make it feel a bit uncomfortable. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by lillyyou
    4.0 out of 5 stars love this
    I got one of these as I swim about 1.5-2hrs but find it a bit tedious. I listen to audio podcasts and now the time just flies. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by C Malone
    3.0 out of 5 stars Makes swimming lengths more fun
    The player is small and unencumbering, and is easy to use by feel alone due to the textured buttons. It stays firmly attached to my goggles. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Thomas Ashley
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect but pretty close.
    What do you want from a waterproof MP3 player?
    I want a reliable product that's small, easy to charge and easy to transfer songs to. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by D. Lee
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!!!
    I was sceptical about underwater headphones and so decided to the buy one of the cheapest options in case it was a waste of money. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Charlie Hope
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
    Very good, i didn't expect to hear the musci so good in the water. It keeps a bit difficult to set the ears right, when i start swimming i always have to put the ears right a few... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by t
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