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Speedo Aquabeat 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player (discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • 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

Product details

Colour: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.6 x 2 cm ; 36 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Item model number: Aquabeat 1GB
  • ASIN: B0017KRAFK
  • Date first available at 10 Oct. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,287 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colour: Black

Product Description

Add rhythm to your swim with our underwater MP3 player, simply load your songs onto the Aquabeat, clip to goggles, and enjoy listening to your favourite music while you swim. Perfect for livening up long training sessions, or for peace of mind when on holiday. If dropped in water the Aquabeat floats, great for avoiding expensive accidents by the pool.

Waterproof MP3 player

Comes with waterproof earphones
Built-in Memory: 1GB - save up to 250 MP3 songs
Use at a depth of up to 3 meters in the water
Simple to use with swimwear and goggles
It has large ergonomic buttons which makes it easy to use whilst swimming
Comes with a USB & extension cable
Comes with a range of different size ear buds
Includes a 1 year manufacturer's warranty
Supported Formats: MP3, MP3 VBR and WMA Files.
System OS: Windows ME / 2000 / XP / Vista , Mac OS 9.X or higher
Output: 10mW + 10mW
PC Interface: USB 2.0
Power: Built in 3.7V Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery
Playtime up to 9 hours
Dimensions: 2.4" wide x 1.8" deep x 0.8" high
Weight: 35g
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20KHz
Comes with new style earphones

Box Contains

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

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.2 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    210 of 212 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. Morse on 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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    58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Carnationlilyrose on 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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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Fj on 30 Mar. 2009
    Colour Name: Black
    1. The earplugs are not swimming-type any more - just normal mp3 earbuds and very hard to keep in even out of the water.
    2. The supplied over-ear bits don't seem to detatch and were uncomfortable for me and did nothing to help keep the ear phones in anyway.
    3. The goggle strap attachment only works for very thin straps - despite all efforts I could not get it on my swimming costume strap either. Resorted to stuffing the thing down my cleavage (!). Makes it impossible to change track or volume when swimming except accidentally.
    4. The supplied software claims to be Vista compatible, but just gives device error when run on the 3 pcs I tried. So you basically have to listen to the music in artist alphabetical order.
    5. The player only actually connects as a drive about 1% of the time, so adding more music is an extremely frustrating experience. Works better on older OSs so I would guess they just haven't bothered to write a decent driver. Even whe it does connect it is extremely flakey and very slow.

    So - not a good buy if you have Vista and/or non-standard ears.
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    29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Grady on 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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