How waterproof bone conduction headphones for swimming work
Listening to music can help make a workout more enjoyable. Maybe you already love using AfterShokz headphones for running and cycling? But did you know you can listen to music while you swim? Waterproof bone conduction headphones are perfect for making your morning lengths more exciting, or providing a sound-track to your time in the waves.
How do bone conduction headphones work?
When using conventional over the ear headphones sound vibration travels through the air, but with AfterShokz patented bone conduction technology sound vibrations are passed through your cheek bones.
Instead of speakers that cover or fit inside your ears, AfterShokz headphones transmit audio via a pair of transducers that rest on your cheekbones, leaving your ears uncovered and ear canals unblocked. By sending vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, the vibrations bypass your eardrums and middle ear completely. It's a technique that was originally developed for hearing aids to help those with hearing loss, but it also has huge advantages for active people and athletes.
Many people experience discomfort from headphones and earbuds, conductive hearing eliminates common irritations. AfterShokz' unrivaled open ear design offers supreme comfort, even for all day use. Safety is another key benefit, with nothing blocking or plugging your ears, you are completely aware of your surroundings. You can experience great sound quality with your chosen audio, but still listen to the world around you.
How do I listen to music while swimming underwater?
Sound vibration doesn't travel well through water but when music is transmitted by bone conduction it is unaffected. Using bone conduction you hear underwater audio in exactly the same way as you do when not in the pool, by the vibrations sent along your bones.
BlueTooth has several limitations and use under water is not very effective so AfterShokz Xtrainerz headphones include 4GB of built-in storage to hold about 1,200 songs. This allows you to listen to your music without being connected to a phone or portable MP3 player. They have up to eight hours battery life and support MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, and FLAC for device-free listening. You can leave your phone safely in the changing rooms rather than risk it being splashed on the poolside.
Secure headphone fit and listening comfort
While other headphones might slide off or move around, Xtrainerz don't move, however much you tumble-turn! In tests the Xtrainerz stayed in place through competitive open-water and pool swim sessions.
Xtrainerz headphones fit comfortably with your swim cap and goggle strap. To make it easy for you we have some advice on how to wear your Xtrainerz. Whether tumble-turning in the pool, or getting tumbled by the surf, your headphones will stay securely in place . You can focus on your workout, not your headphones, with complete confidence, making them the best wireless headphones for swimming.
Hygienic and pain-free waterproof headphones
Many swimmers use earplugs to protect their ears from infections such as ‘swimmer’s ear,’ but as Xtrainerz don’t cover or enter your ear canal you can use swimming earplugs with them. Open-ear bone conduction technology really does make this the best waterproof mp3 player for swimmers and perfect solution to ‘swimmer’s ear.’.
Wherever there is water, there is sound
Xtrainerz aren’t just for pool workouts. While they are perfect for athletes who love to swim lengths they can also be used in the sea!
Xtrainerz are fully waterproof and submersible, engineered to withstand all elements. This waterproof mp3 player will keep up with your hardest workout. Xtrainerz have been given a relentless 72-hour salt spray test by AfterShokz, resulting in zero corrosion, so you can be assured they are as comfortable being in the sea as you are.
Completely waterproof in up to six feet -1.8m - of water they are great for surfing, wild-water swimming, canyoning or any other activity where you want to listen to music in water. You can use them when chilling in the bath or in your post-workout shower!
Have your music to go!
One of the best features about AfterShokz Xtrainerz is that you’re able to leave them on, whatever you are doing. Swim, shower and go to work all in the same pair of headphones. No need to take them off or even let them dry.
You can go from swim, to bike, to run with no problems - you could call these triathlon earphones. Thanks to its huge storage capacity with Xtrainerz you can completely disconnect from your phone, giving you the freedom to focus on your sport without interruption.
Take open-ear listening to new depths. Swim, run, cycle and train harder than ever before with open-ear headphones. Try Xtrainerz today!