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How to Listen to Music While Swimming? 6 Ways

Do you love listening to music while swimming but have been struggling to find a way to make it work? You’re not alone. Many people want to be able to listen to their favorite tunes while in the pool, but there are a few main problems that people face.

Whether you’re training for a competition or simply trying to relax, listening to music while swimming can be a great way to stay motivated and focused.

But why can’t you listen to music while swimming?

The first problem is that Bluetooth doesn’t work underwater, so you can’t use your wireless headphones. Have you ever tried to listen to music while swimming only to have it cut out after a few minutes because your headphones went underwater? It’s frustrating!

The second problem is that most MP3 players and smartphones aren’t waterproof, so you can’t take them into the pool. You could leave them out by the pool, but you have to worry about the earbuds and connection.

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6 ways to listen to music while swimming

And the third problem is that traditional earbuds and headphones can fall out of your ears when swimming. This blog post will explore six ways to listen to music while swimming!

1. Use a waterproof MP3 player with wired earbuds

If you want to use traditional earbuds or headphones, your best bet is to invest in a waterproof MP3 player. This way, you can keep your device while swimming and not worry about getting wet. A few different models are on the market, so be sure to research before purchasing.

A well-known choice is the SYRYN MP3 Player.

The key here is also to use waterproof wired earbuds. Luckily, the SYRYN MP3 player has “swim buds,” you can clip it to your swimsuit or goggle strap.

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This option gives you the most control over your music while swimming because you can choose any song and change the volume as needed. You don’t have to worry about your device getting wet or losing your earbuds! The only downside is that you must be careful not to get tangled in the cord.

Another option is the AGPTEK swimming MP3 player. With 8GB of memory and 18 hours of battery, you can enjoy music while swimming with a light and convenient design.

2. Use a waterproof micro tablet

Micro tablets are smartwatches with essential functions for downloading apps and music. The Delphin Waterproof micro tablet is a popular choice.

In addition to Bluetooth, the Delphin has WiFi to download said apps. However, WiFi doesn’t work well underwater either, so it’s best to download everything you need before diving in.

This small device attaches to your goggles or swimming cap, and you still need waterproof earbuds (included).

If you’re surprised a device such as the Delphin micro tablet exists, we are too! But it’s a great option if you want to control your music while swimming and access other apps.

3. Bone conduction headphones

Again, if you have never heard of bone-conduction headphones, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Bone conduction headphones don’t go in or over your ears. Instead, they sit on top of your cheekbones and vibrate the sound waves into your inner ear. Crazy, right?

Bone conduction headphones are fabulous because they allow you to hear your music clearly while swimming and don’t block out ambient noise. The sound quality won’t be as good as traditional headphones, but it’s an exciting option to hear your music while swimming. Bone conduction headphones have multiple pros and cons if you consider getting a pair.

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One famous brand of bone-conduction headphones is the AfterShokz Xtrainerz. They are designed for swimmers and have a secure fit, so you don’t have to worry about them falling off.

They come with a built-in MP3 player; you need to download the songs from your computer via a USB cable as there are no Bluetooth or WiFi connections.

4. Apple watch + H2O Audio Interval

Everybody knows what an Apple watch is. The Apple Watch is waterproof, and you can use it while swimming. However, you can’t control the music directly from the watch as no waterproof headphones or earbuds connect to it.

That’s where the H2O Audio interval comes in. It’s a small device that you attach to your goggles strap and connects to your Apple Watch.

It comes with waterproof earbuds and multiple tips to fit all ears. Your Apple Watch becomes attached to a carrier that goes above your swimming cap and sends the signal via Bluetooth to the earbuds. Since the distance between the watch and the earbuds isn’t far, Bluetooth still works, but the system isn’t perfect, and signal interruptions can happen.

Overall, this is a half-done solution, and we wouldn’t recommend it unless you have tried the rest without success.

5. Wireless waterproof headset with a built-in music player

Instead of looking for a waterproof MP3 player and then trying to find waterproof earbuds that fit your swimming cap or goggle strap, you can buy a wireless waterproof headset with a built-in music player.

This way, you wouldn’t rely on your phone or Apple Watch to play music, but you would still be able to control your music from your headset. No wires are needed.

The Pyle Flextreme is a compact headset with 8GB of storage and an IPX8 rating. While the design isn’t beautiful, it works underwater, and the ear tips block the ear canal properly to avoid getting water inside.

There’s a Bluetooth option, but even the basic USB version will do the job.

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6. Buy a waterproof iPod Shuffle

Before you go and grab your old iPod Shuffle, you should know it isn’t waterproof. However, the Underwater Audio company made a waterproof version of the iPod Shuffle.

This solution might be the weirdest on this list, and the iPod costs around $250, but if you’re a diehard Apple fan and want to use an iPod while swimming, this is the only way to do it.

It has a 2GB storage capacity (limited if you compare it against other options) and an IPX8 water-sealed, 10-feet depth rating. The earbuds are also waterproof and have a secure fit.

And no, your AirPods aren’t waterproof. Many people believe that since the Apple Watch and iPhone are waterproof, so are the AirPods. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Don’t shower with them or take them to the pool unless you want to buy a new pair.

The bottom line: how to listen to music while swimming?

There you have it, six methods to listen to music while swimming. Some are better, and some are more expensive, but hopefully, you can find one that works for you. You have to choose the best for you based on your needs and budget.

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We hope you found this article helpful and that you’ll be able to find a way to listen to music while swimming! Let us know in the comments below if you have other questions or suggestions. And don’t forget to share this article with your friends who love swimming and music!

Patricia Striar Rohner

Tuesday 13th of December 2022

I am 80 yrs old and swim laps. which method is the easiest form if I want to hear music while swimming?