Monday, December 19, 2011

WATERFI: Listen to Music while Swimming Laps

Did you know you can swim laps and listen to music at the same time?  How cool is this?  And why didn't I know about this sooner?!  WATERFI offers a waterproof iPod that allows you to listen to your favorite music while swimming your heart out.  This is huge for those of us that love to swim laps, but get a little bored at times or need that extra push.  Think of how fast your work out will go by with the Waterfi.  You could also listen to college lectures (how I would have loved this while I was in school), motivational stuff,  podcasts, Spanish could accomplish two things at once.

It's very straightforward and easy to use.   It's tiny, not cumbersome at all and it works.  The device is an iPod Shuffle that Waterfi has sealed with a waterproof coating.  This is one of the coolest things I've come across in a long time.  You just strap it on to your goggles with the included velcro strap, plug in the waterproof headphones and go.  There's a 2G memory which holds about 500 songs and it lasts up to 15 hours before it needs a recharge.  You just plug it into your computer for charging.

Swimming is a wonderful form of exercise, I find it to be as good for my mind as it is for my body.  People who run get to enjoy music, and I think you really get a better quality workout when you have the benefit of songs you love.  You go faster and push yourself harder.  That swimmers now get this benefit is fantastic.  Though it would be nice for people who run in the rain or live in rainy climate, I think it's even more appropriate for swimming because when you're outside running, it's a good idea to be able to hear your surroundings.  But in the pool, you're in contained environment and you don't have to worry about cars and whatnot.  It's a perfect match.

This would be great for Holiday gifts (and is available on Amazon with overnight shipping), it would be super cute in a stocking for anyone who does water sports, snow sports, or traveling.  It comes in a gift worthy clear acrylic box and makes a fabulous presentation.  Wouldn't this also be perfect for New Year's Resolutions?  You can get it with or without headphones, but you will need waterproof headphones for the water.  I would suggest the Swim System but you can check out all your options HERE on their website.