Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle Review

Whether you are swimming for fitness and relaxation or are training for a competition, doing your swimming routine with nothing but your thoughts and the lines at the bottom of the pool to entertain you can be bit boring.

The Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle has been recommended by Apple for being indestructible when it comes to water penetration.

If you are looking for a music player that is capable of storing and transmitting your favorite music during your swim without having to worry about losing its music quality, then this product is highly recommended.

Features of Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle

  • Comes with waterproof starter short-cord headphones
  • Highly-rated, well-reviewed iPod shuffle
  • Corrosion-proof
  • Depth-tested
  • 15 hours of battery capacity
  • Certified by Rebecca Soni, two time Olympic Gold Medalist in both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Games
  • Includes a 30-minute audio of swim workout by Rebecca Soni
  • Includes a 1 oz. AquaGuard Hair Defense Pre-Swim
  • Features the one-of-a-kind VoiceOver option
  • Mac and PC compatible

Advantages

One of the main benefits of acquiring this product is that it can turn your boring swimming routine into a genuine pleasure. With the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle, you can enjoy your swimming laps in a whole new way.

This iPod is completely waterproof and is very durable and indestructible when it comes to water penetration. This underwater iPod shuffle has 2GB memory and lasts up to 15 hours of battery life.

Not only is this waterproofed, it also features a one-of-a-kind VoiceOver button and is compatible with both Mac and PC, which makes music transfer very easy.

According to most swimmers, they tend to stop halfway through their swimming routine because of boredom and not because they are tired. With this Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle, you can create playlists that suit your workout.

A number of customers have reported that they noticed an increase in their pace whenever they are listening to fast-paced music. This product allows you to create playlists for when you are warming up, doing sprints, for recovery laps, and when you are cooling down.

This product is very lightweight, easy to operate, and can produce quality music even underwater. This can definitely help regulate and extend your workout.

You can greatly benefit from this product because this will allow you to concentrate on your strokes and your sprints without having to be distracted since the earphones are cordless. You can listen to music or even podcasts while you are working out. Before you know it, you will have already finished an entire set of laps.

Disadvantages

While most customers would agree that the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle is a great bargain for swimmers who are looking for something to alleviate their boredom while working out, some customers have brought up complaints regarding the iPod’s earphones.

Please be advised that the black starter waterproof short-cord headphones are included, but if you want to upgrade it to the Swimbuds Sports Waterproof Headphones, you would need to purchase both items together – providing savings of least $20.

With that being said, some customers who have used other earphones with the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle have complained that water entry is unavoidable and can interfere with your swimming routine.

Some complained that the regular earphones that came with the product are not water proof and lacked the contoured shape and adhesive rubber that helps maintain a steady, snug feeling while swimming.

Another setback raised by some customers is that the buttons tend to get stuck, both the play button and forward button. It was hard to either turn on or turn off the device.

Some customers even question the long term durability of the product’s battery. There have been some reports claiming that only after a few months, their iPod shuffle wouldn’t turn on anymore.

Some claimed that the battery life had been shortened to only a few minutes. While most customers are happy with the quick response of the customer service regarding the issue with the battery, some still report that after having them replaced, the battery still wouldn’t charge properly.

Verdict

Overall, we would give this product a rating of 9 out of 10 for the reason that the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle still allows you to enjoy quality music while doing your swimming routine. As they say, this is the perfect product that helps you alleviate your boredom while swimming.

With that being said, please bear in mind that the waterproof earphones are sold separately, so using an ordinary set of earphones can really affect the quality of the music. Customers who try the waterproof earphones have provided a high rating, as it indeed provides quality music underwater.

It blocks off water or bubbling sounds when in use. It does not distract you whatsoever on your swimming routine and you can go on several laps without having to worry about the battery life.