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Finis Neptune V2

The Finis Neptune V2 lets you listen to music as you swim. That’s right, a fully waterproof and submersible music device in the form of something Finis call a SwiMP3.

FEATURES

The Finis Neptune aims to provide high quality sound without the use of ear buds. How? Well, the device has been cleverly designed using revolutionary Bone Conduction audio transmission to transmit clear audio through the cheekbone and into the inner ear.

Fitness technology Finis Neptune swimming underwater with headphones

With 4GB of storage it has enough space for around 1000 songs or 60 hours of playback, which is more than enough to hold your music, podcasts and audiobooks on a device used only for swimming. The Finis Neptune comes with just one single cable, used for both charging and uploading songs from your computer and is of course compatible with iTunes. You simply sync the device with your computer just like an iPod, phone or any regular MP3 and you can transfer files very easily, but the Finis Neptune will only play audio that is in either MP3 or WMA format and no protected files. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery has a life span of approximately 8 hours, so if you are a regular swimmer you’ll be looking to re-charge your Finis Neptune about once a week.

Finis Neptune V2

The Finis Neptune V2 lets you listen to music as you swim. That’s right, a fully waterproof and submersible music device in the form of something Finis call a SwiMP3.

fitness technology wearable Finis Neptune headphones

Even though the Finis Neptune is fully submersible it is only waterproof up to 10FT (3 metres) so it’s better designed for swimming in a pool rather than the ocean. That being said the gold-plated connection pins are designed to reduce water corrosion whether it’s in pool water or salt water.

 

DESIGN

The Finis Neptune has a 3-piece design consisting of 2 side speakers and a high contrast OLED screen that sits on the back of your head as you swim. Hydrodynamic clips are found on each piece of the Neptune that attach securely on to your goggles leaving the two speakers on either side resting on the cheekbones. The design is a bit fiddly and we can’t quite decide whether to attach it before or after putting on your goggles but once it is clipped in to place the Neptune is secure and doesn’t interfere with your swimming technique. Finis Neptune wearable technology headphones buttons

The OLED screen displays the song, artist and play status for each use. Having a screen does make for easier navigation through music and audio but the screen sits at the back of your head the entire time during use so we’re just not sure if it’s really an essential feature.


PROS:
  • No ear buds needed, rests securely on cheekbones when attached to your goggles
  • Gold-plated connectivity plates to avoid water corrosion
  • The entire device floats

CONS:
  • Can’t make playlists on the MP3
  • The 3 part design can make it a little difficult to put on
  • Cannot play protected files


Price

The revolutionary technology is well worth the money but its design could benefit from being less obvious you are wearing an MP3 player on your head.

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The Finis Neptune V2 lets you listen to music as you swim. That’s right, a fully waterproof and submersible music device in the form of something Finis call a SwiMP3. FEATURES The Finis Neptune aims to provide high quality sound without the use of ear buds. How? Well, the device has been cleverly designed using revolutionary Bone Conduction audio transmission to transmit clear audio through the cheekbone and into the inner ear. With 4GB of storage it has enough space for around 1000 ...
7.3 Total Score

Performance
8
Durability
8
Portability
7
Design
6
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4 Comments
  1. Reply Otilia June 16, 2015 at 8:18 am

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    • Reply fitnessforesight June 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm

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  2. Reply Jack July 3, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I am very interested to try these out, I have never used underwater headphones, but am a regular swimmer and having osmehting to listen to would be great considering its the only sport when we cant listen to music whilst doing! Thanks for letting me know!

  3. […] just like an iPod, phone or any regular MP3 and you can transfer files very easily, but the Neptune Finis will only play audio that is in either MP3 or WMA format and no protected files. The rechargeable […]

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