I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to workout and get moving; the same gym routine can quickly become boring for me – which is dangerous territory considering it takes a lot of persuasion to get me there in the first place. During the summer months, the last thing I want to do is top-up my already-sweaty bod with even more sweat by doing cardio or participating in a class – as fun as those are. So, swimming has become my go-to.
Swimming is such an underrated method of exercise, yet it’s the easiest full-body workout you’ll ever experience. If your gym has a pool, or there’s one local to you, give it a go then next time you’re stumped for fitness ideas to get your heart pumping. The only thing I dislike about a refreshing dip in the pool is that I can’t listen to my favourite tunes while doing so – or so I thought. Enter: waterproof headphones for swimming.
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Yep, waterproof headphones for swimming do exist. Gone are the days of having to listen to the gym’s repetitive playlist (haphazardly as my head bobs in and out of the water); waterproof bluetooth headphones and wireless headphones that can be emerged in H2O are here to save the day. I don’t know why I’d never thought of searching for them before, it makes total sense that they exist when there are whole phones out there nowadays that you can drop in the sink and will be totally fine.
It’s the one thing missing from my gym bag; I’ve got the sports swimsuit, I’ve got my fitness tracker, I’ve got enough yoga pants, gym leggings with pockets and sports bras to become a PT, and I upgraded my running trainers and resistance bands just the other month – so all that’s needed to complete my kit is a pair of waterproof headphones for swimming.
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What headphones are good for swimming?
A lot of bluetooth designs are waterproof in terms of being resistant to rain and sweat, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re able to withstand the depths of the pool. The key is searching for headphones that are designed specifically for swimming, if that’s what you want, or that tell you how much water they can take.
The Xtrainerz Swimming MP3 Headphones from Aftershokz seem to be the top rated pair of waterproof headphones for swimming, for the innovative way that they allow you to hear music. An ears-free solution, Aftershokz’s Xtrainerz are built with their own storage system – up to 4GB – and use bone-conducting technology to play your fave tunes. Clever!
Elsewhere, these Swimbuds Sport Waterproof Headphones are designed to stay put during flip-turns and the most rigorous aquatic workouts. They’ll maintain a watertight seal up to three meters throughout your swim, no matter how much of a splash you like to make.
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