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Finis SwiMP3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 594 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Finis SwiMP3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Finis SwiMP3


alaTest has collected and analysed 71 user reviews of Finis SwiMP3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: FINIS SwiMP3.2G Waterproof MP3 Player with GoggleFinis SwiMP3v2 - Digital player - 1 GB - WMA, MP3Finis SwiMP3 v2 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player

Consumer review by: review summary for Finis SwiMP3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 user reviews of Finis SwiMP3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on

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79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: FINIS SwiMP3.1G Waterproof MP3 Player2009 FINIS SwiMP3 v2 Waterproof MP3 PlayerSwiMP3v2

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Finis SwiMP3v2


Finis designs all sorts of aquatic sporting gear, so the $139 SwiMP3 digital music player isn't coming from the same minds that have engineered, say, the iPod or the Zune. That makes this waterproof MP3 player all the more impressive: It works well and...

Works underwater. Attaches to swim goggles for stable fit. Tunes are easy to load.

Overpriced for 256MB of storage. Supports only MP3 and WMA audio files.

The SwiMP3 is not the best digital audio player you can buy, but because it's waterproof and easy to listen to and use while swimming, it's in a league of its own.


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Finis SwiMP3


You wear the SwiMP3 in the water, and the player comes attached to Finis's Lane 4 goggles, though you may use your own. The main downfall of this design is that it places the controls, which consist of three buttons (on/off, next/volume up, and...

Utilizes innovative bone-conduction audio technology; sounds fine underwater; allows swimmers to break up the splashy monotony with tunes; comes with its own goggles but can be used with other brands.

Expensive; placement of controls on the back of the head makes it difficult to operate; excessively loud if not placed directly against cheekbones; can cause nausea; doesn't include wall charger.

The SwiMP3 could add some fun to your swim routine, if you can afford it--just beware of potential nausea-inducing inner ear imbalance.

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Swimming laps with Finis' SwiMP3 player


Everyone has addictions. Some, like crack, heroin, cigarettes, and even coffee, are wrapped up in chemical dependencies. Others, such as the need to obsessively monitor Facebook, Twitter, or the goings on in World of Warcraft, seem more behavioral. ...

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Finis SwiMP3 “Bone Conduction” Underwater EarPhones Review


Having previously reviewed a few underwater MP3 solutions it was clear to me what I expected from the Finis SwiMP3.  While other incarnations of submersible MP3 players had issues with water always getting in your ears disrupting the flow of sound, the...

Allows for underwater music sans suction problems of similar products ; Easy to use ; Mildly comfortable

Volume issues ; Memory too small ; Pricey

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Finis SwiMP3 128 MB MP3 Player, a Review


In Depth Product Review of the Finis SwiMP3 128 MB MP3 Player.

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Finis SwiMP3 Review and Prices


The Finis SwiMP3 (model 1.30.013) is an ultra-compact gadget that lets you listen to your favorite music underwater. This unit is a waterproof MP3 player that dispenses with traditional earphones, relying instead on patented bone-conduction technology...

Listen to music underwater, 8-hour rechargeable battery life, simple drop-and-drag music downloads, iTunes-compatible

Requires goggles or swim mask, buttons are not intuitive and require a lot of practice

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Finis SwiMP3 v2


Take the price and measly amount of onboard memory momentarily out of the equation, and Finis' waterproof SwiMP3 v2 headphones possess at least three traits of interest to audio and water-sport enthusiasts, including any lap-counter seeking to break...

Finis’ patented technology essentially boils down to using two hard-plastic earpieces, or “paddles,” that rest against the cheek bones and transfer audio by vibrating the fluid in the inner ear. Four buttons on one paddle control track selection,...

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FINIS SwiMP3v2 waterproof MP3 player review


Lets you listen to music under water, easy to transfer songs

You'll have to wear goggles, not that stylish, you'll get funny looks from other swimmers

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Finis SwimP3 Surf


I think I love the SwimP3. As someone who enjoys the occasional 20 lengths in the local municipal pool, my problem with the activity is that it's dull as dishwater (if not quite the same colour). It's the one solo sport you could never use an MP3...

Great concept, Works well


A novel idea, and that's worth a lot, although

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Finis SwiMP3 review


The SwiMP3 is a unique MP3 player. The manufacturer, Finis, specialises in aquatic equipment, and its player is completely waterproof. It also has some clever features that make underwater listening possible.

The SwiMP3 is pricy for its capacity, and its battery life is insufficient for extensive use on dry land. However, if you want to listen to music while under water, this is the best player.

Product Specifications

The SwiMP3v2 underwater MP3 player is an incredible audio experience. Imagine listening to hours of your own music during your swim workout. The SwiMP3's innovative sound transfer technology offers exception underwater sound quality. Standard players rely on the transmission of sound through air or water causing the swimmer to perceive only muffled noise. The SwiMP3 uses bone conduction - the direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheek bone to the inner ear - to provide the swimmer with exceptional sound clarity. The SwiMP3v2 is fully waterproof and can be used with all the competitive swim strokes. FINIS has removed the back control console. Easily clips onto any goggles, without taking your goggles apart.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Effects:Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3/MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Finis SwiMP3/Finis SwiMP3v2

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty