We Tri’d It: Underwater Audio Swimbuds

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Feb 17, 2016
Photo: John David Becker

It’s a common complaint among triathletes: Swimming lap after lap in silence can get tedious—quickly. Taking your favorite training tunes underwater can help combat black line-inspired boredom and inject some motivation into your workouts. With four different earbud styles in this set, you can easily dial in the most comfortable fit that gives the tightest waterproof seal. The sound quality was surprisingly impressive—not at all tinny or muted. The simple-to-operate iPod clips onto the goggle strap at the back of the head, and the headphone wires didn’t tangle or annoy over multiple workouts. These sturdy, versatile earbuds might be the only headphones you need for all your training.

Underwater Audio Swimbuds, $70
(Waterproof iPod sold separately for $125)

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FILED UNDER: Gear & Tech / Swim

Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno is the editor at large of Triathlete magazine. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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