Using bone conduction technology the Finis Neptune is safe to use in water.
Finis Neptune is a new way for swimmers to listen to their favourite music while working out. What makes it even more unique is that is achieves this by transmitting the sound through the bones in your face.
The waterproof MP3 player is unique because it uses bone conduction to relay music into your ears, as opposed to the more traditional route that is your ear canal. Using your cheekbones as conductors, the vibrations from the device will be picked up by your inner ear and converted into crystal-clear sound.
It’s capable of storing up to 4GB of music (approximately 1000 songs or 60 hours of playback), which can be uploaded through a microUSB cable. It also features a high contrast OLED screen which makes seeing the MP3 player underwater less of a challenge.
The screen rests on the back of your head when you’re actually swimming and the device itself can be attached to any pair of normal swimming goggles. Currently available for $159.99, the device is likely to be a serious consideration for anyone who spends the majority of their time exercising in the pool.