A. The SwiMP3 is a fully waterproof MP3 player that offers an incredible underwater audio experience.
A. Standard players rely on the transmission of sound through the 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.
A. The SwiMP3 v2 provides a 256 MB capacity, which can play MP3 or WMA files. The unit includes the ability to pause and play songs in random order. Additional controls include volume control, song next/previous and reset.
A. The SwiMP3 will only play MP3 and WMA format songs. If you have AAC files they can be converted using iTunes.
A. Although the SwiMP3 player will be waterproof beyond 10 feet, this is the point at which the water pressure prevents the speakers from vibrating enough to transmit sound.
A. The SwiMP3 comes with a built-in lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery that lasts approximately 8 hours. It is recommended to charge the unit three hours before initial use and for additional recharges. This battery cannot be replaced.
A. The only current model available, SwiMP3 v.2 holds 256 MB of file storage. The SwiMP3 can not be expanded due to its need to be sealed watertight.
A. The SwiMP3 does not have a headphone jack due to the transfer mechanism in which sound is transmitted. With standard earphones, the high fidelity sound that bone conduction technology provides would not be available.
A. The SwiMP3 has a 90-day warranty.
A. Press the reset button on the SwiMP3 player while the unit is plugged in. The reset button is the button with the small dot in the middle, right under the power button.
A. Press the reset button then try turning the unit on. If this doesn't work charge your SwiMP3. If this still does not offer a solution, try holding the ON/OFF for a second or two longer in order for the unit to register.
A. This may be happening because the SwiMP3 can not read the files on your player. Make sure you don't have folders on your SwiMP3 and confirm that the files loaded onto the SwiMP3 are indeed MP3 or WMA files.
A. This can mean one of two things:
A. Connect your SwiMP3 player to your computer. Once it is recognized by your computer open up the "My Computer" window, right click on your SwiMP3 which should be listed as "Removable Disk". When the menu appears as a result of your right click, choose "Format". The format window will appear. Make sure you that the file system is "FAT" not "FAT32". Once you have selected the right file system, click the "Start" button to begin the format. A window will appear to confirm that formatting will delete all files from your SwiMP3 player. Click "OK" and the format will begin. Once the format is complete you can load songs back to your SwiMP3 player.
A. The flashing light during playback is an indication that your battery life is low and the unit will need to be recharged soon.
A. A decrease of volume during playback is an indication that your battery life is low and the unit will need to be recharged soon.
A. To pause the SwiMP3 player, press the ON/OFF button quickly.
A. To resume playback simply press the ON/OFF button again quickly.
A. To change the volume level you must hold the NEXT/VOL+ or the PREV/VOL- until desired volume is reached.
A. To charge your SwiMP3 player you will have a buy an adapter. A wall outlet adapter can be purchased from our online store.
A. The SwiMP3 will work with both versions 9 and 10 of the MAC OS. The SwiMP3 has recently been updated to be compatible with MAC OSX 10.3 (Panther Edition) and MAC OS 10.4 (Tiger Edition).
A. The new SwiMP3v2 should fit on just about any goggle, so you can easily and quickly attached and detach the SwiMP3v2 from your mask.
A. No, the SwiMP3's USB port is completely waterproof, the cap is there to keep the USB port generally dry so you wont have to dry it by hand before connecting it to your computer.