Something pretty cool came in the mail yesterday, took it for a test drive today. The iPod AudioFlood landed in Hawaii with a note to "try it out and give feedback". Pretty simple, took it to the 1.2 mile buoy, and...here is what I think:
- So little, so cute, it's blue (they have plenty of colors)
- Easy to use and easy to down load music
- Will it shock my ears when I get it wet?
- Not sure how I feel about electronics in the ocean, too much too appreciate
- Wow, it sounds as sharp as above water
- My ears were not electrocuted or shocked in any way
- The cord stays out of my way and stroke
- The ear piece (comes with a couple sizes) stays put under swim cap
- My jams were motivating me
Then the dolphins came:
- I could not hear their songs, I prefer their songs to my jams
- I was missing the peace and quiet of my head underwater
- Maybe it belongs in the pool
- It reminded me of the tempo trainer, a fast song comes on and gets your turn over moving, a slow slow song had me reaching and pulling for more water
- You can use it for days that lack motivation (jams usually help)
- A training game: One song fast, one song easy, repeat...
- The pool, nuff said....
- It can handle sweaty runs and rides too
- Great for rain and snow training
- Yes, pool swims, runs & rides with rain and sweat.
- Bet it would be great for long solo paddle sessions
- Next time I have to wash my car, it will be on!
- Price, it was a gift, but you can get details here: AudioFlood
- 2 Thumbs up for ease of use and staying put
Mahalos AudioFlood for letting me test it out in the Pacific Ocean, it was truly a new experience. It totally stood up to the challenge of Hawaiian waters, just no competition for the dolphins, but not much is...