Best waterproof headphone for swimming:Shokz openswim review
Oct 14,2023 | David
Shokz as the vanguard of professional sports headphones in the world, is no stranger to any sports enthusiast. But many people may just be familiar with Shokz’s OpenRun Pro sports headphones. In fact, OpenSwim is very popular among many professional swimmers and water sports enthusiasts.So is this OpenSwim headset worth buying? Is the actual use experience good? This paper sorts out some users’ real use evaluations to answer these questions.
Parameters of shokz openswim：
Product Dimensions：6.65 x 5.31 x 2.76 inches
Item Weight：1.06 ounces
Item model number:S700BK
Batteries：1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.(included)
Connectivity:Bluetooth not Compatible
Manufacturer:Shokz Limited Corporation
Shokz openswim review from users：
Product name: shokz openswim Price: $149.95
Rating: 4.3 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.
User review 1：
User:Amazonian Goddess Nation:United Kingdom
“I was pretty disappointed to see it didn’t have bluetooth like the other models. I thought I had read enough reviews before buying. It was the shear realisation after trying to connect Bluetooth for 10 mins that it didn’t have that function. For me, a waste of £160 (with replacement cover). Now I have to actually download songs for the gym before I can use it. Sad times. A lot of effort. Should have bluetooth to connect to Spotify. End of discussion.”
User review 2：
User:Patrick Green Nation:United States
“These do not have bluetooth, which doesn’t work underwater anyway. They work when your head or ears are underwater. If you’re using a kickboard or using out of the pool, you need to use the provided earplugs. Two modes, swimming and not swimming. Swimming is the best. Easy to upload music. Click and drag”
User review 3：
User:tz Nation:United States
“I’ve sampled Shokz bone conducting headphones at electronics shows and have been wanting a pair ever since. I’ve also had a less expensive brand that I’ve been fairly happy with. I was excited to try these for swimming and for other activities where I sweat a lot. These are great for swimming but I am disappointed in them for other activities.
First of all, these headphones are strictly an MP3 player and don’t have any Bluetooth capability. It does say that in the description so I can’t complain about that. So as far as playing the music on these, the sound quality is excellent. They are better than the off brand I have. It’s easy to load music on these for pool listening and they are easy to charge. Plus, it’s easy to figure out how to use these even without the instructions.
Besides swimming, I trail run and run and this is where I don’t like these as much. I love to listen to podcasts and I’m not sure for the price why these can’t be Bluetooth enabled. It may have something to do with the waterproofing on these or maybe since they are dedicated solely to swimming, it’s not like I would be bringing another device into the pool with me.
The biggest issue I have with bone conducting earphones is the vibrations on my bones around my ears cause a headache if I use them too long. This isn’t an issue with the earphones as there is nothing wrong with these. It’s just an issue with me with any bone conducting headphones. Overall, these are great if the only thing you plan on using them for is swimming but if you plan on using them for other sports, you might want to spend a little more and get the Bluetooth enabled set. These are great for lap swimming when I’m in the pool for a while.”
User review 4：
User:CG,Philadelphia Nation:United States
“Excellent while swimming; not user-friendly to load songs.
I haven’t used these in water yet, but my complaint is with the set-up of the device. I followed all the prompts to transfer the audio files (I also watched the videos provided by the manufacturer), and then tried convert the audio files to MP3s, and it did not work. The headphones also came with some weird songs on it, so I suspect it has been used previously. This was a very frustrating experience.”
User review 5：
User:Carlos Nation:United States
“I had never tried Bone Conduction headphones. I was shocked how these sound much better underwater than out of it.
I swam 5 kilometers for almost 2 hours, nonstop in an indoors pool, and they never fell out of my swimming cap. They are comfortable and not bulky, so goggles fit perfectly well.
I was sick and tired of just listening to my breathing and water splashing for 2 hours. These are a must have gadget for anyone that swims for fitness goals.”
User review 6：
User:Kenny Nation:United States
“I have owned 2 other waterproof MP3 players and this one is the best. Previously, I had trouble finding earbuds that would fit correctly without sacrificing sound quality. Plus, the small gauge wire is the first thing that breaks, causing a loss of sound in one ear. These headphones solve both of those issues. The bone conduction system provides good sound quality, just make sure to wear the provided earplugs when swimming. When the unit is turned on it will tell you what the battery level is, something I never had before. The lack of Bluetooth doesn’t bother me a bit. I loaded over 300 songs with room to spare.”
User review 7：
User:Gary Ratcliffe Nation:United States
“I have used versions of the Shokz headsets for several years for bike riding. I wanted to add a pair for swimming. They work great when I am using the kick board, but the sound is a little muffled when my ears are under the water, even when wearing the ear plugs. That is the only reason I did not give them a five star rating.
Some reviews complain that the headset does not have Bluetooth. I don’t think Bluetooth works in water, so why pay extra for the feature? Shokz other headsets do have Bluetooth. So if that is important, buy a set for terra firma.”
User review 8：
User:BamBamsMom Nation:United States
“Love these, should quality is great and fits well. My only complaint is they claim it holds ‘up to 1200 songs” but. I loaded it up with MP3s and only got 400 on it. I have 1000 songs and not even half fit.”
User review 9：
User:Helene Nation:United States
“I love these for swimming there’s nothing like hearing music inside your head not just your ears, but I am a little disappointed that they are not Bluetooth. It’s very easy to put the music on the headset and it holds tons of music. I guess there is something good about not being interrupted by texts and messages but I didn’t realize they were an mp3 type player only. They do have a Bluetooth version which is just great for working out or walking down the street so you can both hear music, take your calls and hear traffic.”
User review 10：
User:Don Nation:United States
“I bot this product for swimming. It is a Well made product that works quite well when swimming. Only thing missing is Bluetooth. NOTE:, you must convert any music that is DRM protected (that includes Apple, Amazon, Spotify, et al. to MP3 format otherwise you won’t be able to transfer/play on the device. This means you must acquire converting software which is readily available but not free.”
Generally speaking, the above users’ evaluation shows that OpenSwim is an excellent bone conduction earphone suitable for swimming, but its only disadvantage is that it has no Bluetooth mode, which has caused troubles to many users. If you expect to find a bone conduction earphone with both MP3 and Bluetooth modes and high cost performance in the market, Wissonly Hi Runner is a good substitute.
Wissonly bone conduction vibration unit optimization technology is one of the best technical solutions in the industry, because their team has accumulated in the field of bone conduction for 10 years, which is highly respected by people in the industry in terms of product quality and hearing protection.
Once, there was a saying that the sound quality of bone conduction headphones was average. However, Wissonly Hi Runner refreshes this knowledge. It is excellent in sound quality. It uses a 360-degree bone conduction vibration unit, which can increase the vibration area by 35% compared with traditional bone conduction headphones. Moreover, its loss of bone conduction sound transmission is lower, making the sound more shocking and powerful.
Wissonly Hi Runner has added a number of innovative features to make bone conduction headphones better integrated into many scenes in life. It supports IPX8 diving waterproof, which is very good for me who loves swimming. What’s crazy is that it can still work normally under 20 meters of water! It also has 32GB of memory, so it can play music even if it is not connected to a mobile phone. I basically use it as an MP3 player, and I don’t take my mobile phone for running at night. It uses the Bluetooth 5.0 chip, and outdoor activities can make the connection more stable.
In terms of appearance, Wissonly Hi Runner adopts classic black color, and its simple appearance involves matching whatever clothes you wear in any scene.