This Device Lets You Listen to Music Underwater With “Bone-Conduction” Technology

Swimmers can say goodbye to the monotony of their laps with this forward-thinking music player.

If you've been hoping for a way to listen to music while swimming or diving, your prospects are no longer sunk.

SONR has seemingly solved the persistent problem with a device that leans on unconventional means of transmitting audio information. Instead of an in-ear insert, the company has developed a puck-like object that sits affixed to the back of the swimmer's skull under their swim cap. 

The device uses "bone-conduction" technology, with which it vibrates the bones of the swimmer's skull to transmit audio information to the inner ear. The one-size-fits-all unit is water-resistant up to 5ATM, eliminating the potential for water damage. Plus, it works just as well on land for those who prefer their cardio in the form of cycling, hiking and more. The unit is fit to go the distance of any workout with a battery life of up to eight hours.

SONR's flagship device was initially created to bring competitive swimmers real-time feedback from their coaches as they move through water. But the company swapped the walkie-talkie line of contact with a Bluetooth connection that allows music connoisseurs to pair the device with their preferred music players.

SONR Music is launching with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign where early backers can secure their version for just $79.


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