Neptune V2by Finis

  • Neptune V2
  • Neptune V2
  • Neptune V2
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
72%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Neptune V2 is waterproof to 10 feet, allowing swimmers to enjoy their tunes while working out.
  • It transmits sound through the cheekbones, so the Neptune does not require the use of earbuds.
  • The Neptune supports MP3 and WMA files and is compatible with iTunes.

CONS

  • At $160, the Neptune is pricey for a gadget that can only be used while swimming.
  • The device must clip on to a goggle strap, which can be cumbersome for some users.
  • The music controls can be difficult to access while swimming.
Think you have to leave your tunes behind when you enter the pool? Think again. The Neptune V2 MP3 player from Finis works underwater, allowing swimmers to rock out as they rock their laps. The Neptune uses bone conduction audio transmission, meaning no ear buds are required; sound is transmitted through the swimmer’s cheekbones directly into the inner ear. The Neptune V2 features 4GB of storage and supports MP3 and WMA files.
NameNeptune V2Waterproof Walkman NWZW273SSurge SportwrapSwimbuds SportAquapac 100% Waterproof Headphones
ManufacturerFinisSonyH2O AudioUnderwater AudioAquapac
Techwalla Score
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List Price$160$100$60$70$40
73%

The revolutionary technology is well worth the money but its design could benefit from being less obvious you are wearing an MP3 player on y…

The revolutionary technology is well worth the money but its design could benefit from being less obvious you are wearing an MP3 player on your head.

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70%

The fact that it can play underwater is great but the player itself isn't great. Unlike the Sony that can be easily fit in the ears, this on…

The fact that it can play underwater is great but the player itself isn't great. Unlike the Sony that can be easily fit in the ears, this one needs to be attached in the goggles' strap and keeps moving each time you remove the goggles.

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Underwater the sound was super clear, above the water (if I was kicking on my kick board or catching my breath at the end of a set) the soun…

Underwater the sound was super clear, above the water (if I was kicking on my kick board or catching my breath at the end of a set) the sound was a little crackly.

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