Yesterday afternoon, my AudioFlood waterproof shuffle arrived. The package included a 5th gen iPod shuffle that had been waterproofed by AudioFlood, a set of Pyle waterproof headphones, a bonus swim cap, and a small piece of Velcro (not pictured, it had fallen on the floor).
The first thing I did was charge and register my shuffle. Then I uploaded a genius mix from iTunes. That part was pretty simple.
Next I messed around with the headphones to find which ear piece seemed best. I went with the small round ones and removed the over-the-ear things. I spent a little time bundling up the extra cord, using a twist tie to tie it up. Then stuck the velcro around that. Tested it out with my goggles - clipped the iPod to the back and decided to stick the extra cord bundle under my swim cap. This whole process took a bit of time, but once I had it set up, it seemed like it would be easy enough to get going in the morning at the pool.
Tested the whole thing out in the water this morning. Two words: LOVED.IT.
I started off with a timed 400 and the result was 20 sec faster than last week. Not sure if that's related to the music or not, but it certainly didn't slow me down. I also lost count of my laps at some point. I know I was swimming for~ 25 minutes, so it was probably about 1000-1100yds simply based on time. I could have easily kept going, but since I hadn't eaten before I left for the pool, I was getting hungry.
Swimming with music was so enjoyable that I'm actually thinking of getting up early to head to the pool again tomorrow. Who knew?!?