1) How did you find out about Underwater Audio’s Waterproof iPod Shuffle?
Honestly, I had never heard about Underwater Audio until I started looking for underwater audio gear, but after reading several reviews and doing a couple days worth of research, I think that this is the best product I’ve seen. I’ve decided it would be a better investment as opposed to getting a cheaper set of headphones and/or a clunkly waterproof case or armband for my iPod touch.
2) How do you think our waterproof iPod could improve your performance/motivation?
Long story short, I used to swim frequently, but for the past 6 years have not had access to a pool. My main goal is to get back into shape. I’ve been saying for the past couple months “I’d rather swim a mile than run a mile” and that is an absolute truth. Running is my least preferred way to get in shape. Although I enjoy hiking, biking, and rowing doing those things in a gym is not appealing to me. Recently I’ve been fortunate enough to acquire a membership to the YMCA and have access to the pool (finally!), and I can’t wait to get in the water. I’m looking for some options to make my workout less boring. I know that while I’m running (did I mention how much I dislike running?) if there is music I am likely to run farther than I think I can. Music is a great motivator. If music can help me run even when I don’t want to, imagine how it could improve my swimming distance and time!
3) Why do you want Underwater Audio’s Waterproof iPod, not one from another company?
As I mentioned above, this is the best product I’ve seen. The SwimP3 was a close runner up, but it seems awkward to wear. I also am familiar with iPods and MAC operating systems so this seemed like the best choice for me.
4) Is there anything else you want to tell us to convince us of your need?
I’ve read a lot of the other entries for this contest and so many people are aspiring triathletes or Navy SEALs or trying to do something else amazing and asking for this product to help with their journey. Even though I might not be training for a grueling competition or trying to start a new chapter in my life, I am trying to stay healthy and I think this product could help me do it. Also, I really don’t like LOLcats, but I love swimming!