Swimming headphones

New swimming headphones with bone conduction technology

The OpenSwim Pro is Shokz’ first Bluetooth and MP3 compatible sports headphone made with bone conduction technology, an open ear design and an ultra-lightweight frame.

Electronics brand Shokz, known for its open ear headphones with patented bone conduction technology, has announced the upcoming launch of OpenSwim Pro, the brand’s first Bluetooth and MP3 compatible sports headphone made with bone conduction technology.

According to Shoz, the OpenSwim Pro – with its open ear design and an ultra-lightweight frame – is the “ultimate multisport headphone, allowing users to listen to their favourite music in any environment, whether that’s swimming, running or cycling, while still maintaining situational awareness.”

Designed for swimmers

The OpenSwim Pro headphones have a flexible Nickel-Titanium alloy frame, combining a soft silicone material and a biofit design that does not obstruct other garments, such as a swimming cap or goggles. According to Shoks, the headphones’ versatility extends beyond swimming, and is “perfect for interacting with friends, colleagues and family while also keeping you aware of your surroundings and motivated during your workouts.” With a simple press of a button, or via the Shokz app, you can easily switch modes between Bluetooth streaming and MP3 listening.

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Vincent Xiong, Chief Executive Officer at Shokz said, “We know that swimmers love our existing OpenSwim headphones, but our most requested feature was the ability to utilize Bluetooth out of the water as well.

“We’re incredibly proud to launch the OpenSwim Pro, in what is our most versatile headphone to date. With both Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities, OpenSwim Pro unlocks an athlete’s full potential and is built to be comfortable, safe and secure in any situation.”

Quality sound

Designed with Shokz’ PremiumPitch 2.0+ technology, the headphones produce clear sound, powerful volume, and a rich bass. Maintaining its sound quality in every environment, the OpenSwim Pro headphones has three EQ modes – a swimming mode, vocal booster mode and standard mode. Ensuring the audio quality is also sustained and clear, the OpenSwim pro also works for phone calls, designed with two in-built microphones and is enabled with echo cancellation. It will also store 32GB of MP3 memory, allowing users to store up to 8,000 of their favourite songs.

OpenSwim Pro has an IP68 rating allowing users to use their headphones for up to two hours submerged in two meters of water. Users can also expect up to nine hours of battery life, combined with quick charging. It transitions seamlessly between devices, thanks to its multipoint pairing and the use of Bluetooth v5.3 providing a quick and stable connection.

The exact release date for OpenSwim Pro will be confirmed in the coming weeks and for those interested in learning more and receiving updates they can sign up here.

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Abi writes swimming news stories and features for the Outdoor Swimmer website and manages the social media channels. She loves to swim, run, hike and SUP close to her home in Herefordshire. While she’s a keen wild swimmer, Abi is new to the world of open water events and recently completed her first open water mile. She has previously written for The Guardian, BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC History Magazine and Ernest Journal.