Giveaway – Finis Underwater MP3 Player (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

finis swim equipment products

The winner is Patricia! She said, “Wow! FinisInc.com is a great resource for us swimmers!”

Send an email with your mailing address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

One reader will win the SwiMP3 water proof MP3 player ($150) & the Hydro Hip core strengthening swimming tool ($30) from Finis!

MY REVIEW

I have used swimming as my sole form of exercise for the past 7 or 8 years and it’s more enjoyable than ever now that I can swim to my favorite music.

finis swimp3 player

The Finis SwiMP3 player is easy to use and pretty amazing since it uses bone conduction audio transmission for the best hearing experience under water. I was a little concerned it wouldn’t work very well, but it comes through loud and clear. You clip the SwiMP3 onto your goggles so the flat portions rest directly against your face just in front of your ear. This allows you to hear the music when your head is both above and under the water.

swimp3 player waterproof mp3 player finis water sports

It has 1 GB of storage, plenty for music, books, podcasts, and more. It’s compatible with several types of audio files and has really increased  the enjoyment I get out of swimming. I’ve always loved swimming, and now I lose track of how many lengths I’ve done and just swim, which feels great. I’m pretty sure I’m swimming longer and maybe a little faster because I’m not thinking about it, I’m just swimming. It feels so good!

If you’re not a competitive or exercise lap swimmer but love to spend time in the water with your kids, it’s great for that too. Hang out by the pool listening to your favorite book without worrying about getting wet.

hydro hip finis

The Finis Hydro Hip is another great product for lap swimming.The fins on the outsides line up with your hips and make rotating more difficult because there’s more resistance. It works your core muscles more and forces you to rotate completely, and it also helps you improve your timing. If your arms and hips aren’t working together properly you’ll hit the blades.

When you take the belt off, your hips assume the natural and correct rotation with each stroke. This product helped me know what proper rotation is supposed to feel like, so I’m getting more distance out of each stroke.

Here’s a quick video of me swimming with the Hydro Hip (and my kids screeching in the background!):

If you’re looking for a new exercise activity, I definitely recommend swimming. It’s low impact, sooo relaxing, and a great workout.

Thanks so much to Finis for sponsoring this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit FinisInc.com
  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite product before midnight Sunday, September 26.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 shelly gottfredson September 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

I subscribe to your blog feed.

2 shelly gottfredson September 20, 2010 at 7:27 am

My favorite produce is the underwater MP3 player too. I love to swim but sometimes get so bored by myself. I would love to have this!!

3 shelly gottfredson September 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

I like FINIS on facebook

4 shelly gottfredson September 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

I follow Vanilla Joy on FB

5 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 7:41 am

My favorite product is the Team Backpack

6 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 7:57 am

fb fan

7 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

like finis on fb

8 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 7:58 am

following finis on twitter

9 amy pugmire September 20, 2010 at 8:09 am

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10 amy pugmire September 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

i like finis swimming on fb. amy bolda pugmire

11 amy pugmire September 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

fb fan of yours.amy bolda pugmire

12 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 8:11 am
13 amy pugmire September 20, 2010 at 8:11 am

i subscribe to your newsletter

14 amy pugmire September 20, 2010 at 8:12 am

I have your blog button.

15 jessica September 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

I love the idea of the waterproof mp3 but other than that i like that they have optical goggles.

16 jessica September 20, 2010 at 9:15 am

email subscriber

17 Amy Brewer September 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

I also like the Swim Vest – Ocean Blue – Medium

18 Amy Brewer September 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

I am an rss yahoo feed subscriber

19 Nikki keye September 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

MP3 player all the way!!! Would love to have those!!!

20 Nikki keye September 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm

New Facebook fan of Finis…

21 katrina v September 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

added your button to my blog

22 Dev September 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I like the Life Jacket #1 – 0-30lbs – Type II – Purple/Yellow.

23 haeli mae September 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

What a rockstar invention! I always want to listen to music while I lap swim!

24 Elizabeth September 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I like the underwater MP3 player the best.

25 Gina L. September 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I like the swim explorer raft with the view hole to look through in front.

26 Gina L. September 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I subscribe.

27 Gina L. September 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I receive your newsletter.

28 Gina L. September 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I’m a fan of VanillaJoy on Facebook.

29 Gina L. September 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I subscribe to your YouTube Channel.

30 Connie C September 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm

The underwater MP3 is definitely my favorite! Thanks for a chance to win one!

31 Jen T September 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

love the mermaid and shark tails. So fun!

32 Ginny September 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Favorite product is the SwiMP3 but I also REALLY like the swim diapers (prefer using these to disposables)

33 Ginny September 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Like Finis Swimming on FB

34 Lisa September 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

I looked at everything but kept going back to the Swimp3. It’s awesome. That would totally make me want to swim! I don’t like how boring swimming is otherwise…

35 Lisa September 22, 2010 at 7:57 am

I subscribe to your feed! (on Google Reader now since Bloglines is going away!)

36 amber September 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Well I thought that the mp3 player was the coolest thing but son liked paddles and snorkels.
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37 amber September 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I like FINIS on FB
tattgiff at centurytel dot net

38 amber September 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm

following FINIS on twitter
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39 amber September 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Subscribed to your newsletter
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40 K Stansbery September 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I like their shark tale flippers. Super cute!

41 Stephanie the Shumway September 24, 2010 at 8:52 am

SOOOO awesome!!! i absolutely love this idea and would love to get my hands (or head) on the swiMP3!! also, I must give a proper shout out to the mermaid and shark fins! what a great idea! I want some!

42 Lynda September 25, 2010 at 6:23 am

Wow! I had no idea something like this existed for swimming. I’ll be back in the pool next month and would love to have one of these. Great giveaway!

43 Emillie September 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I love the waterproof mp3 player! that is amazing!

Would love to win!

44 Emillie September 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Would love to win! I think my favorite product is this underwater mp3 player!

45 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Wow! FinisInc.com is a great resource for us swimmers!

46 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I have subscribed to your newsletter.

47 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I liked Finis on Facebook.

48 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:50 pm

I subscribed to Vanilla Joy on YouTube.

49 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I have subscribed to your feed.

50 Patricia September 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I have commented on another post. (Well, really two other posts :)

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