When swimming, headphones and players are especially vulnerable to water, so it is necessary to select special models with moisture protection. Protection against moisture must be provided according to the standard not lower than IP68. The best option would be protected according to the IPX7 / IPX8 standard. Some earbuds have replaceable earbuds for different situations, such as running or swimming. Please pay attention to this when purchasing.
The watch uses the WR index, where the numbers following the letters indicate the possible diving depth.
Player-headphones Sony NW-WS413
- digital player, 4 GB
- for sports
- IP68 waterproof housing
- without screen
- working time 12 h
- weight 32 g
Sony is known to music lovers for its quality headphones and players. In this model, two devices are combined into one. At the same time, the gadget remains almost weightless, and the sound is excellent. The battery lasts for 4 hours. An important detail: protection against moisture is provided according to the IP68 standard, but it is necessary to replace the standard earbuds with the kit’s waterproof ones (gray). And yet, the amount of built-in memory is only 4 GB, which may not be enough for someone.
JBL Endurance DIVE player-headphones
- working time 7 h
- water protection according to IPX7 standard
The most comfortable headphone player with superior sound quality. They stay securely in your ears, and the charge lasts for 8 hours. There is a built-in microphone, so if you give the device access to contacts, you can receive calls. Water ingress protection is IPX7, higher than the previous Sony model. Of the minuses, it is worth noting the non-intuitive control and the amount of available memory – only 1 GB, which is very small today: this will be enough for no more than 200 tracks.
Apple Watch Series 6 GPS 40mm Aluminum Case
- aluminum case
- OLED touch screen, 324×394
- calls using a phone or tablet
- water resistance up to 50m
- sleep monitoring, calories, physical. activity, oxygen level
- scratch-resistant glass
- weight: 30.5g
The trendsetter in the high-tech world is, first of all, Apple. Watch series 6 with protection against moisture according to the WR50 standard (ISO 22810: 2010) allows you to worry about their performance in the shower and swim calmly in the pool and even dive to a depth of 50 meters. They will be useful for their functions for tracking the pulse, measuring the distance traveled (and in our case, the traveled) distance, tracking the heart rate. There is exactly one minus, and that one is subjective: high price. You can read the complete review here.
Garmin Vivomove HR Sport Hybrid Smartwatch
- OLED touch screen, 0.38 “, 64×128
- incoming call notification
- compatible with Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, OS X
- sleep monitoring, calories, physical. activity
- water resistance up to 50m
- weight: 40.8g
- operating time in active mode 120 hours
They cost three times cheaper than Apple’s models, while they are not inferior to it either in functionality or in style. In fact, the functionality is even richer. For example, there is a stress tracking function. During the day, the watch will measure your stress level, and a special timer will help you do breathing exercises to relieve tension.
Another cool feature is the Garmin Connect app. It sends your data about physical activity and sports achievements. You can not only track your progress, but also compete with other members of the community. A significant drawback is that the watch has a regular glass instead of a sapphire crystal, which sometimes gets scratched even with careful use.
Of course, if you are not going to swim, you can take a simpler model. Please read our article in which we have collected the optimal models for sports.