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Shokz OpenSwim Pro launched: The ultimate bone-conduction sports headphone
- Shokz has unveiled the OpenSwim Pro headphones.
- The Pro model brings the option to listen over Bluetooth or use the 32GB of onboard storage.
- 8th generation bone conduction technology works on land or in the water.
While bone conduction technology has common uses for those with hearing problems, Shokz has now made the technology ideal for athletes who want to listen to music in a variety of environments, including in the pool. The new Shokx OpenSwim Pro builds on the success of the OpenSwim by adding Bluetooth functionality as an alternative to listening with onboard storage. While Bluetooth may not work effectively while swimming underwater, it is a useful addition for wearing headphones outside the pool, such as biking or running. These headphones have Bluetooth 5.3 with multipoint support, so you can even pair them to your phone and laptop at the same time.
In addition to the new Bluetooth functionality, the Shokz OpenSwim Pro has significantly more onboard storage compared to the original OpenSwim. This new model has 32GB of music storage, compared to the 4GB on the regular OpenSwim. You can now listen to around 8,000 of your favorite songs while swimming by downloading them to the headphones. A button press on the headphones quickly switches between Bluetooth or onboard listening modes.
These headphones also feature the 8th generation of Shokz bone conduction technology, which promises improved sound quality compared to older devices. There are three equalizer modes on the headphones, including a swimming mode, vocal boost mode, and standard mode.
Just like the regular OpenSwim headphones, the OpenSwim Pro is IP68 water and dust-resistant. You can submerge these headphones in a couple of meters of water for multiple hours at a time without worry. Shokz also says that a full charge of the OpenSwim Pro will provide 9 hours of playback time.
The OpenSwim Pro headphones will be available later this year.