H2O Audio launches swimming headphones just for the Apple Watch

Interval Swim Headphones compatible with Series 2 and above
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H2O Audio, best known for its range of waterproof headphones, now wants to help you get some audio motivation from your Apple Watch when you next take a dip.

Its new Interval Swim Headphones are designed to be used specifically with Apple's smartwatch with a band that clips to the Watch and then is connected with any set of swim goggles.

There's physical buttons built into the clip to access volume and skip tracks. Connectivity between the Apple Watch and the Interval is done via Bluetooth.

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That band places the Apple Watch behind the swimmer's head while the headphones come with a 10-piece set of custom waterproof eartips to ensure you get the best fit. The video below will give you a better idea of how it works when you're in the water.

On the sound front, the company says H2O Audio will make use of its own underwater speaker drivers to deliver the power and clarity for your audio whether you're head is under or above the water.

The setup is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 2,3,4 and 5 and they'll work with Apple Music, Pandora (requires subscription for offline playback), Audible, podcasts and other services.

The headphones carry an IPX8 rating and is designed for continuous underwater use while battery life is up to 6 hours when used on 100% volume.

H2O Audio is looking beyond offering you an audio companion in the water too by also launching the My Swim Tracker Apple Watch app. Currently in beta, the free app can log swims, connect with Apple Health and Activity Rings and offers audio lap readouts and coaching.

The Interval headphones for Apple Watch is available now priced at $99.99. H2O Audio has a decent track record of making solid waterproof headphones, and there's no doubt a whole lot of people out there who would like the idea of tapping into the audio features on their Apple smartwatch.

Here's hoping it works as promised and can deliver the goods when you hit the pool.

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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