Waterproof Radio For Swimming – UwaterK7

by Chris Billingham on February 19, 2012

UwaterK7  Small Waterproof Radio For Swimming

Its Sunday 19th Feburary 2012 and I have just been to the swimming pool with UwaterK7 waterproof radio for swimming.

This waterproof radio works well for breast stroke and is just about acceptable for front crawl but does not work with backstroke, as the headphone wires need to be out of the water to get any radio reception.

Hence although it’s a bit limited for certain swimming strokes it’s an excellent radio for water aerobics, running in rain, kayaking, surfing or windsurfing or kite boarding.or any sport or activity where head is above the water.

The other thing I noticed that even on the lowest volume it is still quite loud but this may be dictated partly by the strength of the radio signal.

I manged to listen to clear reception for both Radio 1 and Radio4.  But I picked our the local radio station “Swansea Bay FM” which is the nearest station to the swimming pool (under a mile away) very well.

I should have these in stock in March 2012 & I am sending one of these waterproof radio for swimming to a customer this week to test for me & she has promised feedback in due course… please see her comments at the bottom of this post

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UwaterK7 – Small Waterproof Radio Specification:

World’s Smallest Swim Radio
100% Waterproof Digital PLL FM Receiver/Tuner
Superb Reception World Wide
“Twist & Lock” Jack Technology

This micro-sized entertainer clips securely onto headband, armband, bathing suit or goggles for swim-anywhere, go-anywhere, listening pleasure.

Unique IPX8 case and 3D controls are 100% Waterproof. Lightweight, ergonomically-designed extra-soft silicon Ear-Tips (4 sets) seal water out and keep stereo sound in.

Continuous play time 6 to 8 hours on a single charge of its built-in high performance (1000+ cycle) Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.

Our “Twist & Lock” earphones jack completely blocks water out and provides crucial long term protection against corrosion in treated and salt water – a problem which might damage regular devices. We also installed a large 1” easy-to-read LCD for clear visual communication in any water environment, plus 19-station presets with simple setting and recall functions.

Since 1996 our Waterproof Audio Technologies (WAT) were featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Men’s Health (Europe), Swim World, Fitness Swimmer, Triathlete Magazine, CNET, as well as over 30 other publications (see “UWater in the media”). Also endorsed by the US National Sporting Goods Association. Designed in the USA. Patent Pending.

UwaterK7 Features:
Advanced Digital PLL FM Receiver 88 – 108 Mhz.
Precision Tuning (Manual or Automatic)
Full-range Digital volume adjustment
19-Station Presents. Easy setting and recall.
Large screen (1”) highly visible LCD.
Play Time: Continuous 6-8 HRS
Built-in high performance (1000+ cycles) Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery
IPX8 Waterproof Certification (10Ft/3M) (FM reception on or above surface)
100% waterproof earphones included!
4 sets of extra soft silicon ear-tips (sizes: XL,L,M,S)
“Twist & Lock” Jack
Stainess Steel backplate
Single port system (Audio/Charge)
High Speed USB connection.

Package Contains:
– UwaterK7 Digital PLL FM Receiver/Radio
– 100% Waterproof 20″ Stereo Head Earphones
– Silicone Ear-Tips (4 sets, XL,L,M,S)

– Detachable Flex Clip
– USB Cable
– Owner’s Manual
– International Warranty

– Color Gift Box

Optional Accessories

Long Stereo Earphones (40″)
3.5mm Universal Adaptor (to connect with 3.5mm standard earphones, speaker)
Dual USB car Charger
USB Wall Charger

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Julian Barton March 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if you have the UwaterK7 available for sale in the UK yet?

Kind regards

Julian Barton

Chris Billingham March 29, 2012 at 12:35 am

Im just ordering stock this week should have it in a couple of weeks hopefully by Easter weekend 2012

Chris Billingham April 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

I now have stock will be putting on website asap

Denise Lamden April 24, 2012 at 11:25 am

I tried to use this radio today for swimming. However, firstly the clasp broke as I tried to clip it onto my swimming costume and then as I entered the building which houses the pool, I lost the radio signal so never did try it in the water. Sorry.

Tomas November 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Hello, is Uwater K7 on stock? Do you ship outside UK to continental Europe? Thanks.

Susie Little January 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I am looking for a small radio for doing my swimming particularily crawl and was hoping that this radio really was waterproof and easy to use ? Do the earphones really stay in the ears ?
Look forward to hearing from you,
Many thanks,
Susie

Chris Billingham January 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Susie
I found the radio works best with breast stroke when you head is out of water ..the reception is patchy with front crawl as your head is under water at times!
You would probably be better off with a mp3 player for front crawl in my opinion, such as splash gear or speedo aquabeat, if you wear goggles.
The earphones work OK but are a bit to loud even on lowest volume please ..see my review on using the UwaterK7 for more info
Hope this helps Chris

Chris Billingham January 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Should have stock in a few weeks & yes we ship worldwide

Chris Billingham January 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Thanks for trying it out for me

Lisa Seilis March 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm

I bought one of the UwaterK7 last year and loved it but it broke down after about a year. Figured that was a bit too early given the price and that I only use it once a week max but still bought another one from you a few months ago. I’ve used it for about the fifth time and it has steam and water all on the inside and isn’t working. I didn’t keep any of the box etc. but it remains a very expensive item isn’t working. The twist and lock promised on the headphones never was there, it works as any normal headphones do and perhaps this was a weakness in my radio? Can you please advise as I do want to swim with a radio and I don’t want to spend £150 in a year to achieve such!

Many thanks
LISA

Chris Billingham March 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Return it with a short note explaining fault & I will send you a replacement.
Include your name & address & approximate date when you made the original purchase

Lisa Seilis March 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm

I absolutely love the radio on this and the headphones do stay in the ears and yes the reception is patchy when completely submerged but I’ve tried out a few and this is the best so far. Unfortunately my second one steamed up after a few swims and Chris has been kind enough to send me a replacement so flippers crossed and it will all work out fine.

Chris Billingham March 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Lisa

Sarah Thacker April 12, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Hi I am looking for a radio that allows me to listen to Talksport whilst swimming. The frequency is on AM or DAB not FM. Does that mean this is not suitable and if not any other products you can recommend?

Thanks,Sarah

Chris Billingham April 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Dear Sarah
I’m not sure about AM but I know UWater K7 radio picks up FM. Sorry I can’t be of more help
Chris

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