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FAQs Walkthrough Proper Care Video Manuals Accessories FAQs Q. My SwiMP3.1G battery only lasts for a couple of days. Is there something wrong with my battery? A. Sometimes, the battery still runs on a small charge after shutting down the SwiMP3.1G.  To turn the unit completely “OFF”, press and hold the ON/OFF button until the […]

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FAQs

Q. My SwiMP3.1G battery only lasts for a couple of days. Is there something wrong with my battery?

A. Sometimes, the battery still runs on a small charge after shutting down the SwiMP3.1G.  To turn the unit completely “OFF”, press and hold the ON/OFF button until the unit shuts down. Then press the RESET button. After you press the RESET button, you will notice a quick flash a few seconds later. This flash indicates that the unit is completely powered down and your battery will last longer.

 

Q. My SwiMP3.1G doesn’t have 8 hours of playback time.  Am I doing something wrong?

A. By default the SwiMP3.1G will have 8+ hours of playback, but the amount of playback time will vary based on volume you set on the SwiMP3.1G. The higher the volume, the less playback you will have.

 

Q. Why isn’t my SwiMP3.1G  iTunes compatible?

A. You will have to convert your songs on iTunes before loading them onto the SwiMP3.1G. Please refer to the walkthroughs tab for instructions.

 

Q. I am using a MAC and it says that my SwiMP3.1G is full even after I’ve deleted all the songs.  What am I doing wrong?

A. You will need to empty out your trash after deleting songs to free up the deleted space on your SwiMP3.1G.  This needs to be done while your swimp3 is plugged into your computer.

 

Q. When I turn on my SwiMP3.1G the green light just blinks a few times and then turns off.  What is wrong with it?

A. This is an indication that the player is either empty or does not have playable songs loaded.  Make sure you have songs loaded and that they are either MP3 or WMA format.

 

Q. Where can I find the SwiMP3 Media Manager?

A. You actually do not need to use the media manager anymore, you can simply use iTunes to store all of your music as well as convert it. And when you are ready you can use the drag and drop method to put files onto your SwiMP3.

 

Walkthrough

iTunes® (Windows)

Before we can load songs directly onto the SwiMP3.1G, we need to set-up your iTunes

Allowing your iTunes to convert:

  • With iTunes open, left-click your Main Music Library (located on the left under library) to highlight
  • Once highlighted, go to your “Edit” tab (located at the top left of your iTunes screen) and select “Preferences”
  • Under your “General” tab, select the “Import Settings” button (located mid-right of your current screen)
  • Change your “Import Using” options from “AAC Encoder” to “MP3 Encoder”
  • Left-click OK to exit “Import Settings” and a second time to exit “Preferences”

 

Changing your view:

  • With your Music Library still highlighted, go to your “View” tab (located at the top left of your iTunes screen) and select “As List”
  • Go back to your “View” tab and select “View Options”
  • Under “View Options” have only the following five (5) options checked:
    1. Artist
    2. Album
    3. Genre
    4. Kind
    5. Time
  • Left-click OK to exit “View Options”
  • You should now see a new column named “Kind”

 

Converting your AAC Audio Files into MPEG Audio Files:

  • Right-click your desired track and select “Create MP3 Version”
  • You will notice that a second copy of that song will be created as a MPEG audio file

 

Loading songs onto your SwiMP3.2G:

  • In a separate window, open up the SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive (located in “My Computer”)
  • In your iTunes Music Library, you can drag-n-drop or copy-n-paste your desired songs in MPEG audio format onto your SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive

 

iTunes® (MAC)

Before we can load songs directly onto the SwiMP3.1G, we need to set-up your iTunes

Allowing your iTunes to convert:

  • With iTunes open, single-click your Main Music Library (located on the left under library) to highlight
  • Once highlighted, go to your “iTunes” tab (located at the top left of your iTunes screen) and select “Preferences”
  • Under your “General” tab, select the “Import Settings” button (located mid-right of your current screen)
  • Change your “Import Using” options from “AAC Encoder” to “MP3 Encoder”
  • Single-click OK to exit “Import Settings” and a second time to exit “Preferences”

 

Changing your view:

  • With your Music Library still highlighted, go to your “View” tab (located at the top left of your iTunes screen) and select “As List”
  • Go back to your “View” tab and select “View Options”
  • Under “View Options” have only the following five (5) options checked:
    1. Artist
    2. Album
    3. Genre
    4. Kind
    5. Time
  • Single-click OK to exit “View Options”
  • You should now see a new column named “Kind”

 

Converting your AAC Audio Files into MPEG Audio Files:

  • Single-click your desired track
  • Once highlighted, go to your “Advanced” tab (located at the top left of your iTunes screen) and select “Create MP3 Version”
  • You will notice that a second copy of that song will be created as a MPEG audio file

 

Loading songs onto your SwiMP3.1G:

  • On your desktop, open up the SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive (“No Name”)
  • In your iTunes Music Library, you can drag-n-drop or copy-n-paste your desired songs in MPEG audio format onto your SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive

 

Windows Media Player ®

With the SwiMP3.1G plugged into your computer, the new Disk Drive should automatically be recognized in the Windows Media Player menu:

  • Open the Windows Media Player music library
  • Left-click your SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive on the left (HS USB Flash disk) and choose advanced options from the menu.
  • If you choose to rename your device, you may do so, if not then uncheck the create folder hierarchy option and click ok.
  • Click on the Sync tab and then select the desired songs or playlists and drag them onto the new SwiMP3.1G Disk Drive (located on the right).
  • Press the “Start Sync” button as soon as all songs are setup for transfer
  • You will be able to watch the progress of the transfer and be notified upon completion

 

Formatting

Here are the steps that you need to take when reformatting on a PC:

  1. Plug in your SwiMP3.1G into your PC and open “My Computer”
  2. Right-click your SwiMP3.1G drive which is located under Devices with Removable Storage
  3. Choose “Format” from the menu
  4. In the Format window, change the File System to “FAT”
  5. Once you click on the Start button, you will be prompted a warning that formatting will erase all data on the device, click OK
  6. Once the format is complete repeat steps but change the File System back to “FAT32”.
  7. Once the 2nd format is complete, close the Format window and reload your song

 

Here are the steps that you need to take when reformatting on a MAC:

  1. Plug in your SwiMP3.1G into your MAC and locate the “NO NAME” icon that appears on your desktop
  2. Open your “NO NAME” and choose “Applications” from the menu on the left
  3. In the Applications window, locate the “Utilities” folder and open it
  4. In the Utilities window, locate the “Disk Utility” folder and open it
  5. In the Disk Utility window, click on your “NO NAME” drive located in the menu to your left
  6. New information will appear in the middle which you would then choose the “ERASE” tab
  7. In the Erase tab, change the Volume Format to MS DOS File System
  8. Once you click on the Erase button, you will be prompted a warning, click OK
  9. Once the format is complete, close the window and reload your song

Playlists

Here is how you can load playlists on your SwiMp3

First make sure that you only have MP3 or WMA files on your unit.

Create a new folder on your unit and begin loading songs into the newly created folder. This folder will act as a new playlist on your SwiMp3. Make sure when creating playlists that each song is in a designated folder and that you do not have embedded folders (folders within folders).

 

To navigate between playlists, simply press the forward and back button on the unit and it will switch playlists.

 

Proper Care

Cleaning and Storing:

  • Rinse the SwiMP3.1G with clean water after every use, which includes taking the USB cap off and rinsing the USB itself
  • Pat dry the SwiMP3.1G and allow it to air dry in its carrying case
  • Store in a safe, cool, and dry place
  • DO NOT place the SwiMP3.1G in direct sunlight to dry.  This will cause damage to the casing, battery, and USB.

 

Tips:

  • Wearing ear plugs will not only block noises you hear above water but will also enhance the music while swimming
  • Ideal bone conduction speaker placement is in front of the ear and NOT over the ears.  Another placement would be closest to your temple.

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Accessories

The SwiMP3 is a great tool to help swims be more entertaining. Here are some great accessories that work great with the SwiMP3

Goggles – For the SwiMp3 to stay in place and to utilize the use of bone conduction, goggles will need to be worn while using the SwiMp3. We offer great goggles that will not leak while the SwiMp3 is being used. They are comfortable goggles and will help make your SwiMp3 experience great.

 

Ear Plugs – To maximize the sound quality of the SwiMP3. With these comfortable ear plugs you can focus on listening to your music and not worry about outside sound coming in.

 

Swim Caps - We offer great and comfortable caps that will help keep your SwiMp3 in place if you find it difficult to keep your SwiMp3 in the desired location. The swim cap also helps to produce a louder sound for your listening pleasure.