Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Player

Give your swimming a soundtrack

Listen to your favourite tunes at the beach, by the pool - even in the water - with Aquabeat MP3.

  1. Aquabeat MP3 Player
  2. FAQ's & User Guide
  3. product registration
  4. customer services

Aquabeat FAQ's & User Guide

General Questions

1. What is the Aquabeat?

2. What are podcasts?

3. How do I put music on my Aquabeat?

4. How do I get music on my computer?

5. How do I purchase music on the internet?

6. How do I connect my Aquabeat to a computer?

7. How do I use the buttons on my Aquabeat?

8. How do I turn on the Aquabeat?

9. How do I turn off the Aquabeat?

10. How do I get to a song that I want to hear?

11. How do I make the music louder?

12. How do I make the music lower?

13. Why does the top button have bumps on one side?

14. Is the Aquabeat completely waterproof? I won't get an electric shock if I use it in the water, right?

15. My Aquabeat doesn't turn on. Why?

16. My Aquabeat won't play. Why?

17. How do I charge my Aquabeat? How long does it take to fully charge?

18. Can I charge my Aquabeat on a laptop?

19. How long does the battery last?

20. My computer doesn't recognize my Aquabeat. Why?

21. Does the Aquabeat have a warranty?

22. What if my Aquabeat does not work?

23. Where can I buy the Aquabeat?

iTunes Questions

24. How do I convert my iTunes music into .mp3 format?

25. How do I change default music settings in iTunes that my new song files are .mp3 and not .mp4?

26. How do I place music from my CDs onto my Aquabeat?

27. How do I place .mp3 or .wma files onto my Aquabeat?

28. How do I locate the Speedo Aquabeat folder?

29. How do I convert .aac music files to .mp3 format using iTunes?

30. How do I download converted songs onto my Aquabeat?

31. How do I know that the songs are downloading?

32. I put music on my Aquabeat, but nothing happens when I press play. Why?

33. I have deleted some of the songs, but my Aquabeat still says it is full. Why?

Playlist Editor Questions

34. How do I use the Speedo Aquabeat playlist editor software?

35. Do I have to use the Speedo Aquabeat playlist editor software?

36. What is reformatting?

37. Will my Aquabeat work with the new Microsoft Vista operating system?

38. Will my Aquabeat work with the new Apple Leopard operating system?

39. Can I use my Aquabeat to transfer and store data files?

 

User Guides

For full operating intructions please download the Aquabeat 2 User's Manual, select your language:

Chinese (Simplified)

Chinese (Traditonal)

Dutch

English

French

German

Hungarian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Spanish

Swedish

Aquabeat Playlist Editor

To create your own custom playlists please download our editor software (PC only).

Please read and agree to our Terms & Conditions before downloading the software.

Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY SOFTWARE APPLICATION FROM THIS WEBSITE:

Aquabeat Playlist Editor (the “Software Application”) Terms and Conditions of Use

This document (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement between you and Speedo International Limited (“Speedo”) that governs your use of the Software Application.

The Software Application requires a PC running Microsoft Windows version: 2000, XP or Vista. This installation will need 30MB of disk space.

By proceeding to download the Software Application from this website or clicking the “ACCEPT” button below, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement you must not continue to download the Software Application.

Speedo grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to make personal non-commercial use of the Software Application.

Speedo may make changes to this Agreement at its sole discretion. Any material changes will be communicated to you and your acceptance of and/or continued use of the Software Application after such notification of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

1. Restrictions of Use
You may not copy, distribute, or make derivative works of the Software Application except as follows:(a) you may make one copy of the Software Application where such copying is incidental to normal use of the Software Application, or where it is necessary for the purpose of back-up or operational security;(b) you may not resell, rent, lease, sub-license, loan, translate, merge, adapt, vary or modify the Software Application;(c) you may not make alterations to, or modifications of, the whole or any part of the Software Application, nor permit the Software Application or any part of it to be combined with, or become incorporated in, any other programs;(d) you may not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or attempt to discover the source code of the Software Application (except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by law) or create derivative works based on the Software Application;(e) you agree that you shall only use the Software Application in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdiction in which you use the Software Application, including but not limited to, applicable restrictions concerning copyright and other intellectual property rights.

2. Intellectual Property Rights
You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in the Software Application are owned by Speedo and/or Speedo’s partners and that the rights in the Software Application are licensed (not sold) to you, and that you have no rights in, or to the Software Application other than the right to use them in accordance with these terms and conditions of the Agreement. Any intellectual property arising from an alteration or improvement made to the Software Application by you shall rest in Speedo and you shall do all things reasonably necessary to effect such transfer of intellectual property ownership.

3. Term and Termination
This Agreement will become effective when you start using the Software Application and will remain effective until terminated by you or Speedo. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by permanently deleting and destroying the Software Application from your computer hard drive, all back up copies and all related materials provided by Speedo. Your user rights shall automatically and immediately terminate without notice from Speedo if you fail to comply with any provision of this Agreement. In such event, you must immediately delete and destroy at your cost the Software Application, the back up copy and all related material.

4. Warranty
You acknowledge that the Software Application is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. Express or implied, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law Speedo does not make any representations or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or that the Software Application will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. There is no warrant by Speedo that the functions contained in the Software Application will meet your requirements or that the operation of the Software Application will be free of bugs or errors or uninterrupted. You assume all responsibility and risk for the selection of the Software Application to achieve your intended results and for the installation and use obtained from it.

5. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Speedo and/or Speedo’s partners be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (including but not limited to any loss of data, computer failure or pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or inability to use the Software Application (including but not limited to its content), even if you have advised Speedo about the possibility of such loss, and including any damages resulting thereform.Your only right with respect to any problems or dissatisfaction with the Software Application is to uninstall the Software Application from your computer hard drive. Nothing in this Agreement shall remove Speedo’s liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

6. Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold Speedo and/or Speedo’s partners harmless for any claim or demand (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) made by a third party due to or arising out of or related to your violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or you violation of any laws, regulations or third party rights in relation to the Software Application.

7. Technical limitations and modifications
Speedo will make reasonable efforts to keep the Software Application operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. Speedo reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Software Application with or without notice.

8. Technical Support
If you have any questions concerning the Software Application or any problems downloading the Software Application, please contact Speedo’s customer service at sales@speedoaquabeat.com.

9. Assignment by Speedo
Speedo may assign this Agreement or any part of it without restrictions. You may not assign this Agreement or any part of it to any third party.

10. Entire Agreement
This Agreement together with the Speedo Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use of the Websitehttp://store.speedo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FSContent_10651_10202_-1_//others/help/termsandpolicies/termsofuse-4/termsandpolicies-termsofuse.html (the “Agreements”) constitutes all the terms and conditions agreed up on between you and Speedo and supersede any prior agreements in relation to the subject matter of these Agreements, whether written or oral. You agree and accept that you have not accepted the terms and condition of this Agreement in reliance of or any oral or written representations made by Speedo not contained in this Agreement.

11. Law & Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Please tick to agree to Terms and Conditions


Q1. What is the Speedo Aquabeat?


A1 AquaBeat is a waterproof audio player. You can store songs, audio books, podcasts and other audio files for listening on the go and in/under/near the water.

Back to top

Q2. What are podcasts?


A2 Downloadable radio-style shows delivered over the Internet that you can also listen to on your AquaBeat.

Back to top

Q3. How do I put music on my Speedo Aquabeat?


A3 To use your AquaBeat, you must put music, podcasts or other audio files on your computer and then download them to your AquaBeat. When you connect the AquaBeat to your computer with the USB cable, select "Open Folder to view files with Windows Explorer". Your computer will then show the Speedo MP3 as a drive folder. You can then simply click-and-drag your music files from your computer to the Speedo AquaBeat folder that appears on your computer screen.

Back to top

Q4. How do I get music on my computer?


A4 You can import music from your audio CDs to your computer. You can buy music and audiobooks or download podcasts from numerous online music stores.

Back to top

Q5. How do I purchase music on the internet?


A5 If you have an Internet connection, you can easily purchase and download audio files (songs, audiobooks or podcasts) online at various online music stores. You can also subscribe to various online services. Sometimes, you can obtain music for free from some legitimate online services.

Back to top

Q6. How do I connect my Speedo Aquabeat to a computer?


A6 Plug the flat rectangular end of the included USB 2.0 Cable into a USB port on your computer. Connect the round cylindrical end of the USB 2.0 cable to your AquaBeat. Now you can download from your computer to your AquaBeat.

Back to top

Q7. How do I use the buttons on my Speedo Aquabeat?

A7 Refer to the user guide.

Back to top

Q8. How do I turn on my Speedo Aquabeat?


A8 Press the button with a ► on the top of the AquaBeat and hold down for 2 seconds.

Back to top

Q9. How do I turn off my Speedo Aquabeat?


A9 Press and hold the ■ button for 2 seconds or simply unplug the earphones from the AquaBeat to automatically turn off your AquaBeat.

Back to top

Q10. How do I get to a song that I want to hear?


A10 You can fast-forward through your song list by clicking on the ► button one-by-one until you get to the song you want to hear.

Back to top

Q11. How do I make the music louder?


A11 Repeatedly press the + button on the side of your AquaBeat until the music volume is perfect for you.

Back to top

Q12. How do I make the music lower?


A12 Repeatedly press the - button on the side of your AquaBeat until the music volume is perfect for you.

Back to top

Q13. Why does the top button have bumps on one side?


A13 The bumps are a special tactile feature of the AquaBeat. The bumps allow you to know what buttons to push without having to look at the AquaBeat while you are in the water. The button on the top surface of the AquaBeat with bumps is to fast-forward to other music. The button on the top surface of the AquaBeat without bumps is to start or stop the AquaBeat.

Back to top

Q14. Is the Speedo Aquabeat completely waterproof?  I won't get an electric shock if I use it in water, right?

A14 Yes, your AquaBeat is completely waterproof. You should have absolutely no fear of getting an electric shock with your AquaBeat in the water.

Back to top

Q15. My player doesn't turn on, why?

A15 There are a few reasons why this might be happening.

1. The earphones have to be inserted into the AquaBeat for the AquaBeat to work.

2. The battery has to be charged. Plug the USB cable into the USB port on your computer and the other end into the AquaBeat. A full charge takes about two hours.

3. Make sure your music is in either MP3 or WMA format. The player will not work if your music is formats other than MP3 or WMA.

Back to top

Q16. My music won't play, why?

A16 Songs must be in MP3 or WMA format to play on your Speedo AquaBeat. If your music will not play, the songs you have downloaded are most likely not in MP3 or WMA format. If, for example you imported songs to your iTunes library, they most likely are in AAC format and have to be converted to MP3. So, although your music appears to be on your AquaBeat from the computer screen, no songs can be heard until they are in MP3 format and re-downloaded to the player. Refer to the User Manual for conversion instructions. Alternatively, if the headphones are not completely inserted into the headphone jack, your music will not play.

Back to top

Q17. How do I charge my Speedo Aquabeat? How long does it take to fully charge?

A17 Simply plug the round cylindrical end of the supplied USB cable into your AquaBeat and the flat rectangular end of the USB cable into the USB outlet on your computer. The LED indicator will change from red to green when the unit is fully charged. A full charge takes approximately 2 hours.

Back to top

Q18. Can I charge my Speedo Aquabeat on a laptop?


A18 Yes, however, if you're using a laptop, we recommend plugging your lap into a wall socket before charging your AquaBeat in order to ensure a full charge.

Back to top

Q19. How long does the battery last?

A19 A new fully charged battery provides about 9 hours of continuous play.

Back to top

Q20. My computer doesn't recognize my Speedo Aquabeat, why?

A20 There are several reasons why this might be happening.

1. The AquaBeat needs to be plugged in directly into the computer’s USB port and not into the keyboard or a USB hub.

2. If plugged into a laptop, the laptop must be plugged into a wall outlet.

3. The USB cable is not plugged in all the way.

4. You could have a bad USB port. Try plugging it into another USB port or another computer.

5. Your USB cable may be defective, if you do not see any lamp on the AquaBeat light up when plugged in.

6. Your system may need to be shut down and restarted to clear any issues with the USB port.

Back to top

Q21. Does the Speedo Aquabeat have a warranty?


A21 The Speedo AquaBeat has a one-year limited warranty for customers who register their Speedo AquaBeat online at www.speedoaquabeat.com and provide their product serial number and receipt. Warranty is not provided if the AquaBeat has been modified or disassembled by the customer.

Back to top

Q22. What if my Speedo Aquabeat does not work?

A22 Please contact Speedo AquaBeat's Customer Service by email at sales@speedoaquabeat.com. A Customer Service agent will contact you either by email or telephone, depending on your request. If you bought yourAquabeat from our online Speedo store and cannot get your AquaBeat to work, you can return the product and we will ship you a new one.

Back to top

Q23. Where can I buy the Speedo Aquabeat

A23 The AquaBeat can be purchased online at the Speedo Online Store or at Speedo team dealers and distributors throughout the U.S.

Back to top

Q24. How do I convert my iTunes music into MP3 format?

A24 Refer to the User Manual for conversion instructions.

Back to top

Q25. How do I change default music settings in iTunes so that my new song files are .MP3 and not .MP4?


A25 Do the following using Windows:
1. In iTunes, locate the Edit tab on the menu bar and choose EDIT and the Preferences tab.
2. In the Preferences menu, choose the Advanced tab.
3. In the Advanced menu, choose the Import tab and locate the drop-down >import using and select MP3 encoder.
4. Go to the View menu, choose View Option and make sure the Kind item is checked.
5. By choosing the MP3 encoder, you have changed your default settings to burn and rip all music from CDs into MP3 format. Music from your library can now be converted to MP3 format.

Do the following using a Macintosh:


1. In iTunes, locate the iTunes tab on the menu bar and choose Preferences.
2. In the Preferences menu, choose the Advanced tab.
3. In the Advanced menu, choose the Importing tab and locate the drop-down "import using" and select MP3 encoder. Then select OK.
4. By choosing the MP3 encoder, you have changed your default settings to burn and rip all music from CDs into MP3 format. Music from your library can now be converted to MP3 format.

Back to top

Q26. How do I place songs from my cds onto my Speedo Aquabeat?


A26 This is called ripping. You will have to convert your CD tracks to MP3 or WMA audio files using a ripping program. You can use various software, but we recommend two: iTunes or DBPOWERAMP (for PC’s Only).
To rip songs using iTunes, simply upload CDs to iTunes or other playlists.  Then drag songs from iTunes or other playlists onto the Speedo AquaBeat window. Remember, default music settings must be set to MP3 format before you upload a CD.
To rip songs using DBPOWERAMP, go to www.dbpoweramp.com and install the program to your PC.  Follow their instructions for ripping and converting files.

Back to top

Q27. How do I place .MP3 or .WMA files onto my Speedo Aquabeat?

A27 Connect the AquaBeat to your computer with the USB cable. A display will open showing Speedo MP3. Select “Open folder to view your files with Windows Explorer�. Keeping this folder open, open your preferred MP3 audio program (iTunes, Winamp, RealAudio, Yahoo Jukebox or Windows media player) and select the songs you would like to upload. Drag and drop the songs into the Speedo AquaBeat window.

Back to top

Q28. How do I locate the Speedo Aquabeat window?

A28 On a PC, click on the Start button, then click on My Computer to see 'Devices with Removable Storage'. The AquaBeat will display as Speedo MP3. On a MAC, the SPEEDO MP3 file folder will display on the desktop when the AquaBeat is connected to the MAC with the supplied cable.

Back to top

Q29. How do I convert .AAC music files to .MP3 format using iTunes?

A29

1. Choose songs from your library that you want converted to MP3 by highlighting them. For multiple songs, hold the CTRL button on your keyboard and select songs using your mouse.

2. Locate the Advanced tab on the menu bar of iTunes.

3. In the Advanced drop down menu, choose Convert Selection(s) to .MP3.

4. iTunes will now begin creating copy of the songs you selected in .MP3 format.

You can now delete the original version of songs you selected to convert, if you choose. The new MP3 formatted songs can now be dragged and dropped into your AquaBeat.

Back to top

Q30. How do I download converted songs onto my AquaBeat?

A30 Follow these steps:

1. Open both iTunes and your Speedo AquaBeat (double click on My Computer and locate the drive that reads, "Removable storage device."

2. Once you have both iTunes and the Speedo AquaBeat window open, minimize each window so that you have equal boxes side by side.

3. Choose songs from you iTunes music library that you want to download. You can hold the CTRL button down on your keyboard for multiple tracks.

4. Using your mouse, simply drag and drop the music selected into the window of your AquaBeat.

5. The status light will flash red on your AquaBeat as the songs are being downloaded.

6. Unplug the USB cable.

7. Plug in your waterproof earphones and enjoy.

Back to top

Q31. How do I know that the songs are downloading?

A31 The status light on your AquaBeat will flash red to indicate that songs are downloading.

Back to top

Q32. I put music on my Speedo Aquabeat, but nothing happens when I press play, why?

A32 The songs you are most likely dragging over are either "Protected" files or are in .AAC or other format. In either case, these files need to be converted to .MP3 or .WMA. Although these files appear to be on the AquaBeat, the songs will not actually play through the headphones. Refer to the User Manual for further instructions.

Back to top

Q33. I have delted some of the songs, but my Speedo Aquabeat still stays full, why?

A33 You need to empty the trash can (Recycle Bin) on your desktop for the songs to be officially deleted and allow for new tracks.

Back to top

Q34. How do I use the Speedo Aquabeat playlist editor software?

A34 Follow these steps:

1. Insert the mini-CD into the CD tray onto your PC (not Mac-compatible).

2. The CD will automatically install the software.

3. Refer to the software help guide for further instructions.

Back to top

Q35. Do I have to use the Speedo Aquabeat playlist editor software?

A35 No, you can simply load the songs onto the AquaBeat straight from your music playlist. However the Speedo AquaBeat's software allows you to design a preferred shuffle order.

Back to top

Q36. What is reformatting?

A36 Reformatting your AquaBeat wipes your player clean and deletes all songs. This will result in an AquaBeat without music. Like most removable drives, you can reformat your AquaBeat without worry of damage. When reformatting on a Mac, please make sure to choose the MS-DOS format style.

Back to top

Q37. Will my Speedo Aquabeat work with the new Microsoft Vista operating system?

A37 Yes.

Back to top

Q38. Will my Speedo Aquabeat work with the new Apple Leopard operating system?

A38 Yes.

Back to top

Q39. Can I use my Speedo Aquabeat to transfer and store data files?

A39 Yes, you can use your AquaBeat to save Microsoft Word documents, digital photographs or any other data that you may want to transmit and transport to another computer. It works like a Flash disk/USB stick!

Back to top