Aqua Sphere Vista Swimming goggle review

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As a competitive open water swimmer, I have tried and searched for goggles that I am happy to use all year round, that are comfortable, provide good visibility and remain durable.

The Aqua Sphere Vista Swim Goggles were the final pair I settled on after previously using the Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Mirror and the Zoggs Predator Flex Polarized Ultra.

They have ultimately proved to be the best value by far which is why I am happy to provide a review of them.

Product Description

The Vista features the best in Aqua Sphere technology, with a comfortable, leak resistant skirt and a contoured, stylized frame.

The Vista is low profile and virtually eliminates all of the drag experienced with other swimming masks.

With its one-touch buckle, you are ensured a comfortable, custom fit so you can focus on your swim not you gear.

Features/Benefits: Wraparound, 180-degree visibility.

Quick-Fit one-touch adjustments.

Comfortable, leak resistant Silicone skirt.

100% UVA & UVB protection.

Durable Polycarbonate lenses with anti-fog and scratch resistant coating.

Technical Specs/Technologies: Silicone Gaskets Polycarbonate Lens

180-Degree Visibility.

Latex-Free.

My experience using them

Feel – these goggles are easily the most comfortable pair I’ve worn. Many lesser products use cheap rubber or latex but Aqua Sphere have ensured their goggles are made from smooth material that don’t cause unnecessary irritation.

With longer swims I would previously feel discomfort around the ears and bridge of my nose with these that isn’t present.

The Aqua Sphere goggles have a great flexible, strip of rubber that runs form one lens to another, to allow them to sit comfortably on my nose.

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Aqua Sphere Vista Goggles are easy to Adjust – They have incorporated a design called the Quick-Fit Buckle to make it easier for you to tighten and loosen them. This is a push button catch mechanism on both sides, so if you want to take them off, you push down on the buttons and pull. To tighten pull the strap on each end until you have the desired tension fit.

A Large Visibility Area – Unlike other goggles, where you lose sight laterally and have to keep turning to to see left or right this pair has a very large visibility area allowing you to have good peripheral vision. This has been especially important in open water races where I have to keep oriented and stay aware of who is around me without having to turn and look.

No Water Leakage – It sounds stupid and obvious but all masks and goggles leak occasionally, but in my opinion the quality of the materials used makes it happen less with these than most, and that really also relates to the feel and comfort.

Final impression

On the whole there are hundreds of different goggles and masks out there some obviously cheaper and some more expensive.

A lot comes down to personal preference and generally finding a product that fits a particular face/head structure is down to trial and error but for me having messed with other brands the Aqua Sphere has proved to be a game changer. They fit my structure, they’re durable and provide a level of comfort that I am happy with.

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Buy Waterproof Swimming MP3 Player the i360

My Review of i360 Waterproof Underwater Swimming MP3 Player –  enjoy music whilst swimming training in the water

I had often wondered if it would be possible to listen to music whilst swimming in the pool- which lead me to search for a waterproof mp3 player or headphone set that would do the job.

Sony, Apple ect all offer various types with different specifications but I settled on an offer I found on Amazon- the i360 Waterproof Underwater Swimming/Running SportMP3 Player.

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£39.99

I am a runner first and foremost and have only just started swimming and I have to say these really help to break up the monotony of being in the pool. Now I’m training harder as I do when I’m running because I have something to listen to and it just gives me the extra push I have needed.

The head phones came well packaged and look the part, you get the impression that this isn’t  cheaply manufactured and you have paid a little extra for a quality product.

The headphones are well built and feel secure on the head once fitted, which is important for me when I am in the water if they move around it disrupts my rhythm.

They are simple to operate and I had no issues changing tracks whilst they were on my head.

Adding music was pretty simple with the supplied usb adapter simply clipping onto your headphones then you just plug it into your computer. The storage available (4gb) is enough for what I am using these for I am not looking for massive  capacity as I am only using these in the pool.

Battery life was perfect for these as again I am not in the pool for longer than an hour and the charging was fine.

Sound quality is impressive considering your fighting against the noise of moving through water and the occasional screaming child!.

Use in water up to 3m.

Wireless headphones mean you don’t have any loose cables hanging around to slow you down or get tangled up.

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swimming-headphonePerfect MP3 Player for water based workouts

Let the music you love power you through lap after lap with the MP3 Player you will get continuous playback up to 10 hours
• 4GB built in memory for your music playlist that holds up to 1200 songs
• IPX8 Waterproof to a depth of up to 3 metres Earphones with Built in MP3 Player
• Perfect addition to your workout! Listen to your music wirelessly. With the MP3 player you can do all the activities you love with out the cord getting in your way!
• Convenient control for play/pause, skip tracks forward/backwards, shuffle and volume on one side of the ear bud Easy to Use
• Includes 6 pairs of soft noise isolating tips in different sizes for custom fit
• Transfer your music via the high speed USB 2.0 clip cable, which is 100% waterproof

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• Headset with built-in 4GB MP3 Player
• Ergonomically designed specifically for sports and wearing comfort
• Perfect sound quality with high-fidelity stereo sound
• Supports MP3 and WMA music files
• High speed USB 2.0 transfer speed
• Can be used in a Sauna or Steam Room
• Complete with two sets or earbuds

Waterproof: Large and small

USB Interface: USB 2.0 (High Speed)

Battery: Lithium Battery

Memory: 4GB

Music Format: MP3, WMA

File Format: FAT16, FAT32

MP3 Bit Rate: 8Kbps~320Kbps

WMA Bit Rate: 32Kbps~192Kbps

Earphone Output Power: 5mW+5mW

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz

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You may also be interested in viewing my review of the Aqua Sphere vista swimming goggles found here

https://markpottersite.me/2018/04/04/aqua-sphere-vista-swimming-goggle-review/

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www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/