Zygo Solo is great for three reasons:
1. Sound quality is very acceptable-and the technology behind the product is clever
2. Streaming (or playing downloaded music) from your smartphone makes it easy to customize your workout. It’s far more flexible than anything else I’ve used
3. Customer service is amazing. They care about their customers.
1. Sound quality will always better for me when I used good fitting ear pods rather than bone conduction. (But not enough to negate the joy of wireless reception)
2. It is pricey—but in my opinion well worth it.
3. The company is still new and small. (What happens when it scales up is unknown. Prices will probably go down in time. Will customer service stay as great as it is now.? I hope so.)
You can stop reading here if that’s enough info. Here’s more for those who are interested.
I just swam today with my Zygo for the first time and I’m very pleased. I’m 80 years old with widespread arthritis, and swimming is my only consistent way to get exercise. I use a Michael Phelps snorkel because of a neck fusion, and I slowly swim a mile in a bit under an hour. Without something to listen to I get bored. I time my swims with both podcasts and music.
In the past I’ve used the Neptune bone conduction device as well as a Syryn with wired ear pods from underwater audio. I had to download MP3’s from Apple who now makes it difficult transfer to podcasts to another device or mix podcasts and music on one playlist.