Exeze

WMR Waterproof MP3 Player

Exeze WMR Waterproof MP3 Players are small and stylish and produce impeccable sound while submerged in water which makes it suitable for swimming, diving, surfing, etc.

The MP3 players are completely waterproof and have been certified to fulfill the very high requirements of level IPX8 in the IEC defined waterproofing standard. The sound quality is just as fantastic when used above water which also makes it suitable for use while running, walking, travelling, and more.

The Exeze WMR Waterproof MP3 player comes with several accessories to make it customisable for different ear canal sizes and activities.

Package Contents

  • 4GB or 8GB waterproof MP3 player - certified to level IPX8 of IEC's waterproofing standard.
  • In-ear waterproof earphones for use while submerged in water. These earphones have a short cord so as not to get tangled up or create drag while submerged in water - the MP3 player is meant to be fastened at the back of the head on a pair of swimming goggles or a headband when used in water.
  • Three different sized exchangeable prongs for the waterproof earphones to fit all ear sizes.
  • Normal earphones for use above water. These earphones have a cord long enough to reach the upper arm where the MP3 player is meant to be secured while out of water.
  • Armband for fastening the MP3 player while out of water.
  • Earphone extension cord to enable wearing the MP3 player on a belt, in a bag or pocket, etc.
  • USB connector and charger cord in one. This cord is used when connecting the MP3 player to a computer to transfer audio files onto the MP3 player. While connected to a computer the MP3 player functions as a normal high speed USB drive, compatible with the usual means of copying audio files like drag and drop - also works by dragging songs directly from iTunes into the MP3 player window.
  • User manual booklet with easy to understand explanations of how to use the MP3 player, in straightforward language.

 

Usage

Water usage

  1. Screw the waterproof earphones tightly into the audio jack of the MP3 player casing. Make sure that it is screwed tightly into the player to prevent any water leaking into the MP3 player. Make sure to use the waterproof earphones. Turn the MP3 player on and make sure you can here sound coming from the earphones, if no sound the earphones are not screwed on tightly enough.
  2. Secure the MP3 player to a pair of swimming goggles or a headband.
  3. Secure the swimming goggles or headband to the head.
  4. Plug the waterproof earphones into the ears and enjoy a high quality listening experience both while above and while submerged in water.

Use on land with armband

  1. Screw the normal earphones tightly into the audio jack.
  2. Secure the MP3 player to the armband.
  3. Secure the armband to the arm.
  4. Plug the earphones into the ears and enjoy a high quality listening experience.

Use on land with extension cord

  1. Screw the headphone extension cord tightly into the audio jack.
  2. Plug the normal headphones into the headphone extension cord.
  3. Plug the earphones into the ears and enjoy a high quality listening experience.

Technical Specifications

Audio format MP3, WMA
Internal memory 4GB - holds up to 1000 songs in 128Kbit format (up to 50 hours of music)
Built-in rechargeable battery Up to 6 hours continuous playing time
Operating system compliance * Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME
* Mac OS X, Mac OS 9
* Linux (Kernel 2.6 and higher)
USB interface 2.0 (also compliant with 1.1)
Playback modes * Normal
* Random
Net weight 21 g (not including accessories)
Dimensions 56 x 32 x 16 mm
Bit rates 32 Kbps to 320 Kbps
Storage temperature +10 to +50 degrees C
Operating temperature -5 to +40 degrees C

FAQ

What does it do?

It is a waterproof MP3 player with excellent sound both above water and submerged in water which makes it suitable for swimming, diving, surfing, exercising, normal use, etc.

Which computers / operating systems is it compatible with?

It is compatible with any USB 2.0 capable computer. You can use it without any driver installation on most modern computers - just pop it into a USB socket and off you go.

Operating systems where it works out of the box:

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (kernel 2.6 or newer)

It also works on Windows 95 if you have the latest USB drivers installed (USB drivers can be obtained from Microsoft). Click here to visit the Microsoft Windows 95 Driver Library.

How do I use it?

  1. Make sure the light on the MP3 player is not on (if it is on then press and hold it for 5 seconds to turn it off),
  2. screw the USB cable into the MP3 player as far in as it can go,
  3. connect the USB cable to the computer,
  4. make sure the light on the MP3 player has come on,
  5. charge the MP3 player for at least 15 minutes,
  6. make sure that you can see the MP3 player as an external drive on your computer,
  7. copy some MP3 or WAV files onto the MP3 player by dragging them onto the MP3 player,
  8. eject the MP3 player external drive from your computer (safely remove hardware),
  9. unscrew the USB cable from the MP3 player,
  10. screw the earphones in tightly,
  11. turn the MP3 player on so that the light stays on,
  12. turn up the volume by firmly pressing the + button a few times,
  13. firmly press the play button once,
  14. insert the earphones into the ears.

Important!

Please use the Safely Remove Hardware / Eject feature of your operating system before physically removing the MP3 player from the USB socket. Failure to remove the MP3 player correctly may lead to corruption of the MP3 player and loss of your data.

Where can I buy it?

The Exeze WMR Waterproof MP3 Player can be bought through Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de, with shipping to the entire EU.

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Is it really waterproof?

Yes.

It has been designed and tested to withstand more than a week at a time soaked in water in up to 3 meters depth (3 meters is approximately 10 feet or 3 yards). Note that if the MP3 player is wet then before connecting it to a computer it needs to be dried with paper or a towel, otherwise the water will cause a short cut and the MP3 player and the computer where it is inserted will be damaged.

Do not use a blow dryer to dry the MP3 player and do not artificially heat the MP3 player in any way since this may damage the electronics inside and render the MP3 player unusable.

Please note that the MP3 player is only waterproof when the waterproof earphones have been securely screwed into the earphone socket. In case the earphone socket is left open or has something else inserted into it then the MP3 player is not waterproof and will get damaged in case it gets wet.

Why is the MP3 player not playing my audio files?

The audio files have to be in either MP3 or WAV format for the MP3 player to be able to play them. If your files are not in one of those formats then you will have to convert them before you can listen to them. We recommend that you seach the web for an appropriate method of converting your files to MP3 format.

If you are using iTunes then you can read in Apple’s support article ht1550 how to convert your files. Click here to view Apple's support article ht1550

If you are using Windows Media Player you can find out how to convert your files here:

Note that there may be other reasons for no sound - please make sure that you follow the steps outlined in the section “How do I use it?” above.

My audio files are not in MP3 or WAV format - how do I convert them to MP3 format?

The audio files have to be in either MP3 or WAV format for the MP3 player to be able to play them. If your files are not in one of those formats then you will have to convert them before you can listen to them. We recommend that you search the web for an appropriate method of converting your files to MP3 format.

If you are using Windows Media Player you can find out how to convert your files here:

If you are using iTunes then you can read in Apple’s support article ht1550 how to convert your files. Click here to view Apple's support article ht1550

How can I create playlists?

Sequential Mode (Red Light)

No folders

  • If the audio files on the MP3 player are stored without using any folders then the audio files are played in the order they were copied onto the MP3 player.

Using folders

  • If the audio files are stored in folders then the MP3 player plays the audio files within each folder in the order they were copied onto the MP3 player.
  • Once all the files in a folder have been played then the audio files in the next folder are played.
  • The folders are played in the order the folders were created.

Random Mode (Blue Light)

  • If random play is engaged then the audio files are played entirely randomly, and it does not matter if the audio files are stored in folders or not.

View Creation Date

  • To view the creation date of the audio files; view the files on the MP3 player in the Windows Explorer on Windows (on Mac: Finder) and then select to view the column "Date Created" by right clicking on the column headings in Windows (on Mac: right click on any file and select “Show View Options”).
  • To see in which order the files will be played then sort the files on date created by clicking on the column heading.

 

Why did my computer tell me that I removed the MP3 player in an unsafe way?

When attaching the MP3 player to your computer then the MP3 player works just like a standard USB drive. When you plug in a USB drive, you give your operating system free reign to write and read data from it; some of which may be cached.

Caching occurs by not writing information immediately to the USB device, and instead keeping it in your computer's memory (RAM). Also, when writing to disk the computer doesn't always "flush" a disk write buffer and only part of the data may have been written. If you were to yank the USB drive out of your computer before this information is written, or while its being written, you'll end up with a corrupted USB drive.

If you have deleted files from the USB drive they may actually not have been deleted but only moved to the trash can and the files would not be removed until the trash can is emptied or the USB drive is safely removed (depending on how your operating system works). If the USB drive is not removed safely the files may be taking up space on your USB drive without being visible.

Safely removing hardware / Ejecting causes the files to close "gracefully", preserving data, pointers and file size indicators. Using the proper procedure will assure that the data and pointers are in good shape and all your data is safely stored until you need them again.

My computer says my MP3 player is corrupt!

This can happen if the MP3 player has not been removed correctly - see the previous question for details how this could have happened and how it can be avoided.

To fix this problem you will need to format the MP3 player using the file system FAT. Note that all data previously stored on the MP3 player will be lost during a format. When attaching the MP3 player to your computer then the MP3 player works just like a standard USB drive. Formatting instructions for USB drives (thus works also for the MP3 player):

There is software to recover data from corrupted drives, but Exeze does not provide any such software or service so you will need to search the Internet should you require it.

The MP3 player is not detected by my computer

It is important that the USB cable is screwed in tightly into the MP3 player before attaching it to the computer. If the light of the MP3 player goes on when attaching it to the computer then the USB cable is screwed in properly and the MP3 player should be visible just like a standard USB drive on your computer.

If this does not solve your problem there might be a driver problem on your computer. When attaching the MP3 player to your computer then the MP3 player works just like a standard USB drive, see these links for common USB drive problems and solutions:

 

The white waterproof joint in the MP3 earphones plug is missing

Some instruction manuals erroneously states that there should be a white waterproof joint in the earphones plug when the MP3 player actually has a black joint. We apologise for this printing error and assure you that the black joint will work as intended. This printing error has now been corrected and included with the latest deliveries.

Should you experience any problems then please contact us for further advice or a guarantee claim.

Click here to contact Exeze Support.

The MP3 player is not responding - can I reset it?

The MP3 player can stop responding if for example a MP3 file is corrupt. To reset the MP3 player then follow these steps:

  1. Unscrew the earphones / USB cable from the MP3 player.
  2. Insert the reset pin into the earphone socket and hold it depressed for a few seconds.

The reset pin is the small plastic pin included with the MP3 player at the time of sale, it is packet in a small plastic bag together with the extra ear buds.

How do you recommend securing the MP3 player during swimming?

The best way to secure the MP3 player is to attach it to the strap of a pair of swimming goggles. Swimming goggles with a custom made 21 mm wide strap are available from our Amazon.co.uk store.

Click here to view the MP3 section of our Amazon.co.uk store.

What if I have a problem or question not listed here?

Please contact Exeze Support, we will do our best to solve any problem and answer any question you may have.

Click here to contact Exeze Support