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Stream music from your favorite apps in the pool with a built-in waterproof Chromecast Audio that does what Bluetooth headphones can’t
Stream music from your favorite apps in the pool with a built-in waterproof Chromecast Audio that does what Bluetooth headphones can’t
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Waterfi Swimcast: Streaming Music Player for Swimming

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Finally, you can enjoy music from nearly any streaming service in the pool. You already use your phone to stream music in the car, while you run, and around the house. With a built-in Chromecast Audio and our patent pending technology, Swimcast lets you stream Spotify and other music apps straight from the cloud while you swim.

ALL YOUR FAVORITE AUDIO APPS 

Swimcast has Google’s Chromecast Audio built in, so it’s already optimized for popular streaming apps like Spotify on iOS and Android. The popularity of the Chromecast means that as new audio apps become available over time, they will likely be supported. As a bonus, the native Cast button in Android will stream any audio coming from your phone!

CONTINUOUS AUDIO STREAMING

Powered by the WiFi enabled Chromecast Audio, Swimcast delivers continuous audio even during flip turns and push offs. Popular wireless technologies like Bluetooth can’t play music in the pool without interruptions. By creating a mobile WiFi hotspot on your phone, you can use Swimcast anywhere, and if your pool already provides WiFi, you can just start your playlist from the locker room and leave your phone behind.

ANY SONG ANY TIME

Life is full of limits, but your music library shouldn’t be one of them. Mp3 players and recent “streaming” devices limit you to a few gigabytes of storage and force you to plan your music ahead of time. With Swimcast, you can pick the music you are in the mood for while you are at the pool, making your playlist infinite! 

NO WASTED TIME DOWNLOADING 

One of the best benefits of streaming music on your phone is that it’s hassle free, and bringing music to the pool shouldn’t be any different. Why waste time buying songs, downloading them to your computer or phone, and then transferring them to your music player? Direct streaming on Swimcast simplifies the whole process, so all you have to do is press play and cast it.

NO PAID ACCOUNTS REQUIRED

Swimcast streams live from the internet while you swim, so you don’t need to purchase any premium accounts. Instead, the money you save on a Spotify subscription you can spend on new swim gear, a gym membership, or even just a nice meal. Since you are not locked into one service, you can stream Pandora one day and YouTube the next.

BEST AUDIO QUALITY AVAILABLE

Another benefit of incorporating Google’s Chromecast Audio into Swimcast is the high-quality sound it delivers. Wireless technologies like Bluetooth over-compress files and degrade the audio quality of your music. WiFi maintains lossless compression creating better detail and a more dynamic range. At 24 Bits and 96kHZ, Swimcast is even better than CD quality, giving you the highest quality audio available in the pool. 

EVERYTHINGPROOF

Between the certain peril of water, and inevitable chips, scuffs, and scratches of concrete, pools are a dangerous place to take your precious electronics. At Waterfi we know water, and we know pools. For seven years we have tested every which way to keep your electronics safe. Equipped with our most durable process yet, Swimcast is watertight and completely cushioned from any hazard you could run into when you head out for a swim.

SIMPLE ONE TIME SETUP

Swimcast has a Chromecast Audio built into its core, so it uses the same, user-friendly software developed by the masters at Google. Just download the 'Google Home' app and follow the simple, one-time setup process shown in the video below. Every time you go to the pool after that all you have to do is open a Chromecast supported app (which most are), choose your music, and press the Cast button.

We can already make small batches at our San Diego headquarters, but we can’t make them quickly enough to supply the mass market we hope to reach. On top of that, the Swimcast only scratches the surface of what we can do with the patent pending technology we used to create it. Your Kickstarter pledge funds the upfront costs needed to contract our Swimcast manufacturer and gives us the support and momentum we need to build more swimmer-friendly streaming devices in the future.

Founded in sunny San Diego in 2010 by Engineer Royce Nicholas, Waterfi has always been passionate about achieving the impossible: making your favorite gadgets work underwater! Waterfi is a tight-knit, 10 person company in the trendy North Park neighborhood which has spent the last seven years designing and manufacturing the best waterproof products and processes. This year we are risking it all to help swimmers transition from downloaded music MP3 players to the bright world of streaming music players. We will not be satisfied until your swim experience is just as fun and easy as listening to music from your phone.

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Risks and challenges

At this stage of our project, we have:
• Built a working prototype
• Tested Swimcast while swimming laps and doing flip turns
• Designed the electronics & hardware
• Produced products in the past that will use the same in-house manufacturing equipment and suppliers
• Produced almost 200,000 waterproof devices over the last seven years, proving we can produce high-quality electronics for swimmers.

Due to the above, we see limited risks associated with our project,
however, we do think it’s worth noting the following:

1. Manufacturing challenges. Working with third-party manufacturers to produce large batches of a product is always a challenge. In order make Swimcast widely available, they need to be produced at a facility that can keep up with demand. Since outsourcing production means we no longer have full control of the process, we could run into unexpected delays. However, we have worked with third-party manufacturers to produce our products on several occasions in the past, so we are confident we can overcome any issues that arise.

2. Unforeseen circumstances. We can’t predict the future, so it’s silly to think we know what all of the potential delays could be. Because we have a small team, illness, injury, and other “Acts of God,” could slow us down at any point. We hope we don’t run to any of these, and our years of experience overcoming unforeseen circumstances like these give us confidence we can stay on schedule and make Swimcast a reality.

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    Thank You!

    Thanks for your support! You will get all of our updates about the development and progress towards full scale production.

    As a reward, we will add your name (if you'd like) to the Swimcast Supporter list on our website and also send you a personalized thank-you video!

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    Waterfi Swim Cap

    So hydrodynamic!

    Like all rewards, you will also get insider updates about the development and progress towards full scale production and we will add your name (if you'd like) to the Swimcast Supporter list on our website!

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    Waterfi Limited Edition T-shirt

    Previously only available to employees, these shirts are your ticket into the "Secret Society of Waterproofing Magic" as they say on the back.

    The t-shirts are made of soft high quality fabric. 50% Polyester, 25% Cotton, 25% Rayon. We'll ask for sizes later before shipping.

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    Super Early Bird Special - One Swimcast

    Be the first to get a new SwimCast! Limited Quantity!

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you sooner.

    Expected retail will be $149.

    Includes:
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    • Waterfi Short Cord Headphones
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    Early Bird Special - One Swimcast

    Early bird gets the worm! Limited Quantity!

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you sooner.

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    Early Bird Special 2 - One Swimcast

    The first Swimcasts sold so quickly we decided to add another batch!

    Special discounted price for a limited quantity, this time shipping in August.

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you quicker. Thank you for your support!

    Expected retail will be $149.

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    Limited Kickstarter Special - 1 Swimcast

    Special discounted price for early backers.

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you quicker, but in a limited quantity.

    Expected retail is $149.

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    Kickstarter Special - One Swimcast

    To kick off our first large batch order from our manufacturer we are offering a special discounted price for our Kickstarter supporters.

    Expected retail will be $149.

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    Twin Pack - Two Swimcasts

    For you and your twinsie!

    LISTEN TOGETHER
    With Swimcast you can listen to the same music on unlimited devices from a single source. If your phone is dead, have your friend add you to their workout jams!

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you sooner.

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    Medley Team Pack - Four Swimcasts

    For you and your Medley Relay team!

    LISTEN TOGETHER
    With Swimcast you can listen to the same music on unlimited devices from a single source. Make a Swimcast group in the app and keep everyone on the same rhythm!

    These will be made in our San Diego headquarters, allowing us to get them to you sooner.

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    Custom Edition Swimcast

    Get a limited edition custom Swimcast and be truly one of a kind! You get to pick:

    - Custom device color
    - Custom logo/word on the back

    With this custom bundle you also get the Waterfi T-shirt but in the color of your choice! Not even our employees can get that!

    Includes:
    • Customized Swimcast
    • Waterfi Short Cord Headphones
    • Customized Waterfi T-shirt
    • Waterfi Swim Cap
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    Custom Team Edition Swimcasts

    Get a limited edition custom set of 20 Swimcasts for the entire swim team! You get to pick:

    - Custom device color
    - Custom logo/word on the back

    EVERYONE CAN LISTEN TOGETHER
    With Swimcast you can listen to the same music on unlimited devices from a single source. This means you can DJ for the whole swim team or stay in sync during an aquacise class or synchronized swimming routine!

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    • 20× Waterfi Short Cord Headphones
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