Samsung imagines Galaxy Buds for the pool with a waterproof neck strap
Samsung is currently working on new waterproof wireless headphones that feature a flexible neckband. This is in any case what suggests a patent recently filed by the manufacturer. Of course, this technology is reminiscent of the brand’s U Flex headphones.
In recent years, every Samsung flagship smartphone has come with new wireless headphones. Galaxy Buds Live were announced alongside the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, while Galaxy Buds Pro debuted with the Galaxy S21. And more recently, it was the turn of the Galaxy Buds 2 to be unveiled in a new Galaxy Unpacked, alongside the brand’s latest foldable devices: the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
Among all these models of wireless headphones, the Galaxy Buds Pro can boast of having the best protection against water thanks to their IPX7 certification. In other words, this means that the headphones are resistant to submersion in clear water up to a meter deep, all for thirty minutes. Despite this protection, the manufacturer recommends not to use them near a swimming pool, chlorine can damage Galaxy Buds Pro.
Samsung imagines Galaxy Buds for swimming
Rest assured, if you’ve always wanted to do laps with Galaxy Buds, Samsung is obviously working on the right product. As evidenced by a patent filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization in March 2021, Samsung is working on new wireless headphones equipped with a flexible neck strap, just like the U Flex headphones launched by Samsung in 2017. Size difference however, this neckband would also be waterproof.
According to documents provided by Samsung, user could clip the headphones to the ends of the flexible neck strap, so as to protect the rear part (containing the antennas necessary for wireless communication) from water. In other words, the user could continue to enjoy the headphones underwater and especially to send various data.
Indeed, Samsung specifies that these headphones could be equipped with health monitoring features. In other words, it would be possible to measure the calories burned during your lengths, to measure your oxygen consumption. Besides, a swimming mode would also allow you to follow your performance during your lengths. Of course, remember that this is only a patent. There is no guarantee that these headphones will see the light of day.