Fitness Technologi​es Announces World’s First Plug-In Am Module for Free Access to AM Radio
January 2, 2014 gadgets

January 2, 2014, Hackensack, NJ — Fitness Technologies Inc., a leading provider of active lifestyle electronics, announced today their patent-pending Plug-In AM Module that works with the new Fitness Technologies UWaterG8X and UWaterK9 micro MP3 and FM players.   Now users have free access to AM talk shows, news, and sports, as well as FM radio and MP3 music/audio books.

Wearable Waterproof Music & Radio without Smartphone’s Bulky Protective Case

Until now, the only choices for AM on-the-go were bulky, old fashioned AM/FM transistors or limited Internet radio access via smartphones using data plan minutes and requiring expensive protective cases, too big for many lifestyle activities. “We saw a need to combine AM broadcasting with our existing waterproof line of FM and MP3 micro players,” stated Opher Pail, President of Fitness Technologies, Inc.  “We have many customers over 55, a group comprising the lion share of AM talk radio and news audiences, and we are very pleased to enhance their audio experience with our easy to use, affordable, new plug-in AM module.”

Available in 3 Colors – Neon Green, Orange and Metallic Grey

The Fitness Technologies Plug-in AM Module is 100% waterproof, includes a built-in 3.5mm audio connection for the included waterproof earphones, and is available in 3 colors – Neon Green, Orange and Metallic Grey.  Currently compatible with Fitness Technologies’ audio products, the Plug-In AM Module will be available for other devices with an audio jack later this year.  The new line of Fitness Technologies products, including the Plug-in AM Module, the UWaterG8X and the UWaterK9 Players will be introduced at CES in Las Vegas on Jan 7, 2014, Fitness Technologies Booth #6826 North Hall.

UWaterG8X MP3/FM/AM Player Features:
• 100% waterproof/sweatproof/shockproof.
• 8GB of memory for 2,000-2,400 songs or 20 audio books.
• Advanced digital FM radio (88-108 Mhz).
• Includes Plug-In AM Module for AM radio (520-1710 Khz).
• Auto/manual precision tuning.
• 7-8 hours of playtime on a single quick charge.
• Built-in high performance Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
• High resolution OLED display with adjustable backlight.
• MP3, WMA, FM, AM, audio book formats.
• 7 play options plus 7 sound equalizer options.
• Up to 99 sub-directories.
• Single port 3.5mm waterproof audio/USB connection.
• IPX8 Waterproof Certification – underwater to 3M (10FT).
• 100% waterproof earphones included.
• 4 sets of extra soft silicon ear-tips (sizes: XL, L, M, S).
• Weight: one Ounce (25 grams).
• Windows and Mac Compatible.

UWaterK9 FM/AM Radio Features:
• 100% waterproof/sweatproof/shockproof.
• Advanced digital FM receiver 88 – 108 Mhz.
• Includes Plug-In AM Module for AM radio (520-1710 Khz).
• Precision tuning (manual or automatic).
• 19 station presents with easy setting and recall.
• 1” large screen highly visible LCD.
• Operational time: continuous 6-8 hours.
• Built-in high performance (1000+ cycles) Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
• IPX8 waterproof certification (10Ft/3M).
• 100% waterproof earphones included.
• 4 sets of extra soft silicon ear-tips (sizes: XL, L, M, S).
• Single port 3.5mm waterproof audio/USB connection.
• Weight: one ounce (25 grams).

Fitness Technologies will introduce the new audio products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held Jan. 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Booth #6826 (North Hall). 
To schedule press meetings at CES, contact:
Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani/Bill Kouwenhoven,

Pricing & Availability
The UWaterG8X is priced at $130 (includes the Plug-In AM Module and action earphones), and the UWaterK9 is priced at $60 (includes the Plug-In AM Module and action earphones).  All products will be available March 1, 2014.  For more information, see Fitness Technologies

About Fitness Technologies, Inc.

Fitness Technologies Inc., a member of The SAMCO Group, has been enhancing lifestyles with waterproof electronics products since 1996.  Fitness Technologies’ SwimmersChoice FM Radio was the best-selling waterproof radio for over a decade.  The second generation TEMPOG1 and TEMPOG2 were the first smart waterproof MP3 players on the market.  The third generation UWaterG2 & UWaterG4 – the world’s smallest waterproof MP3 players – were developed using feedback from end-users and 15-year experience, as was the UWaterK7 – the world’s smallest waterproof  FM Radio. Fitness Technologies will debut at CES the fourth generation UWaterG5 MP3/FM in 5 great styles (Metallic Grey/Black, Grey/Pink, Grey/Yellow, Grey/Blue, Grey/White), the UWaterG8X MP3/FM/AM, the UWaterK9 FM/AM, the Plug-In AM Module, and the New Triple-Axis Action Earphones. For more information, email us at, or visit

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