Jukes Headset User Manual
Using your Jukes Headsets
The headset should be fully charged before use to ensure 2 hours of maximum use.
Hold the headset On/Off button down for 3 seconds (or until a light appears on the headset) for it to turn on. The first channel that will appear will be red and then it is a matter of a simple push of the “On/Off” button to switch between the 7 various channels. Each channel is represented by a different colour. Choose a colour and assign that to a squad to make it easier for coaches to select the right colour for the squad on their radio transmitter.
Turn the volume control clockwise to turn on.
There will be two lights appear. The first will be a blue light, this means the transmitter is on. The second light is the channel indicator. This colour must correspond with the headsets chosen channel.
When the headset does not have a transmitter on the same channel, there will be the sound of static (white noise) until the channels match.
When you fit the AUX cable to the transmitter you are able to switch channels without swimmers hearing static. This also lets the coach remove their headset jack from the radio to have a private conversation.
Best practice with the headset
Using a swim hat will help to keep the headset in place, especially during fast swimming and dives/turns, although not always necessary. Encourage swimmers to experiment with what is comfortable.
It is essential to ensure the rubber charge port protector is securely fitted before use to ensure the headset internals maintain their waterproofing capability.
Ensure the headsets are fully charged before each swim session for a continuous 2-hour use.
Best practice with the transmitter
Ensure the aerial is correctly screwed in to ensure accurate transmission and extended range.
Ensure the microphone is plugged in to reduce background noise.
The microphone muff can easily be removed to make the audio transmission crisper.
THE TRANSMITTERS ARE NOT FULLY WATERPROOF. They are splash-proof but do not allow them to be submerged or exposed to water e.g. an open water meet when it’s raining. Wrapping the radio in a plastic bag is sufficient to keep using in the rain.
Using in Salt water
The headset is not designed to be operated under a salt water surface.It is recommended that for open water swimming, to stick to fresh water.
What can the bone conduction headset do for you and your swimmers?
Talk to the swimmer while they swim.
Never before has a swimming coach had the ability to talk to a swimmer while they swim and provide instant feedback without the swimmer having to break stroke and pause in the middle of the lane whilst a coach bellows instructions from the poolside or waited until the end of the repetition or set.
This one device can change how you coach and revolutionise how swimmers receive feedback.
Give instant feedback
Getting quality feedback consistently and constantly is vital for swimmers to be able to improve across a variety of areas in the pool. With this bone conduction headset, you now can give immediate feedback while the swimmer is moving.
The areas of feedback that can be given are:
- Stroke technique
- Distance to a turn
- Stroke count
- Stroke rate
- Split times
- Rotation speed at the wall
- Tempo training - use the AUX cable to plug in a device that will play music to swimmers.
Communicate with multiple swimmers
Each transmitter can communicate with up to 20 swimmers per channel. All swimmers on the same channel will hear the same feedback, which adds value to all swimmers hearing feedback that others in the squad/lane are needing.
7 coaches or 7 squads on poolside
There are 7 channels that the transmitter can emit. These are colour coded on the transmitter and the headset. Please assign headsets by squad to a certain colour to avoid broadcasting on the wrong channel.
- Blue and Orange
- Red and Orange
- Red and Blue
- Red, Blue and Orange
The transmitters (with the aerial plugged in) can emit a signal up to 1km in an open space (fresh water). Coverage is about 150m indoor.
You can play music to the swimmers through a male ‘Line in’ aux port.
Another option is to rest the microphone close to the speaker on a mobile music playing device which then allows the coach to pick up the microphone to provide feedback.
Charging the headsets
Please be gentle plugging in your charge cable to the headsets. Forcing the cable in more than it needs to be damages the port inside your headset, and a repair can only be done at our factory overseas. Your warranty does not cover damage to the charge port.
The headsets are charged through a 10 port USB charger included with all packs. Plug this USB charger into a standard UK wall plug in a safe and dry space.
The USB charger can simultaneously charge 10 headsets. Whilst charging, the headsets will show a red light. Once fully charged the light will go out on the headset. Please do not leave headsets on charge permanently as this degrades the battery performance which is not covered by your warranty.
We recommend keeping this charger in a permanent place with all USB cables supplied left plugged in. When you travel with the squad don’t forget to take this charger and cables with you.