Sports headphones: the latest gadgets for hi-tech training
Nowadays, headphones are no longer used for music listening. Sports enthusiasts can now track their calories, distances and heart rate directly from their headset. However, there are quite the products to choose from out there.
It is often believe that sports headphones trade in the sounds quality and solid bass in order to have a tougher build, secure fit and weather proofing, but this is not the case for the products listed below.
Monster iSport Strive
The Strive headphones where designed to let you hear what is happening with the world around you, something which makes your run a bit more safe. Even though they may not have the same sound quality as their competitors, if you like to be connected to the world, then these are perfect for you. Their price is set to Â£60.
Jabra Sport Pulse
These nice sound devices are only one of the good part of all-round sports headphones as they rock your ears with good music and track your activity. The sound data collected is extraordinary and they will probably be used as a sport watch as well. Their price is of Â£199.
Bragi Dash headphones
These headphones are only available right now if you pre-order them. The Bragi Dash headphones are connected buds which are able to track the distance and your heart rate. You can leave your fitness tracker and smartphone at home since these neat headphones can store up to 4 GB of music. Their price is around $299.
LG HRM Earphone
These buds are able to monitor your pulse, blood oxygen levels and metabolic rate when you workout. They have a tiny computer built in their strap which allows them to sync with the LG Fitness app via Bluetooth. Do we really have to mention that they play music too? They are priced at $179.99.
SMS Audio Biosport
The SMS Audio Biosport headphones were the product of an unlikely collaboration between Intel and rap artist 50 cent. These headphones are able to track your heart rate, are waterproof and can be synced with the Runkeeper app. The best part is that you need to charger them as they take the energy from the sound jack. The price has not been announced yet, but you will be able to find them on Intel’s website.
JayBird BlueBuds X
The built-in hostess, Jenna, will help you with the headphones’ pairing process. The in-ear clips will help keep the buds in place, but this system is not very robust. It is very important to choose the right plug size as it will improve the sound isolation. By charging them once, you are able to enjoy seven hours of your favorite music while you run. Best things is that they have a lifetime warranty against sweat damage and their price is Â£126.
To ensure a good sound isolation, their plug adjusts to your ear shape and the hooks behind the ear keep them in places. If you like road sports, do not buy these headphones. They are priced around Â£40.
Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports
These headphones are very lightweight and do no rely on a plug design to stay secure. The sound isolation is not so great due to the fact that they are buds, but they are great if you do not like to have rubber in your ears. Their price is Â£59.
Denon Exercise Freak AH-W150
The headphones might resemble a pair of retro hearing aids but they are very light and the four ear tips should help you get a perfect fit. The battery life is almost the same as JayBirds’ and it has the Denon Sport app, which allows you to track your paces, burned calories and remote control. You can have these headphones for Â£140.
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
These in-ear buds’ design is what sets them apart from their competitors. They have great weather resistance, but you have to rely on the included plugs for a nice fit. S4i Rugged headphones have a remote control with three buttons, shaped in their specific functions. They come with the price of only Â£50.
These headphones are guaranteed to be a investment for Bose fans. They have the punchy sound and full bass from Triport tech. they come at the price of Â£130, due to the fact that they have an i-edition which works very well with the iPhone.