I recently had the opportunity to try the new Jabra SPORT wireless headphones. If you run with and listen to music your phone, but hate getting tangled up in cords, these may be the headphones for you.
The Jabra SPORT headphones allow you to:
- Play music and take calls, skip tracks and adjust volume from headset
- Listen to powerful bass sound in stereo
- Listen to your own music or a built-in FM Radio
- Enjoy up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 3 hours music time
- Use it with your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices
I used the Jabra SPORT headphones for several phone calls, including one while running. I also used them to listen to music. The stereo sound is excellent, much better than the usual Bluetooth headsets. The headphones have a microphone that is shielded from the wind to reduce wind noise when talking on the phone when you are on the move. They come with different sizes and shapes of earjels for a snug, comfortable fit.
The Jabra SPORT comes with a free download of Endomondo Sports Tracker, a fitness tracking application for smartphones that functions as a motivational tool for running, giving quick updates on speed, distance, and lap time. Endomondo allows users to visually see past running routes on their smartphone via a GPS tracking feature.
Jabra recommends that you wear your phone in an armband on your right arm for best results. I found that it had good range, but tended to drain the battery on my phone fairly quickly, especially if it was further away from the phone.
The Jabra SPORT wireless headphones sell for about $100.
What kind of headphones do you use when you are running? Do you ever talk on the phone when you run? Have you tried wireless headphones? Tell me in the comments.
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Jabra SPORT headphones for evaluation.