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Jabra’s Sport Elite: the first wireless earbuds with an integrated HRM

KEY FEATURES
• Truly wireless earbuds
• 2×2 microphones with noise cancelling (during calls)
• Bluetooth
• 3-hour battery life + 6 additional hours through charging case
• VO2 max calculation
• Heart rate monitor
• TrackFit rep counting
• In-ear audio coaching
• Manufacturer: Jabra
• Review Price: £229.00

Wireless earbuds are hot favorite thing in audio. They keep you phonecompletely free from cables as each earbud sits completely independently in each ear and are rather liberating. Some smartphone brands like Samsung, Motorola and Bragi have released their own attempts as accessories.

In this lineup, Jabra has joined the race with its Elite Sport earphone, a unique piece of audio engineering. They are the rather innovative earbuds with an integrated HRM (heart rate monitor) that is a feature borrowed from Jabra’s Sport Plus headphones. There are many other functions borrowed from elsewhere, such as TrackFit motion sensors, we have already seen in Jabra Sport Coach.

Suiting to its name, Elite Sports are the masterpiece in sports headphones by Jabra. They are water resistant to IP67 rating so can handle all the sweat that you throw at them, even they can manage to take a dip in 1m of water up to 30 minutes. Accompanied by Jabra’s Sport Life App it is also compatible with newly released Jabra Sport Pulse and Coach Special Edition. A user can automatically track his or her VO2 max like the pulse and use the TrackFit sensor to count reps like with the sports coach. This product is highly beneficial in custom workout and the earbuds can detect reps for your activities like burpees and pushups.

The size of earbuds is reasonably large, still they don’t stick out of ears. As per your desire or convenience, you can use an isolated earbud and hear out the sound of surroundings also. The two earbuds communicate with one another through near field magnetic induction while the primary earbud connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Jabra’s Elite Sport is also a great feature of hand free calling. Actually, there are microphones inside each earbud, one for your voice and another to capture ambient noise for noise cancellation during calls. As the result you get the best call quality.

The Elite Sport takes some of the best parts of Jabra’s previous headphones and put them in a liberating, truly wireless form factor. There are some sticking points, such as battery life which isn’t great, but the case does go some way to alleviating this.

As per the tests and reviews by the experts, the Elite Sports delivers a remarkably impressive sound quality. The clearity and beats are undoubtedly better than the previous models by Jabra.

At £229, they’re more expensive than Samsung’s IconX, which are only £169 but for the extra cash you do get a raft of sports features. If you find standard ‘wireless’ headphones still unwieldy, these could be the headphones for you when they release by the end of the year.

Article By Bharti Amlani 

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