Fresh on the heels of the Sport Coach and Sport Pulse special editions Jabra unveils yet another pair of wireless earbuds, but with a twist. Their newest set of earbuds are the Elite Sport True Wireless and they’re a culmination of everything the company has learned from their past few products. In the Elite Sport earbuds are features from the company’s other wireless headphones including the Halo Smarts, Sport Pulse, and Sport Coach headphones. But these are actually wireless.
The ‘buds to beat.
Just like the Motorola VerveOnes we recently reviewed, the Elite Sport headphones are just a pair of earbuds. No wires connecting them to the source device, or to each other. Whether or not Jabra has figured out how to fix the connection problem that plagues these types of headphones remains to be seen. But one thing is certain, if they actually work these could be the ‘buds to beat.
The Elite Sports do a lot. Like the Halo Smarts before them, these have an emphasis on voice calls. Two noise-cancelling microphones are built into each earbud in order to provide you with clear voice calls. One mic captures your voice while the other removes any external noise pollution. Staying true to their belief that wireless headphones are great for fitness, the Jabra also took a few features from the new Sport Pulse and Sport Coach headphones. Specs aren’t everything when it comes to sound, but they’re always important when it comes to innovative new technologies like truly wireless headphones.
- 3 hour battery life, 9 hours with included charging case
- IP67 waterproof
- 3 year warranty against sweat related damage
- TrackFit Motion sensor
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 20Hz – 20kHz frequency range
- Microphone frequency range of 100Hz – 10kHZ
They also have a built-in heart rate monitor just like the Pulse and can even calculate your VO2 max. Then there’s the in-ear coaching from the Sport Coach headphones that’ll give you mid-workout updates on your progress. They also sync up perfectly with the Jabra Fitness app that’s available on both iOS and Android. All in all, these may be the perfect headphones for accurately tracking your workouts. On-board controls let you adjust volume, skip tracks, pause/play music, answer phone calls, and even activate Siri or Google Now,
As is the case with most things, these won’t come cheap. The Jabra Elite Sports will cost $249 and will be available exclusively through Best Buy. They officially release on October 30th, but pre-orders start in early October. These sound like they could be the perfect pair of fitness headphones, but we’ll have to wait until we get them in house to see.