The spectrum of Bluetooth headphones is incredibly wide, over-the-ear “cans” versus in-ear “buds”, super-high quality audiophile sound versus inexpensive kid-friendly and a multitude of other variations that appeal to different demographics. Innovation from Jabra lets users of their new Sport editions headphones collect exercise data and combine it with coaching software on a smart device to improve workouts and training efficiency.
The Sport family of headphones all connect with the Jabra Sport Life application, allowing the user to set workout goals and track performance in real-time.
The Jabra Sport Coach Special Edition (Amazon direct link) headphones feature a built-in TrackFit motion sensor. Either pre-programed or customized circuits can be monitored and the TrackFit motion sensor will work as a personal coach, offering in-ear guidance and automatic rep counting along with your favorite music.
The Sport Life app uses that data to create an in-ear “coach” that will guide the user through a workout circuit and track performance. Create a cross training routine by adding running and the motion sensor will also measure distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned.
Built-in heart rate monitoring technology in the Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition (Amazon direct link) measures with clinical-grade accuracy by tracking the pulse in the inner ear. That data is analyzed and delivered to the Sport Life application that provides feedback to ensure the user is training at the right intensity level to improve performance. The Sport Pulse Special Edition can also measure VO2 Max (the maximum rate of oxygen that your body consumes during exercise) to help determine endurance level.
Or you could just get it all in a tiny little package: the Jabra Elite Sport (Amazon direct link) packs everything into a pair of cord-free earbuds. The in-ear precision heart rate monitor pairs with automatic rep counting to track and analyze fitness as well as provide personalized audio coaching in real-time during a workout. The Elite Sport also features HearThrough technology that allows more surrounding sound to filter through the earphones with the touch of a single button so that the user can be aware of the environment.
Of course, all the Jabra headsets provide excellent audio for workout music and feature passive noise cancellation and enhanced bass. The Sport family of headsets also have a 3-year warranty against failure from sweat and the Jabra Elite Sport is even waterproof. Picking a Jabra Sport to provide the soundtrack to your workout routine might just be the easiest way to get your heartrate into the training zone.