Jabra previews truly wireless sports earbuds
Jabra has introduced the Jabra Elite Sport, a pair of true wireless sports earbuds. The new device is fully sweat and waterproof, and the Jabra Elite Sport include terrific in-ear fitness analysis, a strong battery and some pretty wonderful sound.
The Elite Sport supports all major smartphone operating systems (both Android & iOS) with a focus on in-call experience. According to the company, the earbuds analyze external sounds and automatically switch to the earbud with least background noise. The Jabra Elite Sport offers a cord-free style with one or both earbuds.
Inside the box you will find ear gels and ear wings, as well as foam tips for passive noise-cancellation and enhanced bass. This is how you will find a secure, comfortable fit. At the same time, audio pass-through allows you to tune-in to surroundings at the touch of a button.
When it comes to phone calls, Jabra Elite Sport benefits from two integrated microphones in each earbud. One captures your voice and the other focuses on external noise. Together, the earbuds overlay the two feeds, identify the background noise and remove it, allowing you to take calls without interruption, listen to your favorite songs or hear in-ear training tips. If a call comes in while running, voice controls and audio prompts let you manage calls without having to touch your phone. The earbud will run up to three hours of calls and music when fully charged – more than enough for most workouts – plus up to six hours of additional charge from the compact carry-case.
The device also offers a personalized fitness analysis, thanks to an in-ear heart rate monitor with 90%+ accuracy and an integrated app that offers automatic fitness testing (VO2 Max measurement), race-time predictor and recovery advisor. The Jabra Sport Life app (iTunes and Google Play) delivers these updates via real-time in-ear coaching to ensure an uninterrupted workout.
The personalized VO2 Max data generated by Jabra Elite Sport, and captured by the app, allows you to track your fitness development over time. It uses intelligent in-ear coaching to provide real-time feedback based on your heart rate and fitness level. When you’ve finished your workout, the Jabra Sport Life app provides a range of information to help you improve your fitness level in the future, including distance covered, pace, route, calories burnt and training effect.
As a training partner, Jabra Elite Sport has the added assurance of a three year extended warranty against sweat, and being IP67 rated, is tested to work for at least 30 minutes while submerged in up to 3 feet of water.
René Svendsen-Tune, CEO of Jabra said, “What really excites me about our first true wireless earbuds is that they offer an experience that only Jabra can bring-to-life. We’ve used our R&D expertise from across the GN Group to deliver not just the most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds, but also the most complete cord-free experience for our customers. Jabra Elite Sport is an example of an intelligent sound solution that delivers calls and music very well.”
Pricing and availability
Jabra Elite Sport will be available for $249.99 exclusively at Best Buy stores on October 30. Pre-order on BestBuy.com will begin in early October. Previous models of the Jabra line are available on sites like Amazon.com.