Jaybird announced the all-new Jaybird RUN XT True Wireless Sport Headphones this week. The new device is the latest installment to the company’s Jaybird RUN line designed for runners and athletes, which have been a popular option with our readers in the past.
The RUN XT headphones are waterproof with an IPX7 rating, and they have new color options. The company stated that the Jaybird RUN XT combines “a streamlined, ultra-comfortable fit with premium sound for reliability in extreme conditions – whether you’re pursuing your limits on a mountain trail or pushing through that last mile on a treadmill.”
The Jaybird RUN XTs are designed to handle extreme conditions and are protected by a double hydrophobic nano coating. The device is also sweatproof so it can stand up to even the hardest workouts.
“We’re excited to build on the success of RUN by making RUN XT even better with full IPX7 waterproofness, increasing its durability in all conditions,” said Jeremy Saxton, head of industrial design at Jaybird. “Now the entire lineup of Jaybird headphones are waterproof and sweatproof. At the same time, we took the opportunity to update the colors and finishing to create a more rugged yet sophisticated design.”
The wireless buds provide a comfortable active fit with interchangeable silicone ear tips and fins that securely fit almost any ear. You can manage music, calls, and your phone’s Siri or Google Assistant at the push of a button, and the ability to use the right bud individually means you can stay aware of your surroundings while enjoying your favorite sounds.
Checking in on the battery, the Jaybird RUN XTs provide 12 hours of playtime according to the company, with four hours in the buds and an additional eight hours in the carrying case. That should be enough to handle your running adventures and more than enough to get you through the gym for the day. Jaybird also stated that a five-minutes quick charge provides a full hour of playtime, perfect for right before you leave for your commute.
The Jaybird App allows users to customize their music experience by adjusting the EQ, and while you can adjust your own settings, you can also choose from hundreds of others shared within the Jaybird community. The device also offers Spotify integration and has a Find My Buds feature.
In conjunction with the launch of RUN XT, Jaybird will also debut a podcast playlist feature on the app.
In today’s announcement, the company added, “Podcasts have become one of the most go-to content sources for runners and fitness enthusiasts. With the help of our incredible roster of athletes and brand ambassadors, we’ve curated playlists to help you discover that extra motivation to meet your active goals. We’ll be updating the playlists every two weeks, so you’ll always find something new and interesting to #poweryourpassion.”
Jaybird RUN XT True Wireless Sport Headphones are available in Black/Flash and Storm Gray/Glacier and are expected to be in stores in February and today from select retailers for $179. You can find them right here on Amazon.
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