Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Sports Headphones

plantronics-backbeat-fitPlantronics extends its BackBeat family of products with BackBeat FIT a new wireless stereo headphones product. As its name indicates, this product has been designed for people who exercise, so the over-the-neck headband provides a very stable fit that should be less distracting than wires. The same head band also makes it very easy to just put the whole thing in your pocket without worrying about tangling wires, and issue that I have bumped into with nearly every wired headphones that I ever owned.

Of course, being a Plantronics product, BackBeat is a wireless audio device, but I was surprised when Plantronics told me that the battery life was 8-hours of music playback. That’s pretty impressive for a product where the location of the battery is not even obvious at first sight. Additionally, I have been assured that BackBeat would keep its charge for up to six month after a full charge.

plantronics-backbeat-fit-2The Plantronics BackBeat also has a microphone which is great if you get a phone call during your workout or jogging: there is no need to remove it. Since it is designed (among other things) for running, it is sweat and rain resistant (you can’t actually swim with it, since it’s not water-proof) and more importantly, it does not completely isolate your from external sounds, which means that you can still hear cars and other things that would require your attention. Another idea to improve safety is that its reflective material will glow when lit by cars lights at night.

The BackBeat stereo headphones comes with a pouch that also serves as an armband case for your phone: this is a great idea given how expensive those armbands can be. when I eyeballed the pouch, it seemed to me that it would fit 5” handsets like the Galaxy S4 and can easily house an iPhone. The LG G Flex didn’t fit, and I’m not sure that the Galaxy Note 3 would.

Overall this looks like a great audio product if you are ready to spend $129.99 for having high-performance, rugged and wireless headphones.

Read more about MWC, MWC 2014, plantronics and wireless headphones.

Take action: Like | G+ | Tweet | Pin | User Comments

You May Also Like

Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset

ZTE Grand Memo 2 LTE: Video Hands-On

HTC Desire 816, Hands-On Preview

Best of MWC 2014 @ Ubergizmo

Ubuntu Phones Will Hit The Market This Fall

Samsung Knox 2.0: Ready For Small Businesses And Cloud Management

Nokia X Not Coming To The U.S.

PayPal To Support Fingerprint Authorization For Payments Via Samsung Galaxy S5

Most Shared

CIA Reportedly Planning Cyber Attack Against Russia

Netflix Offline Mode Launch Expected By End Of 2016

Germany Wants To Ban Internal Combustion Engine Cars By 2030

iPhone 7’s AnTuTu Scores Blow The Competition Away

Netflix Proposes To Make Data Caps Illegal

These Devices Will Be Compatible With iOS 10

TENAA Listing Confirms iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Battery Size

Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over iPhone Upgrade Program

Xiaomi Mi 4c Explodes In Owner’s Pocket, Causes Third Degree Burns

Galaxy Phone Explodes In The Hands Of A 6-Year Old Boy [Update]

The Fidget Cube Is The Ultimate Toy For Those Who Can’t Sit Still

Apple’s iPhone 7 Ad In Hong Kong Has An Unfortunate Translation

Headphone Companies Not Fussed About iPhone Headphone Jack Removal

Apple’s AirPod Headphones Will Work With Non-Apple Devices

Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 Clamshell Is Official

Apple’s Phil Schiller Recommends The Lightning Dock For The iPhone 7