There are many headphones available in the market today, but with more handset OEMs starting to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, it might be time to start exploring more options, such as wireless headphones, which actually could work out to be a lot better especially if you want to use it while at the gym.
In fact the folks at Plantronics have recently taken the wraps off a bunch brand new headphones in the form of the BackBeat FIT 500, the BackBeat FIT 300, the BackBeat FIT Training, and the BackBeat FIT Boost. Starting with the BackBeat FIT 500, these are a pair of on-ear headphones that feature a P2i military-grade nano-coating that is said to protect it against sweat and moisture. Priced at $100 and available in October, the BackBeat FIT 500 will offer up to 18 hours of playback on a single charge.
However if on-ear headphones aren’t for you, the BackBeat FIT 300 are earbuds that will cost $80. They are wireless but not similar to the AirPods, but more similar to the BeatsX, and will offer up to 6 hours of playback. As for the BackBeat FIT Training and BackBeat FIT Boost, these are essentially the same headphones that offer a wireless and waterproof design.
The difference is that with the Training model, you will also gain access to 12 handpicked workouts from the PEAR Personal Coach app and a 6 month Pear+ membership, while the Boost offers all of that, but comes with a charging pouch that claims to add an extra 10 hours of battery life. The Training headphones will retail for $130 while the Boost will go for $160.