Exercise is a daily activity for many of us. Whether it be walks at the park, running at the track or lifting weights in the gym, we all try to get in exercise to improve our health. I am a regular gym user as I like to lift weights and perform cardio on indoor machines. Music is a must have for me. I have been working out for almost 20 years now, 5-7 days a week, for 45-90 minutes per session. Exercise makes me feel better, allows me to eat more( I love food) and also clears my head from a long day at work. Walking my dog every night is also something I do regularly.
I remember getting my first mp3 player in 2002 and having music with me whenever I hit the gym. Music helps pump me up and keep me going at a healthy pace. Having plug-in headphones is something I have learned to live with, but is something that can be a nuisance when the cord gets tangled and pulls the phone out of my pocket. Enter the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds.
The Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are designed and optimized for fitness use. Exercise creates sweat which can can wreak havoc on electronics, but the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are designed to withstand the abuses associated with fitness training.
The earbuds come with soft plastic hooks that flex to wrap around your ears keeping them in place. They are connected by a roughly foot long rubberized cable, with an integrated inline remote control so you can turn up/down the volume, rewind/fast forward music, and also take phone calls. Everything you need is contained withing the Bluetooth connected headset to help keep your workout flowing.
The cable comes in three colors, yellow, blue or red and is also reflective as an added safety feature. Personally, I like the bright colors as it is easier to spot around my house.
Honestly, I didn’t expect much when it came to sound quality when I put on the Jabra Wireless Sport Pace earbuds. Last year I tried to use a name-brand set of wireless headphones(not Jabra) and was disappointed at the quality of sound they produced. Sound reproduction should be the focus of any earbuds as we want to truly enjoy our music. Having sound isolation and great sound reproduction is a must when it comes to fitness as music really can help you enjoy your workouts.
First and foremost the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds sound fantastic. I know sound quality is purely subjective, but I have gone through my tests when it comes to earbuds. I have been a fan of them for years and was quite an active member of the audiophile site Headfi.org. It isn’t uncommon to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on earbuds and equipment dedicated to sound reproduction. Audiophiles can be quite snobby at times when it comes to earbuds, but my take on it is, if you like what you’re listening to, then go with it. And the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds fit the bill.
If you workout for more than five hours at a time, then these earbuds aren’t for you. But I would guess that most of you keep your workouts to two hours or less, in which these can more than handle that amount of time. The Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are rated at five-hours for talk time and I regularly used mine for two to three days of workouts without recharging them.
Since I claimed to be an audiophile, wireless earbuds haven’t been apart of my tech arsenal ever really. I gave them a shot last year, but have stuck with wired headsets because they sound better. Now that the sound quality has improved, wireless earbuds will now be my go to for workouts as the benefits are tremendous. The Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are water-resistant(IP54 rating), come with a reflective coating for added visibility at night, and also stay out of my way when I am lifting weights. It’s so nice to avoid accidentally getting tangled in my earbud cord and ripping my phone from my pocket.
Also having inline remote controls is much easier than pulling out my phone, turning on the screen to fast-forward/rewind the song and to control the volume. All of those features are built into the inline remote along with a microphone for taking calls. I tried a few calls with my mom to test out the earbuds and they performed flawlessly.
If anyone is going to tell me she can’t hear me, it is my mother when she says “WHAT? You’re breaking up. Are you on a headset or something?” Not once did she say this in our hour long phone calls. Jabra has made me a fan.
As the days get dark quicker and nights get colder, I am frequently putting on hoodies now. It is really nice not to have to deal with unplugging my earbuds when I want to take my hoodie off. Wireless is truly the way to go for earbuds if you work out.
If you enjoy the fitness lifestyle and enjoy listening to music, the Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds are for you. They offer incredible sound quality, simplicity by removing your cord, added visibility if you are an outdoors buff and a wireless method for talking on the phone. For $99.99 I find these earbuds to be comfortable and light-weight. They offer an incredible value and I highly recommend them to you.