When paired with with the perfect ear size the headphones almost never slip out on their own and can definitely offer mid to good quality sound levels but are not extremely great. The fashionable design features black with bright yellow accents. The ‘pulse’ side on the left ear bud is marked with a yellow heart which is helpful when changing the rubber holders for sizing. The buds are charged via microUSB with just a flip of the right ear rubber holder. Within 2.5 hours they are charged and ready for use for up to 5 hours. Packaged in a palm sized carrying case the headphones nestle perfectly into the mesh holder along with extra earbud sizes.
The smart headphones can be synched to the Jabra Sport Life app at the start of a workout while still playing music from your own playlist or from Jabra Music, another app from the brand. The innerear pulse measuring is ranked as more accurate than other wearable trackers. Users can choose from various activities in the Jabra Sport app including: cycling (stationary or free), walking (treadmill or free), hiking, running (treadmill or free). The body’s levels are measured, tracked and recorded while exercising. This feature is paired with customizable announced updates of the user’s tracked progression during the workout. Users can set to hit a goal and an update of customized and tracked information will ring out (and will announce over any playing music) of distance travelled, heart rate, caloric loss and what ‘training zone’ the user is in (fat burning, cardio training, intense training).
In all the Jabra Sport Pulse are a great pair of headphones and a good start for Jabra to break into the wearables market. We hope to see better sound quality and maybe a way to have stored performance tracking sync to other wearable teach like fitbits or Jawbones to measure low intensity performance as well.