10 Questions: Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headset [Review]
Switching to calls from music was a breeze.
The ears do hurt a bit after prolonged usage.
Value for money for a fitness enthusiast.
Fitness enthusiasts are never far behind when it comes to Bluetooth headsets. Why? Because, unlike their boardroom counterparts (and some do inhabit both worlds), they actively seek out gadgets that let them stay connected on the move. From music to phone calls, performance tracking and even the good old FM, a fitness enthusiast is always the first to appreciate a good product designed to provide the convenience of hands-free portability. The Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headset endeavours to do just that.
When the good folks from Jabra asked us to review their headset, we thought – who better to review a gadget aimed at fitness than a passionate urban cyclist? Meet Amit Bhowmik: The man behind Cyclists.in, India’s largest online community for cyclists. Based in Mumbai, Amit divides his time between his two avatars of SAAS entrepreneur by day and avid cyclist by night. We asked Amit to use the Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headset for a few days and then asked him some questions. Here’s what he had to say about the latest from Jabra in India…
How long did you use the Jabra sports headphones for?
Used the headset for a total of 14 hours.
Are they a comfortable fit; specifically to accompany long bouts of cycling and running?
They fit quite snugly and never came loose during treadmill runs or cycling. However, the ears do hurt a bit after prolonged usage.
What's the battery life like?
After a full charge, the headset comfortably lasted 4 hours.
You're cycling on a crowded street, listening to music and suddenly you get a call. How comfortable was it to switch from music to call?
Switching to calls from music was a breeze. The conveniently placed volume rockers on the piece helped too.
Which phone did you use the headphones with?
I've tested this with the Samsung Galaxy, iPad and iPhone. Synced and worked flawlessly with all of them.
How was the sound quality?
Sound quality was VERY good for a wireless headset. Especially the stereo mode. Volume was loud enough for taking calls while cycling.
Would you recommend this to fellow cyclists?
I'd definitely recommend this to any cyclist who'd like music on long rides while not missing out on an important call.
The headphones are priced at Rs. 5,999/-. Would you buy them? Do you think they're value for money?
For 5,999, I think they're fairly priced considering the build quality and features. Yes, I'd buy them.
Is it worth it, really, to buy anything with FM on it in India?
FM is the only feature I didn't test out as I don't listen to local radio at all.
Did you try the Jabra headphones with the Endomondo smartphone app?
I've not tested this device with the Endomondo app. But I do know many cyclists who use that app. The option to sync is definitely a bonus.
Additional comments about the Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headset: "Overall, It's a really good device for cyclists who've earlier had to stop and juggle iPod wires and cell phones while outdoors for 3-5 hours. Aside from the slight ear pain I had (after wearing them for 3+ hours), I have no complaints. Love the product design and build quality. The rubberised parts are easy to clean after workouts." - Amit Bhowmik
Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headset additional specs: Features Advanced Multiuse™ i.e. it connects to two Bluetooth® devices at the same time. Power Bass audio enhancement and a wind-shielded microphone. FM radio. Access exclusive features on Endomondo.