If you’re into running or going to the gym then a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones is a must. No one likes having to keep popping their earphones back in every 30 seconds or having to keep readjusting the wires. The market for Bluetooth headphones has got very crowded over the last few years, and one of the big players is Plantronics. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit is the latest addition to their range, aimed squarely, as the name suggests, at the headphones for runners and joggers market.
The BackBeat Fit can deliver a powerful audio but at the same time keeps you aware with your surrounding as well. It also syncs seamlessly with your iPhone or Android smartphone without any problem at all. It also comes with an armband smartphone case so you can easily change track, answer calls and adjust the volume without having to break your stride.
Build and Design
The Plantronics BackBeat Fit has a rugged design which has a solid feel to it. Made with a P2i sweat-proof coating material, it’s design will certainly appeal to runners and joggers who want to make sure their headphones will keep working no matter how sweaty they get on an evening run through the park. With the help of its P2i technology, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit will repel any liquid properties and moisture, making them more reliable and durable than your average Bluetooth earphones. They are also available in Cyan Blue and Lime Green, making them a particularly eye catching pair of Bluetooth headphones for runners and joggers.
The one thing I mostly like with the Plantronics Backbeat Fit is that these aren’t designed to block or isolate outside noise like many in-ear-headphones. This is actually a good thing. If you are jogging or biking on the side of the street you want to make sure you can hear what’s going on around you, and not blissfully aware of a bus charging up behind you. But because of its lack of noise cancellation, these Bluetooth earphones may not give you the heavy bass that you expect than other headphones with noise cancellation features.
Because of the Plantronics Backbeat Fits’ flexible extension on the ear tips, you can wrap these around your ears tightly, with the ear buds securely placed inside the earlobe. As a result there is a minimum chance that the headset will fall by accident, and by what I gathered from those who have tried BackBeat Fit they have no record of the headset coming off even while running.
So overall, the Plantronics Backbeat Fits are light, easy to wear and will be comfortable on even the longest of runs. Being made by Plantronics also gives you the reassurance that the sound quality will be just as high performance as their build and design. So if you’re ready to upgrade from tinny sounding earbuds that fall out of your ears or stop working after only a few months, the Plantronics Backbeat Fit are an excellent choice of Bluetooth earphones for runners and joggers.