The Plantronics BackBeat Wireless earbuds are ideal for use during active workouts. These Bluetooth earbuds features a flexible design and is also sweat proof for use during intense sessions. The unit also provides some safety features, which enables users to be seen when wearing the unit at night and also allows the wearer to hear the surroundings. The unit is also coupled with a reversible armband which can secure a smartphone when using it on the move.
The active design of this headset is also quite stable and comfortable and stays perfectly in position even during the most intense of workouts. The controls on the headset offer easily accessible control options so that you can easily control functions even during workouts.
The BackBeat earphones come in a bright reflective color which allows it to be seen even at night. This headset also allows users to be aware of surroundings when using it outdoors. The unit is sturdy and is sweat resistant. It is designed to withstand the sun, the rain, excessive heat, humidity and other harsh weather conditions. It can even withstand the occasional drop or the splash of a drink. A protective Nano-coating is also applied to the unit during the manufacturing process and this ensures that moisture never gets to the inside of the device and the unit is meant to last heavy usage.
The built in battery on the unit provides up to 8 hours of music playback time or talk time. If the Backbeat unit is taken out of the connectivity range of the host Bluetooth devices, the proprietary DeepSleep power saving technology kicks in. This keeps the headphones in a hibernation mode for up to 6 months.
The unit also features a battery meter on the headset and details are also displayed on the host smartphone or tablet. This battery meter provides on screen alerts on the phone on whether the battery is depleted or is fully charged.
Plantronics also provides an app for the Backbeat earbuds which automatically updates the device wirelessly. The app automatically notifies users whenever new firmware is released and both the Android and iOS operating systems are supported.
The unit comes bundled with a smartphone armband, a quick start guide and a micro USB charging cable.
The Plantronics Backbeat Headphones are available on Amazon for $130. It is a premium grade headset which offers some really useful features and is also built to last for years.