As a keen runner, I love exploring the latest gadgets for runners and Plantronics BackBeat FIT Sport Bluetooth Headphones are definitely something that deserves to get your attention.
For many years I used to run without listening to music, and would recommend to any new and inexperienced runners. That way you learn to listen to your breathing, your body needs and concentrate on the right pace.
Most of my friends who are runners have always wondered when would be the time I finally give in, and 2015 was the year!
I ran 3 marathons without listening to music. I was fine running The London Virgin Marathon back in 2011, and the Prague Marathon in 2014 without music as back then I was used to running without being encouraged by the beat and tunes of my favourite singers. The Venice Marathon 2015 was the one I struggled with a bit as during the training I was used to training with my music.
I believe that most races not only marathons organisers ban wearing headphones for safety reasons, at least that’s what I was told when I asked the questions, but not many runners follow these. What do you think? Is there an official rule about this? Should or should not be wearing headphones banned?
Anyway, to cut the story short, I used to love running without music as running has always been kind of relaxation and meditation for me, and I could not imagine it would be the same while listening to music.
On the other hand, there were times when the weather was bad and I had to get out for my run as I was training for a marathon and could not afford not to run. That’s when I started thinking about listening to music.
I can still remember the day I went for my run, wearing headphones and listening to INXS. It felt great! I ran much faster and had fun.
The first run with music was too exciting for me to switch off and meditate, but after getting used to this, I started realising that I did not actually pay much attention to the words and tunes. The music was just in the background and I learnt to switch off and meditate while listening to music too.
These days I listen to music on most my runs, but not all. From time to time I still like to just concentrate on my body, the workout, my breathing.
So that’s my story, and now back to the lovely Plantronics BackBeat FIT Sport Bluetooth Headphones I have been sent for testing and reviewing!
The first thing I loved about my new headphones was the cool design and the waterproof/sweatproof material they are made off. The are super flexible, very easy to adjust to your ears and actually stay in place! I did not have to adjust these during my run even once! That’s a great result!
- Tangle-free workouts
- Hear your music and your surroundings with the open eartip design
- The reflective finish adds night time visibility
- Waterproof design plus sweatproof nano-coating
- Try a 15-minute quick charge for a full hour of listening
- Always know how much play time you have left with battery life voice alerts
- Control your calls and music without changing your pace using the on-ear buttons
- Listen for up to eight hours on a single charge (Charge time – up to 2 hours)
- Preserve battery charge with DeepSleep mode.
- Wireless firmware and voice alert language updates, including Bluetooth device switching
functionality using free Plantronics mobile app
All in all, I am very impressed with these headphones, love the lightness, flexibility and the super cool design too!
For the latest fitness giveaway I’ve teamed up with Plantronics UK who are offering a pair of these fabulous wireless headphones to one lucky reader!
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