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Friday
Jul172015

Jabra Sport Coach Bluetooth Earbuds with Motion Sensor Preview

I want to thank Jabra for sending me a pair of their Jabra Sport Cocah Wireless Sports Earbuds with intelligent audio coaching optimized for cross training and indoor workouts utilizing their integrated cross training app. The Jabra Sport Coach Earbuds are a high quality BT wireless headset with built in motion sensor for rep and step counting.

  • Perfect and secure fit.
  • Sweat and weather proof.
  • Music powered by Dolby®.
  • TrackFit: built in advanced motion sensor.
  • 5.5 Hours of Audio Time.
  • .56 oz.
  • BT Version 4.0 with 10m range (about 30 feet).
  • NFC pairing.
  • Control Music from Headphones.
  • In App Voice guidance.
  • $169 in Canada.

Pros:

  • They fit amazing in my ears, really seal nicely allowing for great full range sound, there is no worry about them falling out of my ears even when super active. Very comfortable.
  • The sound quality is great, full range with no extreme boosts in any range, lots of base and just the right amount of mid and high frequencies.
  • No worries about getting them wet in the rain or when sweating heavy, Built towards US military standards (IP55), Jabra Sport Coach is sweat, shock, and weatherproof.
  • Have a built in motion sensor that picks up on movement for steps and reps for some exercises.
  • Works with the Jabra Sport Life App that allows for real time audio coaching. Also integrates the Jabra Sound App for optimized music playback.
  • Seem to be really well made and come with a nice compact carry case.

Cons:

  • Keep in mind I focus mainly on body building and weight training so in my opinion this product may not be best suited for me personally. Jabra also has a product called the Jabra Sport Pulse that has a built in very capable Heart Rate Monitor that tracks your heart rate while training . My experience with HRM’s is that they are the very best way to measure how hard you are pushing yourself during a workout.
  • For hard core weight training the Jabra Sport Coach Headphones are not going to be all that accurate since the motion sensor has no idea how much weight you are putting on the bar and so far in the software there is no way to input this? And most of the included workout movements are CrossFit based so most body building style exercises that require weights are not listed in the menu.
  • No all day motion/step tracking unless you plan on wearing them 24/7.
  • You may want to do a workout with a friend and not want to be antisocial by wearing headphones so who are you going to track that workout?

Conclusion:
I really like the Jabra Sport Coach Earbuds but as it stands it may not be right for someone like me, perhaps if Jabra added some more weight training workout movements with the ability to add in how much weight you are actually using, this could allow for more accurate activity tracking. I still see exercises where only the arms or legs are in movement as being a problem since the earphone based headphones will ahem difficulty picking up on theses movements (Example: Bench or seated pressing, seated arm curls, leg curls, leg extensions, calf raises.

If you do al lot of circuit based body weight movement workouts and or run, hike, walk, cycle and want a really great set of Bluetooth headphone to use while doing these activities then the Jabra Sport Coach Headphones would make a great option. For a little bit more money I would consider the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headphones with built in Heart Rate Monitor since they are going to track your workout expenditure much more accurately.