Push ups, planks, and squats – oh my! This past week I had the pleasure of testing out the hottest new fitness earbud from Jabra, the Jabra Sport Coach. This portable in-ear training coach is the world’s first wireless cross training solution with in-ear audio coaching and integrated TrackFit™ motion sensor, and amazing Dolby® sound. Read my previous review of the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds here.
What Is It?
Jabra Sport Coach is an app and BlueTooth wireless earbud system that helps you plan, track and analyze your cross training workouts, and gives you personalized in-ear coaching as you workout. You pick the focus of the workout from their variety of set programs, or create you own, and Jabra Sport Coach will help you keep track of repetitions and time, and coach you throughout the workout. And if circuit training wasn’t enough, you can combine your workout with walking, running, and cycling, and it also measures your distance, pace, number of steps and cadence, and not to forget calories burnt. Jabra Sport Coach allows you to set clear targets for your every workout session and for what matters to you – making every workout moment count, anywhere, anytime.
What I’m Wild About.
What I loved in the original Jabra Sport is here in the Jabra Sport Coach as well, the amazing Dolby® sound, again, think epic movie theatre sound, but coming from an earbud. If you’ve ever been to my indoor cycling or yoga class, you know that music is vital to what I do, conscious movement to music. A great tune can push your workout to the next level, and the Jabra Sport Coach, with Dolby® sound, helps to do that. So with up to 5.5 hours of wireless music time you can get fired up by your favorite songs and hear them your way without wires and cables getting in your way.
Something new is the included with the Jabra Sport Coach is the Jabra Sound app, which is a music player that plays your stored music and streamed YouTube content in full Dolby® sound. You can create and browse playlists, share music and optimize the graphic equalizer so you can listen to your tracks the way you want to, in crazy clear base dropping Dolby® sound.
But Won’t They Fall Out?
Prior to using the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds, I had never had any luck running with earbuds in – at all. When I run with music (which is typically at the gym), I always use sport headphones that hook around the ear to hold them in place, and prior to doing my original Jabra review I was definitely skeptical about how these would work. Similar to the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds, the Jabra Sport Coach come with four interchangeable pieces for both parts of the earbuds (the actual in ear piece, yellow and clear in the photo, and the surrounding capsule, yellow in the photo) which really lets you get a custom fit. You should also notice the little spike on the earbud, this hooks in your ear crease so it stays in place.
The Jabra Sport Coach are a great earbud, perfect for cross-training. They have epic sound and take the guess work away from your strength training workout. The in-ear coach prompts you with what you’re doing and what’s coming next and being wireless you have the freedom to move without the restrictions of being attached to your device. The price point is less than the Jabra Sport Pulse (which contain an in-ear pulse monitoring system) at $169 retail price and can be purchased in Best Buy stores and http://www.bestbuy.ca and at www.jabra.ca. The Jabra Sport Coach is an all-in-one training solution with planning and coaching, and a killer sound, so if that’s what you’re looking for, look no further and get yourself this summers hottest training tool.