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Bring back the beat and get fit


By Kathrina Ysabel Pineda

Like peanut butter and jelly or Han Solo and Chewbacca, music and sports go well together. A good New Year’s Resolution for most is to work out more and what better motivation is there than music. Plantronics BackBeat Fit is a great buddy for fitness enthusiast.

It is rare for Bluetooth sports headphones to have good qualities in terms of design, battery life, comfort and sound, but PlantronicsBackBeat Fit aces all those categories. The audio quality did not at all disappoint.Although, some may seem sceptical about the BackBeat Fit being non noise-cancelling, it is designed like so to help gym rats and runners be fully aware of their surrounding while still enjoying upbeat music.

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BackBeat Fit has a flexible rubber headband that gives a comfortable fit and is basically liquid-proof—from heavy sweating to being submerged in freshwater for 30 minutes —thanks to P2i nano-coating and IP57technology.

The package comes with a case that can be turned inside out to become aneoprene armband. The BackBeat Fit works with micro-USB cable and if you are using it with an Apple device, you can see the Battery Status Meter.

BackBeat Fit’s earbuds fit securely in the ears so you won’t have to worry about it falling off when you run, and is reflective so you can jog at night. It has an intuitive feature that turns to DeepSleep mode when you move away to extend the battery life.

Gym rats and runners can also receive and answer calls on the go with BackBeat Fit’s built-in MEMS microphone with DSP. The BackBeat Fit has dedicated buttons for volume, play and pause on the left ear and answering calls and power buttonson the right.

Not just for the music, BackBeat Fit also has a great call quality. The call button, when held, doubles as a Decline Call button and supports voice command.

You can also skip and go back to a song by double-clicking or holding the left button.

BlackBeat Fit has Frequency Response of 50-20,000Hz and total harmonic distortion of <3% delivering a decent amount of bass. Its Bluetooth v3.0 can remember up to eight devices.

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  • mckillio

    I get that these were pretty great three years ago but they’re outdated at this point. Bluetooth 3.0? Come on, these should have been updated last year to BT 4.2 and gotten either a battery life increase, smaller battery with the same battery life and lighter weight or a mix of those two things. But now? They should have Bluetooth 5 and USB C charging.