Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds Review
Jabra’s Sport Pulse wireless earphones were designed to stand out from all the other sets within the brand’s Sport line. As implied by the name, its most distinguishing feature is the heart rate monitor that is built into the left earbud. This, along with several other features, greatly enhances the wearer’s training and music listening experiences.
Buyers use this headset along with the Jabra Sport Life app, which works to further monitor heart rates and the body’s oxygen intake. They’re also given access to workout tips and estimated time frames for training sessions and recovery time, which means that they won’t have to purchase a separate device for exercising.
Its fit is comfortable yet secure, thanks to its silicone COMPLY foam ear tips and ear fins, which also enable the monitors to work properly. A connecting wire prevents the earbuds from getting lost, and a remote/microphone unit permits overall easier usage. And an IP55 rating lets them know that it can resist dust, water, and accidental drops.
-Heart rate tracking
-Great sound quality
-Resists water and sweat
-Easy to use
-Expensive price tag
-Disappointing battery life
Buyers are also given access to rep counts and better pacing, allowing them to train smarter and get a better idea of how much they can improve. They can also receive more information on possible routines and get tips for performing certain exercises correctly.
Cord-control clips keep the connecting wire out of the way during more intense workouts, ensuring that it won't get caught and be pulled out easily. The set's IP55 rating allows it to be used on dirt roads or on runs through light rain or snow without the worry of potential damage.
A connecting wire runs in between each earbud to ensure that neither one gets lost or easily destroyed, and a remote/microphone unit is attached to the right side. The set also comes with cord-control clips to keep it secure and prevent it from getting caught or pulled out accidentally.
Another standout trait is the fact that it works in conjunction with the Jabra Sport Life app, which does everything including tracking the runner's heart rate and oxygen levels, counting reps, guiding through exercises, and estimating workout and recovery time. It also utilizes VO2 Max testing and measurements for better accuracy and enhanced training. All of this ensures that runners won't have to purchase a separate device as long as they use this set.
Furthermore, it's been given an IP55 rating against water, dust, temperature, and accidental drops. This means that it's surprisingly resistant to many types of possible damage, including runs across dirt roads or through light rain or snowfall.
Not only does the volume hold up, especially when it's turned higher, but it also never experiences distortion. And even though it won't be quite enough to please picky audiophiles, most buyers say that everything sounds smooth and polished whenever they listen to music or podcasts.
As an added bonus, this set also offers noise-cancellation to those who prefer it. One reviewer even claims that there is no leakage, so no else in the room can hear the music as well.
This set is ready to pair after its fully charged, and the phone's Bluetooth settings are on, as all the buyers will have to do is press the multi-function button and wait for a blue flashing light. They will then listen to the voice-guided instructions and enter a four-digit pin number if need be. From there, they can then download the Jabra Sport Life app for better tracking and more enhanced workouts.
Reviews on the Sport Pulse's overall level of connectivity are very mixed, as when it works properly it works incredibly well. On the other hand, it's been known to cut out frequently or, on rare occasions, even stop working altogether after only a few months. This result causes stalled music dropped phone calls and even interrupted monitoring and training sessions.
Comfort is also ensured in other ways, as it also comes with different sizes of ear fins for a more secure in-ear fit. This is also what allows the built-in heart rate monitor to function properly. Four different clips are also included to keep the cord out of the way and ensure that it stays secure throughout the day.
All of these features work together to ensure that wearers feel no irritation at the end of the day and that they are able to train without feeling weighed down. They're also at ease knowing that accidents will be prevented and all of their vitals can be properly tracked.
This set is only available in all black with neon yellow ear tips and lettering, although the included COMPLY foam ear tips are also black. Furthermore, those who buy the special edition model are given clear silicone ear tips. Buyers don't seem to mind this limited option, as it not only fits most of their everyday looks but they also purchase it more for performance than style.
Ease of Use
Those who prefer to monitor their vitals or want to enhance their training are extremely grateful for the Jabra Sport Life app. Not only does it provide them with better tracking, but the fact that it handles everything from heart rates to in-ear coaching means that buyers don't have to purchase a separate device.
There are still some aspects that could make this set difficult to use for some buyers. Its six-hour battery life may not be enough for some consumers, and its inconsistent connectivity can make things especially frustrating.
All listings show that this headset has a six-hour battery life, which is quite disappointing for many reviewers. Although this is fine enough for a few workout sessions, it might not be usable for extended traveling or a full day out unless the buyer consistently carries the plug and a portable charger with them. For them, a set with a battery life that's between eight and twelve hours long would be a much better fit.
Most buyers state that they're very happy with their purchase, regardless of how much they paid for it. Not only is it comfortable to wear, and surprisingly durable, but the inclusion of a heart-rate monitor means there's one less running gadget that they'll have to buy. And the fact that it's an easy and versatile headset to use shows that it can be well worth the money spent.
However, there are still some factors that would cause buyers to second-guess this potential purchase. Its connectivity is known to be inconsistent, and many claim that the six-hour battery life leaves a lot to be desired.
-Jabra Sport Life app
-VO2 Max testing
-Silicone ear tips
-COMPLY foam ear tips
-Six-hour battery life
With all of this said, however, there are still some aspects that make buyers believe that it's not worth its staggering $200 price tag. Its battery life only lasts between four and six hours, which isn't nearly enough to satisfy a large portion of buyers. Its connectivity is also known to be inconsistent, and it can be difficult to determine when and how this issue can occur.