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Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds review

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If you are 100% committed to either improving or maintaining your fitness levels and are looking for some technology to help you with this goal, then the Jabra Elite Sport could be a useful tool in your arsenal.

The good

  • Multiple fitting options
  • Powerful running companion
  • Post-workout analytics
  • In-ear audio coaching
  • Decent audio quality
  • Integrated heart rate monitor

The bad

  • Buttons are awkward to press
  • No integration with digital assistants
  • Battery life could be better
  • Significantly pricier than other wireless earbud options

You would be forgiven for thinking that Jabra had gone out of its way to create a direct rival to the Apple AirPods with its Elite Sport earbuds. After all, there are a number of remarkable similarities between the two, from the pair of individual cordless earbuds to the compact charge case that charges the buds while keeping them safe.

But Jabra has been firmly focused on the sports market for its earphone products for a number of years now, and the comparisons to the AirPods really don't go much further than those mentioned above. Jabra's version manages to squeeze in an in-ear heart rate monitor, and the buds also come with a 3 year limited warranty against failure due to sweat, making them much more targeted to the fitness market.

Jabra also bundles in a fairly powerful training app, which becomes the main focus for the earbuds to work with, rather than the multi-functioned partnership with Siri that Apple's AirPods offer.

Design

  • Multiple fitting options
  • Buttons are awkward to press
Jabra Elite Sport

Performance

  • Decent audio quality
  • Battery life could be better
  • Significantly pricier than other wireless earbud options
Jabra Elite Sport

Features

  • Powerful running companion
  • Post-workout analytics
  • In-ear audio coaching
  • Integrated heart rate monitor
Jabra Elite Sport

Verdict

If you are 100% committed to either improving or maintaining your fitness levels and are looking for some technology to help you with this goal, then the Jabra Elite Sport could be a useful tool in your arsenal. The bundled app and the integrated heart rate monitor combine well to create a custom training system that is more comprehensive than many of the fitness trackers on the market.

If you're looking for an alternative to the Apple AirPods that will allow you to control your phone from your ear, but without the glossy white finish, these earbuds are not for you. They are definitively a fitness tool, and are more akin to combining a Fitbit with a pair of bluetooth earphones like the Plantronics Backbeat Fit or Bose SoundSport. And to be fair, you could probably buy both of those devices for less than the cost of the Jabras, which makes it an investment for the committed fitness enthusiast.


Pricing and availability

The Jabra Sport Elite wireless earbuds are available for $329, exclusively through Harvey Norman.


Specifications

Jabra Elite Sport

Build

Category
In-ear Headphones
Colours
Black
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
True Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth 4.2

Features

Noise Cancelling
Passive noise-cancellation
Rechargeable Battery
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Battery Life
Up to 4.5 hours
Battery Charging Time
2 hours

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