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Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones

With all the different Bluetooth headphones to choose from these days you might be forgiven for thinking they’re all pretty much the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve owned a lot of different headphones in my time, both corded and wireless, and I can say confidently that they are not all created equal. The cheap headphones that you can purchase for under $20 will do an alright job, but when you first try out a more expensive pair you’ll quickly see the difference and realize it’s worthwhile paying that extra money.

If you’ve already had a musical epiphany and you’re ready to splurge on a pair of relatively expensive Bluetooth headphones, you’ll definitely want to strongly consider the Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones as they’re packed full of features. This particular set of headphones is a little more expensive than average, but not the most expensive wireless Bluetooth headphones on the market by any means.

Water Won’t Stop the Music

When you’re getting ready to spend close to $100 on a pair of ear phones you might be a little concerned about how durable they are; one of the great benefits of these earbuds by Plantronics is that they’re completely waterproof and sweat proof. Most earbuds will resist sweat just fine, but not very many of them will handle an accidental dip in the pool. This particular set of earphones will protect your investment from damage at up to one meter of water and for up to 30 minutes. It’s probably not a good idea to go swimming with them, but if you accidentally fall in the pool with them and jump back out chances are you’ll be just fine.

Great for a Nighttime Jog

If you like to exercise after the sun has set you have to pay careful attention to your safety, as cars may not see you jogging along the roadside. You can, of course, wear reflective clothing, but if you consider that to be a bit of a fashion faux pas these headphones the BackBeat Fit earbuds provide you with the perfect solution – they’re made of a highly-reflective and bright material that any driver will be able to see from a couple miles away. That means you can jog along the side of the road secure in the knowledge that you will be seen by oncoming traffic; that will definitely put your mind at ease.

You’re in Control

One of my favorite features of the BackBeat Fit earbuds is that they allow you to control your music without ever having to dig in your pocket for your phone. They actually have a pause and play button built right in to the right ear – which means you simply have to tap on your one ear bud to pause the music and then tap on it again to begin playing your music again. It’s a pretty revolutionary idea that I’m surprised other companies haven’t thought of before. On the other ear bud there’s another control that allows you to answer or hang up phone calls as well so that you can answer those unexpected phone calls without interrupting your workouts.

Keep Your Pockets Free

With these earbuds there’s another reason you won’t have to go digging in your pocket for your phone, and that’s because it won’t be in your pocket. These earbuds also come with a reversible armband that can be used to fit most smart phones. That means you can secure your phone on your arm where it’s easily reachable and you won’t have to worry about digging in your pockets at all. These smart phone armbands may be somewhat common, but it’s not common to find them included in a package with a set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Track Your Battery

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit earbuds come with a great battery that will last up to eight hours, which means you won’t often have to worry about recharging them. But from time to time you will have to; instead of having to guess when that time is, this set of earbuds actually can link up to your smart phone via an installable app that will help you track your battery meter and let you know when it’s time to charge. This is a unique feature that few wireless Bluetooth headphones have, and it definitely sets this pair of earphones apart from the competition.

The Bad

While there’s a lot to love about these earphones there will always be some dissatisfied customers and probably one of the biggest complaints about these earphones is that they don’t necessarily stand up to a lot of wear and tear. A few customers have complained about the play and phone buttons on the earphones. In most cases people love these earphones at first, but after a few months of use they can become a little inconsistent and don’t always react to your touch as you would like them to.

An Impressive Pair of Headphones

Overall, this is an impressive set of headphones with a lot of great features. If you’re an active person that likes to work out in all kinds of weather, it’s nice to know that these headphones are waterproof. It’s also great that they come with a handy armband that lets you carry your smart phone without having to worry about where you’re going to put it if your clothes don’t have any pockets. To top it all off, they also have the handy touch controls on the earbuds. Quite simply these are headphones that any active person would be perfectly satisfied with owning.