Over the course of the last month or so, we have experienced the UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate headphones by JBL. The overall fit of the earphones is provided through a set of sized earpads, while the over-ear bar ensures that one will not lose the headphones during a particularly intense workout.The headphones pair easily with Bluetooth and provide both playback and a microphone function for those that may be taking calls. For those with the UA Band, the Sport Wirelesses connect and share data. Those that purchase these headphones will be able to access the MapMyRun app for a year, free. The major draw of these headphones over those on the market is the ability to be updated audibly about one’s heart rate. When I use the treadmill, I have to typically change my gait to put my hands on the heart rate sensors; with the Sport Wireless Heart Rate headphones I can keep the same speed and intensity from my first step until the conclusion of my workout.
The only drawback to the UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate headphones was the somewhat low volume that was present. The battery life of this product is stellar, ensuring that one will only need to charge the Sport Wireless Heart Rate headphones once every three to four workouts. Durability concerns should be allayed; the build quality of the pair is such that they could easy kick around at the bottom of a workout bag or purse without coming out of it any worse for wear.
The UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate headphones retail for around $199 and are available directly from JBL as well as from many online retailers. Give our previous JBL coverage a spin for other insights about products including the JBL E55BT Over-Ear Wireless Headphones and the joint Sengled/JBL Pulse Speaker.