Plantronics BackBeat FIT Review
When you lead an active lifestyle you need a pair of headphones to match. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT is just that pair! Made with Always Aware™ ear tips that keep you connected with your surrounding, this is a safer choice than most. The BackBeat app lets you customize your experience by establishing all sorts of commands that are controlled with a tap on the earbud.
The Plantronics BackBeat FIT is sweat/water-resistant which is ideal for intensive routines that work up a good sweat. Its wireless connectivity gives you up to 33ft/10m of wireless range so you don’t have to deal with tangled wires. The battery life is fairly impressive and gives you up to eight hours of playtime off a single charge. While there are options that do outlast the BackBeat FIT, this is still a good amount of playtime off just one charge. A feature that really stands out is the Quick Charge technology which gives an hour playtime in a 15-minute charge.
- Always Aware™ Eartips
- 8 Hour Battery Life
- Customized Experience
- Plantronics Signature Audio
- Loose Charging Port
If you can’t hear what’s going on around you it puts you a greater risk for injury because you will be unaware of traffic and other passersby. The modern design this pair offers keeps you connected with the world around you so you will able to act quickly when faced with potential threats.
Sweat is another area of concern because it will make your earphones smell or ruin them altogether. Earbud style headphones stop working with continuous moisture unless they prevent sweat from penetrating the material.
This option will work perfectly no matter how much you sweat while wearing it. It’s the perfect choice for wearing while you workout and can be worn rain or shine thanks to its waterproof design.
The neckband has an innovative shape that makes it stay in place better than other similar designs. Having a stable neckband is a must while exercising otherwise you will have to fidget with the fit the whole time that you’re on the go. With the Plantronics BackBeat FIT, you get uninterrupted workouts so you can push it to the limit all the time, every time.
The Plantronics BackBeat FIT gives you up to eight hours of continuous playtime which is fairly standard with this type of equipment. Though, if you strictly use your earphones for working out you could literally exercise the entire week of one charge. There are other options available, like the Beats PowerBeats3, that give you longer playback off a single charge and have a convenient FastFuel charge for quick charging on the go. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit does include Quick Charge technology that gives you a full hour of playtime from 15-minutes charge time.
Always Aware™ Eartips
Being in tune with the ambient noises lets you listen to music and hear your surroundings at the same time. Doing so keeps you much safer than if you’re fully tuned out. This is especially important for exercising outdoors because it's dangerous being around traffic and other passersby.
The app includes the My Tap feature which lets you customize various commands for an experience that’s completely your own. Once you’ve plugged in your commands you can use all sorts of features with a simple one or two tap sequence. By tapping on the earbud in a pre-set pattern it will send a command signal to the app that will perform all sorts of actions hands-free. You can change songs, play playlists, start or stop a timer, and many more awesome things too!
Having high-quality sound while you exercise is a must in order to perform your best and this pair really delivers on the playback end. Most wearers are very satisfied with the overall performance and quality of sound that sets these headphones apart from similar products on the market today,
Wireless connectivity is a must for working out because it frees you up to move whichever way you choose. Trying to run with wired headphones is a real drag and cycling is even worse! I personally can’t manage to run with a wired pair but there are some great options available for those of you who can.
The Always Aware™ ear tips are safer than the kind that isolate you and block out all of the background sounds. If you can’t hear what's going on around you it is dangerous, especially if you’re out and about in the city. There will be all sorts of traffic and passersby that pose a danger when you can’t hear.
In terms of battery life, the Plantronics Backbeat FIT offers up to eight hours of playback, which is good for this kind of equipment. If you forget to charge them you can get an hour of playtime from just 15 minutes charging. This is a handy feature for anyone who forgets to charge their equipment too often and will save you loads of hassle.
The wireless connectivity is a great aspect and will really make your workouts that much easier. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT has an ergonomic design that is both flexible and lightweight, making it an ideal choice for fitness-related wear.