Fitness is becoming a huge market for tech gadgets and headphones is one of the leading gadgets. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT family of headphones joins an already crowded market but Plantronics’ combo of decent pricing and great sound is a plus. New products include the BackBeat FIT 300 Series, the BackBeat FIT 500 Series, as well as the BackBeat FIT Training Edition and BackBeat FIT Boost Edition, both of which feature an exclusive partnership with the PEAR Personal Coach App.
“The BackBeat FIT Family provides a variety of styles and features designed with sport in mind,” said Greg Miller, director, Portfolio Business Management at Plantronics. “There’s a sweat-protected, stable and comfortable pair of BackBeat FIT headphones that’s right for any level of fitness – whether you’re looking for a dedicated sport headphone with on-demand coaching, or just want something comfortable and stylish to wear throughout the day.”
Here’s the rundown of the whole FIT family with a synopsis of features along with their pricing:
- BackBeat FIT 300 Series, one of the world’s lightest Bluetooth® headphones designed to easily transition between fitness and everyday life. BackBeat FIT 300 Series wireless earbuds offer a discreet, ultra-light, portable and sweatproof design that stays comfortably stable and blocks out unwanted gym noise. The low friction cloth cable, six hours of battery life and a patent-pending, secure-fit ear tip design make BackBeat FIT 300 Series a perfect match for both active and everyday use while still providing an immersive listening experience. $79.99USD
- BackBeat FIT 500 Series, for those who enjoy being active and are looking to enter the world of on-ear wireless. BackBeat FIT 500 Series provides an immersive experience before, during and after a workout, up to 18 hours of battery life, protection against sweat and comfortable memory foam earcups that block out noise and help users focus on deep, rich sound. $99.99USD
- BackBeat FIT Training and BackBeat FIT Boost Editions build on Plantronics renowned BackBeat FIT wireless waterproof headphones by featuring two new enhanced bundle offerings to help users challenge themselves to meet their personal best. The Training Edition includes unlimited access to 12 hand-picked PEAR Personal Coaching App workouts and a six-month access to PEAR+ membership. The Boost Edition includes everything in the Training Edition plus an IPX5-rated water resistant charging pouch that provides up to 10 additional hours of listening time and a quick-drying sport mesh fabric. A touch-sensitive battery meter shows the status of the headphones and charge pouch. Both versions feature an open-ear tip design that helps users stay aware of their surroundings when they’re taking their workout outdoors. $129.99USD (Training) – $159.99USD (Boost)