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Jabra's new wireless headsets made for fitness freaks and busy execs

By Liu Hongzuo - on 27 Dec 2015, 3:10pm

Improving the little things in life with Jabra’s latest headsets *Updated*

Update #1: Jabra Sport Pace pricing and availability announced.

Are you all about maximizing your personal audio experience despite your busy lifestyle? The latest Jabra releases are crafted to help you get the most out of your audio, together with enhancing the other sides of you.

Jabra Sport Pace

The Jabra Sport Pace is wireless earbud designed for use during physical training. It adopts an ear-hook form factor for better grip during rigorous activity (of course we’re thinking about running) and it is built towards US military standards of rain, shock, sand and dust resistance (IP54).

If you’re usually too busy to get any exercise in, the Jabra Sport Pace would make an ideal companion. Not only does it provide a maximum five hours of music or talk-time, it also comes with a fast-charging function where a 15 minute charging period can give the user an hour’s use with the device. The Jabra Sport pace also provides training management via the Jabra Sport Life app – a proprietary app shared by all sports-related Jabra audio pieces. The app tracks your progress on your behalf, and it also helps you plan your workout, be it on a neighborhood jog or in a gym. The Jabra Sport Pace also plays nicely with other third-party fitness apps, should you have a preference.

At just 21g, the Jabra Sport Pace is filled with useful features. Besides its Bluetooth wireless compatibility and support, the earpiece also comes with a dedicated sport button for on-demand updates on your progress. The controls on the headset allow you to control music and calls without the user interfacing with their smartphone.

Jabra Halo Fusion

Next up is the Jabra Halo Fusion, made for the executive who’s constantly on-the-move for work. This wrap-around headset is a wireless unit with music and call support in one device. Despite how it looks, it weighs a mere 21g as well, and it comes with a one-tap switch button for the user to flit between music and phone calls seamlessly.

"Many people have special headphones for listening to music while on-the-go and at the same time have the need to make and take calls. Likewise we see more people that are using headsets for calls, who also want to be able to listen to music in high quality. We wanted to combine the two scenarios without compromising on sound quality, while providing easy controls and a comfortable wearing style”, says Darcy Clarkson, Head of Mobile division at Jabra.

The Jabra Halo Fusion comes with 6.5 hours of battery life, and it can be aired It can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. It’s designed with an in-ear fit, so the earbuds can be worn all day – which is important for people who are already working all day.

We’ve contacted Jabra for the price and availability, and are currently waiting for their response.

Update #1: The Jabra Sport Pace is retailing at S$168 at all major retailers and Jabra's online store.

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