Jabra announced the availability of its Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds, claiming them to be the first stereo earbuds with a built-in biometric heart rate monitor and related app.
In addition to its built-in Jabra Sports Life app that plans, tracks and evaluates your workout in order to “test fitness levels and aerobic capacity, adjust heart rate zone levels to optimize training, and set goals based on distance, time or calories burned,” said the company in a press release.
The buds also feature Dolby Digital sound and personalized real-time voice coaching that provides feedback on your workout, says the company. Encased in carbon fiber, the buds are said to be sweatproof and stormproof.
Here’s an unusual but informative passage in the release:
Jabra commissioned Campbell University in North Carolina to independently verify the performance of the heart rate monitor technology for fitness and active usage. The comprehensive trial included runners on a treadmill and simultaneously tested Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless against a medical electrocardiogram (ECG) machine. The results clearly showed an extraordinary accuracy with a 99.2% correlation, proving the advanced nature of Jabra’s in-ear heart rate technology.
The earbuds join Jabra’s existing Sport Rox Wireless and Jabra Sport + Wireless earbuds.
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless will be available for $199 beginning late September at Best Buy. It’s also currently available for pre-order.