Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones review

Last Friday I received a pleasant surprise from my dear friend at Plantronics. She couriered a set of Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones to me saying it was with compliments from her company. I was so overjoyed because this would be my first ever wireless sport headphones. 

Plantronics is famous for providing state-of-the-art headsets and telephony systems and solutions to call centers all around the world. I never knew Plantronics produces wireless sport headphones for sport enthusiasts as well. I've also never heard of any of my running friends using Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones for their running or workout needs. Hence, receiving Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones truly opens up a totally new world to me. But deep inside my heart, I know Plantronics will never fail all the sport enthusiasts with its strong background in providing high-technology headsets etc to the commercial call centers.

As I unwrapped Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones, I was full of excitement! I handled it with extreme care, paying close attention to its product and packaging designs.

I would like to share with you my impression of Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones as someone who's totally out-dated in the space of "wireless headphones".😉

Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones review

I really love BackBeat FIT's tagline. It essentially captures the true essence of what this marvelous wireless sport headphones are capable of:
Push yourself with wireless sport headphones that are as unstoppable as you are: BackBeat FIT. Flexible, durable and waterproof, they stay comfortably in place through your most intense workouts.

Secure fit and superior stability 

If you saw me running in full marathons or even weekend LSD runs previously, you might have seen me wearing Panasonic headset (wired) hooking to Sony or Transcend digital music player at my waist area for some pumped-up running music to keep me motivated and moving forward.

The headset wire would fly and swing between my waist and ears, creating some sort of distractions at times but not major distractions though. I got used to it. I decided on the wired headphones because of the price point.

But when it comes to running or workout with Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones, nothings gets into your way. It allows the sports person to really stay focused and distraction-free. 

I love the behind-the-ear design, flexible neckband design and the comfortable ear tip. The ear tip design allows you to enjoy the music while remaining alert to your surroundings. The designs are truly state-of-the-art. I feel that Plantronics really understands consumers well putting consumers in mind for the design.

When I put on Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones, I find that they comfortably stay in place through workouts. What can I say? They are stable, secure, and comfortably fitting. Weighing at a mere 24 grams, the only reminder that you're wearing them is the rich sound of your favorite playlist or podcast pushing you to your next personal best. It makes you unstoppable!! 💪💪💪

Engineered for sport: flexible, sweat and waterproof

Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones are flexible and durable. BackBeat Fit is waterproof that meets IP57 Ingress protection rating. It can be under fresh water up to 1 m (3.28 ft) for 30 minutes. However, Bluetooth doesn't transmit under water. It also comes with an additional sweat-proof nano-coating. 

What does this mean? It means you and I don't need to stop even when it rains. We can continue to run on a road or on a trail as long as we want. Of course, the open ear tip design will continue to let us hear the sounds around us. Safety is important!! 

    8-hour battery with quick charge

    I haven't really tried out how long Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless headphones' battery lasts. But according to the specification, the battery can last up to:
    • eight (8) hours listen
    • six (6) hours talk
    • fourteen (14) days standby; and 
    • six (6) months deep sleep.

    One single charge will have 8-hour battery life!! Wow! That's pretty impressive! I can use BackBeat FIT with my smartphone to run a full marathon or even a 50 km ultra marathon. It's so energizing and motivating to know that!! 

    The wonderful features don't stop there. BackBeat FIT has this subtle voice alerts that let you know how much listening time you have left. Last but not least, if you are on the go, you can also do a quick charge: 15-minute quick charge will give you one hour of battery life. That's utterly convenient!!

    Do allow me to borrow another Plantronics' meaningful and inspirational tagline,
    You never quit. Neither should your headphones.

    Bold energizing colors

    I see many earphones. I've a few of my own - all with wires though. Anyway, I have not seen such beautiful earphones before. Not only the product design is awesome and state-of-the-art, it even comes with eight (8) models with eight (8) different bold, energizing colors with reflective finish. Mine is sport grey! Very suitable for my personality! ha!ha!

    Which of the 8 models and colors makes a statement about you? 
    • Green
    • Power blue
    • Sport grey
    • Stealth green
    • Fit fuchsia
    • Black core
    • Blue
    Choose one that makes you YOU!! 😉

      Happy ears!

      My ears are happy with Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless sport headphones. If my ears are happy, my feet will be happy too. 

      Let's see if BackBeat Fit can help me to run further or even faster (my dream and every single thing helps!)

      More information

      To have a feel of how Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless earphones work on a runner, you can watch the YouTube below.

      If you need evenmore information, please visit Plantronics product page by clicking here.

      Written by Vincent Khor on August 15, 2017.


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