Jabra Sport Pulse headphones review

Heart rate monitoring, in-ear feedback and impressive sound quality – but some accuracy issues linger

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£149
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Jabra Sport Pulse headphones review

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In among the trapped water from the previous day’s swim set, the new Sport Pulse headphones from Jabra somehow find your heart rate in your ear, opening up a range of app-based training possibilities.

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Linking wirelessly to the Sport Life app, they monitor your workouts to offer in-ear feedback, and also sync with iTunes, playing music to match your workout intensity.

Set-up was simple and we were impressed by the sound quality and comfort. Plus, with fitness tests available, the Sport Pulse is a useful tool for assessing progress and recording each session. In practice, we had to adjust the earphones to start with as they kept losing our pulse.

Plus we had a couple of issues with accuracy during testing – being told we’d achieved a ‘poor’ result and only covered 128m after 12mins of near vomit-inducing running didn’t go down well!

Verdict: Great for gadgety types, but not without accuracy issues, 78%

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Contact : www.jabra.co.uk