Bose has announced a new line of earphones that are focused on getting its high-quality sound into your ears, even when you're working out. The SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse are here to get you fit.
While the Bose SoundSport Pulse offers an optical heart rate monitor built into the earphones, the SoundSport model does not.
Both earphones are designed primarily for fitness with a wing-tip style earbud that should hold them in place no matter the exercise. These look similar to the Jabra Pulse fittings which are some of the best we've ever tried. The earphones are sweat and rain resistant and feature an in-line mic and controls for track skipping, call answering and more.
The built-in heart rate monitor can be used with a paired smartphone, which should be easily done thanks to NFC. Using apps like Runkeeper, Endomondo, the Bose Connect app and more will allow data including heart rate to be recorded while training.
The Bose SoundSport Pulse can last up to 5 hours on a charge while the SoundSport lasts 6 hours, says Bose.
The Bose SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse earphones will come in Black and Aqua now, with Citron due in September. Pre-order of the SoundSport is available now for £140 while the SoundSport Pulse will be available in September for £170.
Bose has also released new QuietComfort 35 and QuietControl 30 headphones. The latter offers a control over how much noise in cancelled, allowing for subtle control of environmental sound. These are priced at £290 and £230 and will be available from today and September respectively.