Cross-training? Out for a run? What you need is a bit of encouragement. Something that’ll make you break out into a sweat. You need to get worn out, and quick. You need to go harder and faster. You need to build your stamina.
So how’s about….
Yes, the headphones of course. These in-ear cans won’t just blast tunes down your lug-‘oles (they come with Dolby® sound quality). No, they’ll monitor your heart rate and there’s a motion sensor in there too. Plug these into your smartphone, then download the Jabra Sport Life app on Android or iPhone (as usual, not for Windows Phone) and you’ll receive a whole host of features including workout tracking, goals, achievements, pace, distance, step count, cadence and calories burned. Not only that, but there’s voice coaching which uses your heart rate and motion to detect when you need a bit of a “push”.
The price could be the sore point, the Jabra Sport Coach headphones cost £119.99. Which is quite a bit of money. You can get them from the Jabra website and Argos will be taking them soon enough.
Click on for the full press release…
[Copenhagen, Denmark June 19, 2015] Jabra, aleader in sports audio, today announces pioneering wireless cross-training earbuds – Jabra Sport Coach™. When used with the Jabra Sport Life app, users can create their own workout and let real time in-earaudio coaching take control. Designed specifically for cross training and HIIT, Jabra Sport Coach uses an integrated TrackFit™ motion sensor and premium Dolby sound to make every workout count. The new earbuds are available from Argos and Jabra.co.uk at £119.99.
With Sport Coach Wireless, Jabra extends its sport audio range of in-ear coaching solutions.
Jabra pioneered this area with the award winning Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds that gave users in-ear heart rate monitoring for the very first time.
Download a personal coach
Developed to meet the needs of cross trainingenthusiasts, the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless can create customised workouts based on over 40 different exercises. By downloading the Sport Life app on a smartphone, users can design their own personalised workouts with real-timeaudio coaching through the unique earbuds.
The special Jabra developed app lets users plan, track, and analyse a cross training workout, from beginner level to advanced. It offers personalised in-ear audio coaching with time or repetition-based training. Continuous app developments will occur to maximise the customer training experience.
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Creating the workout is only the start. To ensure optimal performance, the integrated TrackFitTM motion sensor provides advanced tracking of pace, distance, step count, cadence and calories.
81% of consumers report working out with music and the Jabra Sport Coach makes it easy to get this extra motivation. By incorporating Dolby sound, users get their favorite tunes delivered in premium sound quality through the wireless earbuds.
First sport audio solution for cross training
This ground-breaking music and coaching solution for indoor workouts is the latest sport audio solution from Jabra. Renowned forpioneering in-ear heart rate monitoring with the Jabra Sport Pulse Wirelessearbuds, the innovative Jabra Sport Coach Wireless embraces the current trend for cross training.
“For sports, we are committed to delivering innovative audio solutions designed to enhance the training experience for fitness enthusiasts”, says Jabra CEO René Svendsen-Tune.
“We started by specifically targeting runners and now we are taking the next step by delivering a solution optimised for cross trainers. We see clear possibilities for in-ear audio solutions combined with biometrics.”
Cross training or high-intensity interval training, has been identified by fitness experts at the American College of Sports Medicine as the top trend for 2015. Research shows it offers an excellent way to improve muscle tone, energy, speed and performance, giving results in less time.
Part of the current popularity of cross training comes from the fact that it can be done almost anywhere. Whether working out at the gym, at home or in a hotel room, Jabra Sport Coach Wireless helps users enjoy their workout, stay motivated and achieve fitness goals.
Availability: Online and in stores from the end of June at a suggested retail price of £119.99. Meet Jabra at International Triathlon Union events where Jabra is official partner.
Integrated Training Management with Jabra Sport Life App
Advanced motion sensor to capture activity and performance data
Jabra Sound Application provides Dolby® Sound Enhancement to your tracks and YouTube
Premium Wireless Stereo sound (A2DP)
Make and take phone calls
Controls on headset allow remote control of music & calls (AVRCP)
Ultra-light (16 g. / 0.56 oz.)
US Military standard sweat, shock and dust resistance (IP55)
Connects to 2 devices at the same time via Advanced Multiuse™
Connection with NFC pairing technology
Long talk & music time – 5.5 hrs. talk/music time, 10 days standby time
Integrates with leading 3rd party fitness applications to unify training history