Suunto launches its Suunto Wing open-ear bone conduction headphones, designed by athletes for athletes.
- Weight: 33 grams
- Material: titanium and silicone
- Technology: bone conduction technology
- Fully charged in 1 hour for up to 10 hours of playing time
- Charge for 10 minutes and your device can last for 1-3 hours
- Portable charging station can be used as power bank and extends the battery life by up to 20 hours
- Dual microphone and cVc (clear Voice capture) noise cancellation
- Head Movement Control
- Bright LED lights on the side of the module
- IP67 certification
- Temperatures from -20°C up to 60°C
Suunto, known for its sports watches, dive computers, compasses, and digital services since 1936, has announced the launch of its latest product, the Suunto Wing headphones. A first of its kind and developed by athletes for athletes, it is a perfect solution for fitness headphones with its innovative open-ear bone conduction technology. Making exercising with headphones safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable, the Wing is an ideal option whether running, climbing, cycling or hiking.
The Suunto Wing headphones provide athletes the perfect solution to enjoy any physical challenges, workout sessions or a walk in the fresh air. Launched by the first sports company to present a new audio product developed by athletes for athletes, the Wing is an open-ear sports headphone featuring bone-conduction technology. Unlike traditional headphones that transmit acoustic vibrations through the air, the Wing users a more innovative method of sound transmission.
The bone-sound technology used in the Wing transmits vibrations directly to the inner ear via the cheekbones, bypassing the eardrum. This ensures that users can continue to hear sounds around them, such as a bicycle bell or the sound of an approaching vehicle, placing users’ safety in urban settings and nature as a priority. This method of sound transmission also does not create pressure in the ear canal, making them comfortable and safe to wear for long periods of time.
With an IP67 certification, the headphones can withstand temporary submersion to a maximum depth of one meter of water for a maximum time of 30 minutes, so they are tough enough for all weather conditions. They can also withstand temperatures from -20°C up to 60°C making them ready for any climate. Made of titanium and silicone, the headphones weigh just 33 grams and can easily sit securely and comfortably on the head, under a helmet or cap, even during highly active sports.
Featuring three buttons, users can easily adjust the volume, switch to the next song, or accept a phone call. This can also be controlled with the head and users can answer and end phone calls by nodding or shaking their heads as well as activating the music controls to skip songs. The bright LED lights placed on the side of the module behind the ear also improve safety, increasing how visible users are when wearing them. Different light modes can also be set in the Suunto app for personalisation.
The Wing headphones can be fully charged in just one hour and then can be used for approximately 10 hours, giving plenty of time to complete a long hike. A 10-minute charge in between can give up to three more hours of playing time and the portable charging station that the headphones come with can be used as a power bank on the go to extend the battery life by up to 20 hours. Convenient and useful, the power level is also visible on the station so users know when it needs recharging.
The Suunto Wing headphones are available in Lava Red and Black for £169/$199 from Amazon US, Amazon UK and the Suunto website.