Plantronics BackBeat Fit Wireless Sport Headphones Review

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit Wireless Sport Headphones Review
Sam Edwards

If you exercise outside, you’re going to want a pair of unsealed headphones (as opposed to a sealed, noise-isolating pair) so you can stay aware of your surroundings. Here, the colorful BackBeat Fit by Plantronics fits the bill in a very cost-effective way, offering terrific performance in a light (0.8 ounce) package. A reflective finish adds an extra level of safety to your early morning jogs or bike ride.

And indeed, these headphones can stand up to your hardest workout. The specially molded open eartips fit securely, while the neckband stays out of your way. It’s even nanocoated to protect against immersion in water, conforming to the IP57 standard.

You can connect up to eight devices to the Plantronics BackBeat Fit, which is nice, especially since the headphones double as a wireless headset. They offer 8 hours of playtime on a single charge (or 6 hours of talk); expect the recharging process to take about 2.5 hours. Adjusting volume and pausing music on the headphones mid-run, meanwhile, is a simple as touching the on-ear controls.

All told, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit offer most the features you need in wireless running headphones at a reasonable price point of $90. That’s what they’re our choice for the best wireless running headphones for shoppers on a budget.

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