Bose today announced the all-new SoundSport and SoundSport Pulse in-ear wireless earphones designed exclusively for exercise. The difference between the two is the Pulse model includes a built-in heart rate monitor measured through the ear. Both use a special sport-version of StayHear+ tips designed to stay secure and comfortable during exercise. Made from soft, flexible silicone, their umbrella shape creates a gentle seal in the ear, while an extended wing “locks” in the fit.
Bose claims the Pulse’s in-ear heart rate monitor offers the precision of a chest strap, so you can have one amazing product to pump your music and track your progress. And it’s compatible with Runkeeper, Endomondo and other fitness apps. The SoundSport Pulse has up to 5 hours of battery life and SoundSport has up to 6 hours.
Both SoundSport headphones are sweat and water resistant with powerful audio performance. Their inline mic and remote let users stay focused while skipping songs, adjusting volume, or taking and making calls.
NFC offers touch-to-pair convenience, super-intuitive controls for music and calls, voice prompts for key information including setup, caller ID and battery life, and the free Bose Connect app for even more functionality.
The free Bose Connect app gives each Bose wireless headphone more functionality. Owners can connect and switch between Bluetooth devices, update software, personalize their voice prompt language and more. For the SoundSport Pulse, it will show your real-time heart rate, with new features expected over time.
Price and Availability
The Bose SoundSport headphones hit the market beginning June 5, 2016 for $149.95
The Bose SoundSport Pulse will be available beginning September 2016 for $199.95.