Bose just announced new Sport Earbuds for fitness enthusiasts. The $179 true wireless earphones are priced $100 less than the new QuietComfort Earbuds for those that don’t need noise cancellation. Although it’s hard to tell from the photo, the Sport Earbuds are about half the size of both QuietComfort Earbuds and their predecessor (SoundSport Free), which should help keep them in-place better for workouts.
Bose says Sport Earbuds are entirely re-engineered to produce amazing sound from smaller, slimmer enclosures that stay securely in place without pain, pressure, or ear hooks. They claim to deliver better audio quality than their predecessor, plus everything about them is optimized for performance — how they feel and fit, how easy they are to control, and how durable and reliable they are, whether you’re training at home, the gym, or outdoors.
Bose claims Sports Earbuds have an “almost-magical defiance to shift or fall out”. New StayHear Max tips help the buds lock into place for high-impact and low-impact exercise without hurting or budging.
Bose Sport Earbuds provide up to 5 hours of battery life and the included charging case provides two additional full charges on-the-go. Plus, a quick 15-minute recharge returns an additional two hours of playback time.
Connectivity & Controls
The new Bose Sport Earbuds are equally compatible with iOS devices, Android devices, and native VPAs. They use Bluetooth® 5.0, precisely placed antennae, and a new data transfer method for fewer dropouts. And they’re built to last with an IPX4 rating to resist sweat and water. Simple on-bud touch controls for the most common commands like play and pause, answer and end calls, and access to your personal assistant. Three sizes of the new soft-silicone StayHear™ Max tips are included. For additional functionality and software updates, the Sport Earbuds work with the free Bose Music app.
Price & Availability
If noise cancellation is important, the $279 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will be released on the same day.