There is another. No — not another Jedi hiding from the Sith. Another new pair of true wireless earphones. What makes the Dóttir Freedom On-Grid slightly more interesting is that these are the first we’ve seen from Iceland and it would appear that the brand has done some homework in regard to how well they work when exercising.
Consumers are starting to care about this feature a lot more; the ability to continue working when covered with sweat or pelted with rain while running, fishing, hiking, or riding.
I run most days at 4 or 5 a.m. and usually along the Atlantic Ocean here in New Jersey. I run in the heavy rain and strong winds and even fish some mornings standing in the surf. Very few wireless earbuds are designed for this type of abuse from the elements.
Dóttir have introduced their new line of sports-focused true wireless headphones, expressly designed to withstand the rigors of elite sports competition. The $150 true wireless earphones face some stiff headwinds in a category dominated by Bose, Sony, Sennheiser, and Jabra, but these might be worth considering if you’re looking for something that can handle the abuse and elements.
The new headphones take the sport headphone market to new heights, boasting innovative features specifically selected by two training partners and competitors — both two-time winners of the title “World’s Fittest Woman” at the CrossFit Games Katrin Davidsdottir and Annie Thorisdottir.
Dóttir Freedom On-Grid earphones have been awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 and are designed for users to focus, to stay ahead of their own game.
Designed by Crossfit champions and manufactured to withstand even the most high-intensity training on land or in water, Dóttir Freedom On-Grid earphones are available in White or Ash Grey and are ideal for any music lover looking for hours of noise free-listening — wherever their journey may lead.
Music That Will Move You
Dóttir began as an idea between longtime friends Katrin Davidsdottir and Annie Thorisdottir, both of whom are two-time female champions and regular top contenders at the Crossfit Games. Their goal with Dóttir was to create a pair of headphones that would allow athletes to train freely without distraction, while remaining inspired by the music they love.
With a packed feature set in a rugged form factor, Dóttir features Active Noise Canceling technology, a fully waterproof construction and an ergonomic, wraparound design that ensures the headphone stays in place, add to this a total playtime of up to 72 hours with a wireless charging case that provides up to five additional charges, and you have a clear winner and dependable companion.
“The brand started out as an idea between two best friends who push each other to be some of the top performing athletes in the world. We are proud to bring a brand to market that supports female empowerment and equality as an extension of its founders’ personal values,” said Gisli Gudmundsson, Dóttir Product Manager. “Their Icelandic roots have had a large influence on their core values and the Dóttir brand as a whole. Both Katrin and Annie have fought to reach the top of their respective field, and Dóttir Freedom On-Grid earphones are designed by athletes, for anyone striving to stay ahead of their own game.”
- ANC in-Ear Detection function (hybrid ANC)
- Bluetooth 5.2 – range: ≥ 32 feet
- Touch controls
- Built-in voice assistant
- Wireless charging case
- Sports ‘around-ear’ design
- Multipoint technology
- Up to 72h battery life
- IPX7 Waterproof rating
- 13mm dynamic drivers
- USB-C charging
- iOS and Android compatible