Jaybird announced wire-free earphones for runners called the RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones. For $180 they provide a secure, run-specific comfort-fit, sweat proofing, water resistance and skip-free customizable sound. It’s all packed in a beautifully designed, wire-free, lightweight and compact form factor.
Jaybird RUN features the latest in true wireless Bluetooth technology, offering big, rich sound with drop-free connectivity in a stylish, low-profile design. Jaybird RUN comes with a selection of interchangeable tips and fins for different ear sizes, so you’re sure to get the perfect secure and comfortable fit. And its double hydrophobic nano coating protects your headphones from sweat and water damage. One intuitive control-button takes calls, starts and stops music, skips tracks and activates Siri or Google Assistant. It’s even designed for one-ear use, so runners can listen while staying aware of their surroundings.
With Jaybird RUN, you customize the sound signature with the free Jaybird App by adjusting the lows, mids and highs for a truly personalized music experience. The Jaybird App can also help you locate your headphones with the Find My Buds feature, in case they go missing. The app even allows you to share Spotify running-themed playlists with the Jaybird community.
Jaybird says you will get four hours of music on a single charge, and the pocket-sized charging case provides an additional eight hours, for a total of 12 hours of portable battery life. A quick, five-minute charge gives you one hour of play time, so you never have to hit the trail or pavement without your music.
Price and Availability
Jaybird RUN True Wireless Sport Headphones will be available in October 17, 2017 for $179.99 in two colors: Drift (white with silver metal accents) and Jet (black with silver metal accents). Both can be pre-ordered now.
For $30 less and those with smaller ears that require a finicky fit, Jaybird also released FREEDOM 2 with SpeedFit headphones that are lightweight, sweat-proof and water resistant. They are still wireless, but include a cord that wraps around your neck for greater comfort, along with softer and more flexible tips for an improved fit.