With the Jabra Elite Sport there’s much more to look forward to than the usual perks of a pair of quality True Wireless in-ears. With precise heart rate measuring taken directly on the ear and an app with extensive functionality, the Elite Sport is your fitness coach with all the analysis, tracking, monitoring and motivation you need, all wrapped up in robust sweat-proof and weatherproof housing.
What’s Included for the Workout?
The Jabra Elite Sports are somewhat akin to the Jabra Elite 65t. However, given the similarity of the model names, the resemblance between the two is not as pronounced as you might expect. Certainly, the Jabra Elite Sports are much bulkier than the Jabra Elite 65t, which is due to the one-sided heart rate sensor. In order to achieve the best possible fit in the ear, Jabra delivers with three earmolds in S, M and L sizes in both silicone or foam material. There are also three ear hooks to secure this intriguing tech to your ear for when the sweat really begins to pour down. However, some users may have a hard time finding the optimal combination of elements here, as the in-ears themselves are quite large in general.
General Sound Specs
Once the Jabra Elite Sport is paired and the Jabra Sport Life App is installed, a friendly voice will let you know that your heart rate has been detected. But before we get into the specifics of settings, adjustments and app potential, let’s simply listen to some music. On first listen, the bass sounds somewhat lacking, although an EQ feature courtesy of the app is on hand to fix this issue fast. With the five-band equalizer, playback is pushed more in a desired direction, with the added bass presence I was pining for. however, sound is not superb here, with a mid-range and treble that still dominate. Both frequency ranges are well related to each other, but they fail to create a wide stage successfully.
Sound with Sports
What the app delivers in conjunction with the in-ears here is simply amazing. First of all, you’ll need to create a profile with weight, height and gender specifics added, as well as granting access to the GPS function. Specifics for various types of movement involved in various sports also warrant attention here, along with a few calibrations so that your heart rate can be detected.
Running distance or driven kilometres are accurately recorded from the off. You can also request announcements at pre-determined intervals: how fast, how far, how high. In addition, you have the option to set various training session goals and define a custom pulse zone in which you can choose between burning fat, maximum load or light exertion. Things get really exciting when you activate circuit training, with various exercise challenges introduced that can be attempted both with and without utilising the Jabra Elite Sport. Clear guidance and invaluable YouTube video references are on hand to ensure you can get properly prepped, with the virtual assistant delivering both essential updates and much-needed motivation. The app generates informative progress reports on the status of fitness from the data gathered during the exercises, as well as recorded heart rate levels. Oh, let us not forget, in addition to all of that, your beloved playlists can also be enjoyed.
Sounds and Sports Functions
The Jabra Elite Sport is controlled by four buttons, two of which are placed on the backs of each earphone. The left earpiece is dedicated to volume and track skipping, while the right earpiece is equipped with a multifunction button and a sports function button. During listening sessions, you can also make phone calls or listen to an announcement at the gym with ease, with the transparency mode quickly activated by the simple push of a button. In addition to music and call control functions, you can also “drive” various sports activities and training sessions, which is a definite advantage during a workout, as you rarely have to remove the device from your sports bag. The charging case can also be left there for about four hours before the Elite Sports needs to be treated to a recharge, with three such cycles possible so long as the case itself is charged to maximum capacity. All in all, a total of 13.5 hours of sports functionality is on offer here.
The Jabra Elite Sport doesn’t sound as convincing as other models in the Elite series. Too little bass and a high-mid heaviness are what to expect here, with the model providing a viable but not great sound experience. In addition, the fit is somewhat uncomfortable due to the device size and shape, with pressure problems and wearing fatigue a likely outcome depending on your anatomy. However, what the Jabra Elite Sport has to offer in combination with the app in terms of sporting applications is impressive, with enough potential to entice the more fitness-focused user.
- Ear couplingIn-ear
- Transducer principledynamic
- Frequency response (headphones)20 - 20.000 Hz
- Weight without cableHeadphones 2 x 6.5 g, charging case 67 g
- Cable length150 cm
What's in the box
- earWings in 3 sizes (S, M, L)
- Silicone ear gels in 3 sizes (S, M, L)
- Foam ends in 3 sizes (S, M, L)
- USB charging cable
- Charging case
- Available in black and green/grey
- BT version: 4.1
- BT pairing: up to 8 devices
- Siri and Google Now support
- Talking/music (with or without tracking): up to 4.5 hrs.
- Charging station: 2 additional full charges of up to 9 hrs.
- Charging capacity and time: approx. 2 hours
- Guarantee: 3-year extended warranty