LOWELL, Mass., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Drawing on the heritage of the GN Group's long-standing headset and hearing aid expertise, Jabra continues to pioneer unparalleled sound capabilities with the launch of the unrivaled Elite franchise.
The first product to market from the franchise, Jabra Elite Sport are the most technically advanced, true wireless sports earbuds* available. They are the ultimate training aid that delivers freedom of movement on any terrain. The fully sweat and waterproof Jabra Elite Sport are packed with advanced features including ground-breaking in-ear fitness analysis, strong battery life and great music for anyone who wants to work out.
The Elite Sport supports all major smartphone operating systems (both Android & iOS) with a focus on in-call experience. The earbuds analyze external sounds and automatically switch to the earbud with least background noise. These state-of-the-art earbuds deliver superior audio quality for calls and music without wires.
True wireless for true freedom
Designed with true freedom in mind, Jabra Elite Sport delivers a cord-free wearing style whether you choose to use one or both earbuds. They offer outstanding stereo sound for calls and music, as well as full sports functionality.
With an array of ear gels and ear wings presented in-box, as well as foam tips for passive noise-cancellation and enhanced bass, you can be confident of a secure, comfortable fit. At the same time, audio pass-through allows you to tune-in to surroundings at the touch of a button.
When it comes to phone calls, Jabra Elite Sport benefits from two integrated microphones in each earbud. One captures your voice and the other focuses on external noise. Together, the earbuds overlay the two feeds, identify the background noise and remove it, allowing you to take calls without interruption, listen to your favorite songs or hear in-ear training tips. If a call comes in while running, voice controls and audio prompts let you manage calls without having to touch your phone. The earbud will run up to three hours of calls and music when fully charged – more than enough for most workouts – plus up to six hours of additional charge from the compact carry-case.
Workout without wires
With 77 percent** of people preferring to train without wires, (to avoid the cable getting caught and pulling the earbuds out), and 69 percent** regularly listening to music as they workout, it's no surprise the first offering in the Jabra Elite true-wireless franchise comes with sports credentials.
Jabra Elite Sport delivers the most comprehensive range of audio training tools to ensure you have the perfect training companion with you, whatever your fitness level or work-out regimen preference. This includes advanced personalized fitness analysis thanks to an in-ear heart rate monitor with 90%+ accuracy and an integrated app that offers automatic fitness testing (VO2 Max measurement), race-time predictor and recovery advisor. The Jabra Sport Life app (iTunes and Google Play) delivers these updates via real-time in-ear coaching to ensure an uninterrupted workout.
The personalized VO2 Max data generated by Jabra Elite Sport, and captured by the app, allows you to track your fitness development over time. It uses intelligent in-ear coaching to provide real-time feedback based on your heart rate and fitness level. When you've finished your workout, the Jabra Sport Life app provides a range of information to help you improve your fitness level in the future, including distance covered, pace, route, calories burnt and training effect.
As a training partner, Jabra Elite Sport has the added assurance of a three year extended warranty against sweat***, and being IP67 rated, is tested to work for at least 30 minutes while submerged in up to 3 feet of water.
Medical grade credentials
Pioneers in sound, from sports earbuds to hearing aids, Jabra (as part of the GN Group) has used its unique understanding of high-quality sound in the development of Jabra Elite Sport. Created in collaboration with engineers from ReSound, a specialist in medical grade sound solutions and a world leader in Smart Hearing Aids, Jabra Elite Sport draws on more than 145 years of experience in hearing innovation and fit.
René Svendsen-Tune, CEO of Jabra said: "What really excites me about our first true wireless earbuds is that they offer an experience that only Jabra can bring-to-life. We've used our R&D expertise from across the GN Group to deliver not just the most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds, but also the most complete cord-free experience for our customers. Jabra Elite Sport is an example of an intelligent sound solution that delivers calls and music very well."
Features and specifications:
- Superior sound with up to three hours of music and calls (plus up to six hours additional charge from the portable charging case)
- Flexible wearing options with single or stereo earbud use
- Advanced heart rate analysis with automatic fitness level testing of VO2 Max, recovery advisor and race predictor
- In-ear audio coaching with real-time feedback
- Integrated Training Management with Jabra Sport Life app and support for all leading third-party fitness apps
- Three-year warranty against sweat and waterproof to IP67 rating
- Secure fit – perform at your best with incredibly light, ultra-secure earbuds
- Supports all major smartphone operating systems, including Android & iOS
Find out more about Jabra Elite Sport at: http://www.jabra.com/elitesport
Pricing and availability
Jabra Elite Sport will be available for $249.99 exclusively at Best Buy stores on October 30. Pre-order on BestBuy.com will begin in early October.
Notes to Editors
*July 7, 2016. See facts on Jabra.com/commercial-claims
**Global Survey of 5,000 respondents: Jabra Sport Audio Survey, Nov 2015
***One-year manufacturer standard warranty, registration required through Jabra Sport Life app to activate additional two-year warranty period
Jabra is a leading international developer and manufacturer of a broad range of communications and sound solutions committed to let people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. The consumer and business divisions of Jabra markets corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality. Jabra employs around 1000 people worldwide and in 2015 produced an annual revenue of DKK 3,229 million.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN. As part of the GN group Jabra has a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back almost 150 years. GN comprises a unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer sound solutions that make life sound better through its research, insights, and expertise in sound. GN operates in more than 90 countries across the world, has more than 5,000 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.
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