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Jabra Sport Coach review: Listen and work out

By Ciara Alarcon - 9 Sep 2016

Jabra Sport Coach review: Listen and work out

Overview

Every fitness enthusiast needs something that will push them to their limits in order to achieve their body goals. Unfortunately, motivation is not enough sometimes. With this, we recommend the Jabra Sport Coach – a wireless earphone that aside from boosting your energy, it also guides users during their workouts through its intelligent audio coaching.

With Jabra’s smartphone app, which is available for both iOS and Android, Jabra Sport Coach is able to track movement and use the data to motivate its users with verbal feedback through the earbuds, as if users really have a digital coach.

It comes with protective bag, three (3) comply foam tips, three (3) Jabra EarGels, rubber USB cable, and user’s manual.

Specifications

  • Premium wireless stereo sound (A2DP)
  • Integrated Training Management with Jabra Sport Life App
  • TrackFit, advanced motion sensor
  • Controls on headset allow users to remote control their music and calls (AVRCP)
  • US Military rain, shock, sand and dust standards (IP55 Rated)
  • Advanced Multiuse
  • Li-ion battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC

Design

The Jabra Sport Coach is a sport wearable, which is made up of two in-ear buds that are connected by a single wire that slips behind the user’s neck.

On the cable, there is an in-line remote where the microphone, volume, and power buttons are located. On the left earpiece, the button to answer calls and the TrackFit sensor are positioned. The battery and charging port are located on the right earpiece.

The power button can also be used to pause and play music on a paired device. Meanwhile, a longer press on either of the volume buttons can skip or go back on a track when listening to music.

Although it has big earbuds, we were still confident that the device won’t fall because of its ear wings. These ear wings come with different sizes to ensure that it will fit the users’ preferred size and comfort.

During the test, the wire did not get tangled while using the Sport Coach. This is highly appreciated since fitness enthusiasts would not like to work out and be distracted every time.

Performance

During the test, the Jabra Sport Coach features and audio quality did not let us down.

Its Trackfit motion sensor performed well in measuring distance, pace, steps, cadence, and calories burned. Also, it wasn't named as Sport Coach for nothing. The Jabra Sport Life app did an accurate job in tracking and analyzing workouts, and it gave an in-ear coaching to improve each session.

Aside from Automatic Repetition counting, the app also offers coaching reminders based on your activity. You can also choose the information you want to hear and the intervals at when you want to have it.

Pairing the Sport Coach to a device is easy, but, unfortunately, there was a time when we experienced a weak connection. We also expected the Sport Coach to last for 5.5 hours, but we did not make it that far. In fact, it only lasted for 3-4 hours.

In terms of audio performance, we can say that it produces good sound quality. We listened to songs with different genres, and from what we observed, the Sport Coach delivers clear sound, although there was a slight distortion when listening at the highest volume.

Conclusion

After the test, Jabra Sport Coach proved that it can be your gym buddy and instructor at the same time. Its intelligent audio coaching performed well throughout the test. We also observed that its Trackfit motion sensor is accurate.

Fitness enthusiasts will surely love the design of the Jabra Sport Coach because it fits well and doesn’t fall off during workouts. It's a bit uncomfortable, however, after long usage due to its bulky design.

If you forget its poor battery life, this device and a music lover could be a perfect match. After all, it delivers equal and clear sound quality when listening to songs.

The Jabra Sport Coach is available at PhP 7,799.

8.5
  • Design 8.5
  • Features 9
  • User-Friendliness 9.5
  • Performance 8.5
  • Value 8.5
The Good
Has accurate features
Equal and clear sound quality
The Bad
Poor battery life
Bulky design