Plantronics have addressed a major
issue for training and sports buds. Two of the new Plantronics BackBeat Fit
models have ‘Always Aware’ eartips for
safer training in any environment.
Always Aware eartips
allow you to hear your surroundings. Plantronics says the Always Aware feature
that enables outdoor enthusiasts to “hear what truly matters” – like taxi
horns, barking dogs or screeching brakes – during their workout.
We are not sure how it achieves that without a form of noise-cancelling technology, but doubtless, Gadgeteer Thomas Bartlett will test
that soon in a review.
It has also updated to Bluetooth 5.0 for better
connectivity, longer battery life and has IP57 sweat and waterproof on its
Peter Petrides, National Sales Manager, Australia, New
Zealand & South East Asia, Plantronics said:
For more than 50 years, Plantronics has created audio
solutions that help people have the best experiences possible, regardless of
where they are or what they are doing. People now expect clarity and an
enhanced experience as well as sound, so we created five new headsets that meet
those consumer demands. People want to be
transported, whether they’re running, exercising at the gym or creating
an oasis of personal space while travelling.
Plantronics Backbeat Fit and Go ranges include:
FIT 3100 (IP57, 5hr battery, Always Aware) is available in Australia today in two colours, Black and Grey for $239.99
FIT 2100 (IP57, 7hr battery, Always Aware) will be available in Australia at the beginning of November in four colours, Black, Grey, Blue and Lava Black for $159.99
FIT 350 (IPX5, 6hr battery) is available in Australia today in three colours, Black/Grey, Grey/Bone and Grey/Blue for $119.99.
GO 810 (ANC, 22hr battery) will be available in Australia at the beginning of October in three colours, Graphite Black, Navy Blue and Bone White for $239.99.
GO 410 (ANC, 8hr battery) will be available in Australia at the beginning of October in two colours, Graphite and Bone for $199.99.
All Backbeat FIT models will be available at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Rebel Sports and via Plantronics.com.au.