Truly wireless earbuds are tricky to execute, but more companies are releasing their own take on the form factor. Jabra is one such company, and its offering, the Jabra Elite Sport, is now in Malaysia. Although the Elite Sport is only the company’s first truly wireless earbuds, it comes with a number of interesting features.
In terms of design, the Elite Sport is very similar to Samsung’s Gear IconX; another truly wireless earbuds in our market. Unlike the latter – which is only splash resistant – the Elite Sport is IP67-rated; it can be submerged 1m underwater for up to 30 minutes. However, these earbuds don’t come with any internal storage, so you won’t be able to use them as a standalone music player.
One of the most notable disadvantages of wireless earbuds like the Elite Sport is battery life, and in this respect, Jabra is promising up to three hours of battery life on a single charge. Of course, the carrying case can also charge up the Elite Sport twice, which essentially gives the earbuds a total of nine hours battery life.
Other features of the Elite Sport include a heart rate monitor, intelligent voice coaching – it can count reps for you, among other things – as well as audio passthrough. This feature should be especially useful for times when you need to hear the outside world.
The Jabra Elite Sport is now available in Malaysia from a range of physical retailers, including All IT, Viewnet, Thundermatch, as well as HLK; it’s also available online on Lazada. Retailing at RM1,259, the Elite Sport comes with a three-year warranty.