If cross training and being an absolute gym rat is the
name of your game, then you have got to check out this Jabra headset
Burpees, lunges, squats and planks. If any
of these back-breaking (quite literally) exercises ring more than a bell, or if
you have a slight obsession on them at the gym, this gadget is for you. The
latest intelligent gadget from Jabra named Sport Coach Wireless, is a wireless
headset (duh) that doubles up as your cross training buddy, giving you that
additional motivation to push yourself to new limits.
For those who have not heard of Jabra, they
are internationally known to produce innovative and well, fancy headsets. You
may know them more for their pretty awesome range of mobile hands-free devices.
Embracing the current international trend
for cross training, the Sport Coach is built to meet the specific needs of
cross training enthusiasts. With this you can customise workouts based on over
40 different exercises to help meet your fitness goals.
The Sport Coach comes with a companion
mobile application that helps you with the planning, tracking and analyse your
progress. You are able to either set it for time or repetition based training. If set for repetition based training, the
Sport Coach will coach you to the next exercise with a simple tap after you
have completed your set number of repetitions. Additionally, if you have set
the program to time based training, Sport Coach will coach you to progress
with the next exercise once the time is up – So you don’t have to continuously
check your Smartphone after every set.
Instead of just indoor cross training the
Sport Coach can also be used when out for a run. The integrated TrackFit
TM motion sensor
is able to give you detailed insights on your running pace, distance, step
count, cadence and even calories with every set or circuit done! Pretty nifty
might have noticed that the earpiece is uniquely designed and shaped. Well,
according to Jabra this is to prevent it from falling out during exercise even
under extreme intensity – So that you can concentrate on training without
hassle. Did we mention that the Sports Coach is able to last for up to 5.5
hours on a single charge and is weatherproof? Run or shine, this little gadget
will always be ready for use.
However, there is one slight problem that we
foresee many may face. This gadget only works when a Smartphone is connected to
the headset. Meaning that you got to keep your Smartphone close by when
clocking your workout routine. Which brings us to another point that, with your two hands pre-occupied
at the gym where would your Smartphone go? Not everyone has a pocket big enough
The Jabra Sport Coach Wireless is now
available and retails for SG$248 in three colours (blue, yellow and red).
If cross training is not up your alley and
running is more your kind of thing, check out our review on Sony’s Smart
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / July 8, 2015 5:00PM
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