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Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones Price, Unboxing, Initial Impressions, Availability in Philippines

For those who are asking, these are the earphones that I fancy and use currently whenever I jog, workout, or just hangout with my friends in the mall. It's called BackBeat FIT and it's crafted by the legendary American audio company, Plantronics.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines

Made specifically for people with active lifestyles, sweat-proof Plantronics BackBeat FIT wireless stereo headphones keep pace with you. Its powerful audio lets you clearly hear your music while its safety-oriented design lets you hear your surroundings and be seen at night. The reversible armband secures your smartphone while you’re moving and stores your headphones when you’re done -- making it your perfect workout partner.

Unboxing

Before I talk about some of the features and main selling points of the product, let's do a quick unboxing and check out all the stuff that join the BackBeat FIT inside the pack.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
This is the standard retail package.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
At the bottom, Plantronics listed down the key specs of the BackBeat FIT earphones.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
The box is designed in such a way that it showcases the look of the accessory. Lifting the cover, you will see the handsome product in its cradle, underneath a transparent plastic shell.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
Inside the box, BackBeat Fit is joined by the user manual, microUSB to USB cable for charging it ,and a carrying case with soft neoprene lining to protect the product.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
The carrying case is reversible and turns into an arm-strap for your smartphone. I'll show you more of it later.

Design

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines

The BackBeat FIT flaunts a simple yet very attractive design identity that reinforces the fact that the headphones are made for active and sporty music lovers. There are no unnecessary embellishments and all parts of the product serve a clear purpose both in terms of ergonomics and music-playback functionality.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines

The thick yet flexible silicone wire fits comfortably and stays put for all levels of exercise. The blue strip accent on the wire also reflects light, which is a neat safety feature when you're jogging or biking at night.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
The silicon ear-tips are uniquely designed in such a way that they funnel the sound directly to your ear canal and allow you to hear ambient sound even while you're listening to music tracks or when you're on a call.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
Here's how Plantronics BackBeat FIT looks on the ear when you're wearing it. It's ergonomically designed to fit comfortably and stay put in all levels of exercise. If worn properly, it doesn't really get tiring on the ears to have on. These headphones are also sweat-proof and easy to clean as they have P2i nano-coating.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit
BackBeat FIT will look great on you while you're in the gym or on the treadmill but it's also perfect when you're going with your barkada on weekend morning or while you're having break in your school's cafeteria or taking a stroll in your campus or around the mall.

Specs and Battery Life


These headphones' battery life and sound quality are both very good. Plantronics promises around 8 hours of uptime on a full charge, which is easily double what most other wireless earphones would give you. As for the sound quality, I'd say trebles and vocals sound crystalline while basses tend to be big and rambling instead of punchy.

Two-In-One Neoprene Case

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
As I've said, Plantronics BackBeat FIT's neoprene carrying case turns into an armband when you turn it inside out. It's quite cute, really. Perfect for jogging, running in marathons, or working out at the gym. And yup, it's easy to wash.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
I kinda wish it's a bit bigger, though. As it is, it's only good for my Apple iPhone 4S, 5, and 5S.

Ports and Buttons

Plantronics BackBeat Fit
The BackBeat FIT has a singular port - for microUSB charging - tucked secretly beside right bud. There's a plastic flap covering it to protect it against dirt and sweat.  

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, Platronics Philippines
To accept calls using the BackBeat Fit, simply click on the large call button on your right ear. To play or pause music tracks, just press the button on your left ear. There's a small clickable plastic bump above either buttons; The one on right bud is for turning the headphones on or off while the one of the left is for increasing or decreasing the volume.

I highly recommend Plantronics BackBeat FIT to all young (or young-at-heart) and sporty consumers who love to listen to their favorite music tracks while working out, jogging, or doing various fitness activities. It's wireless so it gives you freedom and full range of motion while you're using it. Also, if you hate dealing with tangled wires or hiding the wires of your earphones underneath your clothes while working out, this product should really put a smile on your face. And it's very stylish too; This is a pair that you'd love to flaunt while you're running a marathon or lifting dumbbells in your high-end gym.

Plantronics BackBeat FIT is now available in the Philippines via AstroVision stores and at all SM Department Stores nationwide. A pair costs Php 6,195 as of March 2015 and it's available in two colors, namely, Mint Green and Electric Blue.

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