Jaybird is again with the second era of its actually wi-fi Run headphones, the Run XT, which supply an enhancement over the originals by including full IPX7 waterproofing and a few new colors choices. Whereas Jaybird is likely one of the go-to names for wi-fi exercise headphones, the corporate missed the mark with the first era Run headphones, which suffered from unreliable Bluetooth connectivity issues that in the end left the corporate’s first attempt a lackluster possibility in comparison with other successful rivals.
Jaybird hasn’t mentioned whether or not or not they’ve made many enhancements to the system — the different Run headphones used a second Bluetooth connection to speak between the headphones, as an alternative of the Near Field Magnetic Induction expertise that the majority different really wireless buds work with. However, assuming they do work higher (which we’ll have to check for ourselves) the addition of waterproofing is sweet, though I nonetheless wouldn’t danger them swimming, even with an IPX7 score.
The remainder of the Run XT buds are roughly unchanged from the unique: similar design, identical Siri and Google Assistant buttons, equal possibility to only the precise earbud (which Jaybird calls “Mono Mode”). Battery life can be similar: four hours off a cost, with two extra full prices within the case for a complete of 12 hours.
Jaybird can also be rolling out a brand new podcast characteristic as a part of its app in early February, offering a tab contained in the Jaybird app to search out podcasts curated by Jaybird athletes and employees (or you possibly can use any of the varied devoted podcasts apps, which will even work high quality.) The Run XT headphones will value $179.99, the identical as their non-waterproof predecessor after they go on sale someday in February.