SMS Audio BioSport: Fitness headphone with Heart Rate Monitor

SMS Audio BioSport: Fitness headphone with Heart Rate Monitor

SMS Audio BioSport: Fitness headphone with Heart Rate Monitor

With the In-Ear Headphones SMS Audio BioSport you tracken directly when listening to music your heartbeat. We has tested the device. No more heart rate monitor? The In-Ear Headphones SMS Audio BioSport will track your heartbeat in your ears. Who wants to check his heartbeat during exercise, has often resorted to heart rate monitor and chest belt. Additionally measure Apps as Runtastic or numerous fitness bracelets kilometer run and the steps. The US company SMS Audio (Studio Mastered Sound) by rapper and actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson now wants to call it quits and shake up the fitness scene with its in-ear headphones with this standard procedure. Measure heart rate in your ears, if that works? eVivam has tested the headphones.

SMS Audio BioSport: First impressions
In the chic packaging of SMS Audio BioSports lying next to the headphones at two pairs of silicone tips in different sizes, a clip for attaching the cable to the clothes and a transport bag. When you find the right plug size for your ears, sits the in-ear headphones at first quite pleasant. But you have to press it more ear in order to achieve a better sound - the presses on time. The sound is warm and a bit musty, the bass have little depth, there are barely audible levels. The volume is desired, however, enormous and drowned even loud gym-background noise (do not overdo it!). The heart rate measurement works in the test well, if one couples the headset with the Runkeeper app (Android, iOS). After 10 seconds of in-ear headphones have found the pulse. During training you can always see your current value on the app. So when you go jogging with your smartphone anyway, the "SMS Audio Biosport" headphones are a genuine alternative to the chest.

SMS Audio by Runkeeper App
When the heart is red (left), the headphones have found your pulse. The heart rate is right.

Measure pulse in the ear
Visually, the headphones do not differ from normal in-ear devices. The heart rate is measured by an optical sensor in the right plugs. The information accessed via the headphone cable to the phone and can be currently (as of February 23, 2015) only process the Runkeeper app. Other compatible applications to follow the manufacturer. Since the headphones get current on the connection to the smartphone, eliminating the hassle of recharging. They are also sweat- and water-repellent and keep a long-distance training outdoors from.

What is the competition doing?
Rumor also plan Apple and LG, the heart rate and even a blood pressure measurement on headphones. It is unclear, however, whether and when this will be the case. SMS Audio in cooperation with Intel is thus the first company that wants to conquer with this technique the fitness market.

Price and Availability
The BioSport of SMS Audio and Intel will cost about 170 euros, and is also available on the German market since December.
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