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Plantronics - BackBeat FIT Wireless Sport Headphones Training Edition - Black Core

Amp up your workout routine with these BackBeat FIT Training Edition headphones. These wireless sport headphones are water-resistant and sweatproof to withstand your most grueling workouts, and they have a workable range of up to 33 feet from your device. Connect these BackBeat FIT Training Edition headphones to the PEAR Personal Coach app to stay focused and motivated.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • PEAR Personal Coach App access code
    • Plantronics BackBeat FIT

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (133 out of 151)

    Features


    Behind-the-ear design and soft, flexible neckband

    Provides long-lasting stability and comfort for every workout level.

    Crisp, vivid sound

    Enjoy the full range of your music with rich bass response, natural mid-tones and crisp highs.

    Interactive audio coaching and workouts

    Stay motivated with unlimited access to 12 workouts on the PEAR Personal Coach App and a 6-month Membership to PEAR, with interactive audio coaching from world-renowned trainers and athletes.

    Safety features

    Hear your music and your surroundings with the open eartip design, and enjoy nighttime visibility with the reflective finish.

    Wireless technology

    Enjoy tangle-free workouts and keep your device safely tucked away with wireless headphones, featuring up to 33 ft wireless range.

    Power your entire week of workouts

    With up to eight hours of listening from a single charge, or get through an express training session with a 15-minute quick charge for a full hour of listening.

    In-line microphone

    Lets you enjoy hands-free calls.

    Water-resistant construction that meets the IP57 rating

    Helps prevent sweat and water from entering the headphones.

    13mm drivers

    Deliver powerful sound.

    50Hz - 20kHz frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    Dynamic transducer design

    For reference-grade audio.

    105dB/mW sensitivity

    Provides powerful audio.

    On-ear controls

    Esy-access on-ear controls for calls and music.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 151 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Was looking for a reason not to like and couldn't

      Posted
      CDB2
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've owned several pairs of over $100 headphones and ear buds. Jay birds, beats, power beats, vmoda, Bose quiet comfort. I don't consider myself an audio file, but I know my stuff and do my research. I was looking to replace my powerbeats2 that accidentally went through the wash. To hold me over I was just using a cheap pair of wired buds for work and casual listening. Once you've gone wireless it's hard to go back. So I set out for some new ear buds while I wait for the next great over ear headphones. I initially went to the store with the intent on some of Sony's newer brands Or replacing my powerbeats2 with the 3 series or beats x. I literally kept going back and fourth in the store. Pulling up "best of" lists and reviews from reputable sites. On every list were these ear buds. I'm the type of person that thinks if I've never heard of it, it must not be a reputable brand. BUT because I didn't want to spend $170+ on Sony and was just looking for something different than the powerbeats, I gave back beat fit a chance. Got them for a great price thanks to best buy's price matching ($72, listed at $107ish). Initially I was unimpressed with the sound and was about to take them back. Roommate suggested adjusting the EQ settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and these turned into the best buds I had ever owned. Powerbeats2 become a little uncomfortable after long use and Jay birds had exceptional sound, but wouldn't stay in my ears. I have weird ears and these fit great. Sound good enough to get me through media listening, work, workouts, all types of music. Only cons are that they are one size fits all. No multiple buds for different shape ears. second con is that I wish the band was just a touch longer. Not by much because that would defeat the portability purpose of these, which I love by the way, but sometimes I just have them around my neck and they fall off because it's so short. Like I said, I wanted to hate them and find any reason to take them back, but I've had them about a month now and use them every day. Would definitely recommend. Amazing buds for the price point. Also coming from 12 hours of battery life, these only have 8 hours and thought that would be a problem. More than enough. Thought they had noise cancelling because they make a great seal in my ear canal and we're blocking out way more noise than expected. Again, nothing bad to say about these.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for general music while exercising

      Posted
      Titan05

      I've had a week with the Backbeat Fit. It's hard for a company to come up with an in ear headphone that fits most. These headphone are light weight and you barely feel like they are there. They are a sort of gummy but very non-sticky feel and very comfortable when wearing, and sturdy build quality. I feel like i could throw them in the gym bag or in my pocket and not damage them. Syncing the Bluetooth was very easy, took about 10 seconds. I've been listening to over 3 hours of music and there have been no cut offs or static. I even inadvertently walked upstairs and the signal was strong. I like that from the factory they come with about 6 hours of charge. I assume times would vary depending on shelf life, but the fact that they are somewhat charged is great. Nothing is more annoying than being excited about a product and i have to wait 2-24 hours for full charge. The sound is great in the +80hz frequency. Mid tones and highs are spectacular for an in ear non sealed headphone. They get adequately loud enough to hear all the mid to high tones satisfactorily even with wind and traffic noise while biking. The bass is just ok or slightly lacking unless your ears are of a design that would fit the ear bud within your ear canal. In my case, the bass was about 20% of what i expected. If i slightly pushed them in it went up to 80% of what i would expect. I assume that ear size, shape, etc would have a major effect on this. But the low frequencies were adequate taking into account that these are in ear and not molding, or sealing. Overall it’s a great headphone for work outs and running. I especially liked that i could still hear traffic and general conversation easily. It will lack low frequencies and sound a bit tinny due to this. Audiophiles would enjoy it for what the purpose is, or pass if full encompassing sound is expected. Overall it’s good enough for gym and running listening.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good headphones

      Posted
      Alex
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm kind of an audiophile and quite discerning in terms of what I would consider acceptable sound quality. I purchased these phones with an idea of using around water, - the pool, the lake, shower etc. I had low expectations and this product turned out pretty good: the sound it produces is on a higher end for the in-ear design, my typical test is how soon I would get tired listening to the music using the phones and it doesn't make me tired for extended time (hours). Very sleek design, light weight, feels comfortable wearing it. Excellent battery life, lasts for at least a couple days of on and off use. Controls are intuitive and provide all functions one would expect via discreet buttons: powering up and down, volume control, skipping tracks, answering phone, etc. So far used it for a week and tried in a pool, in a shower, on trail and bike during exercise. It works well as I would expect, volume is sufficient in most environments. Parties I called using the headset reported good sound quality even when I was riding a bicycle, so it must have well designed mike noise cancellation. Still have to see how well it lasts over the time. I believe this product's value can be increased with the addition of a couple simple accessories: a plastic case to carry around and travel, and a detachable floater like those they put on sunglass retainers so that they won't sink (these headphones will not float by themselves and will sink in the pool or in the lake if you drop them).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Paper work is awful

      Posted
      Bobby

      I purchased the wireless headphones and when I open them I looked for the instructions on how to use them. To my surprise there were no instructions other than two pictures that showed where to find the place to charge the phones. These are the first wireless headphones I have ever purchased and I had no idea how to turn them on, volume control, how to take a phone call and most important how to pair to my I Phone. I went to my I phone and went to Bluetooth and it said devices and had a circle that was working trying to find something but it didn't since I had no idea how to turn the headphone on. Do you assume that everyone who purchases these phones know how to pair them and how they work. There was at least five pieces of paper with instructions in about 20 languages but not one on how to use these things. I boxed it up was going to return it the next day until my daughter and son-in-law came by and I asked them if they could get it to work. They found a YouTube video and showed how to set it up and how to use the features of the phones. When I purchase anything, I expect instructions on how to use the thing. I can't believe that you would sell something with no instructions about how to use the thing. They are now working fine but you get one star since there is no way I could have ever gotten them to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        PlantronicsRepresentative

        Hello and thank you for your honest review! We are sorry to hear about your experience, the headphones come with a small "Get Started" guide, that covers the basics: Pairing, power, volume, taking calls. For the full user guide you can go to our official website. If you have any questions, please, don't hesitate to contact Plantronics Customer Care at 855-765-7878 Plantronics

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Extremely comfortable go-everywhere headphones.

      Posted
      drew

      These are my absolute favorite headphones due to the very comfortable design. Having a cord bouncing around on my neck, getting caught on my shirt or backpack drove me nuts with the PowerBeats and Jaybird headsets I had before. These keep the cord off your neck and the over the ear design gives lots of support to very little weight. It also helps keep them in your ear. I'm always afraid that the apple Air pods would fall out just like the regular apple headphones that come with an iphone. The sound quality is good for bluetooth headphones. I get a decent amount of battery life out of them, about 8 hours and I use them all day everyday, running in the morning, on and off the MTR. I pop them on the charger at night next to my phone and they're good to go. They are designed to let sound IN so if you're running you can still hear cars and people around you. Not only is it safe, it makes them the perfect city headphone because you can leave them in and still hear the cashier if you stop in a store to buy something. The biggest con I have is that I take them everywhere (I mean EVERYWHERE) and they're prone to getting lost. Unfortunately the design that makes them so comfortable also makes it easy to forget and just leave draped around your neck where they eventually fall off and get lost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good; previous one sounded better.

      Posted
      1nonly
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This one was a replacement for one that I had previously had. It was still under warranty and I got a new one in its place. However, and I don't know why, but this particular one sounds slightly less as loud in the left bud. Other than that, it's great for working out. I run a lot, and it works perfectly for that as it allows sound to come into the buds. If you want to block out all outside sound and want super loud sound, stay away. However, if you want a comfortable pair of wireless headphones that are safe for use while running then look no further! It's awesome!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Plantronics Back Beat Headphones

      Posted
      dmanning471
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Awesome head phones! Comfortable, take a little getting used to for the function buttons. Pair well with iPhone. Good voice quality for phone calls but not my main use. Also love that there is no cord to get caught on the back of your neck when you turn your head left or right. I have struggled to find a great set of headphones that do not malfunction with sweat like Beats 3. The only headphones on the market that could actually be submerged in water 3ft deep for 30 minutes. True test will come when the weather heats up, so far very good! I recommend these headphones!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stay in place comfortably while exercising

      Posted
      James
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      These earbuds stay in place during hiking, walking or running. They sound great. They do NOT seal off your ear canal, so you still have a very good idea of the sounds going on around you. This is so important if you are doing your workouts outside. The are not the headphones you want if you need passive sound isolation, they do nothing for that. They charge quickly and easily connect to any of the devices I've paired them with (iPhone, Samsung Note8 phone, laptop, etc). I have, and would again, buy these when the battery eventually deteriorates in this pair.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, design, usability and durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 88/100 = Very good quality.
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    • PCMagRating, 2.5 out of 5Tim Gideon on January 29, 2018
      Plantronics BackBeat Fit Boost Edition
      The Plantronics BackBeat Fit Boost Edition headphones may carry an extra charge in their pouch, but are priced far too high for the audio experience they deliver.Full Review
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      The Plantronics BackBeat Fit is the best set of headphones for runners because it's comfortable, it sounds great, and you can safely hear your surroundings.Full Review
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      Plantronics BackBeat Fit Review
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      Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones review - built to keep pace with your workout
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    • Top Ten ReviewsRating, 4.6 out of 5Brandon Carte on November 7, 2014
      Plantronics BackBeat FIT Review
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