Bluetooth earbuds for running can give you coaching, music, or a combination of both right in your ear while doing your exercise.

The right earbuds will also make it more comfortable to have something in your ear and reduce the chance having them fall out while you are running. There are a variety of earbuds that stay in your ears by themselves, with wires that sit on the back of your neck, or with an over the ear design. These wireless earbuds give you a variety of options so you find the ones that are most comfortable for you.

My Top Picks at a Glance

Best For Sound: Jaybird X2

The Jaybird X2 is our top pick for the best Bluetooth earbuds for running. They have the best overall sound quality, connectivity, and fit. But they are fairly pricey and for the more intensive activities (like jump rope or boxing with them on), they may not quite stay in your ears, depending on the shape. If you have the right shaped ear though, these are one of the best Bluetooth earbuds on the market, hands down.

Best For Hard Training: Plantronics Backbeat Fit

Plantronics BackBeat Fit combine everything I love about a Bluetooth headphone: great range, extremely durable design (you can’t break the cords or pull them out of the sides), waterproof, decent sound, and great, immovable fit. When it comes to a pair of rugged Bluetooth headphones/earbuds, the Plantronics win hands down. You can’t break them or pull out the cord from the earbuds (something that seems to happen to me often with other designs). Even better, the way they stick to your ears with the unique design keep them out of the way of your hands and, more importantly, ensure they STAY on your ears no matter how much you move around.

Why Trust Me

I’ve spent at least 20 hours of research looking at every Bluetooth earbuds suirtable for running and hard training. I’ve also owned (and bought 6 of the top models) half a dozen major Bluetooth earbuds to test them out. I probably own at least 4 different models right now.

While comparing different products, I looked at sound quality, fit, price, and overall reputation from experts and users. I compiled my findings into a list and weeded out the earbuds that did not have a good reputation, were difficult to use or did not perform well overall.

The earbuds that were left in each category were the ones that made it into this comprehensive guide to the best Bluetooth earbuds for running.

I also wear my own pair of Bluetooth earbuds, so I know what works and what doesn’t work.

I’ve been living and training in Thailand and I use Bluetooth earbuds every single day, during my long runs in the Thailand sun or during jump rope sessions at the Muay Thai gym I train at, or during boxing bag work. So trust me went I say I’ve put these earbuds to the test in the worst possible conditions of sweat, heat, and physical abuse during my training.

I may not be an audiophile who can tell minute differences in sound quality, but man do I know all about headphones that work (and don’t work) for hard training athletes.

Anyways, let’s get on with this.

What are Bluetooth Earbuds?

So you may be wondering exactly what are Bluetooth earbuds? To understand this, you must first know what Bluetooth is. Bluetooth is a process using radio waves to connect two devices wirelessly. For examples, pairing earbuds to your phone so you can hear your music without having to plug in a cord to your phone using Bluetooth is one example. The phone and earbuds will be able to communicate via these radio waves, so there is no need for wires.

Bluetooth earbuds are popular among runners, athletes, and every day people because of their ease of use and comfort. Without wires, you are freed up to move around without having to worry about wires bouncing around and constantly hitting your face or torso. The Bluetooth aspect is nice because you can connect to anything else that is Bluetooth enabled, not just your smartphone. For example, most televisions, laptops, and tablets are Bluetooth enabled so you can listen to your choice of audio without disturbing anyone around you. This is nice for both the home and office.

Why You Need Bluetooth Earbuds

The biggest reason to get Bluetooth earbuds is the comfort. The lack of wires is nice when you are running because they are not flying around and getting in your way. This eliminates distraction so you can focus on what is important which is improving your form, time, and relieving your overall stress level during your run. The lack of wires also means no untangling them for five minutes before your run. Just pair your headset and you are ready to go. This usually only takes a couple of seconds, depending on your phone and the type of earbuds you have. Once the earbuds are paired, you should not have to pair them again for a while.

Sound quality is definitely improved with Bluetooth earbuds, which is another reason to use them. Most earbuds have noise cancellation and bass-boosting technology so you only hear high-quality sound. This goes for both music and a voice coach if you have a fitness tracker, GPS watch, or use an app on your phone.

As Bluetooth earbuds become more popular, manufacturers are making it more accessible in all types of technology. For example, some types of televisions come with a Bluetooth option so you can listen through your headphones while your kids are asleep or while your wife is reading next to you. Computers and laptops also come with the Bluetooth option, which is nice to have if you stream movies or take calls on the go. There are many different reasons Bluetooth earbuds are a good option and will benefit you and once you try them you will be convinced.

How to Choose the Right Bluetooth Earbuds

The perfect Bluetooth earbuds are the ones that are right for you. So how do you know which ones those are? There are a few things to think about before browsing earbuds. Think about how often you use your phone and/or current set of headphones throughout the day. This will give you a good idea of how much you actually use them (it will probably be more than you think). If you don’t have earbuds at the moment, think about how much you will want to use them. Will it be solely for running or working out? Or will you use them for more?

If you will use them for more than just running, such as taking phone calls and using them for various tasks throughout the day, then you want a pair that will be more comfortable than just your average, run of the mill earbuds. If running is your primary use for the Bluetooth earbuds, you want some specifically designed for that purpose with other features coming in second. This is because you want the earbuds to stay securely in place, and sporting earbuds are designed for that.

Are there other features of Bluetooth earbuds that you want? If so, what are they? Do you want the ability to take phone calls, pair them with other devices, etc.? How many devices do you want to pair with? These are important to think about because secondary features come in handy when you are not using the earbuds for running.

Another thing to think about is the look of the earbuds, what type you like and do you not like. For example, do you like the earbuds with an over the ear style? Do you want earbuds that are easy to take in and out? These will factor in on your decision because you want something that is functional, looks good, and is comfortable to wear.

Battery life is another important aspect to take into consideration. Think about how often you will be using the earbuds throughout the day and that will give you a good idea of the battery life you will need. Remember, the battery may diminish over time so go with something that exceeds your needs in the beginning so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery in the middle of a run. Furthermore, don’t expect too long of a battery life from earbuds. The average is about eight hours because they are quite small, so that is something to keep in mind.

Key Features

Bluetooth earbuds can come with a variety of features. Some come with noise cancellation, which is nice if you do not want to hear anything while you are running. However, this can cause issues if you are running in a city and need to watch out for traffic. Another feature is voice commands. Most Bluetooth earbuds can handle voice commands, yet not all of them do. If this is important to you, make sure to double check before purchasing your pair.

A few other features Bluetooth earbuds may offer include integration with your stereo audio and your computer. Not all brands have these options, so remember to check if these features are on your must have list.

How important is sound quality to you? Some earbuds focus more on bass-boosting than others. If sound is important to you, check how the earbuds are rated when it comes to both music and audio quality. Most earbuds come with good sound, it just depends on how good you want the sound to be that makes the difference.

Newer Bluetooth earbuds feature heart rate monitoring and fitness tracking. This is still a relatively new design, so all of the kinks are not worked out yet. However, there are still some good options out there, which we cover in this guide. If you do want heart rate monitoring and/or fitness tracking, keep that in mind while browsing different products as well.

Some earbuds some with a piece that sits on your neck where others are completely wireless.

Do you want to mess with a small amount of wires? Do you think that piece on your neck will bother you? These are other optional features available. Keep in mind that if you do go completely wireless, the earbuds will likely be pricier.

Can you use Regular Headphones?

Regular headphones work fine. Yet, keep in mind regular headphones are fine where Bluetooth earbuds work great. There is a big difference in sound quality, comfort, aesthetics, and features.  Headphones are fine if you are looking for something in a pinch, such as you forgot your Bluetooth earbuds at home and are wanting to listen to music without disturbing anyone. The noises around you will leak through, but you will still have your music.

Bluetooth earbuds give you a wider range of options and tend to be more comfortable. Headphones are no ideal for running as they feel top heavy. Furthermore, earbuds are much easier to transport and you can put them right in your pocket without having them take up too much room. Therefore, regular headphones can work, but you will most likely be disappointed and uncomfortable if you try to use them the same way Bluetooth earbuds are made to be used.

Bluetooth Earbuds vs Wired Earbuds vs Headphones

Bluetooth Earbuds vs. Wired Earbuds

Bluetooth earbuds are nice when it comes to the fact you do not have wires to worry about. While running, these wires can get in the way unless you secure them down, which is not always comfortable or doable, depending on what you are wearing. The downside to not having wires is you have to make sure your earbuds are charged on a regular basis. The average Bluetooth earbuds have about an eight-hour battery life while they are being used. The higher end models have a longer battery life, but you will still be charging them almost every day.

While wired earbuds are cheaper than Bluetooth earbuds, they also are cheaper in quality. This means they do not deliver the same sound quality and will not be as comfortable. Wired earbuds do not normally have noise canceling options, at least the cheaper models do not. You will still hear everything that is going on around you, which can be distracting if you are trying to focus on running. Furthermore, since the wired options are normally cheaper they can get damaged easier. While running or using them in the gym, it is easy for them to get tangled and pulled out of your ears. The piece that sits in your ear may not be as comfortable as if you invested in a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds. This is because they are made out of better material and tend to come with more options when it comes to earpieces.

Bluetooth Earbuds vs. Headphones

The typical headphones can be somewhat large when wearing them for running. They can be uncomfortable and not fit on your head very well. The draw to these large headphones is for use at home or at the office because they are comfortable because of their cushy ear pieces, but only when you are not moving. However, once you start moving around the headphones become unstable and threaten to fall off your head. This is annoying when you are running or doing other exercises because you start focusing on your headphones instead of what you originally set out to do.

The Best Bluetooth Headphones for Running & Training

Here’s our top picks (by categories) of the top Bluetooth headphones/earbuds for those who are doing a lot of athletic activities. For example, you run quite a bit, or you participate in a contact sport (MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing), or you do other movement-heavy activities that involve a lot of sweat and moving around.

We’ve paid particular attention to earbuds that actually STAY IN YOUR EAR no matter what you do and are able to handle intense sweating.


The Best


Plantronics BackBeat Fit

These things are my favorite. Like seriously favorites. At this point, I have three of these!

The BackBeat Fit’s are the perfect combination of lightweight,  durability, water & sweat resistance (they are waterproof), connectivity distance, and fit. And even better, they are priced well at between 70 to 100 USD — nearly half the cost of some of the more expensive options.

There are better-sounding Bluetooth earbuds for training out there. But NON of them will stay put like the Backbeat Fit’s do, no matter what you are doing. Sprinting, jump rope, boxing, Muay Thai pad work, lifting weights — nothing you do will have these babies budge from your ears. I’ve tried A LOT of Bluetooth headphones/earbuds and these are the only earbuds that actually remained on my head.

Oh yea, they are also waterproof. I’ve used a pair in Thailand for 6 months without a single problem (I’ve lost many other ‘water and sweat resistant) earbuds to sweat damage.

So yea, if you want maximum sound quality and noise isolation, then look at say the Jaybird X2’s. But if you want a reasonably priced pair of do-anything-with Bluetooth headphones that WILL NEVER FALL OFF DURING TRAINING, these get my highest recommendation.

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Runner Up


JayBird X2

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JayBird X2 is our top pick when it comes to the best Bluetooth earbuds for running when considering the fit, comfort, and quality of sound.

They are better than the previous version of this model, so you get the most features for your money.

Jaybird X2 vs Jaybird X3

The X2 is NOT the same as the often-compared Jaybird X3. The major difference between the models is the X3 is an earbud style while the X2 is an IN-Ear style. The X2 pushes deep into your ear for maximum noise isolation. This means better sound, less environmental noise. For training, I generally recommend the X2 over the X3 UNLESS you are running on the road or through crowded areas (or driving with them on) and you need to be able to hear your surrounding environment.

These earbuds come in a few different colors which include black, red, blue, and white, along with a few other options depending on how much you are willing to spend.

The fit on the JayBird X2 is very stable. Even if you sweat, the flange wings stay in place so you don’t have to worry about the earbuds slipping out. They also come with a selection of three different size tips so you can find the best fit for your ears. In addition, three foam tips accompany them so you can have the most stable fit possible. This allows you to mix and match both tips to find the optimal fit for your type of ear.

The durability one these earbuds is decent, but they do have a Lifetime Sweat-proof Warranty. This means then if they die unexpectedly, JayBird will replace them for free. The customer service is very efficient when it comes to making sure you get a new pair fast. Furthermore, since the battery dies after a while, you can still get a new pair due to this guarantee. While this is a downside to the earbuds, it is a definite upside to JayBird’s customer service.

The earbuds connect to a wire that sits on the back of your neck and has buttons that control music volume and song selection. It takes a little bit to get used to this, but once you practice a few times, you will have the buttons down pretty quickly. The X2 also has a microphone so you can take and make hands-free calls via Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth gives you about 30 feet of range, meaning your phone (or what you connect to) has to be within 30 feet of the earbuds. Anything that is Bluetooth enabled you can connect to with the X2 such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The battery life is eight hours per charge, so be prepared to charge it every day. Even though it has eight hours of charge, it does give the earbuds a nice lightweight feel instead of being bulky with a larger battery.

The JayBird X2 has the best sound quality when it comes to Bluetooth sports earbuds on the market. In this updated version, the bass has been boosted so you get a more dynamic sound. The bass is balanced with other ranges, so you get a balance when listening to all genres of music.

Overall the JayBird X2 give you superior sound quality, premium fit, and a Lifetime Sweat-proof Warranty, which makes them the top choice for the best Bluetooth earbuds for running. They have a decent battery life with eight hours per charge and customer service is very helpful if you do need to use the guarantee.

A few downsides to the X2 include the high price tag, but you get a lot of features for the investment. After a while, these earbuds do die out, but you get a free replacement after contacting customer service. Make sure to read the guarantee and keep the necessary paperwork in case your pair does die out. It can be somewhat annoying but it is better than paying for another pair out of pocket.

If you are looking for something similar to this pair of earbuds, check out Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless and Plantronics BackBeat Fit. The Plantronics Backbeat Fit Bluetooth headphones offer a sweat proof design, good audio, and a secure fit, so much so that they never, ever come lose when you work out. They don’t block out all of the external sounds, so that is something to keep in mind. The Beats Powerbeats 2 have a good reputation for giving great bass and they have an over the ear design if that is something you are looking for, but they are not nearly as small or light as the BackBeat Fit, though have better sound for it.

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Also Good


Jabra Sport Coach

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The Jabra Sport Coach is our runner up pick for the best Bluetooth earbuds for running. This is an upgrade from the Jabra Sport Pulse, which did have heart rate monitoring. However, the Sport Coach does not, but it does have a tracking accelerometer. More on that later.

The Sport Coach is similar in design to the JayBird X2 in that the earbuds are connected by a wire that sits on the back of your neck. Pairing the device to your phone is easy, as all you have to do is push a button on the module and they are put into pairing mode. The earbuds may tend to forget your phone from time to time, so you may have to pair them more often than you like.

Once nice feature of the Jabra Sport Coach is the earbuds work with an app that has a series of workouts for you. A voice guides you through these routines via the earbuds, which is nice if you need a little direction. The workouts are customizable and there are a lot to choose from. One downside to these workouts is the can be somewhat confusing. For example, the timed workouts are timed by you, not the headphones. Once the time is up, you have to push a button on the left earpiece to let the earbuds know you have completed the set.

When it comes to running and tracking your training, these earbuds do a much better job. The motion sensor will track your cadence, time, pace, and distance. The earbuds were accurate when compared to fitness trackers and GPS watches. The earbuds then present all of the information on in an app on your smartphone.

The sound quality is nowhere near the JayBird X2, which is why these did not get our top pick. The bass is lacking and to hear the voice and music the volume has to be turned up quite a bit. Although, once the volume is turned up, the music and voice do come across pretty clear.

The battery life is about five and a half hours on average, so you will be charging it every day. It uses a micro USB to do the charging, so it can be charged pretty much anywhere, except an ultramarathon. These earbuds may not be the best option if you are looking for something for an ultramarathon.

Overall the Jabra Sport Coach Earbuds will give you a wide range of workouts right in your ears. The run tracking is exceptional and accurate. The sound quality does leave some to be desired, but it is still decent. The battery life is not great, especially if you want to use these for ultramarathons. Furthermore, you may find yourself pairing these with your phone often as they forget they have been paired before.

If you are searching for something similar, check out Jabra Rox or the JLab Epic Bluetooth Earbuds. The JLab Epic will give you a deep bass and a powerful audio sound. They are splash proof, so that is a plus. The Jabra Rox has magnetic earpieces to keep the wires from tangling and saves on battery life. The remote is on the side instead of the back of the neck, which may be a preference to some people.

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Best Budget


Samsung Level U Wireless headphones

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Our budget pick for the best Bluetooth earbuds for running are the Samsung Level U Wireless headphones. They are a neckband style of earbuds, meaning the earbuds connect to a small neckband that sits at the base of the back of your neck. The slack from the band can be adjusted, and the earbuds fit snugly in your ears. When the earbuds are not in use, they snap into the neckband for simple storage.

The sound in the Level U earbuds are good, so good that you will get a good base at low and high levels of volume. The sound is clear and rich in all styles of music. The noise reduction feature is nice, but sound still does leak in so they are not completely noise cancelling. However, they do prevent a lot of outside noise, especially when compared to other brands in this price range.

The Samsung Level U earbuds will give you about 10 hours of music before you have to charge it. A voice will tell you when it is ready to pair and when the headphones are on. In addition, the neckband will alert you to incoming calls by vibrating. This is a nice feature if you don’t want to miss anything but don’t always have your phone in hand while you work out.

The Bluetooth connectivity is pretty good, but remember you get what you are paying for. The connection may go in and out if your phone is far away or in your pocket. The fewer objects that are between your phone and the earbuds, the better the connection will be.

The Samsung Level U Wireless Headphones are a good option if you are looking for something reliable without spending a lot of money. They have good sound quality, noise reduction, and 10 hours of battery life. The Bluetooth connection may go in and out depending on the location of your phone, however; they do a good job giving you sleek looking earbuds that put out good sound.

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Best for Quality of Sound


Bose SoundSport Wireless

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Bose SoundSport Wireless are a good option if you are looking to purchase Bluetooth earbuds based on sound quality. While they are a little more expensive, you will get powerful sound that other earbuds just cannot offer. Bose is a well-known brand when it comes to producing high-quality sound products, and they have put that technology into Bluetooth earbuds.

The Bluetooth connect button is right on the earpiece and they have a control on the neck cable. The buttons will manage your calls, control music playback, and control the volume. An LED light indicates the current battery life on your earbuds so you know when to charge them. Speaking of charging, you will get about six hours of playtime on these earbuds.

The SoundSport earbuds offer superior listening. At high volumes, the bass is intense and there is no distortion with the music. At normal listening levels, there is a good balance of sound so you will have a full range of what you are listening to.

Overall, the Bose SoundSport are the perfect Bluetooth Earbuds for running if you rely on high-quality audio or just want to listen to your music with a good pair of headphones. They fit snugly into your ears and are comfortable to wear. Furthermore, they are moisture resistant, which is good for intense workouts. They do tend to be on the more expensive side, so that is something to keep in mind.

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Best for Hitting the Gym & Intense Activities


Plantronics BackBeat Fit

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Also known as ‘the headphones that never come out of your ears no matter how much you move’.

These are MY personal favorites and what I use for running, doing Muay Thai, boxing, jump rope, and other activities where there is a lot of head movement going on. I pair these with my smartphone while also having my Garmin 235 Heart Rate monitor (see our best heart rate monitors list) on to use for my heart rate conditioning work (you get heart rate announcements sent from your watch to your phone and thus to your ears) for completely hands-free heart rate training when doing say sprints, boxing, or other activities.

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit have a sweat proof, rugged design so they will last through runs and while at the gym. They have a built-in microphone and decent sound quality. These earbuds also have a long battery life, which is a huge plus. They have an over the ear design and are made to sit in your ear looser than other earbuds. This makes them much more comfortable to wear on long runs or long workouts.

The BackBeat Fit aren’t noise canceling, which may or may not be good for you. You will still be able to hear traffic while you are running, but if you want to bask in the sound of music at night, these earbuds may not be a good option.

These earbuds do come with a reflective armband when you purchase them. This is nice if you don’t already have an armband for your smartphone and it accommodates most brands of phones.

To control your playlist, use the play and pause button, which is located on the left earpiece. The volume is also located in this area. On the right earpiece, you will find the phone and power buttons. Some people don’t like the control buttons on the neck pieces, so this is a nice alternative to that.

The battery life on these earbuds is a big highlight. They can go up to eight hours while listening to music and up to six hours while talking on the phone. The BackBeat Fit do have a “Deep Sleep” mode, which puts them into hibernation. This gives them extra battery life and on standby they can last for up to 14 days.

Overall these are a good choice for hitting the gym because they are sweat proof and have a flexible design. The newer models (2017) are classified as waterproof as well (not just sweat proof), so you can pretty much do anything with these or go anywhere, rain or shine.

Even better, these are the ONLY wireless buds I’ve found that actually stay in your ear no matter how sweaty you are and how much you jump around. For jump rope, for example, they will never come out, even if you bounce around. This can’t be said for most of the other sport bluetooth earbuds.

The sound quality is good, even if the earbuds do not sit all the way in your ears. While these are not noise cancelling earbuds, they do a good job of giving you good bass and range when it comes to your music. Last of all, the battery life is excellent for Bluetooth earbuds.

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Best for Completely Free Running


Bragi Dash

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If you are looking for a completely wire-free running, check out the Bragi Dash. They do not have any wires and sit comfortably in your ears. Besides being earbuds, they also give you a few more features for the hefty price tag. These work by inserting them into your ear canal and rotating them.

The earbuds automatically turn on once you take them out of the packaging. There are no buttons on the Dash, which can be a little confusing at first. However, the surface is touch sensitive so you go through the options by presses, taps, and swipes. It takes a little bit to get used to at first, but eventually, you will get the hang of it.

The Dash has a nice activity and fitness tracking feature. The left earbud controls the fitness tracking where the right controls the music. To hear where you are at in your activity goals, you will need to tap or swipe through the options. When you are using the Dash, you may inadvertently touch the area that is used to activate the features. This can be a little frustrating but it is just something different to get used to.

Wearing the Dash earbuds for running is great because not only do they stay in place, but they have a built-in heart rate sensor. The earbuds pair with the Bragi app so you can track your run through there and see your distance, steps, heart rate, calories burnt, and the duration of your run.

The sound quality of the Dash earbuds are impressive. The sound is well-rounded, especially because there are a bunch of other features packed into these small earbuds. They have a built-in flash drive that can hold your music if you don’t want to deal with your phone while on the run, making them truly hands-free earbuds. The Bluetooth has been known to cut in and out when they are connected to a smartphone, so that can be frustrating at times.

Overall, the Dash earbuds will give you quality sound completely free of wires. They also have a built-in fitness tracker, which is nice if you want to ditch your smartphone for a while. The Bluetooth can be unreliable at times, but the earbuds have a flash drive that does allow you to store music.

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Best with Heart Rate Tracking


The Samsung Gear Icon X

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The Samsung Gear Icon X gives you heart rate tracking right in the earbuds. They are completely wireless and sit securely in your ears. They are a little more on the expensive side, but they do have a lot of features.

The Gear Icon X are a solid pair of earbuds. The sound quality is good when you are looking for something comfortable to run with. If you are searching for something to give you very high-quality sound, you will need a different type of earbuds. These are more versatile and are designed for everyday use. In addition, each ear bud holds up to 4GB of music, which is nice if you don’t want to stream music from your phone.

There is accelerometers, heart rate monitors, and fitness tracking in each earbud. This is nice for those who don’t want to take their smartphone on the run or keep it by your side the entire day.

Overall the Samsung Gear Icon X have a sleek design, small storage, and an excellent heart rate monitor. They are not designed for those who really love their sharp, crystal clear music, but do give out a good sound. Furthermore, the battery life is relatively short, which is to be expected with earbuds like these.

Note: For the hardcore athletes who need real heart rate data to guide their training, I highly recommend you just go with the Garmin 235 Forerunner, or if you can afford it, the powerful Garmin Fenix 5 OVER using earbuds with a heart rate monitor/sensor built in. The Garmin provides you with full control over the heart rate data (you can see it and use the data in the Garmin Connect app, for example) and it’s more accurate.

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Best for All-in-One


Sony Smart B-Trainer

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Sony Smart B-Trainer is the best Bluetooth earbud option for an all-in-one solution. You will not need your smartphone, they are waterproof, and you will receive audio coaching while you run. These earbuds have a lot of features, which makes them a good all-around solution for someone who wants to ditch the smartphone and fitness tracker.

Inside of the Smart B-Trainer you will find a heart rate monitor, barometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, and a GPS. The heart rate monitoring does have a problem staying connected, and this is one of the flaws of the earbuds. Yet, once it does stay connected it takes you through the training program and tells you when you need to slow down and sped up so you can hit your target zone.

After your workout, check out the data on your smartphone. It has graphs that will give your heart rate, cadence, and stride over the distance you ran. The app is simple to use and provides you with detailed data.

Since these earbuds do offer so many features, the battery life suffers. You will get about three hours of use from these earbuds. It takes about an hour and a half to recharge them, so not too long but it can get annoying if you are constantly using and charging them.

Overall these are a pretty solid option when it comes to all-in-one earbuds. They are the best option on the market, even though the battery life is short and the heart rate monitoring connectivity can go in and out. Yet, they are still the best option when looking for something to ditch your smartphone and fitness tracker so you can run while still receiving data.

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Best for Intense Workouts


Under Armour Wireless earbuds

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When you need Bluetooth earbuds that can stand up to intense workouts, check out the Under Armour Wireless earbuds. Under Armour worked with JBL to create these earbuds and came up with powerful sound with a workout friendly design. They are sweat proof and create a good seal once you put them in your ear canal.

One of the biggest pros of these earbuds is the sound. The bass is powerful and free of distortion no matter what volume you listen to. Even if you are not into heavy bass, the sound quality is good across all range. The vocals are clear and nothing gets muffled.

The earbuds pair easily to your smartphone with just the use of one button. When it comes to battery life, you will get up to eight hours on one charge. This is about standard for earbuds of similar types.

Overall the Under Amour Wireless earbuds are perfect for intense workouts and great sound quality. The battery life is comparable to others in its class. The big downside to these earbuds are the price. They more pricey than other earbuds and come with fewer features, but they do have excellent sound quality.

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The Final Word

Bluetooth earbuds are helpful to have not only while you are running, but also while you are at home or at the office. They can block out outside noise and keep you from distracting others.

For some, this may also help with focusing on a task as well. There are many benefits to Bluetooth earbuds and they come in many styles so you are sure to find something that fits perfectly into your lifestyle.

Purchasing the perfect Bluetooth wireless earbuds depend on what features you are looking for. There are a variety of types on the market, so you will be able to find something within your price range and earbuds that fit your specific style.

There are a variety of types on the market, so you will be able to find something within your price range and earbuds that fit your specific style.

The main recommendation I have is that you get a pair that STAY on your ears, won’t break easily, and are resistant to copious amounts of sweat.

Before even looking set your budget, list your must-have features, and write what you do not what in Bluetooth earbuds.

For example, heart rate monitoring may not be necessary for you, which will cut out a lot of the more expensive Bluetooth earbuds. Yet, if you want something that has a lot of features, keep that in mind as well.

Choosing between in-ear and out-ear will also affect the price (out-ear are usually cheaper). If you want extra features like noise-cancelling, expect to pay more.

If you want extra features like noise-cancelling, expect to pay more.

And of course, sound quality will be the most expensive variable.

You can get a pretty cheap pair of generic sweat-resistance Bluetooth headphones now for about 45 bucks, but they won’t offer the best sound quality and they may break sooner than later. They may not stay on your ears while to jump rope or sprint up hills either. Still, you might consider getting a couple pairs of these over one more expensive brand of Bluetooth earbuds since the cost is the same.