Jabra Sport Pulse wireless earphones measure your heart rate

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Jabra has unveiled its latest wireless earbuds which feature a built-in heart-rate monitor and aerobic capacity measure.

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The Jabra Sport Pulse is a Dolby-enhanced pair of Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless earbuds whhich, as well as the heart-rate monitor, also freatures an accelerometer, pedometer and access to individual tailored coaching as you exercise.

Designed to complement its Jabra Sport Box wireless and Sport Wireless+ earphones range, the earbuds themselves are encased in carbon fibre so should be able to handle the rigours of exercise.

Jabra said that it commissioned Campbell University in North Carolina to independently verify the performance of the heart-rate monitor technology for fitness and active usage.
The company said that the trial included runners on a treadmill and simultaneously tested Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless against a medical electrocardiogram machine.

“The results clearly showed an extraordinary accuracy with a 99.2% correlation, proving the advanced nature of the Jabra in ear heart rate technology,” Jabra said.

The Jabra Sport Pulse is set to launch in the UK in October for £199.

Stuart O’Connor