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Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones review

Bose SoundSport Pulse are wireless headphones with a heart rate sensor, excellent audio quality, music sharing option with other Bose headphones. These Bluetooth sports headphones are not an absolute perfection, but they are currently the best in the category. Why? With great sound and solid build quality they look like a profitable purchase.

Bose SoundSport Pulse

Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones is the new Bose wireless headset with built-in microphone. A special design prevents them from falling out. These in-ear headset wirelessly reproduces your favorite music as it really sounds. They also has crystal-clear sound and powerful recognizable Bose’s bass. Excellent sound and solid built quality makes Bose Soundsport Pulse wireless headphones one of the best in the category.

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, Aqua
List Price:$149.00
Price:$149.00
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Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones are perfect for running and other sport activities as they have a heart rate sensor. They’re waterproof and sweat resistant. Perfectly chosen materials makes these headphones very comfortable to wear. They’re compatible with all Android devices. The great thing that they’re able to share music with other Bose headphones using NFC Bluetooth connection. Bose Soundsport Pulse wireless headphones come with a built-in battery for up to 6 hours of music enjoyment.

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones

Design

The design is almost the same as in normal Bose SoundSport wireless headphones. The changes are – the heart rate sensor on the left side and the inner part is of the red plastic. Ordinary SoundSport headphones are now available in black, yellow and blue colors.

Headphones have classic design with two blocks. On the right side – a massive and very handy remote control. The buttons seem bad, but that’s because of the water protection. With Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless headphones is quite possible to run in the rain. It’s very important not only for runners but also cyclists. In addition to the well-implemented control, there are great tips StayHear. As the name suggests, they help keep in touch with the outside world. It’s important for people with active lifestyle.

Indicator lights are located on the inside, which is very correct, a single button is on the right earcup. The microphone is on the remote control. Voice quality is good and if it’s noisy around, you must bring the remote closer.

If earphone nozzles are chosen correctly, you won’t feel any inconvenience during exercise or while moving around the city. Despite the sporty character, Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless is quite versatile. Thanks to the good sound quality and they’re suitable for public transport, walking around the office, jogging on vacation or for any other purpose.

There is also a small NFC sensor on the remote control. It’s easy to pair them with an Android smartphone.

Features

The headset is supported by the Bose Connect, which allows you to transfer the sound between the two Bose headphones. For example, if you use Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless, you can send the same music to Bose QC35. It’s so convenient to watch movies at home, on the road, listening to the same track on two different headphones.

In addition, the software update is supported by using the app and it’s done almost automatically. Firstly, the firmware loads onto the Bose Connect, then transferred to the headphones. The process is done safely so it won’t interrupt answering the call or anything else, no crashes and other things haven’t been noticed.

The program shows a connected headset, battery power, pulse.And  in settings, it’s possible to select Auto timer, enable or disable the voice prompts (very comfortable by the way), view the guide, select a language prompts. If you choose one of the favorite sports applications (MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Endomondo, Runtastic), the sensor will start to show the heart rate.

In ordinary life, Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless headphones may help to keep the heart rate under control while jogging or walking. The headphones paired with the Apple Watch – works wonderfully. A lot of people don’t like to wear watches when jogging but like to listen to music. In this case, Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless headphones paired with any smartphone are a perfect choice.

Sound quality

There is a system of automatic equalization – which makes all music to sound better, whether you are listening to an old album from iTunes, or music from your mobile device. This versatility is certainly captivating. The sound is the best that one sports headset can offer at the moment. That’s because manufacturers usually like to forget that during training nobody want to listen to an incomprehensible noise, but real music.

Besides music, it’s very nice to watch movies, TV shows, as headphones produce a clear voice with vividly transferred effects.

Working hours

Battery can hold up to five hours, not too much, but on the other hand, we must have in mind that sensor consumes a lot of battery. In real life, you can rely on the stated numbers.

Conclusion

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless now worth $179. As the main competitor there is Jabra Sport Pulse which price is $159, but considering that there are the same by specifications, it’s better to choose the Bose product. Overall, SoundSport is excellent headphones, for someone who knows how to use it. These headphones aren’t the best buy for someone who doesn’t have plans of going to the gym, running, or doing other physical activities. In that case, it’s the best to choose simple Bose SoundSport Wireless. On the other hand, the overpayment for the heart rate sensor is small, so you can immediately buy a Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless, shorts, sneakers, and go for a jog.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality, one of the best sports headsets.
  • Convenient nozzles, allowing not to lose the touch with reality (important for safety).
  • Bose Connect program provides additional options – transfer music to another Bose headset, etc.
  • Heart Rate Sensor works with any sports application and generally works very well.
  • Protection from rain and sweat.
  • Good voice quality with voice prompts.

Cons

  • Picking the right set of nozzles and settings of them is a little bit hard and confusing, there must be a separate guide for it.
  • Only 5 working hours on AirPods. 8-9 hours will be enough.

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