Bose Soundsport Review – Wireless Bluetooth for Exercise

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If you’re looking for a pair of quality wireless Bluetooth headphones to augment your exercise, SoundSport by Bose is a good choice!

I tested them in the gym and while running so let me give you my thoughts. 

By the way you can get them here

Okay, let’s get into it! 

Boss SoundSport Review

1. Comfort

When I’m looking for anything, this always ranks first for me. If I don’t enjoy wearing something, all the features in the world don’t matter. 

In the case of SoundSport, they passed. They are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and during exercise. The silicone inserts have an added edge so they stay put when you wear them.

They don’t fall off during a longer run, and I can say with confidence that they stay put surprisingly well. 

They ARE a bit bulky though. There are plenty of options out there with a slimmer profile.

Comfort Level 100%

2. Battery Life

The SoundSport has a 6 hour battery life. It’s decent but it’s not great. If you’re just using these for exercise, then yeah it’s going to be fine.

But, if you wanted something to last you through most of your shift after a workout, then you’ll have to charge these inbetween. I figured by them being a little bit bigger, they’d last longer.

But, that’s not the case. So for these my verdict is.. average. 

Battery Life 70%

3. Sound Quality

Boss is known for being a high quality audio brand at the end of the day. I expected the sound quality to be very good and I have to say it was.

I went through a large variety of music to see if one genre came through a little weaker. In the past, I’ve had some headphones that lacked in rock but were very geared towards bass heavy music. 

For these headphones, everything played well. They met my expectations!

Sound Qualiy 70%

4. Boss App

I’m aware making an app isn’t super easy. But, for a company this big they could have done a better job.

Coming from Garmin, who have an amazing interface, to this.. was disappointing. I purchased the Pulse edition of the SoundSport model and they wanted me to download separate apps to integrate with the data. 

I’m used to everything just synching up fine. At the end of the day it does what it needs to do, connect your Bluetooth to your phone. But, if they want to branch out into the fitness space with wireless Bluetooth, they have a lot of room to improve. 

For a decently expensive pair of technology, I expected something better. 

App Functionality 50%

5. Sweat Resistance

They look great, but how do they function when you’re drenched in sweat? Do they lose grip or get uncomfortable?

My answer is excellent. I had tested them a few times, but hadn’t got sweaty enough to really see how they responded. So I went on a long run. 

After that run, drenched in sweat with bugs on my forehead(lol), they were still functioning like a charm. They didn’t slip out of my ears or become uncomfortable. 

Exercise Use 100%

Final Thoughts

I would recommend picking up a pair if comfort and sound quality are important to you. There are a lot of competitors in this space that cost quite a bit less. But, it’s noticeable that the sound quality on these is significantly better than your average bear’s.

If you end up grabbing a pair for your workout routine, let me know!

I’d love to hear how you liked them in the comments. I’ve also posted a video review on these if you’re interested in such a thing 🙂

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