“Disclaimer: I received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”
I have never really liked wearing ear buds as they do not fit well in my ears. They were always either falling out or they would make my ears sore. I tried another pair of wireless ear buds that I was not happy with at all because they were ones that sat in your ears and I had issues with them falling out while I was running even though they came with different sized overlays they still did not fit. So, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to try out the AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones. I thought they might not be comfortable but boy was I wrong. I hardly even noticed they were there. They are very lightweight. In fact they are 20% lighter than their counterpart. It was love at first try! I was also a bit worried about them pressing against my ears and head while running with a hat, buff or headband during the brutally cold Wisconsin winter but I have had no problems with that. They easily fit under anything being used to keep your ears and head warm. I also wondered how easy it would be wearing my sunglasses with them. I thought it might be too bulky behind my ears but no problems with that.
They are also very easy to pair with your favorite device and even easier to use. The only issue I have had is trying to skip songs but I think that is because I push the button down either too fast or too slow. Working on getting that part down. I am not sure how I ever survived without these!
AfterShokz are made with bone conduction technology. That means that sound travels through the eardrums and bones at the same time. Mini vibrations go through the cheekbones into the inner ears giving you quality sound without covering or inserting anything in your ears. The best part about this is the open ear design that lets you hear your music as well as your surroundings, so it is a much safer way to listen to your music. I never wanted to listen to music while I was running alone in the early morning hours because I could not hear cars or anyone if they were to come up on me. With the Trekz Air I no longer have that worry.
They have a wireless range of up to 33 feet. They are also sweat proof, very durable and have a 6 hour battery life although I know people who have gotten closer to 8 hours use on a single charge. I loved how they talked to me and told me that it was time to charge. That is an awesome feature. You can easily make calls and enjoy the dual noise canceling microphone which excludes surrounding noise. Or, you can use these as a headset for your computer. They also come with a no hassle two year warranty.
What is included in the box:
AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones, Charger, earplugs and carrying case.
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