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These 8 wireless earphones will ensure that you stay put in the gym

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who need music to work out, and those who don’t. Most of us fall into the former category — the music spurs us to work out and the strong beats provide a pumping adrenaline that matches the pace of our feet hitting the treadmill. In modern times, earphones have become an essential part of workout gear. Much like your gym clothes and accessories, investing in a good pair of earphones are a must. With all the bouncing around one does while exercising, it only makes sense to get wireless earphones.

We’ve come a long way from when earphones had to be plugged in to your iPod or smartphones. Gone are the days when you’d pull your earphones out and spend a good 10 minutes untangling the wires. Also gone are the days when the wires of your earphones would fumble all over the place and smack you in your face as you’re running.

Now that you’ve invested a good sum in a gym membership, it’s time to put it to good use with a durable set of wireless earphones. Below, we’ve compiled eight wireless earphones proven to be the most suitable for workouts, and some are even enough to withstand a whole marathon. We’ve got you covered.

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JBL Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate

You won’t have to worry about leaving your fitness tracker at home as long as you have these earphones, because they come with a heart rate tracker. These pair of earphones are also extremely sturdy — they have been tested by athletes with the most intense training sessions, and are also nano-coated to be sweat-proof.

RM791.28, JBL

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Samsung Gear IconX

These wireless earphones from Samsung are so lightweight, you won’t even feel them there. Just remember to remove them when you hit the shower. The Gear IconX boasts long-lasting battery life, and has a touch-feature to control your music and playlist. For the runners, feel like you have a coach right inside your ear thanks to the Running Coach function with voice feedback.

RM799, Samsung

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Jaybird Run

Forgot to charge your wireless earphones? The Jaybird Run has your back. It features a fast charge option — a mere five minutes in the charging case will give you an hour of play time, so you don’t have an excuse to skip on gym time. They’re also sweat-proof and water resistant, so you can exercise in the rain if that’s your kind of thing.

RM712.29, Jaybird

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Bose SoundSport Free

The first “truly wireless” earphones from Bose, these babies are comfortable and stable. This is thanks to the in-house engineering of the StayHear+ Sport tips to spread contact evenly around the inside of your ear. There is also a fin design to conform naturally to the shape of the upper ridge of your ear — ensuring that your earphones won’t fall out no matter how intense the workout gets.

RM989.15, Bose

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B&O Beoplay E8

When only the best will do for your ears, indulge in something premium like this B&O Beoplay E8. It’s a sophisticated pair of wireless earphones with the brand’s signature premium sound quality, that also lasts longer per charge. Go for over four hours of play time per charge, from the moment you step out of your house until you’re done with your workout.

RM1,448.69, B&O

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V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless

Wireless earphones designed for sporting use tends to have a certain look about them, but the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless earphones will challenge that stereotype. Its sleek, minimal, and elegant design is also functional. It loops effortlessly around the neck and has a call vibration plate at the back to effectively inform you when you have an incoming call. It’s also made for durability — nanocoating technology makes these earphones sweat-proof and weatherproof.

RM672.66, V-Moda

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Jabra Elite Sport

Customisable fitting options for the Jabra Elite Sport makes them a perfect fit for your ears. It also means that you won’t be losing them during your ultra vigorous workout. If you get a call in-between, you’ll also find that your caller won’t be hearing all the additional noises outside. This is thanks to the four microphones that help filter background noises, so your call will be crystal-clear.

RM1,100.61, Jabra

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Urbanears Stadion

It may not be the prettiest of the lot, but the Urbanears Stadion make ups for it in functionality and durability. For starters, it can go on for seven hours in just a single charge. The stretchy coil design ensures that any person of any size can wear the headphones. Coupled with the EarClick technology that makes them stay firmly in your ears, the Stadion is one pair of wireless earphones that caters to everyone.

RM485.53, Urbanears

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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