Disclaimer: I received an pair of Aftershokz Trekz Air 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!
If you haven’t heard of Aftershokz headphones, you are in for a treat today! If you have heard of them, keep reading because this may peak your interest as well!
Aftershokz headphones are wireless, using bluetooth technology without all of the cords and wires getting tangled up in your clothes, hair and gym equipment. They also incorporate bone conduction technology, which sends mini vibrations through your cheekbones, directly to your inner ear, leaving your ear canals open. This allows you to run or workout freely without having something actually plugging your ear, enabling you to still hear noises around you, another runner or bike coming up behind you, or even a car or an animal approaching without your knowledge. This safety feature alone helped me to fall in love with Aftershokz over a year ago when I received my first pair.
Additionally, the open ear concept is great for races and other environments where people may talk to you occasionally. I love wearing my Aftershokz and still being able to hear what the course volunteers are saying or hearing what the crowd support is yelling as I run by. It’s nice to have your favorite jams playing but still feel like you are experiencing the race environment and all it has to offer in terms of directions/cheering/noisemakers.
These headphone fit perfectly over your ears and around the back of your neck. They are sweat proof and have a long-lasting battery life of 20 hours on standby and 6 hours of use. I charge mine once a week and still have plenty of power to make it through my various 4-5 runs and workouts each week. They also have a decent wireless range of over 30 feet. I have forgotten my phone on the treadmill and completed my weightlifting throughout the rest of the gym without losing my music. Although, once I was done, I had to go back and find my phone. I knew it had to be in the gym somewhere!
Over the months, Aftershokz has continued to improve their technological advances with the Trekz Air model. They also added some new, fun colors to the Air lineup to give you options to personalize your running gear. The Trekz Air now come in Slate Grey (pictured), Forest Green and Midnight Blue.
As you can see from the picture, you can hardly tell I am wearing headphones. They fit perfectly over the curve of the top of your ear, and you can still wear sunglasses, hats/visors and even headbands with them on. You can wear a combination of all of these things without discomfort, as I often wear my Trekz Air headphones, sunglasses and visor at the same time.
Alright, I’ve bragged enough about the headphones, so I’m sure by now you are wondering what’s in it for you? For a limited time you can go to bibrave.aftershokz.com to get $30 off your next pair and an Aftershokz trucker hat! Let me know what color you are going to get in the comments below and remember to #beopen 🙂