Jabra's waterproof, sport-focused Elite Sport wireless earbuds are, at the moment, my favourite in-ear wireless headphones. And a new minor hardware upgrade makes them even better.
The new upgrade improves battery life by 50 per cent. That's significant, and genuinely useful as a long-time real-world user of the original Elite Sport, which hit their three-hour listening claim for the most part. Three hours is enough for even the most dedicated gym visit, but it's not always enough for the trip home after, nor for an extended bike ride exercise on the weekend.
Now at 4.5 hours' listening time per charge, or a total listening time of 13 and a half hours using the two extra charges that the battery charging carry case allows for, the Elite Sport still has that in-ear heart-rate monitor that'll keep your fitness goals in check while you're exercising, as well as four discrete microphones that promise the best call quality of any in-ear wireless 'bud.
The Elite Sport is being released in a funky lime green internationally, but Australia is sticking with just black for now.
As well as the extra battery, the $349 Elite Sport now includes adjustable equaliser profiles to give your music or podcasts a bit more clarity or oomph; the same update is available to original owners with a software update in the Jabra Sport Life app. They're out in stores now if you want to pick up the upgraded version. [Jabra]