Jabra knows more than most about wireless headphones and, while the Bluetooth Pulse buds are a bit long in the tooth at this point, techie features and a big price cut mean they're still well worth considering. Another around-the-neck cable design, the big draw here is connection to the Jabra Sport app, which delivers heart-rate monitoring and pretty much any other stat you might want. There’s an in-line remote and mic, too.
Wireless buds with a fin to keep them in your ears and a neck cable that runs behind your neck is the standard design, and the Jabra Pulse do it better than most. You’ll barely notice the soft buds are in your ears (there’s a choice of three fins and four buds) and the cable is the right rigidity and length to sit comfortably.
The heart rate monitor has always worked straight away for us and the tracking appears in real time on your screen along with a myriad other figures, from calories burned to your pace and distance. You can even get a voice update with the tap of your ear. It’s a neat, easy to use, easy to read app. They sound fine, but not better than that. Even at the discounted price (these were originally £180) we’d like a fuller, bigger, all-round more impressive sound, but a decent tonal balance means they’re far from offensive.
A tech-packed but simple to use pair of wireless buds with good enough sound
Jabra Pulse Tech specs
Weight: 16g, Bluetooth, Battery: 4.5 hours wireless playback, Water-resistant