8 December 2014

BioSport In-Ear headphones now available

Source: Intel.

BioSport In-Ear headphones, developed in collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel, are now available. The headphones deliver a high-quality audio experience while gathering actionable data on fitness progress. 

The heart rate monitoring headphones integrate biometric sensors for fitness data collection – allowing users to track goals and progress to achieve peak physical performance.

BioSport push the envelope on in-ear headphones. An ear-wing design that sits deeper in the ear canal for continuous, real-time heart rate monitoring. The built-in sensor continuously measures heart rate while dynamically removing noise signals caused by the body's motion during a workout.

BioSport also includes technology that enables the 3.5mm gold-plated audio jack to power the headphones and biometric monitoring capabilities, so users have the freedom of on-the-go power.

Last but not least, BioSport is ultra-durable with a 40U-rubberised coating to resist chipping and scratching. The headphones are IPX4-rated for protection against sweat and resistance to water.

To help track your heart rate, pace, distance, elevation and calorie burn, the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones are compatible with mainstream fitness app RunKeeper, with additional application support planned in 2015.

The BioSport In-Ear headphones are available online at smsaudio.com, amazon.com and bestbuy.com. BioSport headphones come in Sport blue, Sport yellow and Sport gray and retail for MSRP US$149.95. This price includes a free trial of the fitness app, Runkeeper Elite, a neoprene carrying case and three sizes of ear gels and hooks.

Founded by entrepreneur and music artist Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, SMS Audio is a premier audio, headphone and accessories brand. The collaboration between Intel Corporation and SMS Audio to develop BioSport was announced in August 2014, with investor and partner Carmelo Anthony.

Read the initial blog post about the headphones here