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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5506 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Fit. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are generally positive. The comfort and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat Fit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics BackBeat Fit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 486 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Fit from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The usability and comfort also get good reviews.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, price

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Stereo Headphones with Armband for Smartphone - GreenPlantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Stereo Headphones with Armband for Smartphone - Green

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics BackBeat Fit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2080 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Fit from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The usability and comfort also get good views.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones - BluePlantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones - Blue

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Plantronics BackBeat Fit

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Fit from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size. Views are divided on the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones, Retail Packaging, BluePlantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones, Retail Packaging, Blue

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Boost Edition

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit Boost Edition headphones may carry an extra charge in their pouch, but are priced far too high for the audio experience they deliver.

Carrying pouch features rechargeable battery. Open design allows you to hear your surroundings. Waterproof.

Subpar audio performance. So-so mic intelligibility. Only ships with one pair of eartips.

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit Boost Edition earphones comes with a cool charging case, but the in-ear fit really kills the audio experience. You might be able to hear your surroundings, but it's at the cost of bass response. Throw in the fact that you...

Jan, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500

 

If you like an on-ear fit and big bass response for your workouts, the wireless Plantronics BackBeat Fit 500 headphones get just about everything right.

Powerful bass response matched with bright highs. Comfortable on-ear fit. Easy-to-operate controls. Sweat-resistant design.

No inline remote on the included cable.

If you're looking for accurate, audiophile-grade sonic performance, look elsewhere. However, if you like boosted bass during your workouts and want an on-ear fit that will stay in place without issue, look no further than the Plantronics BackBeat Fit...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones are just about ideal for the gym, but not quite as suited for day-to-day use.

Rugged, sweat-proof design. Good audio performance. Secure fit doesn't block out external sounds. Includes an armband smartphone case.

Uncomfortable after prolonged use. Weak bass.

Conclusion The Plantronics BackBeat Fit is an excellent, gym-friendly Bluetooth headphone pair that comes with a handy armband that can hold your phone while you run. It lacks a bit of low-end, but it doesn't distort, and lets just enough sound bleed...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

 

Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out...

For $129.99, you’re getting some great earbuds and an arm band for fitness use. If you were to buy these types of items separately, it would likely cost about as much (if not more), so consider that when you are looking to buy these. The arm band is...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Green

 

Plantronics BackBeat Fit, which comes in blue or lime green, may fall short of being outstanding, but it is better than most wireless sports headphones on the market. Also, it's pretty well priced so long as you find some added value in the inclusion...

Plantronics BackBeat Fit is a lightweight wireless stereo headset (with integrated microphone) that features a sweatproof design and decent sound. It stays in your ears and most people should find it comfortable to wear. It also includes a reflective...

When you're running, the cord (around the back of your neck) does flop around a bit, which may bother some people; would ideally cost closer to $100.

The BackBeat Fit may not be perfect, but it's one of the best wireless sports headphones available.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Chris P. (phonearena.com)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Review

 

Even a dull, tedious exercise routine can be transformed into a pleasurable workout by turning some motivational music on. And you know what, Plantronics has just the thing – the BackBeat FIT stereo Bluetooth headphone set. It is sweat-resistant,...

Sweat-proof material ; Can accept calls easily ; Secure fitness-oriented ; Neoprene arm-band included in the box

Pricey ; Call quality leaves something to be desired ; Bass reproduction is almost non-existent

At $129, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT is a tough sell, and it doesn't help that the included neoprene armband is intended for use with Apple's iPhone 5s – nudging in a 4.5 to 5-inch Android device is often impossible. But the FIT has its niche with the...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Lauren Dragan (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Running Headphones

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit is the best set of headphones for runners because it's comfortable, it sounds great, and you can safely hear your surroundings.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Josh Smith (gottabemobile.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Review

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit bluetooth headphones are the absolute best headphones for working out . After using the BackBeat Fit and the JayBird BlueBuds X, it's clear that Plantronics delivers a better headphone for running, cycling and working out.

I really like that the BackBeat Fit headphones tell you the battery life as soon as you turn them on. this lets me know what the level is and if I need to toss them on the charger at the end of this workout. Plantronics promises eight hours of battery...

Jul, 2015

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Expert review by : Brandon Carte (toptenreviews.com)

Plantronics BackBeat FIT Review

 

The Plantronics Backbeat FIT are the best unsealed wireless Bluetooth headphones. They have an eight-hour battery life and come with a convenient case that doubles as an armband to hold your phone during workouts and runs. Even though they aren't...

Despite not having a true seal, the earbuds still sound great and they are loud.

The bass on the Plantronics BackBeat FIT isn't as strong as on other pairs.

The Plantronics BackBeat FIT are a good choice for unsealed earbuds. They have strong audio quality, are lightweight and are water- and sweat-resistant.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Tom’s Guide Staff (tomsguide.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Review

 

Active people can now be liberated from those pesky cables. The $129 Plantronics BackBeat Fit provides excellent sound quality and long battery life for wireless earphones. The sometimes-iffy fit and touchy controls are outweighed by the portability...

Strong construction ; Nice sound quality ; Excellent battery life ; Included armband

May not fit some ears without adjustment ; Overly sensitive touch controls/buttons

The Plantronics BackBeat Fit over-the-ear headphones have solid sound, and touchy but useful controls.

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):6 / 8
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2
Continuous audio playback time:8
Rechargeable:Y
Standby Time:240 / 336
Talk Time:6

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Fucsia / Black, Green / Black, Grey / Blue / Coral, Grey / Green / Grey, Lime / Grey, Red
Foldable:N
Headset type:Binaural
International Protection (IP) code:IP57 / IP5X
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Waterproof:Y
Wearing style:Ear-hook / In-ear, Neck-band / Neck-band

Energy Management

Battery life (max):8
Battery recharge time:2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable: Yes
Standby Time:336

Ergonomics

Foldable: Yes

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Brand compatibility:Universal
Driver unit:0.236 / 0.512 / 1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Intraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000 / 50 - 20000 / 50 - 50000
Headphone sensitivity:105 / 106 / 92
Impedance:16 / 32
Magnet type:Neodymium
Noise reduction:Y
Noise-canceling:N / Y
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):3
Wearing style:Head-band / In-ear, Neck-band / Neck-band

Microphone

Digital Signal Processing (DSP):Y
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Noise-canceling:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Microphone mute: Yes
Quantity:1

Packaging Data

Cables included:Micro-USB
Carrying case: Yes
Charger: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box
Pouch:Y / Yes
Quantity:1

Performance

Brand compatibility:Universal
Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth
Noise reduction:Y
Operating keys:Bluetooth pairing, Play/Pause, Volume +, Volume - / Play/pause
Plug and Play: Yes
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):3
Wireless technologies:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:N / Y
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP / A2DP,AVRCP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
Device interface:Bluetooth
Interface Type:Micro-USB
USB connectivity:N / Y
USB connector:Micro-USB
Wireless range:393.7
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

Battery life (max):18 / 6 / 8
Battery recharge time:1.5 / 2 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:USB
Rechargeable:Y
Standby Time:240 / 336 / 480

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.494 / 0.847