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Plantronics BackBeat

Plantronics BackBeat
alaScore 97

48 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics BackBeat is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 48 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones - Retail Packaging - Blue

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT review: Hassle-free Bluetooth headset with some shortcomings


For anyone who runs with their phones or MP3 players tied around the arm, the cords of the earphones can be annoying to manage. There are wireless headsets, but the regular ones are not meant to tackle perspiration. We then come to a special category...

Plantronics BackBeat FIT offers a good feature set in a lovely looking package. For outdoor runners, cyclists and gym freaks, the BackBeat FIT could be a great companion due to the wireless component. Thanks to its light weight, you will not feel any...

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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

Many Bluetooth headphones tout themselves as being workout-friendly, but they usually try to find balance between good performance at the gym and good performance everywhere else. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit, on the other hand, is a purely...


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Plantronics BackBeat Fit: Best in breed Bluetooth sports headphones


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

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

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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...

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Sports Headphone Review


It's tough to find the right gym headphones, but this might be your lucky day. The Plantronics BackBeat Fits are wireless bluetooth headphones that feature a water resistant design, built-in audio controls, a microphone, an 8 hour battery, and a...

Not ideal for running/jogging, No alternative ear tips

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT review


If you're looking for a pair of wireless headphones to take out running, then check out our Plantronics BackBeat FIT review

Practicality ; Design ; Battery life

Price ; Flexi connector

If you're after wireless running headphones, these have to be near the top of your wishlist. They're light, easy to use, stay put effortlessly and the battery life is excellent.

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT review


A bit expensive, but still a good choice for fitness enthusiasts who value sound quality

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones: Australian Review


Plenty of people listen to music when they're working out. But cords can get tangled, headbands can get twisted and earbuds can fall out. Fitness is the perfect application for a high-quality Bluetooth headset, and the Plantronics BackBeat FIT wants to...

If you need a pair of headphones specifically designed for sports or active use, and you don’t want to put up with a cabled model that might tangle, and if you meet every other caveat that the BackBeat FIT requires, then it’s a good and entirely...