Bib rave Product Review:

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Trekz Titanium AfterShokz to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

Running and music. Let’s face it, most of us runners are guilty of wearing headphones while running to get us through some miles on the road. And when we’re dealing with traffic, we’re always dealing with how to safely listen to music, because lets face it, earphones go IN YOUR EARS!

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Enter AfterShokz. Seeing the fact that it’s runners against the roads and we want to do it and get through it, they figured out a way to give runners (or bikers/hikers/etc) an easier way to run, listen to music and be safe while doing it.

Trekz Titanium headphones are one of AfterShokz’s wireless headphones that are made a little differently. Instead of going into your ears, they sit over your cheekbones. How you listen to music you ask? Bone conduction. You still get they of listening to music, however, are safe while doing it. I was out running earlier this week and my run took me close to a fire station and a police station. An ambulance went out on a call and I was able to clearly hear it without wondering if it was part of the music or if it was the real deal, which is always a plus!

The first time I tried putting on the AfterShokz, it took a minute to figure out how to put them on. When you’re so used to something going into your ears, putting something on your ears takes some getting used to. I’ve had the chance to run a few times in them and am still getting used to putting them on. A few weeks ago, I ran the Presidential Lincoln Half Marathon in Springfield, IL. I was going to try running with them first there, but it was freezing and I ended up bailing, as I didn’t want to try something new. Fellow Pro Frank, however, ran with them no problem and Julia (BRP extraordinaire wore hers under her Buff. Talking with other people with them on is no problem, you can still listen to your music and carry on a conversation!

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AfterShokz are wireless and use bluetooth to connect with your phone. They connect quickly and have a decent battery life. I haven’t had a chance yet to use them for longer races, however, fellow pro Amy got through a marathon on a treadmill with them no problem. I’m a fan of them and can’t wait to try them in Toledo next weekend for the Glass City Half Marathon

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Some specifics of AfterShokz from their website:

  • Bone conduction means music is delivered through your cheekbones, so ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds
  • Titanium wraparound headband is lightweight and flexible for durability and portability
  • Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing
  • Enjoy six hours of continuous music + calls on a single charge
  • EQ presets boost bass and reduce vibration on the go
  • Dual noise canceling microphones exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech
  • 2 year warranty!

Cost: $129.99

Colors: Grey, Green, Blue

What’s included: Headphones, case, USB Charger Connector, Wings

Overall, I’m a fan of AfterShokz Titanium. I’m still in the process of getting comfortable wearing them and having them stay still, but I’d recommend them to runners of the roads! If you’re curious to try them, don’t forget to use the code BibRave20 for 20% off Aftershokz!

Take a look at what other pros have to say: Frank   Rachel   Amy   Heather

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About drrunner
6 time marathoner, 40 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. New title of BibRave Pro member so watch for discounts and products! Do what you love and love what you do!

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