Best hearables 2018

The best smart earbuds
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Ears are an increasingly popular place for wearable tech to sit, with a number of smart headphone and hearable startups entering the space.

And it's a busy time for the market, showing the appetite is certainly there for fitness coaches, personal assistants and language translators in our ear, with no bulky wrist accessory or cumbersome display necessary.

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Below, we'll explore devices which actually exist and which we've already tested, like the Bragi Dash Pro and Samsung Gear IconX 2018.

But in case you're not quite ready to buy your first connected ear accessory, we've also detailed the smart earbuds and hearables to look forward to for the rest of 2018 and beyond.

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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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