Jaybird’s Tarah Pro bring smarter Spotify support for your workouts

New wireless sports headphones bring seriously bring battery life too
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Jaybird has officially announced the latest addition to its sports headphones family and this wireless pair are built with serious athletes in mind.

Building on the Tarah headphones it launched earlier this year, these are the first headphones in Jaybird's Pro Series that bring big battery life, personalised EQ features and more smart features we think Spotify users are going to appreciate.

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Design-wise, the waterproof (IPX7) and sweatproof wireless headphones feature a new Switch Fit design. That allows you to quickly switch between an in-ear and over-ear fit, which should be useful when you're switching between different types of workouts. There’s also three different sized silicone tips/fins to choose from and a non-stick reflective fabric cord that adds an extra layer of visibility at night.

Other nice design features include a magnetic snap lock that when the earbuds are snapped together pauses your music so you’re not wasting that battery. Speaking of battery life, these buds go the distance promising up to 14 hours of playtime. So it should make it through an ultra marathon no probs.

A feature that should appeal to anyone that’s constantly picking up headphones in the morning with no battery is the new quick charge feature. Plugging the headphones in for five minutes will give you two full hours of music company when you're desperate to just get out there and sweat it out.

More features lie within the Jaybird app (iOS and Android) where you can access its personalised EQ settings, something that has been available to Jaybird users previously. Now though it’s taking the work out of finding a personalised sound adding a quick hearing test to create a more personalised EQ setting.

What we really like is the Spotify integration, that lets you build and share playlists from within the app to the wider Jaybird community. Plus (and one of our fave features), is the fact you can directly launch playlists from the control on the headphone cord. You will of course need a Spotify Premium account to make use of these features.

The Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sport Headphones are available now from Jaybird’s website for £139 in either black/flash, mineral/jade and titanium/glacier options. We’ll be putting a pair to the test soon to find out what their made of.

Jaybird’s Tarah Pro bring smarter Spotify support for your workouts

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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