After moving to Amsterdam and becoming a tech editor at TNW, it was more than my wallet and affection of life that began growing.

I anticipation biking to work would be a great way to stay fit, but with all the tram-dodging my host-city brings, there’s also the august side furnishings of having a job that pays me to sit on my ass all day.

If blockage fit is hard, losing weight feels damn near impossible.

From freelance writer to backend developer, the tech world can keep you fat. It’s easy to get sucked into the zone, spending hours on end in front of the computer after moving.

Thankfully, it’s the 21st aeon and not only can technology make your life easier, there are plenty of cool articles and apps to annul the coffee and pizza lifestyle.

I know I’m not the only one disturbing with advancement some affinity of a advantageous lifestyle. Which is why I’m doing this ultimate guide to fettle – a column of how to absorb the tech you love into the workouts you may be leery of.

These won’t be paid reviews – I acquirement these articles myself and use them for at least a month to bring you a real-world perspective. Because the only thing worse than activity bad about not alive out is buying some shitty artefact or app that doesn’t absolutely work.


I’d hoped to start off with a review of my first wearable, but with all the talk of whether or not the iPhone 7 will have a headphone jack, I absitively to tell you why I don’t give a shit if it doesn’t.

See, there are these neat little accessories called wireless headphones. More specifically, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit. 

You can keep your headphone jack

After using aggregate from Apple earbuds to those crappy active ones with the wire in the back, going wireless has never felt so good.

True, these don’t have the same sound affection as popular Bose headphones or Bang and Olufsen earbuds, they also don’t have the price – or the wires, or weight, or annihilation else that makes it absurd to work out. I attempt enough trying to look normal as a jogger… I don’t need chords benumbed me up.

webrokWhile touted as a sports device – the best conditioning accompaniment to both runners and gym-rats – I use them all day, every day.

After switching amid prettier, over-the-ear styles, I accomplished that even though the sound affection in the former was a bit better, accepting captivated up in wires just wasn’t worth it.

I will admit that once or twice a week I do lose connection, it takes a whole 15 abnormal to reconnect. So for the two-plus hours a day I use these beauties, I can spare the few seconds. 

Not all ear canals are created equal

Besides the account of not having to detangle chords, alive out with them is a breeze.

Although many Bluetooth sports headphones proclaim themselves as being workout-friendly, finding a model that is universally ambrosial is difficult. 

The Fit eartips aren’t advised to be jammed into your ears – these aren’t noise cancelling and it helps to hear advancing traffic.

And even though I’m usually anti annihilation in my ears (thanks, mom, for my oddly shaped canals…), I only had some slight pain in the first few days. Now they’re like second skin. And at a whopping 24 grams, these sweat-proof and adjustable headphones are one of the lighter Plantronic sports models.


These bluetooth headphones affix with up to eight devices, and double as a wireless angle thanks to a congenital microphone.

And with eight hours of alert and multitasking buttons, the Fit may be your hardest alive headphones yet.

The play/pause button and volume controls sit on the left earpiece, while the power and phone buttons are amid on the right side. Additional controls, such as the adeptness to skip songs or go back, can be accessed with a long press or double tap of the play button.

For a Bluetooth device, the Fit has a good sound quality and even delivers a decent amount of bass.


Bottomline, if you’re attractive for a nice pair of wireless headphones, whether to combat Apple’s accessible bottomward of a jack or because you’re attractive for a handy conditioning buddy, Plantronic BackBeat Fit’s comfort, design, and sound makes them some of the best available.

If you have any thoughts and suggestions, drop me a line or comment.

Next month, can a wearable really get you off your ass?