Taking cross-training to a new level with Aftershokz Xtrainerz

Disclaimer: I received the Aftershokz Xtrainerz 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!

I am writing this review as I transfer MP3 music from my laptop to my new waterproof headphones. Yep, you read that right! Aftershokz actually took it to a level I never could have imagined with the new Xtrainerz (pronounced Cross-Trainers).

You can see my unboxing video here.  

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The Xtrainerz is similar to the previous versions of Aftershokz headphones you may be used to; I have both the Titanium and Trekz Air models. I do virtually everything with these, including run, take conference calls and listen to music synced from my phone.  These versions all use the bone conduction technology that helps them to deliver quality audio sent through the cheekbones into the inner ears. This technology allows for the eardrums to remain open, which allows me to hear my surroundings well all while listening to tunes. Each model is lightweight and flexible, allowing for maximum comfort and durability.

How the Xtrainzer is different is the game-changer- the headphones are not blue tooth capable but are actually a waterproof MP3 design. I can download up to 4 GB of music, podcasts, etc to the headphones and viola-I don’t have to have any other device with me.  BONUS, the headphones can be completely submerged in water (fresh or salt) up to 6 feet for two hours.

 

My first test of these was in my home. When I unboxed them, they were already charged and had some songs downloaded so that I could immediately listen! It was immediately clear that the sound was premium.  I connected them to my laptop and easily did a drag and drop of MP3 audio files to the device…super easy!  I played around with the buttons, using the manual to make sure I knew how to manipulate the music.  There are only 4 buttons and they are placed smartly on the headphones for easy access. I then packed them in my swim bag and off I went to the local lap lanes.

Once I figured out how to get the headphones on under my swim cap, I hit the mode button on the headphones to “Swimming Mode” and jumped into the deep end of the pool. My head was immediately submerged into the cool water, and then I heard it. The sound of music coming through my headphones, crisp and sharp.  It was surreal!  I swam several hundred meters, most of them in awe.  I cannot get over how great the audio sounds, even during backstroke. I had a huge smile on my face but realize now what I sight I probably was…ducking my head up and down below the surface of the water…splashing…backstroking half lengths of the lane, and doing flip turns over and over.

Read more here on “How to Wear Xtrainzer” from Aftershokz

I also used my Xtrainerz for a timed 10K race that Saturday. I don’t always listen to music during races, but I thought I would give it a try. It was interesting because I never had to worry about losing my connection in a crowded race thanks to the MP3 capability AND I didn’t’ have to worry about clipping/attaching an extra device to me to get the playlist I wanted.

I would definitely recommend these headphones for swimming, cycling, lifting weights, etc. The fact that they are waterproof is highly desirable for many people of all activity levels, including those who perspire heavily.

You can learn more about Aftershokz Xtrainerz at https://bibrave.aftershokz.com

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Aftershokz Operation #GiveGoodVibes is a Success!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Air headphones to review and a pair of Aftershokz Titanium headphones to gift to a friend 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!”

I was so proud to have the opportunity to be a part of the recent Aftershokz #GiveGoodVibes campaign.  I was first introduced to these amazing bone conduction wireless headphones about two years ago. My husband gifted me a pair of Titanium headphones for Christmas. I could not believe the sound quality, it was amazing –the bone conduction technology allows you to hear without obstructing the ear! I felt much more confident listening to music while I ran solo and I knew my hearing was much better off with these than the old pair I was using.

Let’s not forget, while Aftershokz sent a pair of Air Trekz for me to try out, they also sent me a pair of the Titanium to gift to a friend as part of their #GiveGoodVibes campaign. how amazing is that?!  Now, who was I going to gift the other pair to…? That was the big question. I have so many wonderful friends that love running and did not have these!

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So small and lightweight! Loving my Air Trekz!

After thinking loooonng and hard, I decided to gift the Titanium headphones to one of my best friends, Jill.  She was training for her first trail half marathon and was working really hard to meet her goals. Jill is a very selfless person. She is a preschool teacher with two young children and her husband travels for work, which causes her to get really creative in finding the time to train for races. She does not have a good pair of headphones that are lightweight and safe for running. She is one of those moms that goes without things she wants to give her children, family and friends things that they need. She was a perfect candidate!

So, I decided to surprise her with the headphones at her trail race! I was also signed up to run the race. We traveled down together with our husbands to the race. I watched her run with joy at this race, despite the horrible, muddy course we had to endure due to the heavy rainfall that month. She persevered and finished the race when some people decided not to even show up to start due to the weather-she did amazing! After we received our medals and cleaned up, I gifted her a card telling her how proud I was of her and gave her the headphones. She was shocked! I could not film this due to the poor cell phone service at our cabin, but the look on her face was priceless.

We now are both happy owners of Aftershozk. I am so grateful for this opportunity to give back to a great friend and runner! I highly recommend these headphones to runners but really anyone looking for a way to use headphones that are safe for your hearing and conducive to high-quality sound experience.

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Jenna Runs