Disclaimer: I was provided a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones for this blog review through my affiliation with FitApproach and Sweatpink. All opinions are 100% my own.
Happy Wednesday! Today I’m linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama, Jen from Pretty Little Grub, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and Nicole from Nicole from FitFul Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that music is a big part of my life, and workouts. I run with music 99% of the time because it gives me that extra motivational push I need to complete a hard workout. Although I run with music, I always take precautions to make sure that I am safe. This often means running with my music very low so that I am aware, and can hear, all of my surroundings.
I first started using wireless headphones last year and I was amazed and how much I loved them for running. When I was offered the opportunity to try the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones, I was very excited! Here’s a little more information on the headphones:
“AfterShokz launched in 2011, bringing patented bone conduction technology to the consumer electronics industry with their unique headphones. What sets AfterShokz headphones apart from any other brand is the unique open ear design, allowing users to remain aware of their surroundings while they listen to premium stereo sound.”
At first I was a little confused by the “open ear design”. After three runs, I finally figured out the best way to wear the headphones that worked for me. I have a small head so it definitely a little tricky at first.
It was weird to not have the headphones go directly in my ear, but in a way, this is much safer for running. By using bone conduction technology, the headphones produce sound via mini vibrations that travel through your cheekbones to your inner ears, bypassing your eardrums completely. This means that the headphones actually sit on the outside of your ears. This enabled me to even hear more of my surroundings while running. I tested out the headphones on a few short to mid-length runs and here’s what I’m loving so far:
* Lightweight – I really couldn’t even tell that I had the headphones on
* Sweat Resistant – So y’all know it’s been a HOT and HUMID summer, right? I was convinced these headphones would slip right off because I sweat so much, but theu didn’t!
* Bluetooth – Easily synched to my iPod
* Battery life – I can basically charge the headphones once or twice a week and be totally fine – no need to re-charge daily!
* Volume control – Very easy to control the volume
* Color – I’m not usually a big fan of pink, but their is meaning behind the color, which brings me to the #AwareWithPink Campaign!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and you can make a difference! “AfterShokz is joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by going (Bright) Pink! The limited edition open ear Trekz Titanium Pink headphones are designed to keep you aware, but in more than one way. For every unit sold on aftershokz.com through October 31st, 2016, AfterShokz will donate 25% of proceeds to Bright Pink, a non-profit that focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness and action. Every time #AwareWithPink is used on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, AfterShokz will donate an additional 25 cents to Bright Pink to extend the awareness. Spreading the hashtag will fund Bright Pink’s ongoing efforts to educate and drive awareness about how being proactive can make all the difference.”
You can find out more about the #AwareWithPink Campaign here, and don’t forget to share the #AwareWithPink hashtag in October!
If you’re interested in purchasing the Pink Trekz Titanium headphones, use discount code PinkGift for a FREE small portable storage case to go with your Trekz Titanium Pink headphones! (Please note – to get the free case, you need to add the small case to your cart and then enter the code PinkGift).
Also be sure to follow AfterShokz on their other social media channels
Jen @ Pretty Little Grub says
I love the idea of being able to hear your surroundings. That’s the one thing I don’t like about my Plantronics head phones.
I know exactly how you feel Jen. I have started using my Platronics headphones for my gym workouts/treadmill runs and I use the AfterShokz for outdoor runs.
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I”ve heard so many good things about these headphones!
It took me a few runs to get used to wearing them, but after that I loved them!
Love the pink and love that they joined to fight breast cancer! So awesome!
It’s such a great thing that they are doing so I’m thrilled to help support!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
AfterShokz are amazing!! I can’t live without mine, seriously, but I have to say that the pink ones are gorgeous and I love that they are in support of breast cancer.
I’m not usually a fan of pink, but I’m so thrilled to help them get the word out about this campaign. I just think its awesome when companies give back!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I have the older version of these and love them for bike riding!
I feel like I’m so late to the party about these awesome headphones lol
BEST HEADPHONES IN THE WORLD! I have two pair and I just gifted a pair to one of my closest friends. I’m waiting eagerly to hear back on how much he loves them :).
I really love them! That’s so awesome that you gifted a pair to your friend!