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The whole thing rests on your neck, so you don't have to worry about your earphones going missing if they fall out.
It's pretty widely accepted that keeping tabs on your heart is a smart move, whether it's to keep you "in the zone" for maximum exercise benefits or make sure your resting heart rate isn't too high or low.
Lots - Smartwatches - Bands - Course - Earphones
Lots of smartwatches and fitness bands can do this, of course, but did you know there are earphones with this capability as well? There are, and today only they're crazy-cheap: Meh has the JBL Reflect Fit Heart Rate Wireless Headphone for $29, plus $5 for shipping. Price at JBL: $149.95. Best price elsewhere: $52.
The Reflect Fit employs a neckband design, which is fine for walks, hikes, cycling and the gym, but not necessarily ideal for running. From what I've read, the band fits fairly snugly, and therefore shouldn't bounce around too much unless you have a small frame.
Advantage - Design - Something - Earbuds
The big advantage to this design is that you can pop one or both earbuds out and let them dangle, something you definitely can't do with true-wireless earbuds.
As for the 'buds themselves, they're definitely of the noise-isolating in-ear variety, which is how they're able to measure heart rate: Once inserted, they analyze light that's refracted from blood vessels in your ears. You go, science!
CNET - JBL - Reflect - Fit - Preview
CNET hasn't reviewed the JBL Reflect Fit, but there's a hands-on preview that discusses both performance ("the earphones don't overemphasize the bass, and deliver respectable highs") and fit ("I tried them out while jumping and running around, and found it pretty hard to dislodge the earbuds once they're in place").
Thankfully, Meh is selling them new, not refurbished, and at this writing they're still available in all four colors (blue, black, red and teal). Even if you're not that...
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