Aftershokz Trekz Air: A review

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Recently, I started using a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Air when running. This is not my first pair of Aftershokz, I have previously run with the Trekz Titanium Mini and really have enjoyed them. So I was excited to receive a new pair, a pair that was even lighter weight! According to the information on the Aftershokz website, the Air are 20% lighter than other headphones. And while I cannot attest to the numbers, because I have not put a bunch of headphones on a food scale, but I definitely noticed the difference from how light these were compared to other headphones I have worn, including my other pair of Aftershokz.
They arrived in a nice box, neatly packaged and looking beautiful straight away. The box included a charging cable, ear plugs to help block out sound (which I have never used, because one of the best features of the bone conduction is the fact that I can still hear, therefore keeping me safe!), the headphones themselves, and a small bag to store everything in. 

They are certainly pretty headphones. The piece that goes over the ear is also more narrow, so it was more comfortable around my ear. That was one of the biggest troubles that I had with the other pair, but only after having them on for 4 hours (marathon running). I really loved these headphones. My husband claimed them for himself when they arrived, but not to worry, I took them back. 
J wore them to work out several times, and also wore them when cooking dinner. I did some of the same, wearing them for runs, at the office and to the grocery store. They were wonderful and the sound quality (paired with our phones) was wonderful. They have a 6 hour battery life, which I have not tested in one try at this point, but I am able to get through the majority of my workouts in one week without charging them!
As I mentioned in passing above, one of the biggest highlights of these headphones is the fact that your ear is uncovered, as you can see from the picture above. As a woman who does 90% of her running in the dark, very early in the morning, keeping my ears open for safety reasons. The bone conductivity of these headphones (meaning the sound is passing through my jawbone/cheekbone into my ear canal rather than going though my ear) allows them to have the open-ear design. The Bluetooth connectivity allows them to connect wirelessly to my iPhone.

After starting to run with wireless headphones a few years back, I could never go back to wires for workouts. In fact, I am not sure that I could ever go back to wired headphones for anything. These are so versatile that I can wear them for any time I have to wear headphones. The price point on these headphones is $179.95 and I would say that is in line with a lot of the bluetooth headphones that I have seen that work well for sport. I would not hesistate to spend that on a great pair of wireless headphones.

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