The dating game goes wireless
It’s free for anyone to download, regardless of their carrier, and provides access to league and team news, in-game highlights, scores and analysis.
But the nation’s biggest wireless carrier is not strictly doing it as a favor to sports fans: Verizon Wireless is looking for new ways to encourage customers to use more data, ideally to spur them to upgrade to pricier plans with higher usage limits.The cord-free earpieces fit perfectly within the ear canal, providing not only more than three hours of audio per charge, but also biometric data, activity coaching, and passive noise isolation — which means they listen to the world around you and mute out buzz-killing sounds.The 0 sport buds are waterproof (great for swimmers), have an accompanying app that displays all your movement and activity data, and feature some heady audio-transparency tech that also let you hear your surroundings, if you want.Sometime in the past two years, the tech industry decided that headphones should be fully wireless. What's available today is consistently plagued by poor battery life and brutally choppy connections. And those are just the ones that’ve actually come out.The Bragi Dash blew up Kickstarter with the promise of headphones with touch controls, fitness tracking, and motion sensors. Using them is an exercise in caution — you can’t bury your phone too deep in your pockets, or put your hand over its antennas, or swing your arms too far while running, because any unsettling of the equilibrium could cut your music off at the knees. The likes of Apple and Doppler Labs have had to delay their highly anticipated pairs to keep from suffering the same issues. : After a delay that pushed back the shipping time of most Headphone units by a few weeks, Bragi on Satuday said that the earbuds are now available for immediate ordering.
If you didn't hear the music pouring out of the Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds, you might not even notice they're there.