Music is a great tool when it comes to working out. I’ve used to keep track of time (without a watch) as well as used it as a motivator to just keep going. Whether running on the streets or on a treadmill, listening to my iPod helps that last mile fly by much quicker. All I’ve got to do is finish two songs and I’m done!
Music While You Work(out)
Sometimes listening to music while you’re working out is difficult. Using headphones or earbuds can be difficult if the headband slips off your head or the earbuds don’t stay in. The FitActive with SpeakEZ remote earphones from iLuv not only are comfortable to wear, but they fit securely in your ear while you perform any level of activity – from walking to running.
Our tester admitted that when he first put the iLuv FitActive earphones into his ears, he was a little worried that they would fall out because they were so comfortable. But they never did. Most earbuds use compression inside your ear to stay put. The FitActive earphones are uniquely designed so they fit inside the cartilage of your ear, holding themselves in place. They were incredibly comfortable, stayed in place, and provided great sound.
Not only do the earphones clearly play your music, but they also have a 3-in-1 SpeakEZ Remote that allows you to control the volume, pause, play, and navigate through tracks, as well as act as a hands free microphone. It can basically double as a hands-free set for your phone!
Compact Portable Speakers
If you prefer not to use earphones when you listen to music, then the iLuv SmashBox Pro system is the portable speaker solution for you. The iLuv SmashBox Pro is like a mini boombox for your iPod or smartphone. Using two “AA” batteries, you can pipe out sound while you run on the treadmill, ride your back, or do other activities.
The SmashBox pro has a secure system of Velcro straps that allow you to strap the speaker onto the handles of your bike, treadmill, or other secure bar. In addition, it has a hanging clip carabiner so you can clip it onto your backpack or belt while you’re walking or even having a picnic.
Through all of this, your music device is safely and securely stored inside the speaker system – behind a mesh net and zipped tight.
You control the device using the convenient playback controls on the front of the speakers that not only allow you to play, pause and control the volume, but can also be used as a speaker so you can answer and talk on the phone.
The volume on this speaker system is amazing for such a small package. The testers took it out with them while boating and it provided some great “theme” music for their adventures. I love how it’s so convenient and allows you to bring and share your music without needing a power cord or some fancy stereo system.
If you love listening to music while you’re working out or for your outdoor family activities, I encourage you to check out the variety of products available from iLuv, including the FitActive earphones and the SmashBox Pro portable speakers. You can find their products on their website, in retailers like Office Depot and Radio Shack, as well as online.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.