Disclaimer: I received a pair of AfterShokz Trekz Air to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro(ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!\
If all you need to know about the Aftershokz Trekz Air is that this is my 4th PAIR of Aftershokz bone conduction wireless headphones, then that alone would probably be a pretty good indication. I keep gifting these magical gifts of music to friends and family and getting myself new pairs. For more on the technology and my previous experience with the Trekz Titanium and Trekz mini check out those posts.
In a nutshell, the Aftershokz bone conduction technology sends mini vibrations through your cheekbones, directly to your inner ear, leaving your ear canals open. This allows you to run, walk the dog, talk on the phone in your car, etc. while remaining safely aware of your surroundings. You can listen to music on your run while still hearing oncoming people, cars, and animals. You can also run with friends and engage in conversation while still having the tunes handy in case you need extra motivation to power up that hill. 🙂
I’ve never been in the habit of listening to music while working out/running but it’s nice to know that my Hamilton soundtrack is readily available for those days I really need the extra motivation to get out the door, especially during the cold, dark, winter months. There also great for motivation in front of a computer for a workday (and avoiding the loud talker, heavy typer in the adjacent cubes).
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Getting ready to run to @highlandyoga, pump up music played safely via @aftershokz Trekz Air. Super light, store away easily, and don’t impede ability to hear people and traffic on the route. Loving the miles plus #crosstraining for @atlantatrackclub @publix #gamarathon and #runvermont #vermontcitymarathon. #besafe #beopen #aftershokz #bibchat #bibravepro #marathontraining
There’s some added benefits of the new Trekz Air design as well:
- improved bass and dynamic sound range
- 6 hour battery life (honestly, for the older versions and this version I’m pretty sure I get longer battery life than advertised. I haven’t had to charge the new pair more than once since I got them).
- 20% lighter than older versions
- The thinner arm design feels more comfortable sitting on my ears for extended periods of time while working, as well as multi hour runs.
Stay tuned later in the month for a follow-up post about using the Aftershokz Trekz Air to stay safe and motivated during BibRave Safety Month (you can see updates on my Instagram stories)! Until then, you can find out more about these amazing, safe, and magical tune carriers and purchase your own at bibrave.aftershokz.com. You’ll also get a FREE BibRave trucker hat with code TRUCKER. Don’t forget to follow Aftershokz on social at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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