Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review: The Perfect Work Out Headphones

By Anuj


Bluetooth headphones are often awful. We often see a lot of headphone makers try to compromise the battery life in order to make the design exciting. And that's not a good thing. It hasn't changed much, we're still doing same things. However, Plantronics is here to break that myth with its new BackBeat Fit wireless music headphones. Its rugged sweat-proof design and included Armband makes it ideal for long runs.

While the sound quality isn't particularly phenomenal, though it will certainly excite Gym-goers. In addition to the sound quality, the overall performance level, one should have expected from the BackBeat Fit are not met. At Rs. 6,944 ( via Amazon India), the Plantronics BackBeat Fit is shockingly expensive.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

We've reviewed the BackBeat Fit recently, and here's our verdict on the latest wireless music headphones. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

What's inside the box ?

  • Headphone with Microphone
  • Charger
  • Armband For Smartphones or Headphones
  • Safety guide
  • Get Started guide
Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

Plantronics BackBeat Fit - Design and Form factor


The BackBeat Fit has an unusual and different design compared to its nearest competitors. No more you'll find bulky headphones, rather the design is very sporty. The Fit features a flexible band connector between the earpieces. And yes they are sweat-proof too. In fact they were comfortable to wear, but don't expect the Fit to be an ideal headphones for everyone.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

The BackBeat Fit is available in two catchy colors: Neon green and Electric blue. At first glance, they looks like an ordinary wireless headphones, but in reality the eartips ( as seen in the above image ) are in-ear style buds. Of course they are not massive as you might have expect. The Fit weighs in at 24g, making them very portable in nature. In our testing, we found the design progressive rather than regressive. Though, at times, the Fit seemed uncomfortable, due to its flexible band, especially when you are wearing a jacket.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

The right-hand side of the earphones comprises of a call answer/end button. A small rubber flap on the underside of the earbud ( right-hand side) covers the Micro USB slot, which works with the included cable.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

The left-hand side of the earphones has a play/pause button, alongside a small untraceable volume key. The button layout was hard to understand , at first glance, but it's easy to learn with a practice.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

The BackBeat Fit also comes with a soft zip-in pouch. You can use it as a regular pouch, plus if turn inside out - use it as an armband to hold your iPhone or any other Android phone during workout.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Hands-on Review

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