BioSport In-Ear headphones use an optical sensor to monitor heart rate and send that information down the headphone cable to a bespoke app running on a smartphone. They were announced by
"With SMS Audio, we will bring smart headphones to market that eliminate the inconvenience of add-on devices with an integrated, one-device fitness accessory offering high-end style and premier sound quality for an exceptional fitness experience," said
The earphones, which are water resistant and powered by the smartphone, can track the wearer's heart rate throughout exercise without the wearer having to wear a wrist or chest heart-rate monitor.
The data can be synced with existing apps, including RunKeeper which helps runners track their progress, training and race times as well as routes and schedules.
The headphones will be available in the fourth quarter of 2014, with pricing yet to be announced.
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