Trekz Titanium By AfterShokz
Give It A Go
Two weeks ago, AfterShokz Malaysia asked me to review their latest Open Ear Wireless Headphones TREK TITANIUM which is designed for Sportsmen who want to listen to music while we workout, run, cycle or train outdoors in a safe way.
Void Of Music
Previously, I had never worn headphones while doing any sort of workout, not because I didn’t want to, but because of safety concerns as I was worried about the music blocking-out the surrounding traffic noise, especially of approaching car, motorcycle or pedestrian near my immediate vicinity. Whenever, I run or cycle outdoor, I am highly alert to my immediate surroundings so that I can anticipate danger or choose to move in a safe direction.
Keeping Open Ear
Amazingly, Trekz Titanium wireless headphones uses a patented Bone Conduction Technology which delivers music through the cheekbones. The upshot of which means that the headphones is not supposed to be placed over your ear hole, but rather beside it, and thus, allowing you to listen to STEREO SOUND and hear external noises too. Will this be the solution to my music-less world? I did not have anything to lose, so I agreed to test and review these one-of-a-kind OPEN EAR WIRELESS HEADPHONES. WATCH ME unbox my first look at this Trekz Titanium.
Like It Rough
As my wife will vouch, gadgets don’t last long in my hands because I treat them as my practical tools rather than items which need to be loved or taken care of. So, I was curious to see if my Trekz Titanium can survive two weeks in my hands while accompanying me on my various activities.
The first thing that I wanted to check is how resistant to water are these headphones. Sometimes, as we run or cycle outdoors, an unexpected tropical storm could drench us in a matter of just a couple of minutes. So, WATCH and see what happens when I showered while listening to music on Trekz Titanium!
Good Sound Quality
Of course, Open Ear Headphones are not for the true music aficionados, but as a sportsman on the move, I found the sweet STEREO SOUND quality of Trekz Titanium is good enough to keep my spirits up through my workout routine or long lonely rides. I can SIMPLY adjust the music volume by the +/- buttons on the headphones or on my smartphone.
Multi-Tasking On The Go
WATCH ME as I am enjoying LISTENING to music, TALKING on camera, and STAYING ALERT to my surroundings while I am CYCLING all at the same time!!!
No Extra Baggage
When I go for a long ride or run, keeping my belongings as light as possible is very important, and every extra pound will affect my overall performance and timing. Therefore, I was extremely happy with the LIGHT TITANIUM FRAME of Trekz Titanium headphones, and I could hardly feel its presence perched on my ears. The other important point was how COMFORTABLE and SECURED the headphones felt sitting unnoticed behind my back.
Long Battery Life
On full charge, I can listen continuously to music for 6 STRAIGHT HOURS which is enough to last me throughout a Full Marathon or a Century Ride! Recharge can be CONVENIENTLY through any standard USB cable. To save my smartphone battery, I download my music list on my handphone first and listen to the music on my headphones via Bluetooth connection. For shorter workouts, I can choose to listen LIVE MUSIC via internet connection.
POST TEST SUMMARY
I can honestly say that the Trek Titanium has made my races, training and workouts more ENJOYABLE plus it ticks all my boxes in terms of Design, Practicality, Effectiveness, Safety and the COOL FACTOR. I could not ask for more!
Certainly, you can find more official information on AfterShokz and Trek Titanium HERE.
Thank you to AfterShokz for introducing me to something which I had waited for 5 years to arrive, and it was worth the wait!
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.