Overview: The Bose SoundSport Free in-ear headphones are truly
wireless. There are no connecting wires whatsoever--just two independent ear
buds that stay comfortably in place--allowing you to leave your phone in your
pocket, bag, or on your desk. The lightweight SoundSport Free headphones weigh
less than 1/2-ounce each, and come with 3 pairs of StayHear+ Sport eartips, a
hard-shell charging case, and a USB charging cable.
Charging Case: The SoundSport Free charging case has its own 530 mAh
rechargeable battery that will charge up your ear buds when you're not using
them. When you place the ear buds in the case, the charging pins are aligned and
they begin charging. Strong magnets hold the headphones in place on the
contacts. Fully charged, the case provides up to two full charges, or
approximately 10 hours of playback time. The charging case and the ear buds each
require a 2-hour charge to reach full capacity. You can check the charge level
of the case without opening it by viewing the 5-LED meter on the front.
Additional charging cases are available in
StayHear+ Sport: Included with the SoundSport Free headphones are
three pairs of StayHear+ Sport ear tips in small, medium, and large. The ear
tips are designed to spread contact evenly within your ear canal to create a
good seal, and to help hold them in place. The fin conforms naturally to the
shape of the upper ridge of your ear to hold them into place so they don't fall
out, even during a rigorous workout.
Bluetooth: Bose has engineered the SoundSport Free to give you the
best Bluetooth signal strength and the best sound. The Bluetooth button on the
top of the left earbud lets you easily pair the headphones to your device. The
right earbud includes on-board volume, plus music playback and phone call
controls through the multi-function button. You can pair up to seven devices
with the headphones, but only connect and play audio from one device at a time.
Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 30 feet.
Standby Mode: To conserve battery power, the SoundSport Free features
a timer that automatically switches the headphones to standby mode when the
audio has stopped and no buttons have been pressed for 20 minutes. To awaken the
headphones, you can press the Bluetooth button on the left ear bud and any
button on the right ear bud. The number of minutes can be adjusted or the
Standby Timer can be disabled in the Bose Connect app.
Sweat/Weather Resistance: The headphones are rated IPX4, which means
they are sweat and weather resistant. They are not designed to be submerged in
water, so you should not wear them while showering or swimming. After a rigorous
workout, the charging pins on the earbuds should be dried off with a dry, soft
cotton swab to prevent rust.
Bose Connect App: The Bose Connect app is a valuable companion to the
SoundSport Free in-ear headphones. It provides an easy way to pair your
headphones to your phone or tablet. If you misplace one or both of your ear
buds, the app's Find My Buds feature helps you locate them. Music Share lets you
share your music with a friend (who also owns a pair of Bose wireless
headphones). The app lets you name your headphones, select the language of your
voice prompts, or turn off voice prompts altogether. The app also allows you to
keep your headphones up to date with software updates when they become
available. The Bose Connect app is compatible with iOS (9.0 or later) and
Android (5.0 and up) devices.
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