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Polk BOOM Bit

Wearable Bluetooth® speaker (Blue)

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Polk BOOM Bit

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$29.99

Overview

Our take on the Polk BOOM Bit

We've come a long way from the boom box I used to perch on my shoulder. Now there's the Polk BOOM Bit — wearable tech that rocks. I can simply clip this ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker to my collar, and I'm ready to go. With the BOOM Bit you can run without headphones, remaining safely aware of your surroundings while still enjoying tunes from your smartphone. The BOOM Bit also has a built-in mic for hands-free calling. This is one portable Bluetooth speaker that won't get in the way of your active lifestyle — actually, it just might make it a little more fun.

Ready for a Bit of fun?

We've come a long way from the boom box I used to perch on my shoulder. Now there's the Polk BOOM Bit — wearable tech that rocks. I can simply clip this ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker to my collar, and I'm ready to go. With the BOOM Bit you can run without headphones, remaining safely aware of your surroundings while still enjoying tunes from your smartphone. The BOOM Bit also has a built-in mic for hands-free calling. This is one portable Bluetooth speaker that won't get in the way of your active lifestyle — actually, it just might make it a little more fun.

Durable casing

The BOOM Bit's silicone case is both shockproof and dust resistant. So whether you're hiking, skiing, or rock climbing, the BOOM Bit can be right there with you providing the soundtrack.

Simple charging

The BOOM Bit's USB port is concealed behind a flip out cover. Simply open it, and insert the BOOM Bit into a USB wall adapter or computer port to charge. You'll enjoy up to three hours of operation from the built-in rechargeable battery — enough for not only a run, but a half marathon.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones and tablets
  • range: 30 feet
  • built-in spring-loaded clothing clip
  • shockproof and dust-resistant
  • mono full-range speaker
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with your paired smartphone
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 3 hours
  • USB charging port
  • speaker dimensions: 1-5/8"W x 2-15/16"H x 3/4"D
  • weight: 1.05 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth wearable speaker
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Note

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Reviews

Polk BOOM Bit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Great on the go!

Ben from Baltimore , MD on 5/3/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Portable, small, lightweight, and great sounding!

Pros: Small Portable Lightweight

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Hear what's going on around you

J from Charlottesville, VA on 3/12/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Item! It's just a mini bluetooth speaker, but makes it easy to walk the dog while listening to both music (or podcast) and what is going on around me. Louder, clearer, and more range than the phone speaker and more convenient. The clip, while it looks plastic and lame, it's plastic wrapped metal and stays put, easily on a collar. The buttons are easy to push (Im not sure why anyone would think otherwise) but it is difficult to tell if it's on or off. Bluetooth connection is quick, no pass codes.

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Polk BOOM Bit

Anonymous from Lancaster, CA on 2/4/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nice little speaker to wear to gym or exercise not heavy or on the way of things to bother you. Even go for office.

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Perfect for running

Richard from Alabama on 7/30/2017

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Just enough sound for your run. Unlike headphones , you stay aware of your surroundings.

Pros: Light - just enough sound

Cons: Buttons can be hard to push.

Polk Boom Bit portable bluetooth

Anonymous from Macon, GA on 2/20/2017

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sounds ok for what it is (a very small speaker) have problems with it holding a charge

Pros: very small

Cons: battery life very short

Polk BOOM Bit

Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 1/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not work! Don't waste your money. You can only hear every so many words as a Bluetooth . Cuts in & out.

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Small Size, Big Sound

Anonymous from Jackson, NJ on 12/30/2016

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This is a great little bluetooth speaker. It is light weight and the sound quality is very good considering the size. Bluetooth range is very good also. I have been 30+ feet away from the connected device and still had signal. My only issue so far is battery life. I have only received 2 hours of battery life each of the two charges I performed. Overall, I would recommend this unit.

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Amazing Sound for something this lightweight

Duncan from Pensacola, FL on 11/2/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is just what I was looking for when I go walking, and the sound is amazing for something this small!

Pros: Compact, Big sound with adequate bass and treble, clip stays put

Cons: Pressing both plus and minus buttons simultaneously to turn on/off is difficult! Buttons require too much pressure to engage. Rubber hinge doesn't always seat properly. Pairing issues. Two check boxes in pairing setup: one for audio, one for phone--think this is unnecessary, would lead some to think the phone answer feature is defective. 3 hour battery not adequate.

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Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

Product Research

Features

Wearable Bluetooth Speaker: The Polk Boom Bit is a wearable Bluetooth speaker that clips securely to your clothing. It clips securely to any apparel for a lock-and-stay fit, while you are on the go. Fasten the Boom Bit to your shirt collar for optimal performance. Not recommended for clipping to anything more than .25" thick.

Rugged Design: The Polk Boom Bit's textured body and rubberized bumpers are engineered for maximum durability to protect the speaker from bumps and bruises while you are on the move.

Monaural Speaker: The Polk Boom Bit features a 1" midrange driver powered by a 1.5W (RMS)/2.0 (Peak) built-in amplifier capable of reproducing frequencies from 220Hz to 20,000Hz.

Auto Pairing: The Polk Boom Bit will automatically go into pairing mode as soon as it powers on. You can only pair and connect one device at a time.

Wireless Music Streaming: Thanks to Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP support, you are able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth source device to the Polk Boom Bit. You also get Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down and Previous/Next Track controls on the Bluetooth speaker. If the Bit is paired to your phone and there's an incoming call, your music will pause and your ringer will sound through the Bit.

Built-in Speakerphone: The Polk Boom Bit features a built-in microphone and supports Bluetooth HFP, so you can take hands-free calls and talk safely from the Bluetooth speaker. You are able to answer and end calls from your smartphone through the Boom Bit. Use the Bluetooth speaker's built-in microphone to carry on your side of the conversation, while the other party is heard through the Boom Bit. You will still use your smartphone to make a call. Once the phone number is dialed, the call will automatically be transferred to the Polk Boom Bit.

Rechargeable Battery: The Polk Boom Bit is powered by a built-in, rechargeable lithium battery. At full charge the Bit gives you three hours of playback at just over half volume (the preferred listening level based on its proximity to your ear). The Bit will automatically turn off after eight minutes if no Bluetooth connection is established between it and your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

USB Charging Connector: A standard USB-A connector with a hinged waterproof cap is provided for quick and easy on-the-go charging. Just plug the Bit into a free USB port on your laptop or a USB-AC power adapter (sold separately). It takes about two hours to fully charge the battery of the Polk Boom Bit. An LED light on the Bit turns red while plugged in and charging; the red light will then turn off when your battery is fully charged.

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Q & A

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Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Heard about it on KFI radio. [ Brianne  Dec 09, 2016 ]
stocking stuffer for holidays [ Paul  Dec 06, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

No. The Boom Bit does not offer the ability to be paired with another speaker. [ Ryan  Oct 25, 2017 ]  Staff
This item only pairs with Bluetooth devices. Hope this helps. MG [ MIKE  Jan 22, 2017 ]
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