Tired of waiting for Apple EarPods? Check out these true wireless earbuds instead

Apple got many of us excited and ready for true wireless earbuds this year when it announced the EarPods. Sure it wasn’t the first company to truly do away with wires for earbuds, but whenever Apple enters a product category it usually makes everything better, even if it costs a little more. However Apple seems to have hit a roadblock and still has yet to officially release its true wireless earbuds, leaving us frustrated with the long wait.

True wireless earbuds are in their infancy and the high prices reflect it. A Bluetooth signal can be spotty if the antennas are not properly placed, and can ruin your music playback experience. Battery life can also suffer from such small spaces, however technology is getting better. There are quite a few options to choose from, but we’ve selected the best of the best.

Check them out:

Jabra Elite Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones – Jabra and Best Buy

Jabra has been a wireless pioneer from the early days of Bluetooth headsets. It has always excelled at noise cancellation microphones for ear pieces, and has even excelled at wireless headphones. It recently released the Jabra Elite Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones at a cost of $249.99, and is a great alternative to the EarPods.

  • True Wireless Smart earbuds
  • Light weight
  • Water proof up to 1 meter
  • Jabra Sport Life for Apple iOS and Android
  • Talk/Music time (with or without tracking): Up to 3 hours continuous play time
    Charging Case provides additional 2 full charges of up to 6 hours
  • Time, Speed, Distance, Pace, Steps, Cadence, Calories, Heart Rate, Heart Rate zone, VO2 Max estimation, Repetitions*, Real Time audio coaching

Samsung Gear IconX – Samsung, Best Buy, Amazon


Samsung certainly beat Apple to the finish line when releasing a true set of wireless earbuds with the Gear IconX. These earbuds not only stream over Bluetooth, but they can also store up to 4GB of music for going phone free. That way you won’t have anyone bugging you during your workouts, and it will even track your activities and heart rate. These aren’t cheap at $179.99, but they’re available now for purchase.

  • True Wireless Earbuds
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Up to three hours of playback on a single charge
  • Water resistant
  • Not compatible with iPhones

Bragi: The Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones – Amazon and Bragi


Get 360-degree sound from The Dash, a set of powerful wireless headphones. Three hours of battery life, a case with an integrated charger, and a 4GB music player ensure you can keep listening for long periods of time for completely wireless audio. In-ear biometric sensors on The Dash allow easy touch and gesture controls.

  • True Wireless Earbuds
  • 4GB internal memory for storing music
  • Integrated sensor technology tracks your work outs; receive live feedback during fitness activities of your heart rate, steps, cadence, strokes, duration, and more from The Dash or the free Bragi app.
  • Three hour battery life with battery enabled case
  • Activity tracker

Sol Republic Amps Air – Sol Republic, Amazon, Best Buy


Move to the music without restriction with these Sol Republic Amps Air earphones. These wireless Bluetooth-enabled earbuds are resistant to rain and sweat so you can enjoy music while training outdoors. The included charging case of these Sol Republic Amps Air earphones provides up to 15 full charges and is conveniently USB-rechargeable.

  • True Wireless Earbuds
  • Water resistant
  • Up to 15 charges with the included battery case
  • Bluetooth 4.1

Motorola VerveOnes+ – Verve Life and Amazon


VerveOnes+ deliver HD sound wherever and whenever you want it, with up to 12 hours playtime and no wires whatsoever. The Bluetooth range of up to 33 feet, dual integrated mics, and full control of Siri and Google Now mean your calls sound as good as your workout playlist. Featuring IP57 waterproof protection, these headphones can withstand sweat, rain, and even accidental dips in a puddle, so you can take them anywhere.

  • True Wireless Earbuds
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Personalized sound profiles – 6 EQ presets for customized listening (Bass, Live, Brilliant, Balanced, Rhythm, Moto Sound)
  • Up to 12 hours of playback or talk time with charging case
  • IP57 water resistance
  • Siri and Google Now compatible



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