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Amazon’s New Airpod Alternatives Are The Smart Workout Headphones You Need — & You Can Pre-Order Them Now

Working out with just the soundtrack of your own thoughts can be a drag. Instead of getting into your Rocky/Chariots of Fire montage zone or getting lost in a particularly good podcast, you can easily end up letting your mind wander toward the E-mails that need sending, your grocery list or that quiet hum of existential dread. Not conducive to a hype-up workout. A real good pair of wireless headphones can prevent such disasters!

Not all headphones are equally suited to a good workout and, while there are some folks who want to be buried with the Airpods, there are some alternatives that can save you a couple bucks, offer some cool high-tech features and give a different take on the bluetooth ear bud. One pick? The Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Generation) dropping May 13 and available for pre-order right now.



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A bit about these buds that could be your new best buds: With active noise cancellation (ANC) and a sealed in-ear design, these headphones are great for limiting background noise and keeping the integrity of your sound — so for y’all who have taken to working out while you WFH? Keep reading. They are sweat-resistant and have a customizable fit that makes the anxiety of losing an earbud (even temporarily to the floor of wherever you’re working out) a little less extreme.

Plus, they’ll work with your Alexa app to stream whatever it is you want to listen to but is still compatible with other assistants (iOS/Siri, Android/Google Assistant) and conscious of your privacy (muting mics with your app for when you don’t need your robot companions listening in on you).

If you’re looking for comfortable, lightweight bluetooth headphones to bring a stress-free soundtrack to your next workout, you can pre-order your Echo Buds now before they drop on May 13. Just make sure your best sweat sesh playlist is ready.

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