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Review – The Polk BOOM Bit: The First Truly Wearable Speaker by @Pat_Seery

Being out and about a lot I tend to use earphones to listen to music and take calls from my phone however it’s not

always possible to have in-ear or even over ear earphones as its not always a safe thing to do so when I received this little speaker to review I was intrigued to how good it would fair out and about in the real world under normal and somewhat abnormal conditions we get here.

 

 

Features 

  • Wireless Micro wearable Bluetooth speaker that clips securely to your clothing, safely balancing your music with your immediate surroundings.
  • Ipx7 Waterproof enclosure keep water and dirt out and the tunes on full Blast
  • 3-Hour battery life ensures you’ve got tunes that go distance with you
  • Standard USB with Waterproof cap for a quick and easy on-the-go charging

Take hands-free calls and talk safely on any adventure whether on a bike, in the car or wherever the journey leads.

 

Build

It’s a small rubberised USB device probably twice the width of a thumb and a rubberised steel clip on the back which is integrated into the device itself. There’s very little else aside from two buttons along one side which control the volume track selection and pairing. Charging is done by a standard USB powered socket and is quite quick plug it in and off it goes.

 

 

Pairing And Compatibility

This took a minute to figure out as it isn’t really obvious at first what to do (and being a man the instructions were ignored as usual) But what you need to do is press the + and – buttons together and you get an audible indicator that it is now in pairing mode so you follow standard pairing.

 

 

Sound Quality

This is really good considering the size of this device, its loud enough that I could still clearly hear music through a motocross helmet while travelling at speed. Ok once again this isn’t going to be the same kind of quality as a home cinema system but you wouldn’t be wanting that while you’re out on a spin. Call audio quality was also quite good but again this is just something that you need to say a quick “I`ll call you back as I`m driving” as it’s really not safe to be concentrating on a call if you`re on the road.

 

 

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Overall Verdict

This is a great little speaker and will fit the needs of people who are into fitness and cycling. It’s really small and fits into most pockets and cycling handbar bags or even on the strap of a shoulder bag or backpack. If you are out on the road a lot and either don’t find earphones comfortable or safe then I would say this is the device for you. It allows you to listen to music and take calls without making it too unsafe to do so.

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