Music On The Move With The UltraProlink Pro-Fit+
I’m someone who needs a certain kind of music when I workout. Call me fussy, but when gyms mix up different kinds of music with drastically different rhythms on a playlist, it affects my routine. The alternative though, was carrying my phone or MP3 player with me, and then having to deal with tangled wires and the buds forever popping out of my ears during cardio. So well, I would grin and bear it. So when UltraProlink got in touch and asked me to review their Pro Fit+ Wireless Earphones, I was super hopeful — perhaps a solution was in sight!
Let’s start with the packaging. Clean, simple, and minimalist — I loved how there was no fuss to it. The packaging bore images of the product and the model name (the UM0067 Pro-Fit+), along with a crisp list of its features.
Onward to the unboxing. Again, this was simple and no-fuss. The box contained the UltraProlink earphones, spare gels for the buds, and a simple instruction manual.
The earphones themselves are super lightweight and compact. At under 20gm, they certainly won’t be adding any unnecessary bulk to your gym bag!
The buds of the earphones are in-ear, and fit quite snugly. It also has an over-the-ear fitting to hold them in place during activity. The over-the-ear portion is smooth, and doesn’t cut or pinch. Both sides are connected by a slim, flat wire, which also houses the bluetooth receiver and the control buttons.
The little + and – buttons you see control the volume, as well as allow you to change songs right from the headset. Super convenient when you’re working out and don’t want to keep reaching for your phone or MP3 player. A quick press of each button adjusts the volume, while a long press changes the track. The centre button controls the power with a long press, and the bluetooth connectivity with a quick one. The other side of this portion bears the UltraProlink branding.
Pairing the UltraProlink Pro-Fit+ earphones with your cellphone is super easy, and took me no more than 30 seconds to get done. Post that, it was pretty smooth sailing.
The sound quality is excellent. The in-ear styling of the buds manages to cancel out most surrounding noise, so that your music is clearer. When using it at the gym, it beautifully blocked out the gym’s music (which is moderately loud), and I could hear just my own playlist. It isn’t complete noise cancellation, but I would still advise caution if you’re planning to use this while running or biking outdoors. Keep your music on a lower volume setting in such situations, so that you can still hear vehicles and other surrounding noises.
The over-the-ear styling is pretty solid, and holds the earphones in place during workouts. I even wear them when running, and they don’t budge. That’s a welcome change from my regular earphones which always popped out during a jog, or even simple aerobics.
The earphones work within a bluetooth range of about 10 metres, post which the music starts to crackle. 10 metres is a pretty decent range, in my opinion, and it hasn’t posed a problem to me so far.
The best part of these earphones? They’re sweat proof! That’s right, these guys thought of everything! So no matter how ugly-sweaty your workouts get, your earphones aren’t going to quit.
The UltraProlink wireless earphones are charged via micro-USB (cable not included). I used my HTC phone charger, and it worked fine. A full charge lasted me about 4 days of working out, which is between 6 and 7 hours. When the battery level is low, a robotic female voice comes on and warns you that the earphones need charging. The same voice also announces when the earphones are on or off, and when bluetooth pairing is successful.
My verdict? Definitely worth buying, if you’re someone who likes music when you’re working out. You can also use it for calls, but I didn’t test that out because it wasn’t relevant to me. I presume the sound quality, etc would be the same even on calls. It’s affordable, comfortable, and very compact.
You buy the UltraProlink Pro-Fit+ on Amazon. Simply click on the images below (they redirect to the product pages) to shop for it in either blue (which I have),
or a nice grey.
If you do try them, come back and leave me a comment to let me know whether you liked them as much as I did! 🙂