We are happy to announce our newest sponsor of the 52 Hike Challenge- Aftershokz!
We learned about Aftershokz back in 2018 when we stopped by their booth at the OR show and were provided a pair of the headphones to test out.
We couldn’t wait to test them out on a local hike once we returned home.
The unique thing about these headphones is that they use bone conduction technology to transmit audio waves to the inner ears through the skull, bypassing the eardrums completely. You simply place them in front of your ears, near your cheekbones, which allows for situational awareness and comfort through their unique open ear design.
Their award-winning design leaves your ear canals open which allows for you to hike safely, remain alert, and listen to your music or podcast, all the while being able to have a conversation and even hear that zooming mountain biker. It also has Bluetooth® connectivity gives you the ability to be free of wires and make and receive phone calls.
Here are the top 5 reasons why we love our Trekz Air headphones:
- You can have a conversation without removing the headphones
- You can take calls wirelessly
- You can hear animals and mountain bikers, etc.
- Great to run with, minus the messy wires.
- They are sweat resistant too!
On the technical side, they are lightweight at 1.06 oz. If you need to make a call, their mic cancels out surrounding noise allowing for crystal clear sound. You can also use their voice prompt feature with Audry Says. Did we mention a full charge lasts up to 6 hours! They come in four colors and a nice bag for storing.
We are so grateful for Aftershokz support which allows us to do our life-changing work at 52 Hike Challenge! Don’t hesitate to check them out when picking out headphones at: 52hike.aftershokz.com
Also, keep your eyes out for a pop-up hike with Aftershokz soon, where you will have the opportunity to test them out for yourself!