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Plantronics BackBeat Fit 6100 review: Good, gym-friendly over-ear headphones

Along with three new true wireless earbuds, Plantronics introduced last month a new over-ear headphone model. The BackBeat Fit 6100 offer a unique proposition for gym goers and workout aficionados who don't like in-ear buds: they're over-ear cans made specifically to withstand sweat and exercise, but they suit your commuter lifestyle or desk job just as well. The $180 price is on the high side, though.

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Plantronics introduces BackBeat Fit 3150, Fit 3200, and Pro 5100 true wireless earbuds with improved connectivity... and MicroUSB

Plantronics released its first take on the true wireless form factor about a year ago, but the company's efforts weren't well received. I spent a bit of time with the BackBeat Fit 3100 and liked their stable design and sound quality, but noticed a few disconnections. Those became much more noticeable when my husband tried them in a completely open outdoor setting near the sea. With no trees, no buildings, and nothing to bounce the sound around, one of the buds would frequently lose connection and stutter.

Now the company is acknowledging the problem and releasing an updated Fit 3150 with better connectivity and battery life.

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