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New Sennheiser wireless earbuds measure heart rate and body temperature

Sennheiser unveiled three new earphones at CES 2024 that will compete with various AirPods, including Momentum Sport wireless earbuds that track heart rate and body temperature. Those kinds of sensors were expected in AirPods Pro (2nd generation), launched in September 2022, but didn’t show up.
In addition, Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds become the venerable brand’s new flagship buds for sound quality and Accentum Plus bring top-shelf features to relatively affordable over-ear headphones.
Sennheiser Momentum Sport earbuds, Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds and Accentum Plus headphones
Momentum Sport wireless earbuds
Unlike AirPods Pro 2, ​Sennheiser’s new Momentum Sport true wireless earbud are optimized for fitness via real-time biometric feedback. Integrated photoplethysmography (PPG) heart rate and body temperature sensors output data to popular fitness apps and devices.
Heart rate data connects with popular sport devices and apps, such as Apple Watch/Health, Garmin Watch/Connect, Strava, Peloton and more, the company said.
“For the first time ever in a non-Polar product, users will be able to enjoy full access to Polar’s elite biosensing capabilities and data analytics—including Body Temperature—offering real-time insights during training and deeper offline analysis via the Polar Flow app ecosystem,” Sennheiser noted.
Here’s more of the company description:
To minimize footstep noise, breathing, and other body-borne distractions, the earbuds feature an acoustic relief channel and semi-open design for natural environmental awareness. An adjustable Transparency mode, Anti-wind mode, and Adaptive Noise Cancelling mode let the wearer easily adapt as their surroundings change. The all-new acoustic system features a redesigned transducer that handily delivers the best sound quality yet in a Sennheiser sport earbud.
More details:
IP55 sweat and water resistance
Shock-proof chassis
Clog-resistant ear tips
IP54-rated, Qi-enabled carrying case stores up to three additional earbud recharges (up to 24 hours of playtime).
A quick charge feature provides up to 45 minutes of playback after 10 minutes of USB-C charging.
Momentum Sport goes on sale April 9 for $329.95 in three colors: polar black, burned olive, and metallic graphite.
Momentum True Wireless 4 earbuds
Sennheiser called Momentum True Wireless 4 its “most capable earbud yet,” with more than a dozen enhancements. Its audio is built on the Qualcomm® S5 Sound Gen 2 platform and Snapdragon Sound Technology for aptX lossless sound quality and ultra-low latency.
The Bluetooth 5.4 earbuds also bring Auracast support and an overhauled antenna design for a strong signal. Other enhancements include improved adaptive/active noise cancellation (ANC), evolved tuning and an upgraded battery system.
The fourth-gen buds offer 7.5 hours of continuous listening, a Qi charging case and quick charging over USB-C.
You can preorder Momentum True Wireless 4 in black copper, metallic silver and graphite colors on February 15 for $299.95.
Accentum Plus headphones
​New Accentum Plus strive to offer tons of good sound for not-too-much money. The Bluetooth 5.2 headphones offer high-quality sound, long battery life (50 hours) and versatile connectivity, supporting all popular codecs including aptX Adaptive. A touch-enabled earcup, like the one in the flagship Momentum series, offers intuitive feature control.
The headphones’ multipoint connectivity, wind-reduction, adaptive ANC and adjustable side-tone give users more control. And an audio cable is included for wired listening when needed. The product comes with a compact travel case.
Accentum Plus go on sale in black and white colors on February 20 for $229.95.
Source: Sennheiser

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