SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones




Makes your heart beat. Tracks your heartbeat.

The music powers your workout. And powerful technology tracks it so you can push even further, with no wires in the way. These sport headphones feature a built-in heart rate sensor and StayHear+ Pulse tips to give you the information and stability you need to take your workout to the next level.

Engineered to elevate your workout

You put your heart into your workout. Your gear should be up for the challenge. A built-in heart rate sensor from PerformTek® tracks your performance with high accuracy directly from your ear, so you can rely on these headphones to do more than power your workout. Optimize your intensity without missing a beat of your music, and focus on the real challenge: digging deeper.

Stay tangle-free

A quick, wireless connection gets you moving faster. Pairing to your Bluetooth device is easy with voice prompts, or if you have an NFC-enabled device just tap your phone to the inline remote. And you’ll get up to five hours of wireless power from the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Inline mic

There’s no need to interrupt your workout. Want the music louder or have to take a call? An inline mic/remote lets you answer/end calls, play/pause tracks and adjust volume—without reaching for your phone.

The app takes you further

The Bose Connect app displays accurate heart rate readings in real time from your SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones, so tracking your performance is easy. You can personalize settings to make them all yours, and it’s easier than ever to pair, switch and control your devices. See how a simple, intuitive app can make all the difference.

The Pulse technology also works with popular fitness apps like MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Endomondo, Runtastic and more.


Unmatched combination of comfort and stability

When you move, you want earbuds that stay put. Our StayHear+ Pulse tips deliver stability during your most intense workouts. Their redesigned shape stays comfortable and creates a gentle seal in your ear, which improves audio performance. And the extended wing provides support and stays secure.

Built to keep up

When you train, you’re going to sweat. Why should your headphones slow you down? These feature a hydrophobic cloth that resists sweat and moisture even during your most intense workouts. And with a durable build and weather-resistant design, they’ll survive the elements. So you can train through them.



Dimensions/weight without the cable

  • Headphones:1.1" H x 0.9" W x 1.2" D (2.25 oz)
  • Case:3.5" H x 3.5" W x 1.4" D
  • Clothing clip:1" H x 0.33" W x 0.5" H
  • USB cable:12"
  • Cable:21"

Additional details

  • Wireless range up to 30 ft (9 m)

What’s in the box

  • SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones
  • Carrying case
  • Clothing clip
  • USB charging cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good! I purchased these last week and I am very impressed...so far. The reason for my skepticism is that I sweat like crazy and kill most of my headphones quickly. However, I have owned the wired versions for about 6 months so I took a shot with these. The sound is great. As many reviews have pointed out, they are not sound isolating but I use them exclusively for running so I have no issue with that. I upgraded to the "in ear" silicone tips for my wired set to create a more isolated experience, which worked great , but those are not compatible with these. In terms of the heart rate function, I find that it works well. Not as reliably as a strap but close. Those that are having a tough time with this function, I suspect are using the wrong size tips. I started with the mediums that came on the headphones and was getting the intermittent warning that it had lost my heart rate. However, I went to the large tips and found that the tighter fit was all I needed. I ran 6 very sweaty miles with my SoundSports linked to MapMyRun (yes, they link with pretty much every running app out there) and it carried my heart rate the entire run without interruption. The only nitpick I have is the general look of them. I was on the treadmill the other day and looked up at my reflection in the dark treadmill TV screen and I realized that you kind of look like Frankenstein with the pegs in your head when you are wearing these. However, if that is what it takes from a design standpoint to build great sounding DURABLE bluetooth headphones, I am in!! Nice work Bose!! So far!
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! An excellent sound quality that is so easy to use... I just love it!
Date published: 2016-10-08
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How accurate is the heart rate sensor? What do I do if the sensor stops reading my heart rate?

Heart rate readings taken in the ear are comparable in accuracy to those taken from a chest strap. To ensure an accurate reading, the sensor window (located on the left earbud) should be in contact with the skin. If the sensor stops providing a heart rate measurement, try adjusting the left earbud and verifying Bluetooth® connection to your device. If that doesn’t restore function, wipe the sensor window with a damp cloth.

How comfortable and stable are SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones?

SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones use a variation of the StayHear+ tips, with a cut out to accommodate the heart rate sensor (which needs to be in contact with the ear for the best performance). The earbud design creates a stable yet comfortable fit during an intense workout.

Are SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones sweat resistant?

Yes. SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones are protected against splashing sweat or water from any angle. They should not be submerged in water.

What is the range of SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones?

SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones have a range of 30 ft (9 m) from the source device. This range may be reduced by physical obstructions, such as walls and doors, or by interference from other electronic devices. Generally, the range of SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones can be described as the room the user is in and the adjacent room.

What is the battery life of SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones?

SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones have up to 5 hours of battery life. Battery life is defined as the number of hours fully charged headphones can be actively used while listening to audio or making a phone call.

Can you listen to music when the battery is depleted? Can you quickly charge the battery?

SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones will not play music when the battery is fully depleted. But, if the battery is depleted, a quick 15-minute charge provides approximately one hour of play time.

Is there a way to turn off the heart rate sensor?

No. The user cannot actively turn off the heart rate sensor; however, the sensor only communicates heart rate when connected to an app. If the left earbud (where the sensor resides) is removed from the ear or if the sensor is not connected to an app, it stops transmitting data.

How are the StayHear+ Pulse tips included with the SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones different from the original StayHear+ tips?

SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones use a variation of the StayHear+ tips, with a cutout to accommodate the sensor window. Because of this difference in design, the StayHear+ Pulse tips cannot be used on the SoundSport wireless headphones or any other Bose in-ear headphones.

Can I use SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones with my favorite fitness app?

Yes. Heart rate measurements taken from SoundSport Pulse headphones can be communicated to any third-party fitness app that utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 (heart rate service). Most popular fitness apps, including MapMyRun, Runkeeper, Strava, Endomondo, Runtastic and Apple HealthKit, are compatible with SoundSport Pulse headphones.

Will SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones cancel out noise on a plane?

No. SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones do not employ noise reduction technology. For noise reduction, Bose offers QuietComfort headphones.

How do I clean my SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones?

The sensor window on the left earbud of SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones should be wiped with a damp cloth after every three to four uses for best performance. While the entire earbud doesn’t require scheduled cleaning, occasional cleaning may be needed. If exterior surfaces of the earbud need to be cleaned, gently wipe with a slightly moist cloth. Be careful not to allow any moisture to enter the headphones through the ports or the USB connector. (Cleaning the door covering the USB with a moist cloth is acceptable.) In addition, be certain not to force any dirt or debris into the ports. Do not blow air into or vacuum the ports or nozzle.

What is PerformTek® Precision Biometrics?

PerformTek Precision Biometrics is a patent-protected technology that continuously measures real-time biometric data with a high degree of accuracy and consistency, and uses this data to give people meaningful fitness assessments.




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SoundSport Pulse wireless headphones