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Listening to music can get you in the zone and boost your endurance levels.

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Listening to music can get you in the zone and boost your endurance levels. But to really focus on your routine, it’s time to snip the cord and go hands-free for ultimate mobility. These Bluetooth-enabled sports earphones, available in major stores and online, will amp up your workouts with sound quality, and stick with you as you sweat through your reps.
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JBL Endurance Jump, $115

Go hard and fast on your workout without worrying about slippery earbuds falling out with this water-resistant pair. Made with a soft and comfortable silicone material, it stands up to sweat and off ers stability with its twist-lock ear hooks that automatically switches on and connects when worn. Instead of wires, it comes with a sturdy neckband that stays in place no matter how many squat jumps and burpees you do. Zapped up eight hours of playtime? A quick ten-minute charge will give you one hour of playback – good enough to power your routine.
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Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100, $249 

Whether you’re pounding pavements or hitting the trails, this completely wireless pair allows you to hear your favourite tunes while keeping aware of your surroundings with its half-open ear tips – specially designed for a safer workout. While the sweatproof earbuds feel weightless and barely there, the flexible loops ensure a locked fit to follow through your longest and sweatiest runs. Forgot to charge up? Pop them into the portable charging case for just 15 minutes for a good hour’s worth of usage.
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X-Mini Ray+ Xoundbuds, $79.90

Not a fan of ear hooks? These wireless earbuds stay anchored comfortably as you conquer your HIIT list, with the option of interchangeable ear wings in various sizes to ensure a perfect fit. It is designed to withstand perspiration and features enhanced bass to give you a deep rhythm to power your reps. Besides the wallet-friendly price tag, bonus points goes to the magnetic clasp that holds them securely around your neck when it’s time for a water break.

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