Polk Audio UltraFit 3000
The Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 is an in-ear canal headphone offering great sonic performance and the highest level of noise suppression in the Polk exercise headphone series. Patented Polk 'SecureFit' support fins and a generous assortment of eartip materials & sizes means you'll enjoy a snug yet comfortable in-ear canal fit. A 3-button remote control and in-line microphone enable you to use your iPod or iPhone anytime, anywhere. The flat-wound included short (14") cable means tangle-free, non-microphonic connections, a huge plus for active listeners. Choose your color!
- Bass-driven sound powers your toughest workout
- Completely sweat & moisture resistant, will even survive a spin in washing machine!
- Top Polk accessory kit includes multiple sizes/types of eartips for stable, secure fit during active use
- Strong Kevlar re-inforced cord joins prevents short-outs or premature cable failure
- Built-in mic handles your Apple iPhone calls + on-earpiece track/music control
- Slim-profile 'mini' 3.5mm plug fits through iPhone / iPod case openings
- Free 1-year Polk manufacturer's warranty
What's In The Box:
- Protective carrying / travel case
- Detachable 14" planar tangle-free audio cable
- Detachable 41" planar cable w/ 3-button iPhone control + mic
- 3 sizes (S/M/L) StayFit silicone eartips
- 2 sizes (S/L) 3-flange silicone eartips
- 2 sizes (S/L) Memory foam eartips
- Nokia connection adapter
- Cord shirt clip
- Polk owner's manual
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For extra-active listeners and athletes who think pumping tunes and hardcore gym marathons go hand-in hand, Polk Audio saves the day with the waterproof in-ear design of the UltraFit 3000 earphone headset. Featuring some of the toughest build construction we've seen yet in the sports headphone category, the UltraFit 3000 has a comfortably deep in-ear seat that offers excellent earpiece wearing stability and an exceptionally secure fit. The provided Polk in-ear accessories kit contains varying sizes of earpiece loops and hooks engineered to keep the UltraFit 3000 perfectly in place and sounding great regardless of your activity level. The built-in microphone ensures you won't miss that important call and on-earpiece controls allow music and hands-free talk with your Apple iPhone or iPod Touch device. As with most sports headphones, sound quality takes a backseat to product build durability and ergonomic stability in this category, but the UltraFit 3000 is no slouch when it comes to a loudly potent tone with growling low bass taking the sonic forefront -- the perfect sound to power you through that last set of reps. The thorough ambient noise-blocking ability of the Polk 3000 means you won't have to hear chatty jocks bemoan the fate of their favorite teams all workout long.
The Polk UltraFit 3000 in-ear headphones come with the widest array of accessories and eartip choices provided in the Polk line including two detachable cables in short 14" or longer 41" lengths; the longer cable also contains a built-in 3-button control + microphone for iPhone and iPad. The selection of eartips basically triples the choices found in the other Polk models and includes 3 pairs of standard silicone eartips, 2 pairs of extra-soft memory foam eartips, plus two pairs of the triple-flange silicone eartips (shaped almost like a Christmas tree) which are very popular with Polk afficionados seeking an uber-secure in-ear seal to block environmental noise. The free 2-year manufacturer's warranty remains intact only with a receipt showing purchase from a verified/authorized Polk headphone dealer -- like us here at HeadRoom!
WHAT POLK AUDIO SAYS ABOUT MUSIC & EXERCISE
Headphone Music: The Ultimate Performance Enhancing Drug
Popeye ate spinach for instant stamina. It was the first "performance enhancing drug." Good for him. I'd rather pop on a set of good headphones and jam. Works the same way, and tastes better. In fact, listening to music while working out or doing other strenuous activity increases your endurance by as much as 20%. The good news is that now it's not only easier to work out with music, but it's also easier to be confident that your audio equipment will keep pace with your workout. That's because Polk Audio has combined high performance audio with extreme sports durability in a new line of sports headphones.
Research done by scientists in places with important-sounding names (like "Brunel University School of Sport and Education" and "University of North Carolina Sports Science Department") finds that listening to music increases your endurance during physical activity. They give two good reasons for this. First, by distracting your brain, music keeps you focused on your goal instead of on your pain. If you're focused on the next mile or the next repetition, and not on how exhausted you are, researchers found that you run farther and workout longer. Plus, this kind of distraction makes music a sort of reward! By rewarding yourself for working out, you'll probably workout more often and more effectively. Secondly, researchers found that people have a tendency to coordinate their movements with external stimuli, like a rhythmic beat. With the right tempo, you can make your workout a real workout! Research supports the finding that listening to upbeat rhythmic music also promotes something called "flow," the ability to reach that rare "optimal state" where your brain is completely focused on your physical goals. If your music's flowing, so are you! Dr. Costas Karageorghi of Brunel University, one of the leaders in all this research, calls music's effect on athletic performance "the legal equivalent of a performance enhancing drug."
Getting your 20% starts with the right gear.
Now that you can have your whole music library on an MP3 player the size of a stick of gum, all you need to overcome are the limitations of the portable speakers: your headphones. So if you're looking for a real boost or you're just fed up with lame-sounding, poor-quality headphones that don't stand up to your workout, check out the UltraFit Series even if you're just running to the subway.
- Check out jogtunes.com, a great resource that helps you build and download a radical, hard-driving playlist for your workout!
- Find some great song suggestions here: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=464322
Making A Workout Track
There's plenty of research out there that proves music has an impact on physical performance. But not just any music will work. When you put together a play list for workouts, there are some easy, simple guidelines to follow.
First, pick music in the range of 120 to 140 bpm. That's beats per minute, and that range is the tempo in which your body, in its physical effort, syncs with your music. You can feel your body working to the beat, and the music seems to carry you along. The effort you expend may even seem easier. But believe us, you are getting a better workout, because you are working harder.
Music with a beat of 130 is where your pace will really ramp up. It isn't just the beat you want to feel, though. Lyrics can play a role in motivating you, as well. Hence, the importance of choosing music that really motivates you. Try to choose from among you favorites. It's a potent combination.
And don't forget your cool down. Choose music that helps bring your heart rate down, slows you down. You might even want to choose something that brings you into a more meditative state. The end of a workout is just as important.
So how do you know if the music you want to use in your workouts is in that workout sweet spot of 120- to 140 bpm? There are several bpm analyzer programs available online, some of which you can Download free. One such program is the MixMeister BPM Analyzer, and it will determine beats per minute of any song, so you can create a play list with the bpm range you need to ramp up your workouts.
For more on the subject of music for workouts: http://www.livestrong.com/article/330881-the-best-music-for-workouts/#ixzz1Xkzp6pYw
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
- Isolation: -12db ~ 15dB
- Sensitivity: 106 dB
- Headphone Type: In-Ear
- Detachable Cable: No
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 16 Ohms
- Cord Length: 5ft
- Ear Coupler Type: IEM
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Microphone: Yes
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