Is a question that most runners get asked when we’re running with our earbuds plugged in. And I guess it’s something some of us (including yours truly), often take for granted. There have been a couple of occasions where I was running blithely through the woods or on the road with the music on full blast – not a good thing to do when safety comes into play. You need to be able to hear the runner next to you talking and hear the traffic around you, because it might save your life, or even help someone in need.
At the very least, you need to be able to hear your footsteps and your breathing.
The Trekz headphones work by delivering music through your cheekbones. The earbuds don’t sit in your ear, allowing you to hear ambient sounds. I had the music on almost full blast and I could still hear my friends talking, and the birds chirping around me.
They’re definitely a safe alternative if you love running and music. I’m going to have to save up to get a pair though. (A pair of trekz titanium retails for about RM500)
Go to www.aftershockz.com to learn more about bone conduction technology and if you’re interested in a pair. I highly recommend them!
Never stop listening. Never stop adventuring – as their tagline says ☺