945 Wireless headphones real world experiences

I thought it'd be useful to have one thread to capture info on headphones, looking at the 645 thread, this info below appears to be key knowledge! I'll aim to update this master table as people post info on what works/what doesn't.

UPDATED 16th August 2019

There is an official Garmin list available here

Headphone model Left wrist working Tested with FW Comments Link
Bragi “The Headphone” Yes 2.4 works fine indoor and outdoor. zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped production of headphones https://amzn.to/2Vl3TVO
Skullcandy Method Wireless Yes 2.4 No issues Manufacturer site
Bose Soundsport wireless Yes 2.4 Works very well, good range indoor and outdoors https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/…-wireless.html
Bowers & Wilkins
PX
Yes 2.4 not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far. https://amzn.to/2H6AFzW
SkullCandy Smokin Buds 2 Wireless Yes 2.4 Worked a charm. No dropouts. Smokin buds
Aftershokz Trekz Air Yes 2.4 Works fine – but it is based on very old BlueTooth Technology – making it a PITA to use with multiple devices Aftershokz Trekz Air
Anker Soundcore Spirit Yes 2.4 No issues at all, just working Anker Soundcore Spirit
Powerbeats3 Yes 2.4 Very good range indoor, just run outdoor. work perfectly for me , with watch on my left wrist, running and doing weight training https://amzn.to/2Lsamda
Mpow Flame Yes 2.4 Great indoor range, yet to try outdoor https://amzn.to/2E0XX9X
Trekz Air not tested 2.4 worked fine but quickly realized that I couldn’t control the music from the run app so was locked in to the playlist throughout… have since have added music controls to the run app https://amzn.to/2E1tnN8
Jabra Elite Active 65t No 2.4  Had trouble reconnecting to watch each time https://amzn.to/2WAfEID
Jaybird Run XT No 2.4 had a better connection than Jabra but still cut out some outside with watch on left wrist, https://amzn.to/2R268YT
JLab JBuds Air True Wireless No 2.4 Poor connection quality  https://amzn.to/2F1QnvZ
Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 Yes 2.4 Had to switch primary bud to left side from app but afterwards had zero dropouts with watch on left  https://amzn.to/2F0x1aS
Anker Soundcore Spirit X Yes 2.4 They even work outside when my arms are on my side even if I’m 6’3 (1m90). https://amzn.to/31oOVNK
JBL Reflect Mini 2 Yes 2.4 works fine without dropouts https://amzn.to/2KFHiN4
Jaybird Tarah Pro Yes 2.4 https://amzn.to/2KFOoRV
Jaybird X3 Yes 2.4 https://amzn.to/31wOHEC
Aukey Latitude EP-B40 Yes 2.4 No issues. No dropouts https://amzn.to/2ZfWrc4
RHA TrueConnect No 2.4 occasional dropouts from left wrist when turning head to right - unknown firmware (not upgradable!) - rotating the stick part of the lollipop upward improves reception  https://amzn.to/2ZbEQ4W
Samsung Galaxy Buds Yes 2.5 The sound is great and I had no issues with dropping out. only problem I have is that I lose the ability to use the custom button press option when playing music from the watch, so I have to adjust volume from the watch instead of tapping the buds, and I do not have the ambient sound mode option.  Everything else works https://amzn.to/2Wpwhli
Xiaomi Redmi Airdots Yes 2.5 I am a left hander and i have no issues with connectivity. https://amzn.to/2ZVieGu
OptiShokz Revvez Yes 2.5 No Issues www.indiegogo.com/.../4259649
Trekz Titanium Yes 2.5 they work 99.9% of the time, sometimes really short dropouts. Strangely I have encountered dropouts mainly under bridges...overall acceptable https://amzn.to/2NjUCd8
Tranya T3 TWS Yes 2.6 Working for me 100% of the time indoors and outdoors https://amzn.to/2M6CguN 
Bose Soundsport Free Totally Wireless Yes 2.6 Left wrist,  very rare dropouts that happen only when standing still with arms straight at my side (i have very long arms) https://amzn.to/2TiHZy9 
Powerbeats Pro  Yes 2.7 Working very well, all button taps work as expected https://amzn.to/2MkATZq

  • [TABLE="align: left"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bragi "The Headphone"[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]works fine indoor and outdoor.
    zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped
    production of headphones[/TD]
    [TD]https://amzn.to/2IWuhi6/[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Skullcandy Method Wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes [/TD]
    [TD] 2.4 [/TD]
    [TD] No issues[/TD]
    [TD]Manufacturer site[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

  • [TABLE="align: left"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bowers & Wilkins
    PX[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far.[/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
  • The point in this thread is that there is a simple, consolidated view of what works and what does not. Single row tables, and information just typed in is no use. Please add as a new row to the one overall table.

    I have brought it all together below.

    [TABLE="align: left"]

    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bragi "The Headphone"[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]works fine indoor and outdoor.
    zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped
    production of headphones[/TD]
    [TD]https://amzn.to/2IWuhi6/[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD] Skullcandy Method Wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes [/TD]
    [TD] 2.4 [/TD]
    [TD] No issues[/TD]
    [TD]Manufacturer site[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bose Soundsport wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes [/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD][TD] Works very well, good range indoor and outdoors [/TD]
    [TD]https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/earphones/soundsport-wireless.html[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bowers & Wilkins
    PX[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far.[/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [/TR][/TABLE]


  • [TABLE="align: left"]

    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bragi "The Headphone"[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]works fine indoor and outdoor.
    zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped
    production of headphones[/TD]
    [TD]https://amzn.to/2IWuhi6/[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD] Skullcandy Method Wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes [/TD]
    [TD] 2.4 [/TD]
    [TD] No issues[/TD]
    [TD]Manufacturer site[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bose Soundsport wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes [/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD][TD] Works very well, good range indoor and outdoors [/TD]
    [TD]https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/earphones/soundsport-wireless.html[/TD]
    [/TR]


    [TR]
    [TD]Bowers & Wilkins
    PX[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far.[/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [/TR]

    [TR]
    [TD]SkullCandy Smokin Buds 2 Wireless[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Worked a charm. No dropouts.[/TD]
    [TD] Smokin buds[/TD]
    [/TR][/TABLE]
  • [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bragi "The Headphone"[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]works fine indoor and outdoor.
    zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped
    production of headphones[/TD]
    [TD]https://amzn.to/2IWuhi6/[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD] Skullcandy Method Wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes[/TD]
    [TD] 2.4[/TD]
    [TD] No issues[/TD]
    [TD]Manufacturer site[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bose Soundsport wireless[/TD]
    [TD] Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD] Works very well, good range indoor and outdoors[/TD]
    [TD]https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/...-wireless.html[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bowers & Wilkins
    PX[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far.[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]SkullCandy Smokin Buds 2 Wireless[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Worked a charm. No dropouts.[/TD]
    [TD] Smokin buds[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Works fine but terrible old fashioned multi-point connect headset (it is not old - just acts old).[/TD]
    [TD] Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
  • [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]Headphone model[/TD]
    [TD]Left wrist working[/TD]
    [TD]Tested with FW[/TD]
    [TD]Comments[/TD]
    [TD]Link[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bragi "The Headphone"[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]works fine indoor and outdoor.
    zero dropouts. Sadly Bragi have stopped
    production of headphones[/TD]
    [TD]https://amzn.to/2IWuhi6/[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Skullcandy Method Wireless[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]No issues[/TD]
    [TD]Manufacturer site[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bose Soundsport wireless[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Works very well, good range indoor and outdoors[/TD]
    [TD]https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/...-wireless.html[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Bowers & Wilkins
    PX[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]not really for sports, but for office/home. Works great, no issues so far.[/TD]
    [TD] [/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]SkullCandy Smokin Buds 2 Wireless[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Worked a charm. No dropouts.[/TD]
    [TD]Smokin buds[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Works fine but terrible old fashioned multi-point connect headset (it is not old - just acts old).[/TD]
    [TD]Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Anker Soundcore Spirit[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]No issues at all, just working[/TD]
    [TD]Anker Soundcore Spirit[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]
  • [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [TD]Yes[/TD]
    [TD]2.4[/TD]
    [TD]Works fine but terrible old fashioned multi-point connect headset (it is not old - just acts old).[/TD]
    [TD]Aftershokz Trekz Air[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    I'm sorry, but what does the comment mean? Isn't old, just acts old? Like it threw its back out or a storm's comin' because its knee is acting up? I'm being funny, but I have a set of Trekz Airs and I literally can't understand what this comment is trying to tell me to expect.
  • I'm sorry, but what does the comment mean? Isn't old, just acts old? Like it threw its back out or a storm's comin' because its knee is acting up? I'm being funny, but I have a set of Trekz Airs and I literally can't understand what this comment is trying to tell me to expect.


    Sorry - could be clearer but tried to keep thread clean.

    The headset is ok - but it is based on very old BlueTooth Technology - making it a PITA to use with multiple devices. Just as bad as my 5-10 year old original Jabra Sport. The lady talking in your ear - sounds about the same as my Jabra Sport - so I guess it runs on more or less the same chipset as the first Jabra Sports. But I am underwhelmed by a $150,- sports headset with such outdated technology. :) But at least it has tactile buttons and not the touch cr*p :)

    But nothing compares to my Bose for ease of multi-device pairing and usage - but I don't want to run with my QC35's. But Bose only have in-ear sports stuff and I hate that..So I think I'm back with my Apple AirPods if they work well on the 945. I have been running with them on my Phone for last 2 years - but I would like to be able to ditch the phone on occasion and mistakenly thought Trekz Air would do the trick and pick up the phone well when I come home again. But not a lot of luck in that department as BT Multi point is not really very good or reliable.
  • Hello,

    Powerbeats 3 working perfectly without dropouts, FW 2.4. Very good range indoor, just run outdoor.

    Best regards,

    A. Duarte