Jarv NMotion Bluetooth Earbuds
Jarv NMotion Bluetooth Earbuds with In-Line Microphone is to get you out and moving to the beat no matter what you are doing – unless you are running. For a set of wireless devices, these are slightly unusual in that they come with a caution that they are not to be used by runners.
The Jarv NMotion device comes designed for any Bluetooth 4.0 device. They have an extra-long back wire with an inline control system that allows you to answer or ignore calls, as well as control the playback of your music. They also list as having 5 hours of continuous talk and listening time on one charge, which puts them ahead of many of the other wireless Bluetooth earbuds in this price range. This is a plus to those who do not like charging their devices every now-and-then
The NMotion has three buttons located on a module near the right earbud:
Volume Up: Hold down to increase the sound, press once to skip to the next track
Volume Down: Hold down to decrease the volume, press once to skip to the previous track
When receiving a call, press once to answer or hold down for 2 seconds to reject the call. End the call by pressing the multifunction button again.
When playing music, press once to pause and press again to resume playing the music.
Holding the multi-function button for five seconds puts the Nmotion into pairing mode.
Jarv NMotion supports Bluetooth 4.0 technology and supports A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles. The NMotion supports aptX for higher quality music playback, and the microphone has echo cancellation.
Jarv claims the battery will support 5 hours of continuous use, and users report this is accurate. The NMotion can standby for 100 hours, and it takes 1.5 to 2 hours to recharge the battery fully.
Users are pleased with the music playback quality, reporting the sound is rich, full, and crisp, and the bass is deep. While most bought the NMotion to listen to music, users say that calls are also clear on both ends with no issues.
The wireless range and connectivity are good. The NMotion connects instantly with paired devices, and the range is about 30 feet.
When the earbuds are properly configured and placed into your ears, you’ll find that they’re very stable. This is thanks to the included ear stabilizers that work mutually with the ear hooks to keep them stuck in your ear. With many earbuds, keeping them locked and secured in our ears isn’t always an easy task. We’re pleased to say that the Jarv NMotion headphones do a fantastic job of keeping them where you need them most.
Jarv went ahead and updated the version of Bluetooth to 4.0 A2DP to make for a crisper, cleaner sound that’s superb over its predecessor. This way, you can connect to your smartphone, tablet, computer, MP3 player, or laptop so you can play your favorite video games, watch movies, or listen to tunes without the annoyance of cables. Just be sure to check that your preferred device is Bluetooth enabled. Otherwise, it won’t be able to pair.
Integrated into the line between the two earbuds is a small black connector piece that has a few different buttons on it along with an in-line microphone. The volume can be manually adjusted here, as well as the power, play, pause, or pair functions. Additionally, this is the location where you’ll plug the USB cable in when you need to charge up the internal battery. With a convenient location to control your audio from, you can answer or make phone calls without taking the headphones out of your ears.
Bluetooth Version 4.0
Supported Bluetooth Profiles Headset (HSP),
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP)
Echo Cancellation Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
Battery Status Alert Yes
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Yes
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) Yes
aptX® Compatible Yes
Standby Time (Up To) 100 hours
Music Play Time (Up To) 5 hours
Charging Time Less than 2 Hours
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Jarv NMotion Sports Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Three pairs of earbud cushions
One pair of detachable sport ear hooks
One pair of earlobe stabilizers
USB charging cable
User Manual & Quick Start Guide
Excellent sound quality, especially for the price
Good call quality
Lots of color options to choose from
Control unit is bulky and heavy
Poor fit and comfort
Not recommended for running or exercise
The Final Verdict
After considering the various features and experiences through tests under different conditions, it can be said that the Jarv NMotion Earbuds are great if you want to get a decent pair of sporty-looking devices, but not if you want to use them for any rigorous activity.