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Inside and outside view of the BlueAnt Pump
The BlueAnt Pump headset is waterproof, but it's not designed for swimming. Bluetooth doesn't work underwater and there is no wired connection option. I run in the rain a lot and am a heavy sweater so waterproof is essential for my needs. The headset is sealed with Kevlar and Teflon.
The right earpiece has a volume up, volume down, and play/pause button on the outside that are easy to access while mounted on your head. A small indicator light is found just forward of the play button. There is a microUSB port on the bottom of the left earpiece that is covered with a door to keep it waterproof while in use.
Play time is advertised at up to eight hours. I was able to go on my weekly runs (two to four times during training) without charging for a week so the battery life seems accurate.
Getting ready to run with the BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds
The headset supports Bluetooth 3.0 with AptX and AAC codecs and A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP Bluetooth profiles. You can even use the headset to make and receive phone calls with the microphone built into the right earpiece. Music sounds great while working out with good clear quality sound.
I connected the Pump headset to my MOTOACTV, Samsung Galaxy S5, Moto X, and HTC One M8 and the connection never stuttered or dropped the entire time.
The BlueAnt Pump headset is available for a MSRP of $129.95, but you can find them on Amazon between $100 and $107. They are available in black with blue highlights, blue, and clear with green highlights (Green Ice). I tested out the blue ones, but am thinking I may go with the green ones since I like the looks of the clear casing that shows you the internal components.
If you like to listen to music when you work out and have a Bluetooth phone or music player to connect with then I highly recommend you consider BlueAnt Pump headphones. They stay in place, sound great, look cool, and last for the entire workout.