Being outside makes most of us feel better, it is good for our mental health to relax and exercise outside. With open-ear headphones you can still enjoy the ambient sounds of bird-song, the wind in the trees or the waves on the shore whilst listening to your favourite relaxing music or talking and walking with a friend.
Why AfterShokz bone-conduction are the best headphones for walking outside
Did you know that you can actually hear without sound passing through your eardrum? That's the principle of bone conduction. An invention that has brought this fact to life is the technology of bone conduction headphones.
These headphones are designed without the tight-fitting earbuds that are usually fitted into the ear canal or speakers that cover the ear as the case with the traditional earphones. Sound waves pass along your jaw and cheekbones, bypassing your eardrum, straight to your inner-ear where your brain interprets the vibrations as sound.
There is growing awareness of the benefits of outdoor activities and the benefits of being in nature. Aside from the health improvements of physical activity, there are calming effects from listening to the different sounds of nature and being surrounded by green space.
Without earbuds blocking the ears or speakers over your ears, listening to music or receiving calls is taken to a whole new level. If you are an outdoor person, bone conduction earphones are the best headphones for your outdoor activities.
Benefits of open-ear headphones for hiking
Comfortable open-ear fit
There is nothing more annoying than your earphones or earbuds constantly falling out of your ear. On top of that, your ear canal can start hurting the longer that you keep them inside the ear.
AfterShokz bone conduction wireless headphones have an open-ear design, no part of them goes in or over your ears. This means they are the opposite of noise cancellation headphones. They are designed to let the sounds of nature and your environment in, instead of blocking it out!
Lightweight for activity
When you are on the move outside you want to feel light and free, so cumbersome or heavy headphones aren't welcome on the trail. AfterShokz are the best Bluetooth headphones for walking because you are free from wires and they are smaller and lighter than traditional headphones.
AfterShokz headphones have a wraparound frame that ensures the headphones remain securely in place, whatever you are doing, and they remain comfortable however long you wear them. Despite their small size and lightweight the sound quality is fantastic, one of the reasons they are the best headphones for hiking.
A cleaner choice
It is known that bacteria thrive in an environment that is warm and wet. When you plug in your earphones, you are creating a warm environment. Double that with the sweat from vigorous outdoor activity and you have a perfect atmosphere to breed bacteria.
Bone conduction headphones leave your ears out of the equation. With no earbuds inside your ear, you have a cleaner way to enjoy the music and audiobooks you love listening to while in the outdoors.
Long battery life
Another joy killer when exercising outdoors or on an adventure is when your headphones’ battery dies before you are done. AfterShokz bone conduction headphones come with reliable battery life. Some models offer as much as 8 hours continuous playback. You can be sure AfterShokz headphones will last as long as your adventure does.
Whether you are out in nature or walking in a more urban area, being able to hear what is around you is a large part of your enjoyment and safety. It also means you can talk to friends - in real life or on your phone - whilst getting some fresh air and exercise. Bone-conduction headphones are the best headphones for walking around when you don't want to cut yourself off from the environment around you.
Why outdoor activities are important
Studies show that spending time in nature can improve feelings of health and well-being, with at least 120 minutes a week being needed to reap the full benefits. Time outside in the great outdoors can improve life satisfaction,happiness, mindfulness and lowers your stress levels. Being outside can help ease the symptoms of health problems and even boost your immune system.
We are incredibly lucky in the UK that even those in urban areas are within an hour of one of our fifteen National Parks, the perfect places to get out and enjoy nature.
Open-ear bone-conduction headphones: the best headphones for walking and hiking.
One of the pleasures of outdoor activities is being able to savour the sounds of nature. With open-ear bone conduction headphones you are able to enjoy your own music or talk to a friend on the phone and still hear the sounds of the natural environment around you, providing a unique and personal soundtrack to your time in the great outdoors.