SmartOmi Boots Bluetooth Earbuds IPX7 Waterproof Headset Review

Design and Build
The official product description refers to the color of the headphones as “titanium gray,” but, according to our own eyes, it’s much closer to black than gray. The back of the headphones has a metallic color, and the two earbuds are differentiated only by the color of their eartips – one being green and the other one being red. It would be really handy to have the earbuds marked with letters, as you see on most other headphones. You will eventually remember which color stands for which channel, but it won’t be without a few frustrating moments.
One earbud weighs only 0.155 oz., making it pleasantly lightweight and comfortable even when worn for an extended period of time. The headphones come with equally snug earhooks, which gently rest upon the inner part of your ears, providing safety and stability for various sports activities. Our initial reluctance to run with the headphones was quickly replaced with a newfound confidence in their ability to stay in place and not fall down on the ground.
As an IPX7-rated device, the SmartOmi Boots Bluetooth earbuds should be able to survive complete immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. This doesn’t make them suitable for swimmers, but it does guarantee that dropping them into a pond of water or using them in heavy rain won’t cause any damage.And that’s a great thing because the SmartOmi are fantastic for the gym – a place overflowing with testosterone-infused sweat.
The headphones are controlled with a convenient side button that can be used to change the volume and put the headphones into the pairing mode.

SmartOmi Hybrid – The Bluetooth Headphones Battery Solution

The SmartOmi Hybrid has a feature that allows a cord to be plugged into the charging port, one side being a shorter-than-average micro-USB and the other side being a standard 1/8″ headphone jack. Once plugged in, this cable turns off the Bluetooth on the headphones and sends the audio along the cable like traditional headphones.
When I first heard about this feature, I wasn’t sure that it was something I would use. Time has proven me wrong on that. When going out for longer periods of time, I’ve found it incredibly useful to be able to carry a small additional cable to ensure that my listening experience isn’t interrupted.
Practically, as headphones, they’re good but not exceptional. The sound isn’t the best I’ve heard, but I’ve also never been turned off by the sound and grabbed a different pair. The only true downsides I’ve experienced are that, when plugged in, I’ve yet to find a way to control the headphones or music with the in-line controls the way you can when using Bluetooth. Also, because plugging in a cord shuts off the Bluetooth, there is no way to use the headphones while charging them (which, to be fair, isn’t something I’ve ever felt the need to do).
If you, like me, have issues with Bluetooth headphones running dead on you, the SmartOmi Hybrid may be a good solution. They’re currently available on Amazon for $45.99
Full disclosure: We received a complimentary pair of headphones in exchange for an honest review.