Cleer Audio continues its roll into new areas with Goal – a new pair of true wireless sports headphones announced in time for CES 2020. Goal has six hours of battery life for continuous playback and up to 14 hours more with the charging case.
Designed to be super light, the super-light earbuds have a sweat-proof coating and changeable ʺwingsʺ to keep them in place during runs and workouts. They also support Google Assistant.
“Designed for our active users, the Goal is tough enough for the hardest workout and most rigorous training,” says Ron To, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy of Cleer. “Consumers like the flexibility of training with true wireless headphones, but don’t always want the sound isolation or instability many provide. Goal tackles both by supporting an open ear design and stability – so you can push your limits without the worry of an earbud falling out.”
They are primarily targeted at people looking for headphones to wear while working out. They have two features that can be quite helpful in those situations. First, they have ergonomic wings to help hold them in your ears. Second, they don’t have silicone tips that are meant to be jammed into your ear canals. This prevents them from blocking environmental noises which is crucial for people who might want to wear them while running or biking.
Interestingly, Cleer decided to steer clear of bone-conducting headphones: ʺWhile we wanted to have an offering for the growing market of consumers seeking an open ear option, we felt strongly that we did not want to go with a bone-conduction option, knowing the lower quality that’s achievable.
“Instead, we worked to perfect our beamforming directional sound technology, keeping a wide frequency range and proper staging for the best possible audio,” explains Patrick Huang, CEO of Cleer Audio.
Pricing and Availability
The Goal will be available for $129 (UK around £129, TBC) in Spring 2020 at cleeraudio.com, authorized retailers as well as Amazon.com. You may also find Goal at CES, January 7-10 at booth 16720, Central Hall.