Are the apple earpods good for working out and running?

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

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  • Best Answer:

    For me no!!! They fall out and you have to adjust them all the time. I prefer over the ear. They will stay on when your running down the road. My experience is running half and full marathons.

  • "The first person that responded must be an Apple employee because that isn't correct at all." That may be so, but I'm not an Apple employee and I had the same experience. I have NEVER been able to use earbuds because they immediately fall out of my ears, regardless of size. For the past 8 years that I've been running, I've had to use the rigid behind-the-neck, on ear style. When I purchased the new Nano in October that came with the earpods, I had no expectations that they would work, but I was actually shocked that they 1) fit, 2) stayed in, and 3) sound great. I tested them out for a few runs, and wore them for my first half marathon on October 27th. I've since used them exclusively for running.

  • These ear-buds are incredibly comfortable but also incredibly slippy and will need constant re-adjustment and re-insertion.The simple solution is to get the little black foam covers that are easily available (apple always used to package 1 pair with their earphones) for pennies and will make a world of difference as far as fitting snugly and firmly whilst jogging.Whilst this may seem an inconvenience these are fantastic sounding earbuds with a flat and smooth response that will play subtle nuances and timbres lacking in much more expensive earphones.The best i've heard over many years and many models ..

  • For running, definitely not. I wasn't even a quarter of a mile through and they came out immediately - I then went on for another quarter mile, both sides fell out 3 times a piece. I had to come back home and scrapped the idea of running with music and went on without. Working out should be ok, but honestly - they are absolutely horrible for running. The first person that responded must be an Apple employee because that isn't correct at all.

  • I would say yes, if you use them with Acoustibuds. I used to use acoustibuds adapters with my old earphones, but when they came out with the earpods I was bummed. Last year burtontech came out with new ones to fit the earpod. Now I can run without then falling out. An inexpensive solution for my falling out earpods.

  • For me they stay in however they are by no means sweat proof. After my first run with them the sweat ruined them. The Acoustibuds mentioned in the first review may prevent this though. They remind me of the Yurbuds covers, which is what I use for running and they work great!