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These glowing headphones sync to your music and monitor your heartrate

Your heartbeat never looked so cool.


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Posted on Feb 7, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:35 pm CDT


Raise your hand if music is a must-have when you hit the gym. No surprise there. In recent years, researchers have found that our bodies will instinctually try to sync up with the beat and tempo of a song, which often makes us work out harder and faster.

But this new Kickstarter from Glow, LLC is about to bring things to the next level. Their glowing laser headphones actually show you how fast your heart is beating or can sync to your music.


They look great if you want to run around at night and let muggers know exactly where you are.

Glow, LLC/Kickstarter

According to Design Boom, the laser-lit earbuds—which come in neon shades of blue, red, and green—stay aware of their heartbeat by pulsing as fast as the heart is beating.

A built-in heart monitor helps them synchronize.

Glow, LLC/Kickstarter

A small monitor is placed in the earbud so that it will be able to get a clear reading.

You will do better bike tricks with these headphones.

Glow, LLC/Kickstarter

The folks at PSFK say that the Kickstarter is working in part to help perfect an intuitive 5-way controller for each pair of earbuds. Not only would it adjust the song selection and volume, but it would sync with your phone to allow you to answer texts, take selfies, and track fitness goals.

Watch the full video here.

Photo via Glow/Kickstarter

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*First Published: Feb 7, 2015, 1:00 pm CST