Shokz, pioneers in open-ear technology, released details of its latest headphones set at a media launch in Sydney.

It includes the Shokz OpenSwim Pro (pictured above), a versatile sports headphone designed for both land and underwater use, and the Shokz OpenFit Air that caters to fitness and sports enthusiasts. 

OpenSwim Pro sport headphones with bone conduction technology enable listening to music while keeping track of real-time happenings. These open-ear style headphones have an IP68 water rating for swimming in depths to two meters for up to two hours, with up to nine hours of battery life, six hours in MP3 mode and a 10-minute charge for three hours of listening time.

Users can switch between Bluetooth and MP3 dual modes for uninterrupted music with 32GB of MP3 storage for up to 8000 songs and can transfer up to 225 songs in one minute. It carries Premium Pitch technology that converts sound into mechanical vibrations delivering clear powerful volume and rich bass. 

Speaking at the event, regional sales manager, Stan Chen said the headphones can be paired to other devices including a smartphone or laptop. “Research group Frost & Sullivan has identified Shokz as the global leader in sales for open-ear and sports headphones,” he said.

Shokz OpenFit Air wireless earbuds.

Shokz collaborates with local sports events including the Gold Coast and Sydney Marathons and partners with athletes including ultra-trail champion, Lucy Bartholomew.

OpenSwim Pro in grey or red, retails at $299 and will be available from July 5 through JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Amazon and leading retailers.

The new OpenFit Air wireless earbuds with its signature open-ear design uses Direct Pitch technology by transmitting sound to the ears without obstructing them, creating an optimised sound field with varying pressure distribution. The exclusive air-earhook with its pliable cut-out design folds around the curve of the ear for superior comfort and stability during workouts and daily use.

The ultra-light design features a soft silicone finish, with IP54 dust resistance that is ideal for outdoor activities, multipoint pairing to two devices and four microphones with call noise cancellation. There is 28 hours of playback with the charging case and two hours of use with a 10-minute recharge.

Available now in black, white and pink from JB Hi-Fi and Amazon for $199.