Wifi ear buds

I am a 68 yr old male,very active.  Tried to wear wireless ear buds for exercising with limited success. I am on my third set of Wi-Fi ear buds and they keep dying.they last about 2 months.

I have an ICD implant that was put in in April 2017. No heart problems of any kind since but has anyone else had the problem of Wi-Fi ear buds not working after a short while.





I assume you mean Bluetooth ear buds

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-01 22:11:04

I used to go through them like candy. It seems a lot of electronic widgets  don't like water, particularly sweat.  A good pair of water/sweat resistant buds works well, IME.  I 've been using Bose Sound Sport (with the wire between) ear buds a little over two hours a day, almost every day, for the last  year.  I think they have completely wireless ones now but I've found that the latency of the completely wireless earphones is too high to be useful.


by Theknotguy - 2020-03-02 17:01:29

If you can get those things to work consistently you're doing better than I every could.  Finally gave up and went back to using the cheap wired ones.  

Wi-Fi earbuds

by Kayaker20 - 2020-03-03 13:28:46

This was my third pair. After a few months only one side works. No help from the device clinic or the hospital. Probably just going to use the wired Cheepies. 



by Teri - 2020-03-03 21:01:05

Are you thinking there's some correlation between the ear buds failure and your ICD? Or just in general? I had a pair of apple air pods for a couple of years and they were fine till I lost them (actually left them at the hospital when I had my PM put in). Now I have a new pair and they seem to work fine.

WiFi earbuds

by Kayaker20 - 2020-03-04 08:42:50

Yes, that is correct. I know that it sounds weird but it was the first reason that came to me after the third time and amount of time in use. Is this ICD making these earbuds go bad. 

Pacemaker kills ear buds

by AgentX86 - 2020-03-04 11:40:48

Not buying it. There is nothing that a pacemaker does that can even remotely affect ear buds. The PM puts a small current though the heartnat the appropriate time. Nothing more. It will "talk" to the base station but only when it's addressed. Some do use Bluetooth but it only speaks when spoken to. Most only have near-field communication. Again, they don't transmit continuously. Doing so would be a waste of precious battery life.

You're confusing correlation with causation. IOW, it's just coincidental.

BT headphones don't like washing machines

by Trunkmonkey - 2020-04-10 17:01:24

My last pair of BT headphones went thru the washing machine. I didnt use them with my PM but I have a pair with a wire from ear to ear that work much better then my BT earbuds. I can,t see the PM effecting them.

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