January 7th 2014 9:51 am

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Intel's Smart Earbuds will work with a companion phone app to help track your hear rate and running stats, all while delivering tunes from your phone.

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Engadget Jan 7, 2014

In brief, it's a pair of headphones with sensors inside the earpiece that can monitor your heart rate. The headphones themselves are powered through the headphone jack, which means you'll never have to worry about running out of juice mid-workout.

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The Verge Jan 7, 2014

The earbuds are lightweight but bulky — presumably to house all those sensors — but won't require a separate power source for a charge. Intel says that developers will also be able to develop especially for the device.

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Stuff Jan 7, 2014

Unlike LG's design, these stereo earbuds don't require an external power source: they take power from the headphone jack, and feed realtime heart rate and pulse info to your phone's health monitoring app through the same interface.

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