We're not sure why Jabra thinks a Bluetooth speaker that looks like a sneaker (Solemate, get it?) is a good idea, but that's about the only thing that makes this average-sounding speaker stand out. As CNET points out, it has "decent sound and battery life" and "doesn't sound great at high volumes." PC Mag dings it for "mediocre speakerphone quality" as well as some bass distortion, and warns that you shouldn't expect it to "power your next big party." Given the plethora of affordable Bluetooth speakers now available (the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox, for example, is less than $100), there are better options than the Solemate -- unless you really want a speaker that looks like a sneaker.
How It Stacks Up
Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox
Jabra's Sport Coach headphones count my reps so I don't have to
Jabra's truly wireless earbuds track your heart rate during workouts
Like Samsung's Gear IconX, the Elite Sport doesn't have a cord and they track your fitness regime.