Summary – FUGOO Sport Review
The FUGOO Sport is a highly versatile Bluetooth speaker made for the outdoors. It is 100% waterproof, mud-proof, snow-proof and shockproof with over 40 hours of battery life, which are definitely pretty impressive specifications. It has six drivers on four sides for a 360-degree sweet spot and incredible 95db SPL-A volume, with built-in microphone to take calls while outdoors. This outdoor bluetooth speaker also features six speakers with two tweeters, two woofers and two passive radiators – with four active drivers. With 40 hours of continuous battery life, this speaker can pump out massive volume output for hours on end and is perfect for medium-sized outdoor parties and gatherings.
The Pros & Cons
The Pros. The FUGOO Sport is a highly versatile speaker that is 100% waterproof and shock proof. It is the kind of speaker that is designed to take a lot of abuse without any issues. We also like how much volume the FUGOO Sport can produce and the incredible battery life.
The Cons. While the FUGOO Sport is designed for outdoor sports, it is slightly larger and heavier than most outdoor Bluetooth speakers. The bass response from the FUGOO Sport speaker is decent but not the best we have heard – the bass is slightly attenuated mostly due to its enclosed design.
Where the FUGOO Sport excels is in its sound quality and audio performance. Not only does it play clean and loud, but the sound is accurate. While some other speakers may artificially over-emphasize the bass notes, this may result in a lot of songs not sounding right. The Fugoo Sport performs a much more difficult acoustic feat: providing great bass without making the bass muddy. Additionally, the speakers are tilted upwards at an eight degree angle to ensure that you hear your music the way it is intended to be heard. We were very much impressed by the overall sound performance of this outdoor speaker – the manufacturers went to great lengths to get every detail right.
The waterproof/durable design of the Fugoo truly set this speaker apart from the others. The Fugoo looks tough enough to survive getting drop-kicked by a rugby team. It offers the highest incursion protection rating of IP67 – which means that it is completely waterproof. The Fugoo is also designed to be submerged underwater at 3 feet for 30 minutes without damaging the inner circuits. The Fugoo Sport also comes with a strap / multi-mount which provides different mounting options for your wireless speaker. If you are keen to take this outdoor speaker to rugged terrain the strap is a very nice added touch. You can hook it on with a rope or carabiner loop, tripod mounting socket, strap or belt spring clip.
That said, the most outstanding aspect of the Fugoo sport is the battery life – it really blew us away by lasting all day long. Fugoo claims the speaker lasts a full 40 hours – so far we can confirm that it lasts for more than 30 hours. You could take it on a weekend outdoor trip and you would probably still have battery power in the speaker after the weekend! Combining durability with a super-long battery life opens all kinds of new possibilities for outdoor junkies.
The FUGOO Sport really has an excellent combination of ruggedness, sound performance, battery life and sleek design. It is no doubt one of the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers we have tested, and delivers exceptional value and sound quality. If you are looking for a speaker that excels in terms of sound performance, durability, construction, portability and battery life, the FUGOO Sport definitely comes highly recommended.