Beats has announced the Apple silicon-powered sporty Fit Pro earbuds
Could these winged earbuds be the ultimate for sporty types?
Beats has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds specifically designed to give sporty types the best audio experience possible, the Beats Fit Pro.
A middle offering between the Studio Buds and Powerbeats, the Fit Pro comes with very noticeable permanent wingtips specifically designed to keep the earbuds in place during the sweatiest of workouts by folding into your ear. Beats has taken pains to assure that the tips have been engineered for both comfort and practicality, claiming the buds have been tested with various athletes to ensure comfort.
The Fit Pro offers Active Noise Cancellation as well as a Transparency mode for moments where you need to be aware of your surroundings, and when both ANC and Transparency are turned off, the Fit Pro will utilise Apple’s Adaptive EQ to optimise sound based on the user’s ear shape.
As hinted at in our coverage of the rumours surrounding the release of the Fit Pro, Beat’s new offering is powered by Apple’s H1 chip, and as can be imagined, this has allowed Beats to pack the Fit Pro with a ton of features for Apple users to enjoy. Automatic switching between devices, audio sharing with other Beats headphones and Apple AirPods and hands-free Siri have been packed in.
Credit: BeatsHowever, every Fit Pro owner will appreciate the dynamic head-tracking spatial audio that has been baked into the earbuds, which use gyroscopes and accelerometers to adjust the sound as you move your head around.
A noticeable drawback, however, is the lack of wireless charging. The earbuds must be securely placed in their charging case slots to get any charge, but do boast 6 hours of battery life with ANC turned on, with another 11 hours stored in the charging case. Fast charging for 5 minutes will yield an hour of playtime.
The Beats Fit Pro come in black, white, gray, and purple/pink and starts shipping this 5 November. Pre-orders for the $199.99 / £145.77 earbuds can be made on the Beats website.