Beats Announces Powerbeats Pro Wireless Workout Headphones

James Marshall
April 6, 2019

Bloomberg's sources said Amazon's wireless earbuds will come with numerous same features that Apple's AirPods have, but possibly in grey or black color configurations. The product? Completely wireless earbuds that work much like Apple's AirPods do.

The wireless incarnation of the earlier Powerbeats 3 headphones, unlike Airpods these will not actually fall from your ears when you exercise, and are sweat and water resistant, making them suitable for your daily workout. With the wireless case, though, you can put the AirPods down on a Qi-compatible charging pad and do it that way instead. The Powerbeats Pro is notably more expensive than the AirPods 2 but does it offer additional features that make it worth the price?

"Powerbeats Pro is a harmonious blend of premium sound, fit and functionality". They also automatically connect to your Apple devices.

The mat was meant to charge multiple devices without needing to plug them in and the decision not to proceed will be a blow to the company - especially as Huawei and Samsung have already released products that can charge devices wirelessly. Amazon's buds will not include clips and sit in the user's ears, according to Bloomberg's sources. Each earpiece has up to nine hours of listening time, with playback of up to 24 hours with the charging case.

Bloomberg said Amazon's Lab126 hardware division is now in charge of making look-a-like AirPods that comes with Alexa. Oh and don't forget: Beats says the Powerbeats Pro gets nine hours of battery life.

Long and short-range optical sensors drive automatic play/pause and call handling when the earphones are placed in or removed from your ears.

There's a lot of difference between the Powerbeats Pro and the AirPods 2. At nine hours, these things supposedly last nearly twice as long as AirPods and just about every other set of truly wireless earbuds out there.

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