What you need to know
- The Beats Fit Pro earbuds are priced at $200 and offer ANC, wingtips, and more.
- Buyers can choose from Black, White, Sage Gray, and Stone Purple colors.
The rumors are true! Beats Fit Pro earbuds are real and they're going to ship on November 5 priced at $199.99, the company has confirmed.
Beats says the new earbuds are its "its most advanced earphones to date" and they certainly sound like they should have all of the features and functionality you could want — and they might just give AirPods Pro a run for their money. Features include Apple's H1 chip for instant device pairing and switching as well as active noise cancellation technology that includes Transparency mode.
Unlike AirPods Pro, the Beats earbuds come with a wingtip design that should ensure they don't move around when you do, something that could be important for people who like to use their earbuds in the gym, for example.
Early reviews are positive, too.
In terms of battery life, Beats Fit Pro offer up to 6 hours of listening time per earbud while the USB-C-equipped charging case offers up to 27 hours of combined playback. Enable the Adaptive EQ Mode and those numbers increase, however.
Anyone looking to pick these things up can do so in four colors with orders available for $199.99 today. Deliveries will happen at the end of the week, although this only applies to the United States for now. China will get in on the act in December, while everyone else will wait until 2022.
Beats Fit Pro not your thing? Check out the best AirPods Pro deals available today instead. You can often find Apple's earbuds on sale for around the $200 mark, too.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
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"Enable the Adaptive EQ Mode and those numbers increase, however." Really, battery life gets better when you enable Adaptive EQ Mode"?
This model looks like a big step up for Beats. Once the BFP's actually ship, I'd like to see a head-to-head review of them against the AirPods Pro. However, given that the BFPs seem to be targeted toward active lifestyle, "gym rat" types, it's disappointing and perplexing that their waterproof rating is only IPX4. C'mon, better waterproofing isn't rocket science.
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