Apple’s popular Beats headphone brand has finally revealed when its hotly-anticipated Fit Pro earbuds are arriving in the UK. These sporty music-makers launched in the United States late last year to a flurry of rave five-star reviews. And now, these critically acclaimed wireless earbuds are finally making their way over to Britain, with fans able to pop them in their ears from January 24.
That’s good news for anyone trying to lose some weight after the excesses of Christmas as the Fit Pro offering plenty of features aimed at making those trips to the gym a little more thrilling. Firstly, there’s a pretty unique flexible wingtip design which is aimed at making sure they stay firmly in your ears and not flying across the training room floor.
Beats says that the unique wingtip was digitally modelled using measurements from thousands of ears to achieve the perfect combination of soft, pliable material around a rigid core for a comfortable and stable fit. This should mean they plug in securely no matter who is wearing them.
A comfy design is vital but if you’re buying some wireless earbuds you’ll also want them to sound good and it seems that Beats has that covered. Not only do they pack some impressive speakers inside, but there’s also a swathe of audio features including three listening modes and full Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) which adapts in real-time to make sure it consistently blocks out background audio.
Beats has also included a Transparency mode which instantly stops the ANC so you can hear your surroundings and Apple’s clever Spatial Audio function is tucked inside the buds.
This maps out the sounds you’re hearing in the physical space around you. So, when you’re watching a movie or boxset on your iPhone and the character rushes to the left of the screen …so will their audio.
Other features include auto-pause when you remove them from your ears and there’s the clever Apple H1 chip which delivers a seamless ecosystem experience for iPhone users including one-touch pairing, an eartip test to ensure best fit and Automatic Switching between iCloud devices.
That means you can use them with your iPhone but then quickly move over to your Mac without touching a button.
Like all wireless buds, the Beats Fit Pro come with a neat charging case that offers a total of 27 hours of music playback. When the buds do run out there’s also a Fast Fuel charge which offers 1 hour of music from just 5 minutes in the case.
Beats Fit Pro is available for pre-order from 24 January in four striking colours — Black, White, Sage Grey and Stone Purple — for £199.99.
“Beats Fit Pro delivers remarkable innovation in fit and features, making it Beats’ best sounding and most advanced product to date,” said Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Beats and Apple Music. “With spatial audio and dynamic head tracking, Beats Fit Pro delivers a truly immersive listening experience. At this price point, it sets a new standard for premium earphones.”