Featuring Apple's W1 Chip, the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones Are Now Available
While Apple’s truly wireless AirPods should arrive sometime before the end of the month, there’s another new option for music lovers wanting to try out the new W1 wireless chip: the Powerbeats 3.
Great battery life and easy pairing
The Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones from Beats are perfect for anyone who wants to listen to music while exercising or running thanks to a water and sweat resistant design.
But the real star of the show is the new Apple-designed chip.
That will provide up to 12 hours of music playback on a single charge, which is well above what is offered by other similar wireless earphones.
Just like the AirPods, pairing is extremely easy when using an Apple device like an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac. All you need to do is power them on and hold near an Apple device.
A Fast Fuel feature also provides up to 1 hour of music with a 5-minute charge. The built-in microphone allows users to take calls, converse with Siri, and adjust volume.
The Powerbeats 3 come in five different colors.
You can order the Powerbeats 3 now directly from Apple or Amazon for $199.99.
Buyers can select from one of five different colors – white, yellow, blue, black, and red. There are also four different sized ear tips included to help users find that perfect fit.
Any online order currently shows a delivery date sometime next week – anywhere from Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Thursday, Nov. 3.
All of the different colors will be available at Apple retail stores starting next Thursday.
The Bluetooth headphones should also be available at a number of other retailers soon.
If you’re looking for headphones, the Beats 3 Solo On-Ear headphones are our top pic for iPhone users. Thanks to the W1 chip, the battery offers up to 40 hours of music playback.