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Beats Fit Pro launched: Apple AirPods Pro in a sportier skin?

They're only slightly pricier than the Apple AirPods 3, too.

Published onNovember 2, 2021

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  • Apple has announced the Beats Fit Pro.
  • The true wireless earbuds for active users feature ANC and six hours of battery life.
  • Pricing starts at $199.

Apple’s true wireless earbud lineup just got a little more crowded. Its Beats division announced the Beats Fit Pro, earbuds that pack plenty of features for active music lovers.

The Beats Fit Pro’s design is reminiscent of other fitness-geared earbuds, complete with a rubber prong for a better fit within the ear. There are also three silicone tips in the box, which should suit the ear canal sizes of most users. The buds also pack an IPX4 rating for sweat resistance.

In terms of features, the Beats Fit Pro brings Apple’s H1 chipset to the table, which enables active noise-cancelling (ANC), Transparency Mode, and Spatial Audio smarts. Adaptive EQ and Apple’s nifty Fit Test smarts will also help listeners tune the sound output to their liking. Like the AirPods Pro, skin detection also ensures playback pauses when you remove the buds from your ears. Finally, Apple’s convenience features, like Siri and Find My also add to the Beats Fit Pro’s utility.

See also: Apple AirPods Pro review

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Battery life comes in at six hours with ANC enabled, which should be enough for most high-impact training sessions. The included case provides a further 21 hours’ worth of playback time, but if you can’t wait, a five-minute quick charge can provide an hour of use.

Beats Fit Pro: Pricing and availability

The Beats Fit Pro buds are available to pre-order now on Apple’s official store in the US and will also be available on Amazon for $199. That price throws them right in the mix with the $179 AirPods 3 and $199 AirPods Pro.

General availability in the US kicks off on November 5, so there’s still time to count those pennies. In terms of colorways, you can have the Beats Fit Pro in Black, Sage Gray, Stone Purple, and White.

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