Beats headphones fans, rejoice, as the company’s new earphones, the Beats Fit Pro, will officially be available in Canada on Monday, January 28 and are available for pre-orders starting January 24.
The earbuds feature a flexible wingtip design, custom developed acoustic platform, 27-hour battery life when using the charging case, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), transparency hearing, adaptive EQ, spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, and Apple’s H1 chip.
The headphones sit securely in your ears, making them ideal for all-day wear and fitness, says Apple. They include three listening modes, auto play/pause, and are sweat- and water-resistant with an IPX4 rating.
Beats Fit Pro deploys a new custom transducer while an innovative vent system minimizes treble distortion across the flexible diaphragm. The new acoustic architecture combined with Beats’ signature tuning delivers impressive dynamic range and clarity across the frequency curve, says Apple.
When using ANC, outward-facing and inward-facing microphones work together to limit unwanted environmental sounds with targeted anti-noise, even as the sounds around you change. Beats Fit Pro’s ANC continuously adapts in real time, up to 200 times per second, to account for variances in fit and movement. Switch to Transparency mode with a push of the ‘b’ button on either earbud when you need to hear the world around you. When both ANC and Transparency are turned off, Adaptive EQ is enabled. Powered by Apple’s computational audio, the inward-facing microphone in each earbud listens to the sound you are hearing and automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies to the shape of your ear.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, meanwhile, provides an immersive, theatre-like experience for content recorded in 5.1, 7.1, and Dolby Atmos. The gyroscopes and accelerometers in both Beats Fit Pro and your iPhone or iPad are used to track the motion of your head as well as your device and compare the motion data. The sound field is then re-mapped so it stays anchored to the device, even as your head moves. Music from favourite artists like James Blake, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Kacey Musgraves, Roddy Ricch, and Don Toliver on Apple Music will automatically play Dolby Atmos tracks on all Beats wireless headphones, including Beats Fit Pro.
Class 1 Bluetooth technology offers extended range and cross-body performance, with reliable connectivity and fewer dropouts. Beats Fit Pro also uses skin-detect sensors to automatically play/pause content when earbuds are placed in or removed from your ears. The ‘b’ button allows you to control music (pause/skip/back), conduct calls, and switch between listening modes. During phone calls, the earbuds leverage beam- forming microphones that target your voice as well as the internal mic and voice accelerometer, filtering out ambient noise and creating a natural conversation experience with the caller on the other end.
The Apple H1 chip delivers a seamless ecosystem experience for iPhone users including one-touch pairing, an eartip test to ensure best fit, Automatic Switching between iCloud devices, Audio Sharing, hands-free access to “Hey Siri” and Find My in iOS.
When ANC or Transparency are on, Beats Fit Pro delivers up to six hours of listening time per earbud. The pocket-sized carrying case charges via USB-C and provides 21 additional hours of battery life, giving you up to 27 hours of combined playback. In Adaptive EQ mode, each earbud has seven hours of listening time and 30 hours with the case. When you’re crunched for time, a quick five-minute Fast Fuel charge offers an extra hour of playback.
Beats Fit Pro is compatible with Android phones as well, with set up possible by downloading the Beats app for Android and doing the one-touch pairing and guided fit test. You can also easily toggle between listening modes directly in the app or customize the ‘b’ button on either earbud to enable voice assistant or volume control.
Beats Fit Pro’s internal components are made from recycled plastic. The core packaging content comes from a zero-waste facility and the packaging is 88% wood fiber based, 74% of which is post- consumer recycled material.
The Beats Fit Pro, as noted, will be to order starting Monday, January 24, for $249.95 with shipping beginning Friday, January 28. They come in Stone Purple or Sage Gray, or regular black or white. New subscribers can get Apple Music free for six months with the purchase of Beats Fit Pro as well as the Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, and Beats Studio Buds.