Apple’s W1 Chip In Beats By Dre Powerbeats3; Most Reliable Bluetooth Headphones Ever By Far? Here’s Why And Where To Buy

By CJ Estimada , Updated Dec 04, 2016 02:28 AM EST

For people who are activity-focused, especially the athletes, Bluetooth headphones are a necessity. Although the external design is largely the same with the Beats By Dre Powerbeats2, a number of nifty specs can be found inside Beats By Dre Powerbeats3. The dead-simple pairing, the battery life, the most solid rock-steady and reliable Bluetooth connection.

"Bluetooth audio, especially when exercising, has always been 'good enough,' but never great," writes Neil Huges of AppleInsider. Apple's W1 chip in its latest headphones roster changes that, and the proprietary wireless technology steals the show in its new sports-focused Powerbeats3 headsets.

Beats By Dre Powerbeats3: Better Balance Of Battery Life &Portability In A Single Package

The Powerbeats3 are designed for long workouts, multiple workouts, or simply full-day regular use. Whatever you aim to throw at them, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better balance of battery life and convenience in a single package.

Moreover, new to the Powerbeats3 is a quick charge capability Apple has named "Fast Fuel." Charge the headphones for five minutes and get an hour's playback. With most Bluetooth headphones, one more thing you need to worry about charging. With Powerbeats3, the concern is substantially less with its long battery life, 12 hours in fact, against its predecessor that has only 6 hours on one charge and quick charging capabilities. All thanks to the W1 chip, the tech inside is rock solid, reports Tech Times.

Where To Buy Beats By Dre Powerbeats3

Audiophiles can purchase the Powerbeats3 for $199.95 from the online Apple store. Shipping should take a week or two, but music lovers will likely say it's worth the wait.

Beats by Dre's Powerbeats3 is available from a variety of retailers, currently the cheapest being Walmart, selling for only $177.99. AppleInsider partner B&H Photo is selling all colors for $198.46 with free expedited shipping and no tax outside of New York. Adorama has stock going for $199.95 with no tax collected outside of NY and NJ.

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