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Review: Powerbeats Pro Offer Solid Audio Quality With a Fitness-Focused Wire-Free Design

Friday June 5, 2020 1:02 pm PDT by
Apple's Beats brand in April 2019 introduced Powerbeats Pro, the brand's first truly wireless earphones. The fitness-focused Powerbeats Pro consist of two independent earpieces with no wire between them, connect to paired devices over Bluetooth, and offer earhooks to help secure the earphones in place during vigorous activity. We went hands-on with the Powerbeats Pro at their initial launch, ...

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How to Find Your Powerbeats Pro Serial Number and Check Firmware

Thursday March 11, 2021 4:15 pm PST by
If you've recently updated your PowerBeats Pro or are thinking of doing so, you can follow the steps below to check the current firmware version your wireless earphones are running. Apple will occasionally send ‌firmware updates for its audio accessories over the air, though the software should install automatically if you follow these general guidelines. The method described below will also ...

How to Maximize Powerbeats Pro Battery Life

Wednesday July 24, 2019 10:11 am PDT by
Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones offer up to nine hours of listening time and up to six hours of talk time on a single charge. Apple's Beats-branded buds also charge very quickly -- you can get one and a half hours of listening time by putting them in their case for just five minutes, or leave them in for 15 minutes and you'll get four and a half hours' worth. The PowerBeats Pro case itself ...

How to Pair Powerbeats Pro to Your Apple TV

Tuesday May 28, 2019 3:36 pm PDT by
When you pair Powerbeats Pro to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple TV, the pairing information is synced across all the devices linked to your iCloud account. That means if you've already paired your Powerbeats Pro earphones to one of your other devices, then you shouldn't need to go through the process again when it comes to connecting them to your Apple TV. Of course, if you...

How to Unpair Powerbeats Pro Earphones From iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, or Mac

Tuesday May 28, 2019 3:34 pm PDT by
This article explains how to unpair Apple's fitness-focused Powerbeats Pro earphones from a number of different Apple devices. Bear in mind that when you unpair Powerbeats Pro from an iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, or Apple TV (fourth-generation or later), this also automatically unpairs the wireless earphones from all other devices linked to the same iCloud account. Other devices you may...

How to Pair Powerbeats Pro to Your Apple Watch

Tuesday May 28, 2019 3:21 pm PDT by
Once you've paired a new set of Powerbeats Pro earphones with an iPhone running iOS 12 or later, they should automatically pair with your Apple Watch as long as your watch's software is up to date. Powerbeats Pro require watchOS 5.2 or later. To check which version of watchOS your watch is running, open the Watch app on the iPhone and select My Watch -> General -> About and check the Version...

How to Check Powerbeats Pro Battery Life on iPhone and Apple Watch

Friday May 24, 2019 2:58 pm PDT by
Apple's Powerbeats Pro headphones offer around nine hours of listening time and six hours of talk time on a single charge, with up to 24 hours of playback using the charge case on a single charge. The earphones also come with a Fast Fuel feature that lets you get 1.5 hours of music playback after five minutes of charging, and 4.5 hours of playback after 15 minutes of charging. During use,...

How to Share One Pair of Powerbeats Pro Earphones With a Friend

Friday May 24, 2019 2:46 pm PDT by
Splitting a pair of Powerbreats Pro earphones between two people is perfectly possible thanks to their integrated H1 Apple chip, and it's a neat way of using the wireless features of the earpieces to share your listening experience. Listen Together With One Pair of Powerbeats Pro Earphones There's nothing stopping you and a friend from each wearing a Powerbeats Pro earpiece to enjoy music or ...

How to Assign the Powerbeats Pro Microphone to Your Left or Right Ear

Friday May 24, 2019 2:39 pm PDT by
Apple's fitness-focused Powerbeats Pro have built-in beamforming microphones in each earpiece that make it easy for you to take calls or interact with Siri when you're wearing them. For optimal performance and to make the experience as seamless as possible, the default setting is for the active microphone to switch automatically between one earpiece and the other. And if you wear only one...

How to Have Powerbeats Pro Announce Your Calls

Friday May 24, 2019 2:33 pm PDT by
If you receive a call on your iPhone (or an Apple Watch with cellular) when your Powerbeats Pro earphones are connected, the ringing tone will interrupt whatever it is you're listening to. To find out who's calling, normally you'd have to take out your iPhone or look at your Apple Watch, but you can actually have your Powerbeats Pro (or any connected headphones) announce who it is, saving...

How to Change the Name of Your Powerbeats Pro Earbuds

Wednesday May 22, 2019 6:50 pm PDT by
Once you've successfully paired your Powerbeats Pro earbuds to an iPhone or iPad, they'll be given the default name "[Your Name]'s Powerbeats Pro." If you want, you can change this name by following the simple steps below. How to Change the Name of Powerbeats Pro on iOSOn your iOS device, launch the Settings app. Tap Bluetooth. Tap the "i" icon next to your Powerbeats Pro in the My Devices ...

How to Activate Siri With Your Powerbeats Pro Earbuds

Wednesday May 22, 2019 6:18 pm PDT by
Apple announced Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds in April 2019, adding a number of new features that set them apart from its wired fitness-oriented Powerbeats 3 earbuds. One of those features is the ability to summon Siri entirely handsfree, allowing you to speak a variety of commands and ask questions. Like with Apple's second-generation AirPods, all you have to do is say "Hey ...

How to Set Up and Connect Powerbeats Pro Earbuds

Wednesday May 22, 2019 5:55 pm PDT by
Apple in April 2019 debuted its completely wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones, featuring multiple improvements over the original Beats-branded wired Powerbeats 3. If you've purchased a pair of Apple's fitness-focused earbuds, you'll be eager to use them to listen to music, take phone calls, use Siri, and more. Keep reading to learn how to set up and connect them to your devices. Update...

How to Use Powerbeats Pro With Android Devices

Wednesday May 22, 2019 5:46 pm PDT by
Though designed for iOS devices, Apple's Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro are also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, so you can take advantage of Apple's wire-free tech even if you're an Android user or have both Android and Apple devices. The downside to using Powerbeats Pro with Android is that you do lose some functions, like Apple's unique H1 chip pairing features and its...

How to Use Apple's Live Listen Feature With Powerbeats Pro

Wednesday May 22, 2019 5:42 pm PDT by
Since 2014, Apple has included a little-known feature in iOS called Live Listen that allows an iPhone or iPad to serve as a remote microphone for an MFI-compatible hearing aid. In iOS 12 and later, Live Listen supports Powerbeats Pro, Apple's sporty Beats-branded earphones, making it possible to use your iOS device as a directional mic and have the audio relayed to your ears. As an...

How to Answer and Decline Calls With Powerbeats Pro

Wednesday May 22, 2019 3:33 am PDT by
Apple's Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro earbuds feature integrated buttons and include beamforming microphones that allow you to answer incoming calls when you're wearing them and carry on a handsfree conversation. You can also hang up the call by using the physical buttons when the conversation is over, or even decline a call altogether. Here's how it works. When you hear a ringing tone...

How to Turn Off Automatic Ear Detection on Your Powerbeats Pro Earbuds

Wednesday May 22, 2019 2:48 am PDT by
Apple's Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro earbuds include a feature called Automatic Ear Detection that allows the audio routed from a connected device to seamlessly switch to the Powerbeats buds the moment you put them in your ears. This means the Powerbeats Pro can automatically pause the audio track when you remove them, and resume playback when you put them back in again, allowing you to...

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AirPods Pro vs. Powerbeats Pro Buyer's Guide

Monday November 4, 2019 1:27 pm PST by
Apple in late October 2019 surprised us with an upgraded version of the AirPods called the AirPods Pro, which feature Active Noise Cancellation, superior sound quality, and an all-new design. Apple's AirPods Pro are its second set of headphones to feature the "Pro" moniker, following the Beats-branded Powerbeats Pro earbuds that Apple released back in April 2019. In this guide, we'll go over...

Powerbeats Pro vs. AirPods 2 Buyer's Guide

Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:50 pm PDT by
Apple's Beats brand in April 2019 announced upgraded wire-free Powerbeats Pro earbuds that are quite similar to Apple's second-generation AirPods, but with a focus on fitness and working out rather than everyday use. The two sets of earbuds have a lot in common, but there are some notable differences that are worth pointing out. Read on for a complete comparison of the second-generation...

Powerbeats Pro: Apple's Sporty AirPods Alternative

Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:34 am PDT by
Apple's Beats brand in April 2019 unveiled the Powerbeats Pro, a redesigned wire-free version of its popular fitness-oriented Powerbeats earbuds. Like the AirPods, Powerbeats Pro come with a dedicated charging case that offers 24 hour battery life and an H1 chip for fast connectivity to your devices and Hey Siri support. Our Powerbeats Pro guide has all of the details you need to know about...

Black AirPods: Where Are They?

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:06 pm PDT by
Leading up to the launch of the AirPods 2, many held out hope for the launch of a black color option for Apple's popular wireless headphones. Black AirPods have been on the wishlist of many since the launch of the original AirPods. In fact, early mockups by designer Martin Hajek showed what they might look like back in 2016. The first actual word of Black AirPods came only in February...

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Apple Releases New Firmware for Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro and Beats Studio Buds

Tuesday November 8, 2022 10:31 am PST by
Apple today released new firmware updates for the Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and the Beats Studio Buds. The ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ firmware is version 5B55, up from 4A394, the Beats Studio Buds firmware is version 10M2155, up from 10M359, and the Beats Fit Pro firmware is version 5B55, up from 4E64. Apple does not provide details on what's included in refreshed firmware updates for the Beats...
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Apple Debuts Special Edition Powerbeats Pro in Fun New Colorways

Tuesday November 8, 2022 8:20 am PST by
Apple's Beats by Dre brand today announced the upcoming launch of a new set of limited edition Powerbeats Pro earbuds that have been designed in collaboration with fashion designer Melody Ehsani. Available in two split colorways that include pink/red and blue/yellow, the earbuds both have a little eye logo and a saying: "If you can read this you're too close." The ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ are set ...
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Apple Releases New Special Edition Powerbeats Pro

Friday May 6, 2022 7:43 am PDT by
Apple has released a special edition version of its Powerbeats Pro headphones with a special and funky yellow and dark purple pattern in partnership with a London-based designer for $250. The special edition headphones were made in partnership and inspired by the designs of Paria Farzaneh, an English-Iranian designer based in London. Alongside their unique yellow and dark purple pattern...
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Apple Announces Special Powerbeats Pro to Celebrate NBA's 75th Anniversary

Thursday February 17, 2022 9:13 am PST by
Apple today announced that it will be releasing limited-edition Powerbeats Pro in celebration of the NBA's 75th anniversary. Designed in collaboration with Canadian gift shop Better, the special Powerbeats Pro feature Better and NBA logos with blue and red ear tips to match. The wireless headphones will be available February 19 for $249.99 in the United States. Powerbeats Pro launched in...
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Deals: Beats Headphones Deals Abound With Up to $89 Off Powerbeats Pro, $70 Off Solo Pro, and $10 Off Beats Flex

Thursday April 15, 2021 6:49 am PDT by
Multiple deals on Beats headphones have sprouted up online today, and we're seeing a few solid discounts on Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, and Beats Flex. These sales are available from numerous retailers, ranging from Target to Amazon, Best Buy, and Apple itself. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...
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Apple Teams Up With FaZe Clan for Exclusive Powerbeats Pro

Friday March 19, 2021 1:06 pm PDT by
Apple's Beats by Dre brand today announced Powerbeats Pro in a new colorway that's being released as part of a collaboration with FaZe Clan. FaZe Clan is a professional esports organization and its merchandise is largely red and black, so Apple has designed red and black ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ in the pattern that FaZe Clan often uses. According to a tweet from the Beats by Dre Twitter account,...
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iOS 14.5 to Introduce Find My Support for Powerbeats Pro [Updated]

Monday March 1, 2021 12:37 am PST by
Beginning with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Powerbeats Pro users will be able to locate, track, and find their headphones with the built-in Find My app. The ‌Find My‌ app, formerly named ‌Find My‌ iPhone, helps users locate and track devices linked to their iCloud accounts such as their ‌iPhone‌, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods. Thanks to Apple's purchase of Beats in 2014, products such as the ‌Powerb...
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Powerbeats Pro in New Colors Now Available for Order

Tuesday June 9, 2020 9:03 am PDT by
Following several leaks and their official announcement late last month, the four new colors of Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones are now available to order through Apple. The four new colors are Spring Yellow, Glacier Blue, Cloud Pink, and Lava Red, and they join the previous color options of Black, Ivory, Moss, and Navy. The new colors are available for delivery from Apple as soon as...
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Powerbeats Pro Debut in Four New Colors: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue

Friday May 29, 2020 10:00 am PDT by
Following a couple of leaks in recent weeks, Beats today is officially announcing four new colors for its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones: Spring Yellow, Cloud Pink, Lava Red, and Glacier Blue. The new earphones will go on sale June 9 and sell for the same $249.95 price as the existing color options. Aside from the colors, the new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ models are otherwise identical to the...
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Powerbeats Pro Leaked in Four New Colors, Release Expected in Early June

Wednesday May 20, 2020 7:23 am PDT by
Last week, it was rumored that Apple plans to make its Powerbeats Pro available in four new colors, including Glacier Blue, Cloud Pink, Spring Yellow, and Lava Red. Now, official marketing images have surfaced on German website WinFuture, which notes that the new colors should be released in early June with the same $249.95 pricing. No other changes are expected, beyond the possibility of some...
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Apple to Debut Powerbeats Pro in New Colors That Include Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue, Spring Yellow and Lava Red

Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:19 am PDT by
Apple is planning to introduce new Powerbeats Pro models in an array of bright, spring-themed colors that include cloud pink, glacier blue, spring yellow, and lava red, according to a rumor sourced from a Weibo account (via iMore). The rumor comes from WaveTech, a source without a known track record for sharing accurate info about Apple's plans, but the wide attention the rumor has garnered...
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Rumored 'Powerbeats Pro 2' Likely Just a Minor Internal Tweak

Thursday May 7, 2020 12:30 pm PDT by
Alongside the announcement of the iPhone SE back on April 15, regulatory documents for what appeared to be new Powerbeats Pro models were also uploaded to the Federal Communications Commission's website, reflecting new Apple model numbers of A2453 and A2454 for the left and right earpieces. The regulatory documents filed for the new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ models don't appear to have revealed...
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Powerbeats Pro in Ivory, Moss, and Navy Now Available for Pre-order

Thursday August 22, 2019 1:31 am PDT by
Apple this morning started accepting pre-orders for its Powerbeats Pro wireless headphones in Ivory, Moss, and Navy on its online Apple Store. Apple is currently quoting shipping times of 5 to 7 business days for the Ivory and Navy headphones, which loosely corresponds with Apple's plan to make the new Powerbeats Pro colors available in retail stores from August 30. The Moss color currently ...

New Powerbeats Pro Ad Highlights Battery Life During Lengthy Icelandic Relay Race

Thursday July 25, 2019 6:45 am PDT by
Apple this week released a new ad for the Powerbeats Pro, which launched in May in the United States in Canada. The new commercial spotlights the accessory by showing how seven runners from the Paris Running Club joined a 280km relay in Iceland. Called the "Zero Dark Project," the ad explains how each runner used the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ to stay motivated through music during the lengthy relay...
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Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in Over 20 Additional Countries

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00 am PDT by
Apple today began accepting Powerbeats Pro orders in over 20 additional countries, including many in Europe. The rollout includes Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab...
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Powerbeats Pro Launch Postponed Until July in Many Countries

Wednesday June 12, 2019 5:12 am PDT by
Apple-owned Beats has delayed the launch of its totally wireless Powerbeats Pro headphones in select European and Asian countries. Powerbeats Pro orders will now begin in July in Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan, according to fine print on the Beats website. The headphones were initially...
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Powerbeats Pro Now Available to Order in UK, France, and Germany

Friday May 31, 2019 2:58 am PDT by
Apple's Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones officially went on sale today in the United Kingdom, >France, and >Germany, as predicted. However, the fitness-focused, Beats-branded earphones are only available in black, and stock appears to be limited. As of writing, Apple's online UK store is switching between allowing customers to add the earphones to their bag, and graying out the Add...
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Powerbeats Pro Orders Begin This Friday in UK, France, and Germany

Wednesday May 29, 2019 3:17 am PDT by
Apple's totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones become available to pre-order in the United Kingdom on May 31, according to a social media ad posted on the official Beats By Dre U.K. Twitter account. The date was spotted in the small print at the end of the 15-second video short, which features British professional boxer Anthony Joshua and touts the nine hours of listening time offered by...

Powerbeats Pro Water Resistance Test: Find Out What Happens if You Drop Apple's Newest Earbuds in the Toilet

Friday May 17, 2019 2:32 pm PDT by
Apple's new Powerbeats Pro earbuds feature a "reinforced design" for improved "sweat and water resistance" along with an official IPX4 water resistance rating, which means they should be able to hold up to a good amount of moisture. Still, there were a lot of reports of the Powerbeats 3 failing due to sweat exposure, so we thought we'd test the liquid tolerance of the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ with a...

Powerbeats Pro vs. Powerbeats 3

Monday May 13, 2019 1:21 pm PDT by
Powerbeats Pro launched last week, and the first orders are now in the hands of customers. We already did a Powerbeats Pro vs. AirPods hands-on comparison, but we got requests for a video detailing how the new ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ compare to the previous-generation Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones. Today, we're taking a look at whether it's worth upgrading to the ‌Powerbeats Pro‌ if you've already...