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Beats Fit Pro are Beats' most advanced true wireless earbuds to date thanks to innovation in fit, features and sound quality. Designed for an active lifestyle, Beats Fit Pro has a unique wingtip design that provides an incredibly comfortable and secure fit and ensures consistent, high-quality acoustic performance no matter the activity. The wingtip design was put to the test by athletes of all kinds and digitally modeled using measurements from thousands of ears to achieve the perfect combination of soft, pliable material around a rigid core for all-day comfort and a stable fit on any ear shape or size.
Beats Fit Pro is designed to give users total control of their sound experience. The earbuds have an all-new custom transducer to deliver robust sound in a tiny form factor, while an innovative vent system minimizes treble distortion across the flexible diaphragm. Beats Fit Pro's new acoustic architecture combined with Beats' signature tuning delivers impressive dynamic range and clarity across the frequency curve for an emotive, powerful and balanced listening experience.
The aesthetics of Beats Fit Pro are driven by the intent to design the best fitting earbud possible. The soft pebbly main body nests comfortably inside the concha of the user's ear. The distinctive face of the product is defined by an extruded pill shape that tugs perfectly in-between tragus and antitragus to avoid pressure points and to stabilize the product inside the ear. This proud feature is capped off with a soft, TPE faceplate that extends backwards into the wingtip. The iconic beats 'b' marks the front of that faceplate as well as the center point of the button. With the introduction of color this faceplate becomes a recognizable element that ties the branding element and the novel integrated wingtip feature into a single, highly iconic silhouette.
Beats Fit Pro has three listening modes. While using Active Noise Canceling (ANC), outward-facing and inward-facing microphones work together to limit unwanted environmental sounds with targeted anti-noise, even as the sounds around the user 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.
With a push of the "b" button on either earbud, users can easily switch to Transparency mode to hear the world around them. When both ANC and Transparency are turned off, Adaptive EQ is enabled. Each earbud has an inward-facing microphone that listens to the sound the user is hearing and automatically tunes the low- and mid-frequencies to the shape of their ear for superior sound quality and consistency.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking provides an immersive, theater-like experience. The gyroscopes and accelerometers in both Beats Fit Pro, iPhone or iPad are used to track the motion of the user's head as well as their device and compare the motion data. The sound field is then remapped so it stays anchored to the device, even as the user's head moves.
Beats Fit Pro uses skin-detect sensors to automatically play/pause content when earbuds are placed in or removed from the user's ears. With a touch of the "b" button, users can control their music, conduct calls and switch between listening modes. During phone calls, the earbuds leverage beam-forming microphones that target the user's 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.
Beats Fit Pro pairs innovation and diminutive size with incredible battery performance, delivering up to 6 hours of listening time per earbud. A pocket-sized carrying case provides 21 additional hours of battery life.
Connection and Controls
Beats Fit Pro uses skin-detect sensors to automatically play/pause content when earbuds are placed in or removed from the user's ears. With a touch of the "b" button, users can control music (pause/skip/back), conduct calls and switch between listening modes. During phone calls, the earbuds leverage beam-forming microphones that target the user's 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.
Class 1 Bluetooth technology offers extended range and exceptional cross-body performance, meaning reliable connectivity and fewer dropouts.
Battery Life and Case
Beats Fit Pro pairs innovation and diminutive size with incredible battery performance. When ANC or Transparency are on, Beats Fit Pro delivers up to 6 hours of listening time per earbud. The pocket-sized carrying case charges via USB-C and provides 21 additional hours of battery life, offering up to 27 hours of combined playback. In Adaptive EQ mode, each earbud has 7 hours of listening time and 30 hours with the case.
When you're crunched for time, a quick 5-minute Fast Fuel charge offers 1 hour of playback.
Beats App and Android Compatibility
Beats Fit Pro is compatible with Android phones. By downloading the Beats companion app for Android, users can conveniently set up their earbuds with one-touch pairing and a guided fit test. They 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 easily connects to most Apple and Android devices via Bluetooth right out of the box. With the Beats app for Android, users get additional features like one-touch pairing, customized controls, battery levels, firmware updates, and a Fit Test to help get the best sound and fit.