April 04, 2019 at 10:16AM by CWC
You know how on dating profiles, people like to include their number one pet peeve? Well, here’s mine: when I’m jamming to Cardi B. on the treadmill and suddenly my bluetooth headphones (tragically) die. Suddenly, I’m left with the sound of my own breathing, pain in my legs, and nary a runner’s high in sight. But a tech angel named Beats has just blessed gym-goers with Powerbeats Pro ($250)—a set of bluetooth buds that you can charge once and wear through nine hours of weightlifting, cardio, or your fitness flavor of choice.
The battery life on these babies lasts for—no joke—nine whole hours, and the charging case will afford you a whole extra day of listening time. (Meaning, they outlast Apple AirPods, Galaxy Buds, and Jabra Elite 65t, according to The Verge.) That’s enough juice to get down to Britney Spears’ entire musical cannon. Not to mention the collected works of Beyoncé and Ariana Grande in one charge.
That’s enough juice to get down to Britney Spears’ entire musical cannon. Not to mention the collected works of Beyoncé and Ariana Grande in one charge.
The Powerbeats Pro pack has more cool features, too. You can use the hands-free Siri command to call your mom or check if the day’s weather will permit an outdoor run. They’ll automatically play and pause your music as you insert or remove them from your ears. And Powerbeats come with four sizes of bud so they feel super comfy in your ears.
Runner’s high on repeat. And come to think of it, playlist on repeat, too.
If you’re not quite ready to drop $250 on headphones, here’s how to turn a cheap drugstore pair your perfect running companion. Plus, how to curate your playlists for the best workouts.