Fitbit is no longer only concerned with tracking your steps. Their new Bluetooth buds are designed to take your workout one step further. Meet Fitbit Flyer Wireless headphones.
New Release Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones
Fitbit Flyer has been engineered to provide users with a premium listening experience with different listening profiles in a shell built to withstand the toughest of workout regimens. That being said, the frame is a minimal design, in sleek colorways like dark blue with silver accents (Nightfall Blue) and a silvery gray color with gold accents (Lunar Gray). The exterior is splash proof meaning it can withstand a jog in some light rain, but may not survive a session with exposure to excessive amounts of water and don’t even think about trying to take a swim in these. Full immersion is completely off limits, FYI.
In addition, the earbud housings are uniquely-shaped to fit inside your ear canal and extend into the conch of your ear, locking them in place. This fit along with the ear tips are said to provide a solid amount of passive sound isolation. Flyer is expected to deliver excellent with a total harmonic distortion reading of less that 0.5% across a frequency range of 20 – 20,000 Hertz using “cutting edge technology” from Waves MaxxAudio, known for their specialization in creating immersive 3D sound. At this time, Fitbit Flyer is the first wireless headphone to incorporate the technology.
Flyer seems like it’ll be the wireless earphone that can appeal to the masses (with the masses being bass heads and those who like neutral audio) since users can select between two different hearing profiles – Signature and Power Boost.
While Flyer still features a cable between both earbud housings, it sounds as if it’ll facilitate a better wireless than truly wireless earbuds. Thanks to Fitbit’s new Ionic smartwatch (launching at the same time), Fitbit Flyer users can ditch their cellphones and play music or stream songs through Pandora via Fitbit Ionic. Ionic also stores audio coaching lessons through Fitbit’s new Coach app, making this duo quite the pair for any fitness buffs.
The buds yield a run time of 6 hours – a little below the average of 7.5 hours – but still enough time to survive a few workouts and commutes to and from work.
“As we launch our first smartwatch with on-device music, providing quality wireless headphones to better help users reach their goals is a natural extension of our product offerings,” said James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit. “Coupled with research that shows 64 percent of fitness tracker owners are interested in purchasing wireless headphones, it makes sense for us to bring our unparalleled health and fitness expertise to this space to deliver what our consumers are looking for most: great fit they can count on all day and for any workout, along with high quality sound to keep them motivated.”
If interested, Fitbit Flyer Wireless Headphones are available for pre-order at $129.95 and expected to ship in October with a 45-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty. The same goes for Fitbit Ionic, but at a price of $299.95.
- Type: In-ear style
- Noise-isolation: Passive
- Audio format: 16 bit stereo, 44.1/48kHz
- Supported codecs: AAC, SBC
- Driver size: 8.6mm
- Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Total harmonic distortion & noise: <0.5% @ 1kHz/-1dBFS, 20Hz-20kHz bandpass filter
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Supported profiles: A2DP + AVRCP + HSP + HFP
- Range: 32ft
- Number of simultaneous connections: up to 2 devices
- Number of paired devices: 8
- Compatible Fitbit products: Fitbit Ionic
- Playtime: Up to 6 hours
- Charging Time: 1-2 hrs
- Quick Charge: 15 minutes charge = 1 hour playtime