Powerbeats Pro Overview Updated August 22, 2019

Powerbeats Pro

Prepare for your biggest moments with Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones.

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January 2015 - August 2019

Powerbeats Pro Features

They were first discovered by 9to5Mac after the release of iOS 12.2. Hidden in iOS 12.2 were animations and images that showcased Powerbeats without any sort of connecting wire. In terms of design, they’re nearly identical to previous generation, but truly wireless much like AirPods. The earphones support “Hey, Siri”, just like the second generation AirPods.

Like AirPods and Powerbeats3, the new Pro earphones pair instantly with iPhones and pairing syncs to iCloud-connected devices including iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch without pairing on each device (you can still pair manually with Android). It also has its own Lightning-powered charging case.

Read our Powerbeats Pro review and watch our Powerbeats Pro hands-on video walkthrough for more details.

Powerbeats Pro Release Date

They are available to purchase onn Apple.com and in Apple Stores for $249.95. At launch, only the black model will be available.  They will debut in the US and across 20 other countries to start, followed by more countries and regions later this summer and fall.


Powerbeats are the previous generation sport headphones of the Beats brand (owned by Apple). The Powerbeats3 feature up to 12 hour battery life on a single charge, with a ‘Fast Fuel’ 5 minute top up charge providing an hour of playtime in a hurry.

The Powerbeats3 connect wirelessly to the iPhone over Bluetooth but still have a wire connecting the two earbuds together. Apple touts 12 hour battery life for the Powerbeats, which is impressive for audio headphones of this form factor. The previous iteration of the product, the Powerbeats 2, only claimed a six hour battery life. The longevity of the new Powerbeats 3 can be largely attributed to the inclusion of Apple’s W1 chip.

As well as efficiency gains, the W1 chip enables seamless pairing and setup with iPhone and Apple Watch. Once paired, the settings will also sync over iCloud to your Macs and iPads. You can see how this all works in our review of the Beats Solo3 wireless which also features the W1 system.

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Powerbeats Stories August 22, 2019

How to reset your Powerbeats Pro earphones

Having trouble with Powerbeats Pro? Follow along for how to reset your Powerbeats Pro earphones and re-pair them to your iPhone and other devices.

Powerbeats Stories August 19, 2019

The wait is almost over if you’ve been holding out for Powerbeats Pro to launch in any color but black. Powerbeats Pro will be sold in three new colors starting next week.

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Powerbeats Stories May 29, 2019

Powerbeats Pro UK, French and German pre-orders begin on Friday. Although Apple’s local websites only say ‘coming soon,’ the Beats websites for the three countries have been updated to say that the in-ear headphones will be available for pre-order in May.

A promotional video gets more specific …

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Powerbeats Stories May 14, 2019

I went into this review of the $249 Powerbeats Pro with high expectations. Even prior to reading Zac’s review, I was pretty much convinced that these would be the best wireless earbuds ever made, and, despite not beating the AirPods in every area, I wasn’t disappointed.

To be clear, the Powerbeats Pro aren’t perfect, but they’re better than the AirPods if you’re using them for workouts. The Apple AirPods set the groundwork for Beats’ first truly wire-free earbuds, and the team at Beats took the baton and ran with it.

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Powerbeats Stories May 10, 2019

Maybe it’s just the endorphins talking, but words like ‘epic’, ‘thunderous’, and ‘invincible’ come to mind when running with Powerbeats Pro. The first-ever totally wireless Beats earphones are a mega upgrade over Powerbeats3 Wireless, and not just because they pack the best features of second-gen AirPods in a versatile, sporty package. Beats has arguably created the best fitness earphones on the market with Powerbeats Pro.

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Powerbeats Stories May 9, 2019

Beats Powerbeats Pro delivery date looks set to be tomorrow for some rather than May 13

There may be good news for at least some of those who pre-ordered Beats’ alternative to AirPods: the Beats Powerbeats Pro delivery date for some customers appears to be set for tomorrow …

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