Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless: Sports Headphones With The Apple Seal Of Approval
Excellent audio, comfortable external support, adjustable band, waterproof, 12-hour battery life, ultra-fast charging.
Somewhat large for our taste
- Type: In Ear/intra aural
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Battery: 12 hours
- Weight:20 gr
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Powerbeats 3: wireless headphones made for sports
Beats “By Dr. Dre” is the brand with the most flow on the market, and a favorite of many American athletes. The Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless headphones take part in a category with a lot of competition, so the American company has taken great care to provide it with all the basic functions that any athlete would look for, such as fast charging, battery life, waterproof water resistance and adaptability to the ear. In addition, they have a strap that holds them firmly to the head.
The Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones are Apple technology and offer very good reasons for you to consider getting them. However, their main disadvantages are: the price and that there has been no improvement in the sound, which remains virtually unchanged from its predecessor, the Powerbeats 2.
They are a good option for anyone who likes to listen to their favorite music or simply answer calls while doing sports.
New PowerBeats 3 by Dre Wireless Headphones
If you are looking for good sports headphones, the Powerbeats 3 are an option you should consider. They have features specially designed for music and sports lovers, for those who enjoy running while listening to their favorite songs, and do not want to fiddle with cables, as the Powerbeats 3 use Bluetooth, provided by Apple's new W1 chip.
Beats emphasizes its impermeability to sweat and water, which is essential for any product that seeks to be placed on the TOP list of electronic accessories for training.
The Powerbeats 3 Wireless Headphones have a design with rounded edges that adapt to the anatomy of the ears, the colors are combined with the black that forms the base of the material, and are only present in the letters and in the internal areas. They also come in the all-white model that reminds us of the iconic Apple headphones that represented the advertising boom of Steve Jobs' company, at the launch of the iPod.
In our opinion, they are a bit large. It seems that the company has given more importance to publicity and visibility than to minimalism. Other devices are considerably smaller and more discreet. But it would be a mistake to compare them with the original Apple AirPods, because those are not designed for physical activity as they have no fastening, so it's very likely that they will jump out of your ears at any sudden movement. What is clear is that the AirPods apply the doctrine of minimalism to the extreme, as we can appreciate in the design trend of our friends from Cupertino.
One of the best features of these sports headphones is the long battery life that can reach more than 12 hours of use on a full charge, at medium volume levels. It has an interesting “Fast Fuel” function that allows you to quickly charge the device to use it for an hour with only 5 minutes of charging.
Something that differs from the Apple standard, (which seemed to be the intent of the makers of the Powerbeats 3), is the charger connector, which is of the microUSB type and not the Lightning type. The case provided is made of soft material, and closely resembles a silicone purse. The unlocked opening could cause you to lose small parts or the cable if you store it there.
The controls are thinner than the previous model. The functions available are forward and rewind, pause or play, using Siri by pressing the button in the center, answer or end calls. It has the on/off button on the top of the left earpiece.
It's important to select the right size silicone tips, because if a complete seal is not achieved in the ear, the quality of bass sounds can't be fully-appreciated. It could be said that it retains the characteristic sound of Beats headphones, with emphasis on high and low tones, very similar to its predecessor, although with some improvements in terms of clarity. This is great for listening to music styles where bass is king, such as hip hop or electronic music.
As for the reception of calls, they can be received while cycling, running or training in the gym, because their adjustment allows a good isolation from external noise.
Comfort: ideal for running, cycling and crossfit
We believe the Powerbeats 3 to be among the best bluetooth headphones for running: they are comfortable, withstand heavy perspiration, water, and can be worn for hours. If you are an athlete, you probably already know that ill-fitting devices will be a hindrance when performing movements that require the head to tilt, or that we need them to stay in place.
The Powerbeats 3 are ideal for use in intense routines that require freedom of movement and sudden changes in position, such as crossfit , cycling, running, climbing, etc.
Another strong point is that the Apple native technology with its W1 chip for bluetooth class 4 types guarantees a great range and exceptional pairing. The pairing of these sports earphones is very simple, since after pairing them the first time, it's not necessary to do it again. Anyone who has dealt with wireless devices can attest that this is often a headache with some devices that take a long time to pair, or require you to pair every time we turn them on, not to mention those that have some incompatibility that makes them useless for mobile devices.
They are also compatible with Android-based devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy. It's worth noting that they are also compatible with the Apple Watch, so if you carry your music on your watch, you won't need to carry extra stuff with you when working out.
A good quality option, with a comfortable and secure fit, that has waterproof resistance without neglecting the sound. Powerbeats 3 wireless by Dre are one of the best bluetooth sports headphones on the market. However, we think they are a bit expensive, as the brand name is also paid for. Take a look at the best prices.
We also recommend you check out the Galaxy Buds Pro, Jabra Elite 65T, Bose Soundsport, Beats EP, UrBeats and Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones. Plus, our review of the best aquatic MP3 players.
Technical characteristics Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless
|Technical Specifications||Beats PowerBeats 3 Wireless|
|Manufacturer||Beats by Dr.Dre|
|Model||PowerBeats 3 Wireless|
|Frequency Response||40Hz - 20 kHz|
|Wireless range||20 - 22 m|
|Battery Life||12 hours|