Wearbuds Works Your Ears And Your Body
Earbuds That Need Charging Look For Your Wrist
Wireless earbuds and smart watches are two types of tech that re now all the rage — one lets you listen to audio without wires while the other gives you some or many of the features being found in smartphones. So combining the two might seem to make sense, but it is a solution looking for a problem? Because the biggest problem wireless earbuds have is that they run out of power pretty quick and so need to be recharged. That means either going without when not at home or bringing along a charging case. So it’s yet another thing to forget to bring when leaving the house wearing those earbuds or that can get lost or just don’t fit in a pocket because all the pockets are already filled. What’s needed is for that smart watch to do double-duty and be able to charge the earbuds; after all you’re wearing the watch already so why can’t it step up? Well if the watch you’re wearing and the earbuds you’re listening to have the singular name of Wearbuds, then you can. Because the watch is made to not only charge the earbuds, but to carry them around while charging so that they’re not going to get lost.
Start With The Quality of the Sound
To explain all this requires not stepping up but stepping back — AirPower thought they could make a great pair of earbuds that would use Bluetooth 5.0 for a stable and consistent audio streaming experience. Bluetooth 5.0 also means that each earbud can function in mono independently if desired, with each able to be used in that situation for making/taking calls. To make the earbuds sound good during the up to 3 hours of playback, AirPower turned to the sensible position of using graphene augmented drivers, which improves the sound quality and makes for a better listening experience than expected (helped long by the aptX audio codec). Of course the quality of the audio file is going to affect how they sound — how could it not — so expecting a quality sound when playing a lo-rez MP3 file just ain’t gonna happen. So go for the extra bits — this isn’t the 2000s when storage space on a phone (or tablet) was at a premium. You can also use apps to enhance the sound you’re playing so as to create a better bass response — you’re never going to get a fantastic bass response when the drivers are small, but a bit of effort will be of aid here because the bass response is better than just reasonable.
And if you’re wondering how to control what’s playing, don’t. Touch control on the earbuds is used to handle volume, play/pause, change tracks and access the phone’s assistant. Spend a few minutes getting the hang of doing it and you’ll be fine. Just remember that hitting the "sweet spot" is going to take some time to get right and that patience is needed. Oh, yeah they’ve got IPX6 waterproofing in case you wondered.
Charging On The Wrist
One thing few point out is that battery power can affect the audio that the earbuds are receiving. So that brings back up the whole charging “mess” noted earlier. That’s where the Wearbud watch (or fitness band if you prefer) comes into play — why not since it comes with the earbuds, it’s not an accessory. You’ve already charged the watch and have it on your wrist — it’s not petite by any means but the oval shape minimizes the look so those — but it’s battery is not geared just to work for itself. That battery charge that took about 90 minutes from the magnetic cable can (and will) be used to charge/recharge the earbuds. But yes you do need to keep from losing it.
So anyway, all you do is insert an earbud into the designated position that’s on the watch and it stays there until you take them out (which continues to have them paired, once you've done it the first time). Then you can go on with whatever because you know where the earbuds are and you don’t have to be bothered at all. The watch will charge the earbuds without any effort on your part. When they’re once again ready to play, just remove them from the watch and insert them back in your ears. Then resume playing from your phone or tablet.
The Watch Does More Than Just Charge
Now in all this it looks like the watch is just there as a charger and maybe to show the time (remember how watches used to do that?). Not true, the watch is a fitness band device. So wearing it does expected things —like measuring your heart rate and calories burned and keeping a check on your steps (i.e., a pedometer). There’s also an alarm clock and a message reminder. All this ties in with a free iOS/Android app to aggregate the data that is being accumulated. It's not the high end of choices that you'd find in a $$ smartwatch, but that's a given. But the LCD view when you look at the watch and swipe through it makes sense and works as it should.
The Wearbuds includes 2 ear tips and comes in a choice of black or white or coral or mint. Plus there are swappable color wristbands. It retails for $179.00 and more details can be had at https://www.myaipower.com/products/wearbuds-true-wireless-hifi-earbuds-charged-on-your-wrist.html