After several leaks and reports, Apple’s Beats has finally launched the Powerbeats 4 -- the company’s bluetooth-enabled wired earbuds offering. Mentioned as ‘Powerbeats’ on the website, the latest earphones have a similar earhook design as we have seen in previous generations of the hearables. The Powerbeats are claimed to deliver up to 15 hours of run time on a single charge, and come equipped with Apple’s H1 chip.
The Powerbeats 4 are priced at $149, which is roughly Rs 11,000. They will be available in Red, Black and White colours from March 18 in the US. Further, the latest Powerbeats have IPX4 rating, which means they are sweat and water resistant earphones. As mentioned, Powerbeats have Apple H1 chip, which is also featured in the Powerbeats Pro. The chip allows users to give ‘Hey Siri’ voice commands.
There is a power button on the left earbud, and on the right bud, you will get the volume rocker and a multifunction ‘b’ button for audio playback controls. The hearables can only be charged via a Lightning Cable (included in the box), and the company claims that a 5-minute charge can deliver up to 1.5 hours run time.
There’s an ‘audio sharing’ feature that lets a user pair two sets of headphones to one iPhone, which means two people can listen to the same song played from an iPhone. Other features include dual beam-forming microphones, motion-detecting accelerometer and speech-detecting accelerometer.