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The innovative Wearbuds Pro debut via Indiegogo

The Wearbuds Pro. (Source: Aipower)
The Wearbuds Pro. (Source: Aipower)
Aipower's Wearbuds were unique on their launch in that they combine a fitness tracker and TWS earbuds in one product. Now, their second generation has finally come to the market via a crowdfunding platform. The OEM claims this new Pro variant improves on the original in terms of functions, battery life and finish.

Aipower initially introduced its Wearbuds Pro at CES 2020; however, they had not been heard of since. This somewhat understandable delay is now at an end, as the company has finally launched this device on Indiegogo.

This newer model still consists of a fitness tracker that also acts as a particularly convenient case for a pair of TWS earbuds. However, Aipower claims to have incorporated some common themes of customer feedback for this updated version.

For example, the 'on-wrist' portion, which has a 262K-color TFT HD display, now also supports music and call controls, so as to reduce the risk of accidental touches on the earphones' touch-sensitive zones, whereas it had just been more of a workout monitor in the first generation.

Nevertheless, a range of health-management features are also packed into this part of the Wearbuds Pro. It is rated to track numerous activities such as walking, cycling and floor exercises, along with behaviors such as calorie intake and sleep patterns. It uses its own Wearbuds Pro app UI to display and analyze this data.

The 'tracker' portion also has a more "modern" design this time around with a matte finish, an IPX5 rating and Corning Gorilla Glass for improved durability. It is powered by a Nodic 52840 chipset that consists of the ARM Cortex-M4 processing platform and supports Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to the earbuds.

The earbuds, on the other hand, have a Qualcomm QCC 3026 audio platform for aptX support. They also have 6 millimeter graphene-treated drivers and an IP6X rating. Aipower claims that they deliver "truly immersive" and "Hi-Fi" sound.

The OEM also estimates they last up to 5.5 hours on their own battery, or up to 15 hours thanks to their wearable case. They may also last up to 10 days on standby.

Currently, the Wearbuds Pro start for US$89 via their new Indiegogo campaign. It only went live earlier today (August 5, 2020), and yet has already exceeded its initial $10,500 goal. They are slated to ship in November 2020.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08- 4 (Update: 2020-08- 5)