Aukey’s Aipower Wearbuds Combine True Wireless Earbuds with a Wrist-worn Fitness Tracker
True Wireless Earbuds almost all follow the lead of Apple’s AirPods and come in their own charging case. And if you want to use a fitness tracker, you’ll need to find space on your wrist as well.
But, what if you could combine wireless earbuds with a fitness tracker so that you only need to carry one device with you? That’s the premise of the newly announced Aipower Wearbuds.
Aipower, a subsidiary of the popular electronics manufacturer Aukey, has designed a device that sits comfortably on your wrist but combines true wireless earbuds with a wearable fitness tracker. The company has effectively removed the need for a separate charging case for your earbuds.
When you leave home, all you need is the Wearbuds strapped to your wrist and your smartphone. You can use each earbud independently of one another, and both have touch-sensitive controls.
The earbuds come with IPX6 water resistance and have a battery life of up to 5.5 hours. Given the apparent novelty of this device, you may be worried about sound quality; fortunately, this isn’t an issue.
The Wearbuds come equipped with graphene-augmented drivers and tuned casing, alongside Qualcomm’s smart audio chipset to ensure a high-quality audio experience.
Aipower Wearbuds Fitness Tracker
The wrist-based fitness tracker has a unique design as it needs to house the earbuds. However, its profile and shape are not that dissimilar to other smartwatches or fitness trackers. Although, it will sit slightly higher above your wrist.
If you are a fitness enthusiast, you may prefer to opt for a more specialized device. That said, the Wearbuds’ fitness tracker will be suitable for most users and is IPX5-rated for water resistance.
The tracker gathers fitness data and displays it in the Aipower mobile app, and only takes 90 minutes to recharge. Using the Wearbuds, you can track your sleep, steps, calories burnt, and heart rate. The device can also mirror notifications from your smartphone, too.
Aipower Wearbuds Availability
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Aipower has begun selling the Wearbuds via their website. They are available in white, black, mint, or coral. You can pre-order the Wearbuds for $149 direct from Aipower. During the pre-order period, Aipower aims to ship the Wearbuds within one month.