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Fitbit hopes its new fitness headphone will fly highThe company's first headphone, the Fitbit Flyer, swoops in on the crowded in-ear sports headphone arena, aiming to make a mark.
[MUSIC] Fitbit is getting into the headphone game with the Fitbit Flyer, a $130 in-ear, wireless sports model that comes in lunar grey and night fall blue. It's fully sweat-proof. It offers six hours of battery life along with two sound modes. The design is pretty typical of this type of fitness oriented headphone but it does have a few distinguishing features. [MUSIC] the sports wings and fins which help keep the bud securely in your ear are integrated in the bud and be snapped off and traded for a different size fin or wing. There are also dual microphones for making cell phone calls one of which is supposed to help reduce wind and other external noise. And a cord shorter is integrated into the cord so you can easily adjust its length. Finally like some competing models, there's a quick charge bow that gets you an hour of juice with just a 15 minute charge. Fitbit isn't claiming to be an audio company, but the flyer is being marketed as a premium fitness headphone and it certainly does deliver respectable sound. Along with it's signature listening mode, there's a amped up power boost mode developed by a company called Waves that delivers More bass. The flyer can be paired simultaneously with two devices. So you can seamlessly move from say your computer to your phone without having to fiddle around with your bluetooth settings. It pairs with any bluetooth audio device but it Automatically pairs with FitBit's new ionic smart watch when the watch is in range. The FitBit flier is set to ship in October and I'll have a full review of its features, sound quality, and ergonomics once it's available to consumers.