AirPods for fitness?

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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  2. Systra72 macrumors newbie

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    AirPods are not sweat and water resistant as I understand it. So I will buy Powerbeats instead.
     
  3. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    Yes, for all workouts.

    My other headset/earphones will be replaced immediately.

    Rain, shine, or cold.

     
  4. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you worried about what #2 said, about no sweat and water resistance?
     
  5. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, will use my Jaybirds for that. I'm sure that someone will design it, but without an ear clip, they will likely fall out easily.
     
  6. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    This is a non issue.

    Similar to other smaller tech devices, drying completely resuscitates most devices.

    At worst, it's a minor inconvenience.

     
  7. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I'm still undecided, I'll have to read some real life reviews of the airpods before I make a decision. From what I've read so far they sound worth the price just based on the ease of connecting alone.
     
  8. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I won't trust them for running. I forgot my wireless earbuds for running the other day and found myself constantly adjusting my EarPods before they fell out.
     
  9. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    So don't use the Airpods for running until you've developed your trust.

    The Airpods may/will boost my interest in working out more frequently and with additional variety.

    They will be better than what I have now.

     
  10. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    I'd try them at the gym while on the treadmill for sure.
     
  11. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    You really want to make the AirPods something they're not.

    OP, go with the PowerBeats. They are much more likely to stay on your ears seeing as there is more than just the inner ear holding them in place. I use my PowerBeats 2 all the time.
     
  12. xthine macrumors regular

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    Considered initially but it just doesn't look that secure fitting to me. The lack of water resistance is also a deal breaker since I only run outdoors (trail run). Ended up with the Bragi Dash and Jabra Elite Sport (both water resistant).
     
  13. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    I'm hoping they are exactly what I want & need now.

    And I believe they are the gateway to an easy communications future with our Apple devices.

    And beyond.

    Already, I'm thinking that I will never need an Amazon Alexa or Google Home because I would ask Siri anything through the Airpods and only I would hear the response.

    How cool is that?

    Simple.

    It works from what I've heard.

    Yes, I want the Airpods to be what it is now and then maybe even more, later.

    So what if they get wet sometimes? They'll dry and still work.

     
  14. clerkpalmer macrumors member

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    You have the elite sport already? Where did you get them?
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    They will still be fine for workouts. Certainly when the ads do advertise it for this reason. It will be fine the same way the earbuds are fine with sweat.
     
  16. kjparfekt macrumors regular

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    Definitely getting them primarily for workouts Unless something else completely cordfree comes out around the same price point and performs as well.

    Ear pods stay in for me fine so I'm not worried about that. I am a bit worried about them looking like sonicare tooth brush heads dangling from my ears.

    Wish they came in jet black!!!
     
  17. blairh macrumors 68030

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    AirPods seem terrible for workouts. No protection against sweat. No noise isolation (unless you want to hear things around you for jogs on busy streets, etc). No inline controls.
     
  18. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Terrible?

    Maybe not so terrible.

    Convenient - yes.

    Airpods will be much better than the 3 other BT devices that I use.

    I expect more pluses than minuses.

    So will others.

     
  19. canvasback13 macrumors regular

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    I will try running them. I will also see if ear skins makes silicone covers. I couldn't care less if they are waterproof. I have never owned waterproof or resistant earphones, and it hasn't been an issue.
     
  20. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Based on what? All reviews have said it's good for fitness. What earphones are actually water proof? They will be fine with sweat
     
  21. blairh macrumors 68030

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    No they haven't. Go look at AirPods reviews on YouTube. Very mixed reviews.

    Most legit earpods are sweat resistant. The new Jabra Elite Sports are waterproof.

    Fine with sweat? Says who? There is no mention of water/sweat resistance on their page at Apple.
     
  22. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Because the earbuds are fine with sweat it will be no different with air pods

    They wouldn't advertise airpods doing fitness and be a problem with sweat. That's idiotic

    All reviews have said they stay in your ears very well. It's like not you are leaving them in your ears when it's throwing it down with rain
     
  23. blairh macrumors 68030

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    They don't advertise AirPods for fitness. Where did you come up with that???

    "While in my ears, the AirPods felt secure, which is important for expensive wireless earbuds. That said, I wouldn’t want to go running with these things."
     
  24. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    They clearly do, hense the fitness ads at the start of the advertising them. Apple will promote using them and Apple Watch which lets you leave your phone at home for example

    I've seen enough reviews that show they stay in your ears very well doing fitness
     
  25. blairh macrumors 68030

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    There isn't a single AirPod ad or piece of marketing showcasing anyone using them while working out. You are just assuming this will come.
     

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