Adidas’ FWD-02 Sport earbuds at the moment are accessible for $170


Final October, Adidas partnered with Swedish headphone maker Zound, greatest recognized for its work with Marshall, to announce three units of latest true wi-fi earbuds. A type of was the FWD-02 Sport earbuds, which have been purported to launch final 12 months. Following a delay, nevertheless, they’re lastly accessible beginning this month.

Adidas FWD-02


As a refresher, the FWD-02 Sport are a pair of runner-friendly earbuds with swappable ear suggestions and wings, and a power sensor so you’ll be able to management them whereas carrying gloves. They’re additionally IPX5 licensed so that they’re proof against sweat and water. Adidas and Zound declare you’ll be able to count on as much as 6 hours of playtime from the earbuds, with the charging case offering one other 19 hours of battery life earlier than that you must head to an outlet.

The case incorporates a mesh prime layer, which Adidas stated helps the buds dry sooner when that you must retailer them. The FWD-02 additionally embrace an Consciousness mode that permits ambient sounds to filter by way of so you’ll be able to keep secure whereas utilizing them for out of doors exercises.

At $170, the FWD-02 earbuds face some stiff competitors, significantly from Apple’s Beats Match Professional. Whereas they’re $30 costlier, they embrace lively noise-cancellation, a match lots of people like and Apple’s H1 chip for hands-free entry to Siri, one-touch pairing and different iOS-specific options. The shortage of ANC isn’t a dealbreaker for a pair of sport-focused earbuds just like the FWD-02, however it’s a characteristic that increasingly individuals need to get on their subsequent pair of headphones.

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