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Fitbit Flyer review: Will headphones send Fitbit flying to new heights?

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If your fitness regime lives and dies by your Fitbit’s step tracker, you’ll appreciate the ability to keep your headphones in the family with these solid, yet standard, fitness earphones.

The good

  • Decent sound quality
  • Multiple fitness ear tips
  • Easy pairing with Fitbit Ionic

The bad

  • No specific fitness features

Fitbit made its name developing fitness-friendly wearables to help promote an active lifestyle. The Fitbit Flyer is perhaps the biggest step away from that original vision, albeit a completely natural one to make. These compact earphones are designed to seamlessly connect with the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, but can also be considered for anyone looking for a pair of performance sports earphones.

Design

  • Large range of included tips provide options for different ears
  • Playback controls housed on in-line remote

Performance

  • Good sound quality for fitness headphones
  • 6 hour battery life is respectable
Fitbit Flyer review

Features

  • Lack of fitness features is a little disappointing
  • Power Boost mode greatly enhances audio quality
Fitbit Flyer review

Verdict

Fitbit Flyer review

With solid sound, decent battery life and enough customisation options to fit almost any set of ears, the biggest question hovering over the Fitbit Flyer fitness earphones is "why?" Why should you choose the Fitbit Flyer instead of any of the millions of other pairs of fitness headphones from brands that have a long history of making headphones?

And it’s this question that Fitbit doesn’t quite answer. Sure, owning a pair of Flyers won’t leave you disappointed on the sound quality front and will keep your music pumping all through your workout... but so will practically every other pair of Bluetooth fitness earphones.

Fitbit Ionic users get the ability to quickly pair the Flyer with the smartwatch, but the downside there is that the Ionic is still a far cry from the Apple Watch as a music-playing workout companion, and so the benefit is limited.

Fitbit owners may choose to keep their wearables in the family, but for anyone else considering fitness headphones, Fitbit does a good job performance-wise but lacks a real wow-factor to stand above the rest of the pack.


Pricing and availability

The Fitbit Flyer earphones are available now for an RRP of $199.95.

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Specifications

Fitbit Flyer

Build

Category
In-ear Headphones
Colours
Black, Silver

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
Wireless
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth 4.2

Features

Rechargeable Battery
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Battery Life
Up to 6 hours

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