Beats has had a rough history with wireless: its Powerbeats2 tended to leap out of your ears like a puppy that had just heard the postman. Thankfully, these successors stay put through hour-long runs without any trouble, while water-resistance means they’re impervious to both an impromptu downpour and your sweat.
Thanks to Apple’s W1 chip, the Powerbeats3 are automatically picked up by any compatible iPhone with no need to dig around in Settings. It’s ace, as is battery life which has doubled from 6 hours to 12. Forgotten to charge your headphones? It won’t be a problem quite so often.
Strangely, given the Apple association, they charge via microUSB rather than lightning cable. Still, that's not a huge deal.
While you can get better overall earphones for the money, these Beats can go really loud without distorting and offer plenty of detail. They’re not too punchy in the bass either, so you can cycle to work without feeling as though you’re stuck in a perpetual rave.
Stuff says ✭✭✭✭✩
A great pair of sports buds that are ideal for iPhone 7 owners
Beats PowerBeats3 tech specs
Weight: 24g, Bluetooth, Battery: 12 hours, Sweat-resistant, Mic + remote