On October 12, 2021, Zepp Health Corporation held the Amazfit 2021 global annual new product launch conference, launching the latest generation of Huami GTR, GTS series smart watches and Amazfit PowerBuds Pro true wireless noise-cancelling earphones.
Among them, the most unique highlight of Amazfit PowerBuds Pro is the application of the health monitoring function, which supports smart running recognition and automatically records sports data such as time, speed, distance, and heart rate. Built-in heart rate monitoring module, which can track heart rate data in real time, will remind you when abnormalities are detected, and support hearing protection and cervical spine protection. Presets and exercise data can be viewed in the “ZEPP” App.
Other aspects support adaptive active noise reduction and side listening, with multiple noise reduction modes, with a maximum noise reduction depth of 40dB. Built-in 6 microphone units, equipped with AI call noise reduction algorithm, support three-mic call noise reduction. Customized high-tightness independent acoustic module to provide rich and detailed sound quality. A pressure-sensitive button scheme is adopted to achieve a more comfortable control experience. It supports IP55 dust and water resistance, and has a long battery life of 30 hours. Let’s have a detailed experience of these functions together.
|1. Amazfit Powerbuds Pro unboxing
Outer packaging design
First look at the information of this product from the packaging box. The design of the packaging box is relatively simple, with the overall appearance of the headset displayed on the front, as well as the “AMAZFIT” brand LOGO and the product name of “Amazfit Powerbuds Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones”.
Part of the parameter information of the product is on the back of the box. Including product model: earphone A2030/charging case A2031; charging case input: 5V-0.8A; waterproof and dustproof level: earphone IP55; charging case output: 5V-0.3A; wireless connection: Bluetooth 5.0, Ble; manufacturer: Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.; color: white.
The graphic display on the side of the box has four functions: exercise heart rate, smart running recognition, hearing health, and cervical spine protection.
The other side also has four functional characteristics: multi-scene active noise reduction, AI call noise reduction, side listening mode, and custom sound effects.
The contents of the box include earphones, charging cables, eartips and product manuals.
The data line uses a USB-A to Type-C interface.
In addition to a pair of eartips on the headset, there are also 3 pairs of eartips of different sizes to meet individual needs. And it adopts custom-made transparent silicone material, which can allow more light from the optical sensor to pass through and improve the accuracy of detection.
The Amazfit Powerbuds Pro charging case adopts a square design with rounded corners, with a large arc transition at the edge, without any edges and corners, and is comfortable to touch and skin-friendly. The internal cockpit structure is exposed at the opening, forming a gray waistline. The front is designed with “AMAZFIT” brand LOGO and bar indicator.
There is a function button on the back of the charging case for bluetooth pairing connection.
The Type-C charging interface is located at the bottom of the charging case and is equipped with a silver decorative ring, which plays a beautiful and protective role.
Open the charging case, the headset placement state is displayed, and it is placed vertically protruding from the cockpit, which can be easily taken out. The switch cover feels very smooth and comfortable, and based on the close-up of the magnet, there is obvious magnetic repulsion after the cover is opened, and it is not easy to close automatically. After the cover is closed, it is very stable and tight.
Zepp Health Corporation Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise reduction earphones overall appearance display.
The appearance of Amazfit Powerbuds Pro earphones is displayed. It adopts a handle-like in-ear design, white with gray color matching, and the back curve is similar to a quarter note. The overall look is simple and stylish, and it is very distinctive.
The back cover is designed with red (right earphone) and brown (left earphone) dots, which are matched with the noise reduction microphone opening to form a “!” symbol, which increases the recognition of the earphone.
The inner side of the earphone is provided with an optical sensor for in-ear detection function.
The earphone adopts an ergonomic design and is equipped with four different sizes of soft silicone eartips to choose from, which can maintain a comfortable experience for a long time.
The earphone adopts a pressure-sensitive button scheme, and the pressure-sensitive area is located on the earphone handle, and is provided with a bar-shaped bump, which is convenient for blind operation.
The bottom of the earphone handle is an opening for the call microphone, and the inside is a metal tail plug for charging the earphone.
The sound mouth of the earphone is protected by a metal mesh to prevent foreign objects from entering the sound cavity.
The right earphone output tube is equipped with a heart rate monitoring module for monitoring heart rate data during exercise.
After actual measurement, the overall weight of Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise reduction earphones is about 54.9g.
The weight of the two earphones is about 13.3g.
Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise reduction headphones are more distinctive in appearance design. The charging case has a large arc transition on the edge, and it is matched with a silicone-like body and feels very comfortable to hold. The earphones are inspired by quarter notes, and the design is unique, stylish and interesting. The ergonomically designed in-ear curve, coupled with soft silicone eartips, also ensures the comfort of wearing.
|2. Amazfit Powerbuds Pro feature experience review
Pressure-sensitive buttons, multi-function interaction
First of all, in terms of connection, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro enters the pairing mode by long pressing the bluetooth pairing button, and searching for “Amazfit Powerbuds Pro” on the mobile phone can be paired and connected. After the pairing is successful, use the open cover to automatically connect back.
In terms of interactive control, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro uses pressure-sensitive buttons. Compared with touch buttons, it can avoid the stethoscope effect caused by tapping, and the control is more precise.
The headset supports multiple modes of single-click, double-click, triple-click, and long-press, which are used to pause/play, answer/hang up, switch the previous/next song, wake up the voice assistant, and switch the noise reduction mode. It can also be controlled by “Zepp ”The app is preset according to personal usage habits.
Full scene noise reduction, adaptive noise reduction effect adjustment
Amazfit Powerbuds Pro supports the ANC function, uses an independent noise reduction processor, combined with hybrid digital noise reduction and passive sound insulation technology, to achieve a maximum noise reduction depth of 40dB. And it also has indoor, outdoor, sports and adaptive noise reduction modes, which can be preset according to the use scene, so as to provide the most comfortable noise reduction experience.
The indoor mode is mainly used in relatively quieter scenes such as offices and coffee shops. It can suppress the working sounds of air conditioners, mice/keyboards, printers and other machines while avoiding the discomfort caused by deep noise reduction. The outdoor mode is mainly used for business trips and commuting, which can effectively reduce the steady-state noise of vehicles. The sport mode suppresses environmental noise and wind noise, and collects the whistle of motor vehicles into the ears to improve the safety of outdoor sports.
Adaptive mode is a dynamic noise reduction function that is currently only equipped with high-end noise reduction headphones. It can automatically adjust the noise reduction effect according to the ambient noise situation to achieve the best noise reduction effect. This is also the noise reduction mode that I have been using in my experience. There is no need to switch back and forth, making it more worry-free to use.
In addition, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro also supports ambient sound enhancement side listening mode. After turning it on, the surrounding sound can be clearly obtained without taking off the headphones. Mainly aimed at short-term communication and use in complex traffic situations.
Call noise reduction is also one of the main applications of the noise reduction function. Amazfit Powerbuds Pro is equipped with 6 digital microphone units, with AI call noise reduction algorithm, which effectively reduces the impact of environmental noise and wind noise during the call. Even in a noisy environment, the user experience can maintain a clear voice call communication.
Custom acoustic modules, surging sound quality
Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise-cancelling headphones adopt a customized high-sealing independent acoustic module, LCP liquid crystal diaphragm and dome pattern design in the acoustic configuration.
In terms of music experience, the wide sound field provides a very comfortable listening experience, the bass performance is surging and powerful, and the mid-to-high frequency vocals are clear. With the active noise reduction function to eliminate external noise interference, the rich audio details provided by the headset can be obtained more clearly.
In the “Zepp” APP, there are also dozens of preset sound effects for pop, dance, classical, rock, and country experience. For music enthusiasts, you can also customize the equalizer, which enhances the interest of the product and meets different requirements. User’s hobby.
Running motion recognition, visualized data
The health function is the alienation feature of Amazfit Powerbuds Pro which is different from other products. The earphone supports hearing health, cervical spine protection, running recognition, high heart rate reminder and other functions.
The hearing health function is mainly used to prevent ears from being exposed to high-volume music scenes for a long time, causing hearing damage. After being turned on, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro will analyze and count the volume of the earphones in real time, and recommend the listening time per week for users according to the WHO hearing safety standards.
The cervical spine protector tracks the head and neck posture through headphones, and when it recognizes a long-term inactivity, it will use music to remind you to relax. Posture calibration is also set in the function to help users adjust the correct sitting posture by detecting the sitting posture state.
Automatic running recognition is applied to sports scenes. After keeping running for about 2 minutes, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro will automatically enter the running state, and then start real-time recording of exercise time, average speed, average heart rate, maximum heart rate, consumption and other data to facilitate users to learn Sports situation.
The heart rate sensor built into the headset will monitor the heart rate in real time. When the heart rate is higher than the preset threshold, it will automatically play a reminder. You can also turn on the beat enhancement function during exercise, which can automatically enhance the bass effect, make the music beat more obvious, and enhance the excitement during exercise.
Large capacity battery, 9 hours long single battery life
In terms of battery life, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise-canceling headphones use a Type-C charging interface. Use a portable power tester to charge the tester. The input power is about 2.6W, which can quickly fully charge the headset.
The Amazfit Powerbuds Pro earbuds uses a 68mAh high-capacity battery, and the charging case has a built-in 510mAh battery. In the fully charged state, the standard mode headset has a long battery life of 9 hours, and the overall battery life is 30 hours. Active noise reduction, running recognition, heart rate monitoring and other functions are turned on and the battery life will be reduced accordingly.
Amazfit Powerbuds Pro wireless noise-cancelling earphones have a small and round charging case, a silicone-like touch that is delicate and comfortable, and they are not easy to stain fingerprints. The in-ear earphones inspired by quarter-notes have a unique and stylish look and feel. They fit comfortably with the ear canal, and are matched with various sizes of silicone eartips to provide the best noise reduction and audio experience.
In terms of functional experience, the bluetooth pairing connection is stable and convenient, and the pressure-sensitive buttons provide more comfortable and precise interaction. Various noise reduction modes such as indoor, outdoor, sports, adaptive, and side listening not only meet the best noise reduction effect, but also provide the most comfortable noise reduction experience in different scenarios, satisfying daily full-scene use. The three-microphone unit with AI call noise reduction algorithm also provides a clear call effect in multiple scenarios. In the audio, through customized acoustic modules, surging bass and clear vocals are created.
In the health function application, hearing health and cervical spine protection mainly help users to get rid of bad habits by detecting the user’s use status and using suggestions and reminders. Automatic running recognition can record the user’s exercise data in real time, helping users better arrange corresponding plans. Through the heart rate monitoring reminder, you can always know the heart rate status during exercise.
In general, Amazfit Powerbuds Pro is a TWS headset product with a unique design and comprehensive functions. And based on the application of sports health monitoring technology independently developed by Zepp Health Corporation, it further expands the functions of the TWS headset and enriches the user’s usage scenarios.