Motorola announces iOS-compatible Bluetooth headphones: on-ear, and sports-oriented in-ear


As part of a launch event for its new Android smartphones, Motorola has announced two new Bluetooth headphones it’s hoping might also appeal to iPhone users.

The $59.99 Moto pulse are stylish-looking on-ear headphones with beefy 40mm drivers, fold-flat ear cups for portability and a claimed 18-hour battery life. The $69.99 Moto surround earbuds are aimed at sports and fitness use, being both waterproof and sweatproof and equipped with a collar band designed to be light yet remain in place during exercise.

A companion iOS app provides easy pairing, battery notifications and ‘Find my iPhone’ type functionality to reunite you with either pair of headphones if you lose them.

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  1. jamessmooth - 8 years ago

    I have the LG Tone + and I LOVE them. I wear them all day at work to take calls. Thinking about replacing them and these Motos look nice, but what in the world do you do with the earbuds when not in use? The magnet on the LG Tone + is awesome.

  2. Eric Tatsumi - 8 years ago

    Those sports in-ears look pretty interesting. I might consider getting them depending on reviews.

  3. Mike Diaz - 8 years ago

    Just got these in the mail yesterday – they SUCK on iOS!! Huge delay in any apps that generate sound (i.e. a piano app) and moderate delay watching any movie (tried with HBO Now). :(

  4. Mike Diaz - 8 years ago

    Article incorrectly states iOS app companion allowing you to do such and such.. The iOS app is out of date and doesn’t support this device. Only Android app does this so far.


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