1. Fable's Avatar
    Do they stay one while you run?
    - Yep they do remain on while running.. that is not to say that I don't have to "fix" the fit from time to time. I live in New England and it was cold up until this weekend.. so depending on how you wear the wire (in front, on head or in back) it has the potential to rub against clothing / hoods and move.

    Are they comfortable while you run? How long are you running?
    Very comfortable although as previously mentioned this has a lot to do with messing with the additional earcups and the general size of your ears. I run about 30 mins offroad on back trails. I also take them for walks with the dog as I use them for phone calls.

    Have you tried to run with Apple Watch and beats?
    Absolutely - the Series 2 and the PB3 work amazing together. I love being able to leave the phone behind and still have access to my music. Its been a flawless experience (with the exception of when coming back into range of the phone - slight 10 second sync).
    11-10-2016 01:23 PM
  2. barlong's Avatar
    The below is the most important thing. I live in Greece and the weather here is good throughout the year. I imagine I will have the wire behind my head.
    I have ordered the series 2 and will replace my Garmin for running. I run for 50 min usually out in the street.
    The perfect scenario is to use Apple Watch to replace my iPod nano and also use the beats.
    So final question if you only have a t-shirt will you need fixing during the runs?


    Do they stay one while you run?
    - Yep they do remain on while running.. that is not to say that I don't have to "fix" the fit from time to time. I live in New England and it was cold up until this weekend.. so depending on how you wear the wire (in front, on head or in back) it has the potential to rub against clothing / hoods and move.
    11-10-2016 01:34 PM
  3. Fable's Avatar
    If you are in a tshirt most of the time you should be fine. The apple watch is really nice.
    11-10-2016 04:35 PM
  4. dgreening's Avatar
    My plan was to wait for the Airpods but after reading a really good review on the Powerbeats 3 (at Apple Insider) I decided to upgrade my Powerbeats 2. Picking them up this afternoon.
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    11-15-2016 11:12 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I got my Powerbeats3 over the weekend and so far I love them. The battery life is crazy. I use them to sleep with (binaural beats) 5 hours, then I use them to listen to podcasts while I get ready for the gym 2 hours, then music at the gym, 1 1/2 hours. After all that I am still only at 50% battery

    I throw them in the Mophie charge case I picked up and they charge while I shower and get ready for work and I am good to go for the rest of the day.

    They pair quick and I have tested them switching between all of my iCloud Apple devices and its flawless. iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad Pro (both of them) and two rMBPs. I click the BT icon and pick Powerbeats3 and poof, audio is coming from that device.

    I have the Powerbeats2s as well and I feel like the Powerbeats3s seal the ear canal better and because of that sound a bit better. And I know its small, but I love that the PB3s don't have a battery cover. I ripped the ones off of my PB2s because it was annoying to open the flap to charge them.

    I am going to keep putting them through the paces and see how I like them a month from now. But for now I have removed all of the other BT headphones I had paired with my phone and using these exclusively.
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    11-15-2016 11:16 AM
  6. dgreening's Avatar
    After 1 night and a workout this morning with the new Powerbeats 3 here are my impressions.
    - very easy to pair
    - fit even better than Powerbeats 2
    - sound is a little crisper to me

    I do have one disappointment: I do not like the case that is included with the 3's, the case for the 2's was far better quality. It was easier to pack the headphones in the 2 case, I feel I have to stuff it in the 3 case and it doesn't zip closed.

    However I did fix that issue by purchasing a 2 case on eBay for $7.50. It should be here on Friday.

    Overall, I am very happy with my purchase of the Powerbeats 3.
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    11-16-2016 08:06 AM
  7. Fable's Avatar
    Yep I had that same thought with the carrying case. Good idea on looking on eBay. Enjoy
    11-16-2016 01:23 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    The rubber squeezy case is horrible. I picked up the Mophie charge case and it is AWESOME!!!... My headphones are always fully charged now and the Mophie case is about the same size as the old Powerbeats zipper case. Worth every penny.
    Fable and robertk328 like this.
    11-17-2016 08:49 AM
  9. dgreening's Avatar
    The rubber squeezy case is horrible. I picked up the Mophie charge case and it is AWESOME!!!... My headphones are always fully charged now and the Mophie case is about the same size as the old Powerbeats zipper case. Worth every penny.
    I just went out and looked for the Mophie case. I didn't know that was out there. I am going to see how it goes with charging and if I have a real need for the battery case I will be purchasing it. Thanks for this information.
    11-17-2016 11:12 AM
  10. Fable's Avatar
    I picked up the Mophie charge case and it is AWESOME!!!... Worth every penny.
    That is an amazing find Bamf. Boom - adding it to my XMAS list.
    11-17-2016 12:45 PM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    Great review -- thanks for taking the time to write it all up!
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    11-17-2016 12:53 PM
  12. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    That is an amazing find Bamf. Boom - adding it to my XMAS list.
    Yeah for real worth it. It has pass through charging too, so it will charge the Powerbeats before the case.

    Oh and BTW, I ran a 5k this morning with the PB3s for the first time they worked awesome. I usually wear my Bose corded headphones since they let sounds in, but the PB3s worked perfectly. They didn't bounce around and there was no wind hum.
    Fable likes this.
    11-19-2016 03:25 PM
  13. AustinIllini's Avatar
    I also feel like the cases on Beats don't hold up well. My Solo3 case is fraying at parts after having the headphones for a little over a month, and it feels like the cans aren't meant to fit in the case. The Studio Wireless is a lot better, but could use a pouch for the cables like the Solo3 has.
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    11-19-2016 08:39 PM
  14. jpgti's Avatar
    Thanks for the review on these. I just replaced my PB2s with the PB3s and other than the strange rubber case they came with, im happy with the upgrade. I agree with what someone said above, they seem to seal the ear canal better which helps produce a fuller sound. Battery life is just awesome, it seemed like I was always charging the PB2s when I used them.
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    11-23-2016 02:40 PM
  15. dcloko's Avatar
    Are they louder and with more bass (the Powerbeats 3) than the regular earpods?
    11-28-2016 06:01 PM
  16. jpgti's Avatar
    Are they louder and with more bass (the Powerbeats 3) than the regular earpods?
    I think so, yes. They also just fit better/tighter which helps in both loudness and bass.
    11-28-2016 07:58 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    Are they louder and with more bass (the Powerbeats 3) than the regular earpods?
    I would bet they are, Beats are known for their bass.
    11-29-2016 05:41 AM
  18. dgreening's Avatar
    I believe they are louder and have more bass than the PB2's. For the PB2's I left the default ear tips but after reading some of the posts I changed to the largest tips for the PB3's and it made a huge difference. I am very impressed with the sound.
    11-29-2016 10:53 AM
  19. calumthomas's Avatar
    Hi guys!
    Just got the Powerbeats 3 today and so far very happy with them. Bought the Powerbeats 2 previously and returned them because they would always disconnect from my phone. The 3s haven't disconnected once while in the house, I can walk in any room and they don't go out of sync at all. I'm very impressed. The sound quality is also pretty damn good, it's not as bass heavy as I was expecting, it's a very pleasing kind of bass.

    I now have an iPhone 7, which I'm running on iOS 10.1.1, when I connect to my Bluetooth speaker I get an indication of battery life next to the Bluetooth symbol.. I'm just wondering if anybody knows why I don't get this with the Powerbeats 3's?

    Cheers!
    Fable likes this.
    11-29-2016 04:31 PM
  20. dcloko's Avatar
    Hi guys!
    Just got the Powerbeats 3 today and so far very happy with them. Bought the Powerbeats 2 previously and returned them because they would always disconnect from my phone. The 3s haven't disconnected once while in the house, I can walk in any room and they don't go out of sync at all. I'm very impressed. The sound quality is also pretty damn good, it's not as bass heavy as I was expecting, it's a very pleasing kind of bass.

    I now have an iPhone 7, which I'm running on iOS 10.1.1, when I connect to my Bluetooth speaker I get an indication of battery life next to the Bluetooth symbol.. I'm just wondering if anybody knows why I don't get this with the Powerbeats 3's?

    Cheers!
    Are they louder than the normal earpods that comes with iPhone 7?
    11-29-2016 05:50 PM
  21. Fable's Avatar
    Are they louder than the normal earpods that comes with iPhone 7?
    I will guess you mean the normal ones on the earlier iPhones since there are no more headphone jacks on the 7. The quality of sound on the Powerbeats 3 is fantastic. It will have a bassier sound than a normal headphone but it still does a pretty good job on multiple genres of music (I'm kind of eclectic when it comes to what I listen to). Louder is tough to know since an earpod is going to sit into your ear canal.. depending on the quality of fit you might get more or less top volume - but I would think listening to it at full volume would be detrimental to your hearing. The Powerbeats produce a clean sound and are plenty loud enough.
    gregtommy likes this.
    11-30-2016 08:09 AM
  22. Fable's Avatar
    Hi guys!
    I now have an iPhone 7, which I'm running on iOS 10.1.1, when I connect to my Bluetooth speaker I get an indication of battery life next to the Bluetooth symbol.. I'm just wondering if anybody knows why I don't get this with the Powerbeats 3's?

    Cheers!
    There have been a few discussions on this one that I have seen. The best guess right now is that the new headphone icon trumps the functionality / space. I haven't seen anything indicating it will be corrected - but it might be once the new apple buds ship.

    As a workaround - swipe right to get to your widget / notification screen. Hit Edit and Add Batteries. This will show you the batter level of the iPhone, Watch, Powerbeats3, etc.. anything connected and you can look at it whenever you need.
    Last edited by Fable; 11-30-2016 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Workaround
    11-30-2016 08:16 AM
  23. calumthomas's Avatar
    I figured I wasn't alone but wasn't too sure as I'm running beta software. I've added the widget to my widget screen after your recommendation so thanks for that tip!

    Also agree the audio quality is definitely fantastic, far better than the beats 2, and definitely better than the EarPods that shipped with my 7!
    Fable likes this.
    12-01-2016 05:41 PM
  24. mad_iphone4's Avatar
    Fable, how are they with sunglasses on? I have the S305's as well and those hooks around the ears while wearing sunglasses hurt the mess out of my ears. That's been the biggest reason I wasn't going to get the PB3's.
    12-13-2016 06:38 PM
  25. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Fable, how are they with sunglasses on? I have the S305's as well and those hooks around the ears while wearing sunglasses hurt the mess out of my ears. That's been the biggest reason I wasn't going to get the PB3's.
    I wear glasses and have no issues with the PB3s.
    mad_iphone4, robertk328 and Fable like this.
    12-14-2016 08:31 AM
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