It’s also obtained automated exercise detection on board, that’ll spot what type of train you’re doing and GPS to log the routes you take for apps like Strava. Withings say its watch is water-proof up to 50 metres deep and so it’ll deal with a dip within the pool or, in our case, the sink. I suspect half the reason they sound so good is all the way down to the fit. The earbuds twist into place with ease and sit there comfortably for hours, with none hazard of falling out. There’s six hours of listening time between expenses and one other 30 hours of charge held in the case. There are loads of further features too, like wireless charging, contact controls and a level of waterproofing. The objective is to create the illusion of a giant, spacious sound out of something very small.

The AirPods are still all-white, however …

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