If you are not China-based then probably the name Wang Feng doesn’t ring any bells. But this chinese rockstar and music authority is also a successful businessman, who founded the progressive FIIL tech startup company and already achieved quite some success. Their former FIIL headphone for example won both the iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award this year. And soon they will launch new FIIL Carat Pro smart sport earbuds ready to take the market by storm.
FIIL Carat Pro are going to be wireless sport earbuds with some unique features for the fitness obsessed people. For starters it has real-time heart rate monitoring and, pedometer and real-time audio coaching capability giving tips using PerformTek precision biometrics technology. Allegedly the sensors should be even more accurate than wearables on the wrist. And patented SDS technology (Speed-Dependent-Sound) can also provide some customized motivational beat depending on your heart-rate and cadence.
The earbuds can always server as a indendent music player with 4 GB onboard memory and thanks to Knowles balanced armature unit and support of Apt-X lossless codec the sound quality will be also top notch. Bluetooth connection and direct support of streaming services like Spotify are also a given and full voice controls too.
In terms of build it promises comfy wearing with patented RotateSecure earwing design and ergonomic design in general. You can also easily conserve energy in the magnetic Necklace mode when the earbuds go automatically into hibernation. Battery promises 6 hours of playback time in Bluetooth mode or 9 hours in Local, with achieveing full charge in 1.5 hours.
FIIL Carat Pro smart sport earbuds are looking quite good and we are looking forward to the lauch itself, which should come next month. There is a rumor circulating putting the presale price as low as $59, backed by some first Kickstarter page drafts. You can check the official website to know more about it and the full fledged Kickstarter campaign should be up soon too. Can it replicate the success of Dr.Dre and his Beats ? Time will tell.