Honor has announced a set of wireless earbuds known as FlyPods that look like Apple AirPods. Honor also announced FlyPods Pro as well. FlyPods Pro include a feature Honor has branded “BoneID technology”, which uses bone conducted voice recognition to isolate your voice from the background noise.
The FlyPods have a charging carry case that looks like the one that ships with AirPods and connect via Bluetooth 5.0.
FlyPods have an IP54 waterproof rating which means it’s safe to keep the earbuds in when you’re sweaty on the treadmill, but not for wearing in the swimming pool.
Honor says the 420mAh battery cell in the earbuds should be able to endure a three hours on a single charge, and up to 20 hours of music playback when topped-up with the bundled charging case, the earbuds can be used to make and receive calls, control music playback, and activate the firm’s AI assistant, YoYo.
Honor is confident with its ability to recognise the unique signatures of your voice that it’s using the system as biometric authentication to unlock your phone and says that it can also be used for a number of other secure operations that would typically require a fingerprint, like making payments on WeChat and AliPay.
Both models will be available from November 6th and are available for preorder now in China for ¥799 (roughly £89, $115) and ship in teal and white finishes. Meanwhile, the bone-conducting FlyPods Pro are ¥999 (roughly £111, $143) and are available in white and red.