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Google and Amazon to offer AirPods alternatives; Apple likely to add health sensors

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Google and Amazon to offer AirPods alternatives; Apple likely to add health sensors

As is generally the case with Apple tech, the Cupertino company wasnt the first on the market with true wireless in-ear headphones. Bragi was first, with the Bragi Dash earbuds I reviewed back in 2016.But it was Apple who turned the form-factor into a mass-market product, with a delightfully simple pairing process, great microphone performance, excellent battery-life and a quirky look that quickly became fashionable.Apple also stimulated the market, so theres now a wide range of AirPods alternatives to choose from at both higher and lower price-points including blatant clones. These range from cheap-and-cheerful products in the $40-50 range, through mid-range products in the same price-band as AirPods to higher-end models from audio companies like Bang & Olufsen, Bose and Master & Dynamic (review).Kuo does expect Apple to respond to increased competition by adding features. In a Sunday report, Kuo said to expect AirPods with wireless charging in the first quarter of 2019, with an all-new design model in 2020.Weve already heard reports of support for Hey Siri, along with water-resistance, and a patent yesterday suggested interchangeable AirPods but the analyst also believes we can expect health sensors.

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