Absurd AirPods deals to get you back in the gym

Light, slick and powerful; Apple’s iconic AirPods are perfect for intensive cardio at the gym, the daily bus commute, or for simply relaxing with your favourite podcast in the evening.

A pair of AirPods on a moss-covered rock

by Ryan Houghton |

We’ve scoured the internet for some spectacular AirPods deals that are sure to bring music to your ears.

Note: As AirPods are especially popular, stock may not be available. We'll be sure to keep you updated as best as we can.

What are AirPods?

AirPods are Apple's answer to the wireless earphone. The iconic earphones are considered to be some of the best earbuds on the market, and they're becoming harder to get a hold of.

Are AirPods Waterproof?

A common misconception, AirPods Pro and the third generation are not entirely water and sweatproof, instead, they are water-resistant. This means that, while they're great for a high-intensity exercise, they're not going to last very long submerged in water.

It is important to note that second-generation AirPods are not water and sweat resistant at all and should be used with care to avoid damage.

Do AirPods work with Android?

Yes! In fact, they will work with practically anything that has Bluetooth, so there's no need to invest in a new iPhone to use them.

Are they worth the price?

Apple products are admittedly pricey. And, yes, you're paying for the brand itself, as well as Apple's minimalistic, modern aesthetic. But you're also paying for great sound engineering, comfortable fit and great battery life.

If you're looking for some alternatives to Apple's AirPods, check out our selection of terrific wireless earbuds that are perfect for the gym.

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And if you're unphased by a little bulk to your headset, these wireless headphones are the be-all-end-all of noise-cancelling on the go.

Want to get a feel for what's new with the latest AirPods? Check out our comprehensive guide to the latest features here.

Specifications
Dimensions: 30.9 x 21.8 x 24.0 mm
Case Dimensions: 45.2 x 60.6 x 21.7 mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Charging case: MagSafe Charging Case
Weight: 5.4g
Case Weight: 45.6g
Battery: Up to 4.5 hours of listening time (24 hours with charging case)
Sweat/ Water Resistance: (IPX4)

The AirPods Pro has an in-ear bud design that not only feels more secure than regular AirPods, but also far more comfortable. The pressurised seal allows for great noise-cancelling and some impressive bass while retaining audio clarity.

For those who wanted a little more cushioning from regular AirPods, the AirPods Pro is the definitive answer. And as an additional perk, the Pro includes an incredibly convenient MagSafe charging case, capable of wireless charging.

Specifications
Dimensions: 30.79 x 18.26 x 19.21 mm
Case Dimensions: 46.40 x 54.40 x 21.38 mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Charging case: MagSafe Charging Case
Weight: 4.28g
Charging Case Weight: 37.91g
Battery: Up to 6 hours of listening time (30 hours with charging case)
Sweat/ water resistance: (IPX4)

With Apple’s iconic minimal aesthetic and some impressive sound engineering, as well as six hours of listening time on a single charge (and a total of 30 hours with the MagSafe Charging Case), these earphones are an absolute bargain at £159. They’re also sweat- and water-resistant, perfect for some high-intensity exercise without any cable snagging.

Apple's third-generation AirPods have an all-new rounded design that doesn't leave your inner-ear aching, as well as some incredibly smart sound equalising that automatically adapts to the music you're listening to, creating the perfect sound while you're on the go.

Specifications
Dimensions: 40.5 x 16.5 x 18.0 mm
Case Dimensions: 53.5 x 44.3 x 21.3 mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Charging case: MagSafe Charging Case
Weight: 4.0g
Charging Case Weight: 38.2g
Battery: Up to 5 hours of listening time (24 hours with charging case)
Sweat/ Water Resistance: N/A

At an incredible value, Apple’s second-generation AirPods are currently available at an unbeatable price. Despite not having all of the bells and whistles of the third-generation model, these AirPods are quick-charging, tough, and most importantly, offer a great, full sound. They even have five hours of play-time, with a total of 24 hours with the charging case, which is honestly plenty for the day-to-day

Unfortunately, Apple’s second-generation AirPods with the wireless charging case are all but sold out practically everywhere, meaning you must use a lightning cable to charge them. Yet for a minor inconvenience, you’re saving yourself about £80.

Unlike the AirPods Pro and the third-gen earphones, the second-generation are not water and sweat resistant and should therefore be used with care. While a little sweat is unlikely to do any damage, you should try to keep the earphones reasonably dry during use.

Specifications
Case Dimensions: 53.5 x 44.3 x 21.3 mm
Charging case: MagSafe Charging Case
Charging Case Weight: 38.2g
Battery: 24 hours
Sweat/ Water Resistance: N/A

Due to unprecedented high demand, Apple's second-generation AirPods with the wireless charging case have all but entirely sold out, so if you're eager to get your hands on a wireless charging case you'll have to buy it separately.

Luckily, Amazon has recently restocked their supply of charging cases at a decent price.

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Released at a similar time as Apple's AirPods Pro, the jaw-dropping iPhone 13 was also recently released, giving Apple fans plenty of excitement.

Ryan is a tech writer and reviewer for What's The Best, specialising in PCs and gaming. He is a keen PC gamer and an avid reader.

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