by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D. tags: wyze - headphones - setup - first use - review - bluetooth - noise cancellation
It’s time for another Wyze product first look. This time, it’s the Wyze Buds Pro. As a backer, I received an early pair of these new buds and, at the time of this writing, pre-orders are available for the next shipment. If you have questions about these new buds, this blog post and companion video can help as I unbox, setup, pair, and run the buds through a few use cases. At the end of the post, I’ll provide final thoughts. Let’s first dig in with my companion video.
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Watch the video below and then read on my additional thoughts below.
Below are the links (#ad) mentioned in the video:
This is a slight upgrade to Wyze electronics packaging from their previous devices. The box is heavy and the design of the internal package is intuitive. It was easy to locate the contents. As a backer, I appreciated the sticker added to the user manual sleeve; although, I have to wonder why this single page manual was in its own sleeve. They can omit, save packaging dollars, and it will not detract from the user experience. I’m a fan of fewer packaging materials.
Setup using the Wyze app was “super-simple”; as I show in the companion video. Flip open the case top, load the Wyze app on your device, tap on add device, select Wyze Buds Pro and the app takes care of everything else including firmware updates. It doesn’t get much easier.
While in the settings, you view the default controls (taps) and you can change them. See the companion video for more information. The buds come with Alexa built-in. I did not test this feature. I use Google Assistant and Home devices. There is a setting to activate the device’s default assistant. That was a pleasant surprise.
My Wyze app device listing is out of control. I know I’m a different Wyze user than most, but I wish for more category and organization tools. I have to scroll several pages to find devices.
When you use the Wyze app on an Android phone to connect to the Wyze Buds Pro, it connects to Bluetooth. The connection is strong and there were no connection drops during my run.
Connection to my MacBook Pro (2021) was simple and quick (see companion video). After the connection to the Mac, I had to reconnect to my Pixel 4 XL. The buds cannot connect to multiple device at one time like the Wyze headphones. I made an error in the video.
The ear fit and comfort of the buds were excellent. My ears liked the fit of the default fittings. Wyze includes additional sizes. Through an entire run, I adjusted them once and because I knocked a bud out of place while trying to advance a track using touch controls.
Speaking of touch controls, the area to touch is super tiny. During my first uses, I messed up single, double, and triple taps. I’m sure I will get better over time, but my first experience added time to my run. I stopped twice to make volume adjustments.
Using the case is intuitive. The case itself includes operational LEDs for Bluetooth and charging. The top and the hinge are robust and I suspect both will last a long time.
Battery life appears as advertised. I had an anomaly. The left bud discharges faster than the right. I had this same issue with the Pixel Buds. The left may be a master that includes additional pairing or connection circuitry. But then again, it could level out after a more use or a firmware upgrade.
My final thoughts are a numbered list. Here’s the list for the Wyze Buds Pro:
That concludes this post. I update and timestamp posts as I receive questions and post updates. Check back later and make sure you add this site to your RSS feeds.
I can see by the time on the Wyze Watch (#ad) that I’ve taken up too much of your time! Have questions about the Wyze Buds Pro? Post them in the comments below, or under the companion video, and I’ll do my best to answer them.comments powered by Disqus