Samsung Gear IconX- Review

If you’re in the market for smart fitness accessories, the Samsung Gear IconX is a headset you should give some serious consideration to. Let’s take a quick look at what is on offer with this newest entrant on the block.

When Samsung means cord-free, it is literally so – to the extent that there is no cord to even join the two separate earbuds! When it’s time to hit the gym or go jogging, all you have to do is to plug a bud in each ear, and you’re good to go!

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Product features and tech specs

Each earbud measures 25.9 x 19.5 x 17.9 mm, with the individual weight of each bud a mere 6 grams. A total of three eartip sizes are included with the headset: small, medium and large.

With a 4GB inbuilt memory, there is ample storage for music on the go (approximately 1,000 songs), as you use the app as part of your daily fitness regime. So in addition to being a Bluetooth player and a fitness tracking device the Samsung Gear IconX also serves as a standalone MP3 player!

The dormer is more than just a protective case for the headset: a wireless charging case, it is integral in that it enables the user to sync data in addition to charging the device. Each of the two earbuds comes with a 47 mAh battery, which the manufacturer claims indicates a good three hours of use. Included is an extra battery to ensure that you are never strapped for power, thereby taking the usage time up to nine hours, because with the additional battery the buds can be charged fully twice, without the user having to hunt for an external power supply.

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Being a fitness app as well, the headphones automatically detect when the user is running or walking, and basis some nifty analytics, it can offer voice readouts at intervals, to tell the user how long they have been running/ walking/ working out, the distance traveled, heart rate and the number of calories burned. Of course, you can always choose to transfer and save this data to a synced handset as well as on to the related Samsung’s S Health app for future reference.

The device also lets you get message notification alerts as well as make/ take voice calls when you are wearing the headset, all at the touch of a finger. The handy noise cancellation feature makes the headset that much more pleasant to wear, be it music you are listening to, to speaking with someone.

 

The headset is available in three colours – black, white and blue, priced at USD 199.99. It is slated for a late 2016 release, and is currently available for pre-order.

Picture courtesy – holycool.net and thetechnews.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 24, 2016 5:39 AM UTC

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