Samsung is taking the concept of wireless earbuds to the next level by introducing the new Samsung Gear IconX. These wireless earbuds completely cut the cord by not having a wire between the two earbuds, making them truly wireless.
The demographic that Samsung is targeting is workout fanatics since the earbuds have built-in sensors for tracking your heart rate and steps. The earbuds also include a 4GB internal storage, where you can save your music and other audio files (MP3, WAV, M4A, WMA v9 and AAC are all supported file types).
Battery life lasts for a rated duration of 3,6 hours if you use the onboard storage for listening to music or other audio files. If you wish to stream via your phone, the battery life drops to only 1,5 hours. Don’t worry if the battery gets empty, because the included case has a built-in battery that can fully charge the earbuds two times.
The navigation pad on the side of the Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds is touch-sensitive and you can use this to access the controls. Tapping once will play and pause the track, tapping twice will skip to the next track and tapping thrice will go to the previous track or play the current track from the start. Other settings can be configured with the Gear app found on Android phones.
We expect the Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds to hit the market between July and September this year, and with a price tag of $199 USD.