Samsung Gear Fit 2 and 'IconX' Bluetooth earbuds leaked in photos

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and 'IconX' Bluetooth earbuds leaked in photos
Though plenty of firms in the mobile game like to drop new products on a frequent basis, few can compete with Samsung's unwavering assault on the market. Rarely does a week go by where a new Sammy device is not on the cards, and resident leakster Evan Blass has the scoop on a couple more doses of soon-to-be-showcased hardware. For once, the info doesn't pertain to a smartphone, but offers a first look at the sequel to the Gear Fit wearable. Additionally, a pair of 'Gear IconX' Bluetooth earbuds could also be on the agenda. 

The design of the supposed Gear Fit 2 isn't too dissimilar to the original Samsung Gear Fit—once again opting for that sleek, narrow aesthetic typical of fitness bands. The oft-reliant Blass suggests that the new Gear Fit will be "slightly more curved and ergonomic" than the original model, though unlike its would-be predecessor, should include its own dedicated GPS chipset. The band will also pack a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display, though if any other major features are planned for the Gear Fit 2, they're under wraps for the time being. 

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The undoubted star of this particular show is the Gear IconX, a pair of touch-operated wireless earbuds. They're said to be dust- and waterproof, so ideal for active folk, and can apparently track fitness data. Additionally, one of the buds includes 4 GB of storage, so the Gear IconX can double up as a standalone music player. 

There's no word on pricing as yet, but for fitness fanatics with an affinity to Samsung Gear, this is rather exciting news. Sure, the Gear Fit 2 sounds like a bit of a refresh rather than an exciting upgrade, but those IconX earbuds have certainly piqued our interest. 

Be sure to let us know of your take via the comments. 

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8 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I like me some bluetooth earbuds, i'm interested to say the least.

4. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Agreed. Definitely looking forward to more info on these. Especially regarding sound quality and supported Bluetooth codecs. I recently got the V-moda crossfade wireless and the sound and build quality is mindblowing but they're not exactly the kind of thing you can do a rigorous workout with so something like these Samsung earbuds might be the ticket.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I just recently got the JayBird X2 bluetooth earbuds, they're made for working out in and and the sound quality is good. They are a bit pricey but I think they are worth it, although that might be because I lucked up and found a new pair for $90 instead of the usual $115-$135. These new samsung earbuds interest me because they are wireless, if they are indeed sweat proof and the sound quality is good and the price isn't outrageous, they might replace my current earbuds at some point.

2. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I've been waiting for Samsung to bring out the Gear Fit 2. I had the first Gear Fit and really liked it. I am really glad they added GPS and made it more ergonomic. It looks like they made it slimmer as well. Can't wait to try it out.

7. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I unfortunately had a bad experience with it. I played basketball with it on and the device popped out of the rubber band a number of times before it went lights out. I got my money back since I had it less than a month but hopefully they made the Gear Fit 2 more durable.

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Ugly looking gadget.

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Keep Hating. I see thats why you are paid for

8. acruzlu unregistered

I want the iconx personally.

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