Samsung Gear IconX wireless Bluetooth earbuds are now available in various markets



Back in June, we told you that Samsung had unveiled a set of wireless Bluetooth earbuds called the Samsung Gear IconX. Today, Samsung launched the product in various markets. The IconX is completely wireless which means that the left and right earbuds are not connected at all. The Samsung Gear IconX charges by connecting a USB cable to the carrying case and plugging it into an outlet.

Samsung added a fitness tracker to the earbuds, which will work with the S Health app. Through the Gear IconX, you will hear verbal encouragement motivating you to reach your goals. Data measured by the earbuds includes your heart rate, amount of calories burned, the number of miles walked, and more. It also will integrate with third party fitness bands.

Samsung wasn't messing around when it developed this product. A microphone allows you to hear sounds from your surroundings over the music playing over the earbuds with a feature called "Ambient Sound Mode." And you won't even need to bring your phone with you. 4GB of built-in storage will allow you to keep roughly 1,000 tunes on the device. Capacitive touch will allow you to control some settings with a swipe, and voice control will handle others.

With Bluetooth 4.1 on board, the Samsung Gear IconX works with any Android device running KitKat 4.4 and higher. Available now in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Australia and Korea, you can pick them up in black, white, or dark blue. The earbuds are coming soon to the U.S. where they will be priced at $199.99. If interested, click on the sourcelink.


source: Samsung via AndroidAuthority

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23 Comments

1. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Too damn expensive

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Agreed. But I haven't seen any headphones like them, especially with their own storage onboard. Samsung can sell them at $99 and they would sell like hotcakes. The problem with buds, is they don't stay in your ears when exercising. I prefer the Beats with the earhooks.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My earbuds stay in my ears when exercising and i'm not a lit exerciser either.

10. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

From my experience with Level-ins I guess they sound like crap. Who cares for the tech they are offering. I care for the qualitily of sound, the looks (where is skin colour with some chrome or inox elements) and the fit. The latter at Level-ins was a catastrophy. No money from me probably.

11. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

Did it seal properly? From the sound of it in amazon reviews, lots of fitment issues. IEMs need a proper seal to deliver the best sound quality its capable of

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Didnt have the feeling of not being sealed, it was that earphones themselves wouldnt fit the ear normaly being all clumsy and edgy, I tried tens of rubber/foam/whatevermaterial caps, nothing worked. Never had this problem before, not on Sony, Philips, Samsung included w the phone... Original included inthebox Samsungs were much better. Very poor sound on Level ins.

17. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

That just sounds like bad seal. I've had nice iems with improperly sealed ear piece and it would sound shallow

21. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

To me, all it sounds like is bad deal, not seal.

22. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

well my earbuds sound great bruh and stay in so yeah. Jaybird X2 is what I have.

20. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Sony MW1(Pro) has microSD support of up to 32gb. 10 hours of continuous music play. Can connect to two devices at the same time. IconX just can do 3 hours per charge. None of the wires, of course.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its cheap compared to its competitor, like Bragi Dash $299, Erato Apollo 7 $279, or Doppler Here One $299 and some of those didnt even have internal storage or heart-rate monitor

4. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I thought at first they were to much but then I went back and watched the video. They are pretty damn cool. If they sound really good and with all you can do with them I think they are not to far off on there price.

5. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

After checking out Ear-in, Bragi's Dash, Kanoa, and the like I know that it isn't easy to really pull this off. While $199 doesn't seem too far off for a Samsung product, I'll still wait for the review. I hope they can really do it.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's a lot of stuff packed into those tiny bugs. Without a cord, I can guarantee misplacing them pretty quick during my work flow, especially when working on powerlines in the bush. My Jaybird BlueBuds X are more than cordless enough, and they stay secured to my shirt when I'm not using them via one of these headphone cable clamps ( http://goo.gl/bV2IVr ).

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Since they've got those little loops on them, I'd imagine someone will make a kind of lanyard that I'll connect them together with the ability to attach them to your clothing. Or you could even DIY, it wouldn't take much. A cord that goes through the loops and a spring loaded clip (similar to what attaches an ID badge to your shirt) that you clip on. As long as the cord isn't too heavy, it wouldn't affect how well they stay in.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

I love mine as well but the flaps that locks into the ear gets uncomfortable after a while. I did buy some cheap Anker wireless buds during prime sale for working out and they're not bad at all. 90+% sound quality of bluebuds x with 200% more comfort. For less than $30, they're fantastic

13. ph00ny

Posts: 2065; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm definitely interested in giving these a try with all the added fitness features and the ability to add music directly to them.

14. peacetoallfellas

Posts: 76; Member since: Jul 15, 2016

APPLE IS STILL WORKING ON A NICHE PRODUCT CALLED AIR POD LOL LOL LOL LOL

15. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Calm down...

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Why bring Apple to this conversation? It's irrelevant.

18. YOURDADkid unregistered

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-working-on-wireless-Bluetooth-earbuds-called-AirPods_id83230 Apple working on Wireless Bluetooth Earburds call is**t ha ha ha ha Lol Lol Lol Lol Lol

19. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They need to have something connecting the 2. I can see losing one real quick. I can't get use to in the ear buds anyways. Been trying some behind the neck over ear style which seems to work best for me.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if you want something connecting the two (a.k.a wire), just buy jaybird or other cheaper BT earphone :-/

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