Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get release dates, official prices

Samsung just announced that two if its newest Gear devices -the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 - will be released in the US on October 27. Interestedcustomers can pre-order both products starting tomorrow, October 13.


The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, accordingto Samsung, enables users to "go beyond fitness." Compatible withboth Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offeredfor $299.99. It'll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for SamsungPay). You will be able to purchase the Gear Sport in two color variants - blackand blue - from Samsung's own website, Best Buy, Amazon, Macy’s, and US Cellular. However, pre-orders will be open only at Samsung and Best Buy.    


As for the Gear IconX 2018, this is a new pair of wireless, smart earbuds that improves on the first generation. Highlight features includea built-in Running Coach, 4 GB of internal memory per bud (for offline musicplaying), and touch controls. Costing $199.99, the Gear IconX 2018 will beavailable in black, gray, and pink from Samsung, Amazon, Best Buy, Sprint, and USCellular. Pre-orders will be open only through Samsung's official website.  


You can find out more about Samsung's latest wearables bychecking out our Gear Sport hands-on and our Gear IconX 2018 hands-on. Let usknow if you're planning to get any of the two new Gear devices, okay?


source: Samsung 



1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Not bad!

2. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I wouldn't mind having the Sport, but not for $300. Sorry Samsung, but you don't have the same gullible flock of sheep who will just buy anything with your name on it. Its not worth $300 even if it had cellular. I have a Gear S3 that was $360, and with cellular it only worth $250, considering the support it has.

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I hope they’ve gotten rid of that ugly standalone icon.

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

There are plenty of Samsung sheep out there who blindly buy stuff cause Samsung. Heck by browsing many forums and websites and Reddit for years, Samsung fans are truly one of the worst fanboys if not the worst around and show a serious lack of knowledge/logic/common sense Samsung only makes good flagship TV'S and flagship smartphones and some appliances.and what not, everything else by them is truly average and even inferior to a lot of their competition

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2323; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

But I bet you have an Apple Watch lol At least the Samsung Gear S3 and its future versions are worthy smart watches. They are the best in their class, and running Tizen helps for that 3-4 day battery life. I highly rate my S3 Frontier. No hype or SamSheep about it. It just works. The Gear Sport will be magnificent being fully waterproof though. For me this is worth the upgrade as I swim daily for exercise.

4. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Stupid Samsung, know several people who went ahead and ordered the Garmin watch because Samsung would not release date available. Waiting till the last minute to announce date is costing them sales.

7. themobileupdates

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

I think apple watch is much better . but this is not also bad i have tried both and found apple watch better

11. themobileupdates

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Not bad

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