Samsung accidentally showcases new fitness band and Bluetooth earbuds
posted by Ben R. / May 05, 2016, 9:14 AM
_Last month, leaker Evan Blass offered a glimpse of two upcoming products from Samsung. Along with the sequel to the Gear Fit wearable, we got a first look at the Galaxy maker's interesting new 'IconX' Bluetooth earbuds. Though Blass' solid track record—along with the photographic evidence—leaves little reason to disbelieve the existence of these two new products, Samsung has now essentially confirmed both. The new Gear Fit 2 and cordless IconX earbuds have both been shown on Sammy's official S Health page, and while they've since been removed, we can now be almost certain that they're on their merry way to market.
"slightly more curved and ergonomic" profile, whilst including its very own GPS chipset.Though we have a good idea of what the Gear Fit 2 and IconX will look like, there's still no real word on those all-important specs. Blass mentioned that the design of the Gear Fit 2 would be tweaked for a
The IconX earbuds, meanwhile, should employ dust and waterproofing, and could also include 4 gigs of on-board storage to hold a steady supply of music.
Hands-on: Blass' previous leak
Since these two products are continually being leaked together—they do seem to have a similar-ish target audience of fitness-focused users—it's probable that they'll be announced alongside one another. Here's hoping this little slip-up by Samsung signals an impending announcement, particularly with summer now on the way for much of the company's demographic.
We'll keep you updated on any further info relating to the Gear Fit 2 or IconX, so stay tuned.
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Get ready for ridiculous pricing.
posted on May 05, 2016, 9:18 AM 0
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The ridiculous pricing is Apples forte, the Gear S2 was the best smartwatch of 2015 yet still came in much cheaper than a mediocre Apple Watch. Compare an iPhone 6s or 6s plus to the Galaxy S7s, two outdated and underspecced phones to the highly specced and class leading smartphones and see which is better value. Leading products cost more, it's when they are not leading, but still have high prices that it is ridiculous.
posted on May 05, 2016, 9:37 AM 7
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Oh it's doing pretty well actually. So how is that cheap 200$ PoS that won't get updates and probably stutters every 3 seconds? Oh....and how cool is it that your a virgin at 31? That's so swag bro!!!
posted on May 05, 2016, 12:09 PM 0
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Apple consumers would buy iAir or iDooDoo because they're status quo consumers. Over half the iPhone users that come across still don't have their phone backed up on the cloud, haven't synced with iTunes and don't know their Apple ID. I'll be chivalrous and pull a few chairs for you.
posted on May 05, 2016, 1:55 PM 0
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Outselling it really didn't make it worth the purchase price. Even the fashion industry wasn't impressed. Maybe wait until prices are announced to jump all over them. If people are willing the pay for Apple watch, then they should be willing to pay even more for even better equipped competitive products.
posted on May 05, 2016, 11:08 AM 2
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And this is why IPhone users think Android people are butthurt. His comment had nothing to do with Apple, and here you are bringing them up like a dude with stories about his Ex. No one gives a s**t what you think is best or overpriced. Move along.
posted on May 05, 2016, 9:45 AM 0
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How so? The original Gear Fit was $149.99 at most retailers that carried them. Decent cost as no wearable is worth more than that. The wireless buds>? The problem is, I don't see them staying in your ear while workign out. Around ear ones are the best IMO. I expect those buds will be 79-99.99. !/2 the cost is just for the Samsung name...lol
posted on May 05, 2016, 3:03 PM 0
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