Samsung delays launch of Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds to August 19th

Samsung delays launch of Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds to August 19th
Samsung was supposed to launch its Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds in the U.S. on August 14th. The product had been released in various countries last month. But with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hitting the marketplace on August 19th, Samsung has decided to align the release of the Gear IconX with the release date of its new phablet. Also on the 19th of August, Samsung's Gear 360 VR camera will be available to purchase.

The Gear IconX is a completely wireless set of Bluetooth earbuds that go right into your ears. To charge them, the earbuds are placed inside their container. A USB cable connects to the box on one end and an outlet on the other end. 4GB of internal memory allows you to keep 1,000 tunes stored natively on the device and "Ambient Sound Mode" will pick up surrounding noises and let you hear them over the music playing in your ears.

Samsung added fitness tracker capabilities to the Gear IconX. While working out or doing exercises, you will hear verbal encouragement in your ear, motivating you to reach your goals. The earbuds integrate with third party fitness trackers and can keep track of things like your heart rate, amount of calories burned, the number of miles walked, and more.

The Samsung Gear IconX will work on Android devices running KitKat 4.4 or higher. The container can charge the earbuds twice before it needs a charge itself. Streaming from a smartphone, the battery will last about 1.5 hours. Listening to the tunes stored on the device will give you 3.6 hours of battery life.

The Gear IconX can be pre-ordered right now from Samsung and Verizon for $199.99; as we said, they are now set to launch on August 19th. You can choose from three colors, Black, Blue and White. If interested, click on the sourcelink.


source: Samsung, Verizon

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29 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm very curious about these.

2. kotan24

Posts: 319; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Im so torn I have been using the IPhone since the first iteration, I've had a few Android phones in between as secondary devices and like them a lot but never thought of giving up my IPhone as a main device, but now this note 7 the earbuds and the gear fitness device are making it really tough for me to hold on to that main space I have reserved for Apple all these years I dunno man Im so tempted on that black onyx note 7 and these aerbuds... Decisions decisions...

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

go get iPhone7 :D

5. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I need this product

8. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Scare I would lose one of them.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The problem is will they stay in my ears when I'm active. Because no earphones that don't have ear-hooks have been able to stay in my ears.

13. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I've seen videos. But I specifically said my ears. None I have bought do, so my prospects are low.

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

that battery life though... but it is pretty cool though

25. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

How's the sound quality?

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I think it sucks to have only 3 hours of usage with on-board music. We have to charge enough already. Not gonna pay $200 for that. When I ride my bike, it takes me sometimes 4. They won't even last a ride. I sure wanted them, my present wireless ear buds with earhooks, last me up to 6.

29. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

And it will just drain the battery of the phone more faster than the regular earphones.

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