Video tutorials show you some of the things you can do with the Samsung Gear IconX and Gear Sport

Video tutorials show you some of the things you can do with the Samsung Gear IconX and Gear Sport
The wireless Samsung Gear IconX earbuds do more than just allow you to listen to content in private. Today, Samsung released a video tutorial for the device that shows you how to pair the earbuds to your Galaxy handset (in this case, the Galaxy Note 8). It's a simple matter of opening the Samsung Gear app, selecting the Gear IconX picture, agreeing to the terms and conditions, and tapping on "Finish."

The earbuds also can carry up to 1,000 tunes for playback during those times when the device isn't paired to a phone. As seen on the video, transferring music from the phone to the Gear IconX requires you to plug one side of a micro USB connector into the carrying case, and the other side into your handset. If your phone has a USB Type-C port, a connector will be necessary. From the Gear app, click on transfer music, USB connector, and then select the tracks you want to transfer. When streaming music, a single tap on the earbuds will start the music. A double tap will move you ahead to the next song, and a swipe up will raise the volume.

The video also shows how you can tap and hold to start a workout with a pacesetter. Speed up to reach the next level.

Samsung also posted a video tutorial for the Gear Sport smartwatch. Pairing with a Galaxy handset (once again, the Note 8 was used for illustrative purposes) simply requires you to open the Gear app, tap on the Gear Sport picture, agree to the terms and conditions, and viola! You're paired. The video also shows how to navigate the Basic UX by rotating the bezel and by swiping on the screen. A long-press on the middle of the display will open up the customization feature, and turning the bezel will show you options for the watch face. The video even shows you how to change the color of the hands on the timepiece. A fitness program helps you eat healthier and also tracks your workouts. And when you're in the mood for some music, the Gear Sport will stream tunes via Spotify, including songs that make up the top 50 in the U.S. and globally.

You can check out the videos by clicking on the video slideshow below.


source: Samsung (1), (2)

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12 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple did the others follow.....

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Apple did what?

4. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I think cnour is master Yoda's alternate account. Read it in his voice and it makes sense.

3. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Samsung came out with the IconX at least 3 months before Airpods and the Samsung watches have been around since 2013, plus they actually look like a watch. So unless you're referring to yourself as the "others" I'm not sure what your point is.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

And nobody bought them, no? Why?

9. mootu

Posts: 1517; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"And nobody bought them, no? Why?" Maybe because Samsung didn't force people to buy them by keeping the headphone jack. Maybe it's because normal people are not stupid enough to buy anything just for a logo. Muppets like you would pay $200 for a boiled egg if it had an Apple logo on it, though i have to admit an Apple boiled egg would be far more usefull than the rest of their devices.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Losers arguments: sheeple, forcing. Logo etc.

5. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... PLEASE, WHAT'S THIS YOU'RE SAYING? GET YOUR FIGURES RIGHT BEFORE YOU COME HERE TO BLINDLY STAND FOR/AGAINST ANY BRAND HERE. SAMSUNG BEAT APPLE TO EAR BUDS AND SMART WATCHES...

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

See the sale numbers of AirPods and Apple Watch, compared with the others and you will understand, hopefully.

8. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yeah, McDonalds invented the hamburger, because sales numbers. And they are the best, because.. sales numbers. Get real.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Go to post 10.

12. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

apple watches have more sales than samsung watches because the apple watch is the ONLY one that runs apples OS. whereas people have many different options in what android smart watches they can choose from. A lot of which definitely look better and came way before the apple watch. wireless earbuds were not a stroke of apple genius either, I hate to break it to ya. we get that you are an apple fan, that much is clear, but again I hate to break it to ya but apple is playing copy cat is this race.

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