Okay, so Gear IconX looks pretty snazzy. The wireless earbuds are designed to track heart rate, distance, speed, and duration, while also calculating calories burned based on activity levels — then send it all to the S-Health app via bluetooth.
Activated by simply placing them in-ear, the Gear IconX earbuds are designed to track fitness data automatically, meaning you can just put them in and go. Thanks to seamless integration with S Health — Samsung’s health and fitness app — progress can be easily monitored long-term by transferring and managing recorded data via a compatible Samsung smartphone between workouts.
Gear IconX also offers Voice Guide (available in 15 languages), which provides instant in-ear feedback on performance, and utilises the earbuds’ built-in heart rate monitor to help you stay in the “Vigorous Intensity Zone” for an effective training session. You don’t have to worry about sweat, since they are splash resistant (there’s a P2i Nano Coating).
With 4GB of internal storage (up to 3.5GB user-accessible memory) providing enough room for up to 1,000 songs, these mean you can leave your smartphone at home and still take you music with you — a simple tap or swipe is all that’s needed for play/pause, song navigation and volume control. Gear IconX is also designed to offer increased environmental awareness via an “Ambient Sound Mode”, which helps you be more aware of sounds around you while exercising.
It also comes with a charging case that not only keeps the Gear IconX earbuds safe, but also allows for up to two additional battery recharges that begin automatically when the earbuds are placed inside. There are small, medium and large eartip and wingtip sizes and the earbuds come in black, blue and white.
The Gear IconX earbuds are compatible with a range of Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6, as well as other devices running Android 4.4 + with 1.5GB ram.
You can pick up the Gear IconX from today for $279 from Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung website. Retailers will have them in store from early August.