Samsung's new Gear IconX wireless earbuds will also track your heart rate

2:43:00 PM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Alongside the Gear Fit 2 announcement, Samsung also took the opportunity to show off their latest invention called the Gear IconX. These new wireless earbuds that are capable of storing up to 1,000 MP3 files and is capable of working as a standalone device without the need to be actively paired with a smartphone.

The big twist is that these earbuds that weigh just 6 grams can not only stream music wirelessly but Samsung has also included a couple of sensors inside the earbuds that enable the Gear IconX to log fitness data like the distance travelled, how many calories you burnt and also your heart rate. Samsung is also including a software feature called Voice Guide that acts as a personal trainer by providing instant voice feedback based on your workout.

Samsung Gear IconX Key Specifications

— Dynamic driver
— 4GB memory
— Bluetooth 4.1
— 47mAh battery
— 18.9 x 26mm
— 6.3g
— Black, White, Blue

The Gear IconX will work with Android devices running Android 4.4 and above with at least 1.5GB RAM. When paired with a smartphone, the IconX will be able to stream audio and also answer calls. The earbuds themselves have a capacitive button for controlling the music.

Samsung will be shipping the Gear IconX earbuds with a carrying case that also acts as the charging cradle which has a built-in 315mAh battery for charging on the go. According to The Verge, the Gear IconX will only have a 3 hour battery life when it is a standalone device and that number goes down to about 90 minutes when connected to a smartphone.

 The Gear IconX will be available for purchase by Q3 2016 for an MSRP of US$ 199 (~MYR 825).