South Korean tech giant Samsung has introduced new wireless earbuds called “Gear IconX (2018)” at a price tag of ₹ 13,990 (US $199.99), and it comes in Black, Gray & Pink colour. The Samsung Gear IconX 2018 available at all major retail outlets, Samsung’s online shop, Flipkart, Amazon.in, Amazon.com, and Bestbuy.com.
Samsung says that device is for customers “who are always in action” and it acts a standalone music playback, the music can be uploaded on the earbuds wirelessly or from the phones and PCs using a USB cable. Once done, the touch-based gestures will allow you to play, pause, skip as well as provide you with the option to browse entire playlists. There is an equalizer feature that allows users to adjust the audio frequency to optimal levels by choosing from five presets – Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, Clear, and Treble Boost. Additionally, the Ambient Sound function enables users to specify exactly how much ambient sound they would like the earbuds to let in, making it easier for users to pay attention to sounds around them. To store music, the device comes with 4GB inbuilt storage.
The Samsung Gear IconX (2018) is a truly wireless earbud and it can be synced with the “pacesetter” feature on Samsung’s health platform and act as an in-ear running coach. The Pace Setter allows users to choose from already existing activity programs including “light walking” and “speed endurance” to custom creating programs on their smartphone. Apart from this, the Samsung Gear IconX (2018) can be paired with dedicated tracking devices like the Gear S4 Frontier or the Gear Fit 2 Pro, it also has activity tracking capabilities built into it. The earbuds can automatically track your run or walk and provide analytics like distance, time and calories burned.
The Samsung Gear IconX (2018) has an ergonomic design, lightweight (weighs only 8 grams), comfortable yet secure fit to last through the most intense activity, and support for voice assistant Bixby. You will have to tap and hold the earbud to use your voice to control your music or place a call or put out a message, and there is no need to have a smartphone nearby.
In terms of connectivity, the Gear IconX (2018) has Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0, and lets you take your calls. Additionally, it also calls out incoming callers, messages, and notifications. The device has an accelerometer and a proximity sensor. In terms of dimensions, the Gear Icon X (2018) measures 21.8×18.9×22.8mm and weighs just 8 grams.
The Samsung Gear IconX (2018) comes with a case that has 340mAh battery capacity and supports fast-charging, offers a battery life of up to five hours of music streaming or seven hours of standalone music playback. For urgent charging, the case work as a power bank for the earbuds. The company says that 10 minutes of charging in the case gives you one hour of connectivity.
Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Wireless Earbuds Technical Specifications
|Model||Gear IconX (2018)|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4 or later, RAM 1.5 GB or above|
iOS supports music streaming and hands-free controls only via Bluetooth®
|Colour||Black, Gray, and Pink|
|Box Content||1 Smart Headphone, Charging Case, USB Cable, Wingtips and Eartips (S, M, L), USB Connector (USB Type-B), USB Connector (USB Type-C), Owners Manual|
|Memory||4GB (per earbud)|
|Style||Sports and Exercise|
|Included Components||Fitness Earbuds|
|Durability||IPX2 (Sweat resistant)|
|USB||2.0 & Type-C|
|Audio||Audio Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9)|
Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC
|Vocie Guide Language||English (U.S.), Chinese (China), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (U.S.), Korean (South Korea), Italian (Italy), Russian (Russia), Japanese (Japan)|
|Speaker||5.8pi Dynamic Driver|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, IR, Capacitive Touch|
|Data Measured||Calories Burned, Distance, Duration, Speed|
Dimensions, and Weight
|Earbud||18.9 (W) x 21.8 (D) x 22.8 (H) mm|
|Charging Case||73.4 (W) x 44.5 (D) x 31.4 (H) mm|
|Earbud||8.0g per earbud|
|Play Time||Up to 7 hours (Standalone Mode)/ up to 5 hours (Bluetooth Mode)|
|TalkTime||Up to 4 hours|
|Domestic Warranty||1 Year|
|Internation Warranty||1 Year|
|Warranty Summary||1 Year Domestic Warranty|
|Warranty Service Type||On-site Service, Customer Needs to Call the Nearby Authorized Service Center, Service Engineer Will Come to the Site to Get the Product Repaired or Inspected|
|Covered in Warranty||Manufacturing Defects|
|Not Covered in Warranty||Physical Damages|