Samsung Launches New Gear IconX Earbuds With Improved Design

Samsung Launches New Gear IconX Earbuds With Improved Design

We were expecting the Gear Fit 2 Pro, but Samsung's Gear Sport probably caught some of us off guard.

Expected to launch over the coming weeks, consumers should be on the lookout for the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and IconX 2018. Everything from measuring the number of strokes or lap times, to tracking which stroke the user is doing is all possible on the 5ATM certified** Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro with the Speedo app. All that's pretty exciting stuff even for a non-athlete such as myself - and to hear Samsung tell it, that's kind of the whole idea. When you need more data, though?

The Speedo On app will pre-installed on both the Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear Sport, which is flawless since both wearables come with a 5ATM rating making it possible to immerse them in water at up to 50 meters, meaning they're both ideal for taking a swim with. To complement this, Samsung has upgraded its S Health app with a dedicated swimming section and partnered with Speedo to build a bespoke app. QuickDrive™ takes innovation one step further by offering a new level of convenience and performance.

"Samsung's innovation is inspired by consumers and created to make an immediate difference", said David Lowes, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Electronics Europe.

Fortunately, it will be able to act as a remote control for Samsung-based bits and bobs around the house, including devices made by Samsung for the Internet of Things, not to mention controlling Samsung Gear VR headsets.

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The Gear Sport weighs 50g without a strap, runs on a dual-core 1.0GHz processor and has 768MB RAM.

It was just last week that Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8, but that isn't stopping them from launching some new products at IFA 2017.

The new watch features a 1.2-inch circular face, and displays text and email notifications alongside activity detection, nutritional advice and continuous heart monitoring functionality. It also features Running Coach function that provides in-ear audio exercise status updates in real-time.

Samsung's wearables family gets a little bigger today with the addition of the Gear Sport. The buds might be worth a look, since they can track your workouts, store music, and chart your workout progress without the aid of your phone. And with new water-resistance that can withstand up to 5 atmospheres of pressure, there shouldn't be any problems wearing the Gear Sport while swimming.

You'll still find a battery capable of charging up the earphones, 4GB of storage per earbud, and up to five hours of battery life when used with a portable music player, such as the iPhone and even the iPod.

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