With everyone getting a foot into the fitness wearable game, so is Samsung with its new and pretty impressive wireless earplugs, the Gear IconX. Think carefree music enjoyment, through intuitive controls while tracking your exercise statistics, minus the weight and cables.
IconX is part fitness tracker, Artificial Intelligent personal trainer and music player, all rolled into a pair of lightweight earbuds. As a fitness tracker, the IconX is able to track speed, distance, duration, heart rate, and calories burnt via the mobile application S Health. In-built with enhanced Precise Tracking Technology, you can be rest assured that measurements are accurate. For those who need a little push during their workout sessions, the Voice Guide feature in IconX spurs you on. Get feedback in real-time and alerts on how well your workout has been.
The IconX charges easily as well, with its carrying case doubling up as a portable charger. When fully charged, the case can fully charge the ear-buds twice – perfect for those who always forget to charge their gadgets. Additionally, if you are not using IconX to track your workouts, it can also work as a standalone pair of earbuds when you are commuting to work or home.
Dimension: 18.9 x 26.4 x 26.0mm (Earbud) and 35.3 x 30.3 x 92.0mm (Charging Case)
Weight: 6.3g (Earbud) and 52g (Charging Case)
Sensor: Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer and Capacitive Touch
Battery: 47mAh (Earbud) and 315mAh (Charging Case)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1
Compatibility: Android (Minimum Specifications: 4.4 Kit Kat and 1.5GB RAM)
Water Resistant: Yes
Great for the fitness enthusiasts, or those who are looking to get serious with their personal fitness. The one feature of IconX which intrigues me the most, would be that it is completely wireless. We can finally bid goodbye to messy, and tangled cables when getting your workout session clocked!
Availability and Price
The Samsung IconX is now being sold in Singapore and available in three colours, Black, Blue and White. Currently priced at SG$298, the IconX is comparable to other audio fitness gadgets in the market. Find them at Samsung Experience Stores, major consumer electronic stores and other authorised resellers.