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Samsung Gear IconX earbuds official: Launching in Q3 for $199

by Jacob Kleinman | June 2, 2016June 2, 2016 2:04 pm PDT

Samsung just revealed the Gear IconX earbuds, its first pair of truly wireless buds with a focus on fitness. They won’t actually launch until later this summer, but we already have all the details right here.

The Gear IconX is designed for casual exercise. You can pop them into your ears, pick some music and jump right into your workout. Samsung’s sweat-resistant earbuds will automatically track your activity with sensors that measure speed, distance, duration and even your heart rate before sharing that data with the S Health app automatically.

Samsung designed the Gear IconX to last through a full workout, packing a 47mAh battery into each earbud so they last 1.5 hours while tracking your activity. If you’re just listening to music, you’ll get a little over 3 hours per charge, and the carrying case offers an additional 315mAh battery, which should be more than enough to get you through the day.

Samsung even included 4GB of storage so you can save music locally. That’s enough space for 1000 songs. You can upload new music through the case by connecting it to either your smartphone or your computer, making it easy to add new songs in any situation.

The Gear IconX costs $199, which is actually a pretty good deal for this relatively new product category. They launch later this summer, but Samsung hasn’t said exactly when they’ll be available.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...