Samsung Gear IconX Fitness Earbuds Review

We cannot deny how much we all love listening to our favorite songs while working out. Earlier, the headphones used to be bulky and have a long cord attached to the phone, which would move a bit difficult.

Gear IconX is cordless earplugs with fitness tracking options that make working out hassle-free. Also, they are easily portable, provide a better listening experience, and have long battery life.

Easy speak and tap commands

Speak commands can be given through google Voice or Bixby, and with a tap or swipe, one can control music. With a simple tap, one can play music, control volume, and navigate through songs and playlists.

Just remember

Single tap to play or pause a song, double-tap to answer or end a call or play the next track, triple tap to play the previous track, tap and hold to reject a call or listen to the menu options, double-tap and hold to play the next playlist and swipe up/down for volume up/down.

Not dependent on the phone

One can go phone-free as it functions as an independent media player once the music is uploaded from the phone. Samsung Gear IconX can connect easily through Bluetooth in case you need your phone. Also on a few playlists can be created on Samsung Gear IconX.

Compatibility

Works with devices that run on Android 4.4 KitKat and above, and have a minimum of 1.5GB RAM. One can transfer music files to Gear IconX either from the Galaxy phone or a PC via USB connectors or USB cables.

In the case of  Non-Galaxy Android phones, music files can be transferred to Gear IconX from a PC via USB cable.  With Samsung Gear IconX, one can tune in to music or take calls from iOS handset or tablet.

Fitness Tracking

It acts as a perfect fitness coach. The  Auto Tracking mode detects walking or jogging and keeps track of the time, distance, speed, and calories burnt. Also, the inbuilt  Running Coaching feature can be turned on by long pressing on it. Later, Gear IconX can be synced with the S Health app on the phone to check progress.

Music player with five modes- Samsung Gear IconX provides a great listening experience, whether in standalone or streaming mode with Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, Clear, and Treble Boost.

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What Do We like

Long battery life

The earplugs are extremely efficient and have a high performance and battery life. Once they are charged, you are good to go for the next 7 hours, and when you feel the battery is draining out, just slip them inside the case to get a full charge within 10 minutes because of a quick charge.

It also provides 4 hours of talk time and 5 hours in streaming mode and 7 hours in standalone mode.

Smart design

Its seamless design makes it look elegant, and the cordless earbuds provide convenience. One can easily walk, jog, or workout using these earplugs. It comes in multiple sizes of ear-tips and wing-tips that varies from person to person so that every user finds their perfect fit.

Good audio quality

The The fitness-optimized driver provides solid bass, and the volume driver gives a wide volume range. The Samsung codec ensures the flow of music is steady even during challenging conditions.

What We Don’t Like

Limited compatibility for mac/iOS users

iOS users can receive calls and listen to music easily on Samsung Gear IconX. Still, the Samsung S-Health app required for Fitness Functions is not available for iOS.

Conclusion

Gear IconX is the most stylish earplugs and is available in different sizes to fit every user. Its long battery life, compatibility, performance, audio quality, fitness tracking features, and the smart controls make it the most desirable cordless earbud.

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Purba Bhattacharjee
 

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