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Samsung Gear IconX (2018) First Impressions

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Samsung has just locally launched an updated version of the Gear IconX wireless earbuds, which were first unveiled a few months ago at IFA 2017. While it remains very much similar to the original version, it does come with one huge improvement, which we will get to later.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 Product Shots First Impression 4 • Samsung Gear Iconx (2018) First Impressions

Do note that we only had limited time to check out the earbuds at the local launch, therefore we were not able to test out the audio quality.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 Product Shots First Impression 2 • Samsung Gear Iconx (2018) First Impressions

The Gear IconX earbuds are nice and compact. The outside portion has a touchpad that uses gestures for controlling the different functions.

Naturally, it has an accelerometer and connects to your device with Bluetooth 4.2. You do need to connect to your smartphone to access Spotify, but you can actually opt to leave it behind since the earbuds have 4GB of internal storage, which is enough to fit a few hundred songs.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 Product Shots First Impression 1 • Samsung Gear Iconx (2018) First Impressions

It also has a standalone fitness tracker and real-time voice guide for motivation during your workouts. Additionally, it comes with an ambient sound mode so you can still hear your surroundings while listening to music, as well as microphones in each earbud for hands-free calling.

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There’s no more heart rate monitor like the previous generation, but this means that Samsung was able to increase the battery life of the earbuds to 82mAh, which they claim will last you 5 hours of music streaming, or 7 hours of offline music playback. This is a huge leap, as the previous Gear IconX only lasted about 1-2 hours per charge.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 Product Shots First Impression 5 • Samsung Gear Iconx (2018) First Impressions

The small capsule case not only serves as storage, but also doubles as a charger and power bank for the Gear Icon X. It has a capacity of 340mAh, and it’s nice to see that it uses a Type-C port.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 Product Shots First Impression 3 • Samsung Gear Iconx (2018) First Impressions

There is no actual specification listed, but Samsung says that the earbuds are splash and sweat resistant.

It’s nice to see that Samsung has given us a nice update to the Gear IconX, solving what was probably the biggest issue with the original.

Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 specs:
5.8pi Dynamic Driver
4GB (per earbud)
Bluetooth® v 4.2
USB 2.0 & Type-C
Audio Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9)
Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC
82mAh (earbud)
340mAh (charging case)
18.9 x 21.8 x 22.8 mm (earbud)
73.4 x 44.5 x 31.4 mm (case)
8.0 g (per earbud)
54.5 g (case)
Black, Gray, Pink

The Samsung Gear IconX (2018) is priced at Php8,490, and is now available at Samsung Concept stores.

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Joey is YugaTech's Video Production Manager. He constantly puts effort towards his aspirations to be a filmmaker and journalist... when he's not riding his bike, playing games on his PC, watching anime, cooking, and petting his dogs.

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Bert Planes
Bert Planes
4 years ago

Hi Joey. Great insights and overview of the product. I wanted to asked where I can buy the Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 at P 8,490.

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