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Samsung Gear IconX – Review

Rating : 60/100

What is it?

Ok, we already accepted that Gear IconX looks futuristic. It is touted as the new breed of Bluetooth wearable that combines two separate headsets which work entirely without wires.Gear IconX is not only just a Bluetooth earphones, it is a miniature player equipped with 4GB inbuilt memory which can store up to 1000 songs and carry case that can also extend as Gear IconX battery charger.

How does it feel out of the box?

As I already said, those Gear IconX headsets look futuristic. As I put earbuds on, IconX feels perfectly comfortable, though they look kind of goofy. After wearing, I felt bit self-conscious while traveling in front of strangers. Still, the Gear IconX stayed well in my ears. I never feel they’d slip out, even while traveling in Mumbai local trains and metros. Just be careful, the Gear IconX are tiny and likely to get lost if you are not careful. My best advice is to put it in the charging case as soon as you’re finished using them.gear-inside

How does it perform?

First, let’s talk about the sound quality. The IconX sound quality for music isn’t great. We were expecting much better quality in this area. But, the performance of Gear IconX in terms of call quality is strong. With just 47 mAh battery in each of the earbuds, we roughly got 2 hours before they need to be recharged. The battery case offers 315 mAh capacity, which theoretically means it can charge IconX up to 100 percent over 5 times. For Fitness, Gear IconX also provides realtime statistics on your activities including automatic monitoring of heart rate. Lastly, the touch performs quite better on both the headsets. The device has multiple gestures for various navigations.

What’s so special?

The Gear IconX is equipped with series of sensors that allow users to monitor the physical activity which is being collected by S Health Applications made by Samsung. Within both the earpods, Samsung has added accelerometer sensor for heart rate and capacitive touch for navigation, all within 6.3 grams.

Verdict

The Gear IconX looks like something from the future. With intelligent pairing and real-time tracking of health which we didn’t even realize wireless headsets had until now. However, the sound quality is not impressive, but it is still quite good for daily usage, especially if you are fitness addict. The price is bit high, but that’s the price you have to pay to own the coolest headsets in the market.

Pros

  • Looks futuristic
  • Sleek and Compact
  • Miniature music player
  • Fitness tracker

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Short Battery Life
  • Audio quality is below average
  • No iOS and Windows Phone support
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