The Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds have been introduced at the beginning of June in New York City, and more recently during the unveiling event of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the same product was confirmed for a market release in the US and was set to hit the shelves on August 15. However, it now appears that the launch of the Samsung Gear IconX in the US has been delayed by nearly one week, as the earbuds are now expected to hit the market on the 19th of August.
While the Samsung Gear IconX has already been unveiled a couple of months ago, the product was also briefly presented during the recent Unpacked event where the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was introduced. The earbuds were supposed to go live on the 14th of August, but the Korean tech giant seems to have decided to match the launch of the IconX with that of the Galaxy Note 7. As a result, both products are now expected to hit the US market on the same day, on August 19. This is the same date when the Samsung Gear 360 VR will also become available to more consumers Stateside, making for a more complete Galaxy Note 7 package, at least for prospective buyers looking to acquire additional accessories along with the new phablet.
As for what makes the Samsung Gear IconX tick, the earbuds can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth 4.1 and benefit from a series of health sensors, including a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer. Each earbud is powered by a 47 mAh battery which should provide enough energy for 3.6 hours of usage on a single charge, and conveniently enough, the earbuds take advantage of enough on-board storage to accommodate up to 1,000 MP3 files, allowing users to listen to their favorite music without having to keep the earbuds connected to their smartphones. Lastly, while the launch of the Samsung Gear IconX in the US coincides with the market release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it's worth noting that the earbuds are technically compatible with any smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher, as long as they have a minimum of 1.5 GB of RAM at their disposal. Last but not least, the product is available in three colors (white, black, and blue), and can be pre-ordered for the price of $199.