Samsung's $199 Gear Icon X Earbuds Go On Sale August 15th

Samsung will put the Gear Icon X wireless earbuds on sale on August 15th here in the U.S., set at a price tag of $199 in the three available colors of Black, White, and Blue. The Gear Icon X were officially unveiled back on June 2nd, and were announced alongside the Gear Fit2. The Gear Icon X are a set of truly wireless earbuds, but they're also an activity tracker and will feed data like steps, calories burned and more into the earbuds so wearers can hear their fitness data as they exercise. While these are just going up for sale in the U.S. this month, Samsung launched the Gear Icon X in select regions around the globe in the middle of last month.

Since these are truly wireless, there will be no connecting cables that attach to either earbud, yet they will still stay connected to the phone or compatible device through Bluetooth technology. With activity tracking and audio playback both on board these will function similar to the Bragi Dash, another pair of wireless earbuds that are already on the market but at a higher cost of $299. The Samsung Gear Icon X will provide users with a battery life of around three hours give or take depending on the use, which will vary from person to person. Three hours may not be much, but Samsung does provide a wireless charging case for the earbuds that makes them portable and pocket-able so the battery life can basically be extended.

Samsung announced the U.S. availability of the Gear Icon X at Unpacked today, alongside the announcement for the Galaxy Note 7 which is set to go on sale a few days later on August 19th, although the pre-orders for the phone will be live starting tomorrow on August 3rd at all four major U.S. carriers as well as US Cellular, albeit without pricing details for a couple of the carriers. In addition to the Gear Icon X and the Galaxy Note 7 announcements today, Samsung also unveiled the brand new Gear VR headset that will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 7 later this month with a slightly updated design.

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