Samsung Mobile has launched a couple of new tutorial videos on YouTube for two of its products now available for pre-orders or purchase – the Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear IconX (2018) wireless earbuds – in which the company exemplifies some of the main features as well as the easy method of pairing these accessories with one of Samsung’s smartphones. In this particular case, the company used its latest flagship phone – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – as an example but a similar user experience should be provided by all other Samsung devices that are compatible with the two products.
Starting off with the tutorial video for the Samsung Gear Sport, the 2-minute clip begins with showing how easy it is to pair the smartwatch with a Samsung smartphone. Once the process begins by enabling Bluetooth connectivity on the watch, users can then launch the Samsung Gear app on their smartphones, choose the appropriate accessory from the list, and confirm the pairing process on the wearable. The user will then be prompted with the terms and conditions and can set up the desired app notification options for the watch. The tutorial video continues to show how users can customize the interface with new watch faces or different colors, and also offers a preview of additional features such as workout programs through the Samsung Health application, and the quick toggle area featuring music playback controls.
As for the Samsung Gear IconX (2018) earbuds, the tutorial video once again shows a simple and similar pairing process through the Samsung Gear smartphone application. Additionally, it also describes how users can transfer music from the smartphone using a USB cord that connects to the earbuds’ carrying case at one end and to the Samsung smartphone through a USB Type-C dongle on the opposite one where the dongle would be required. Of course, music can also be enjoyed through streaming, and since the earbuds themselves benefit from a touch-sensitive panel, music playback can be controlled through simple tapping and swiping gestures. Furthermore, the earbuds promote an active lifestyle and can provide running coaching and suggestions for maintaining the pace or pushing for a higher goal. Refer to the tutorial videos below for a closer look at Samsung's latest accessories and some of the functionalities they offer.