Samsung Electronics announced today the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 will be available for online preorders starting October 13, with widespread U.S. availability starting October 27.
The Gear Sport is a stylish, 5 ATM water resistant fitness smartwatch with circular bezel and built-in GPS, while the Gear IconX 2018 wireless earbuds are designed for comfort to track fitness goals and enjoy offline music while offering improved battery life.
The Gear Sport is the latest in a line of wearable smart devices from Samsung. It is sporting military-grade durability, a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display, and signature design touches like a circular bezel for easy navigation, and a form factor inspired by traditional watches. With 5 ATM water resistance and swim tracking, real-time heart rate monitoring, auto activity detection, and Spotify's offline mode that lets users listen to their favorite music anywhere; the new Gear Sport lives at the intersection of lifestyle and fitness.
With a variety of custom watch bands to go along with Gear Sport's traditional watch design, the smartwatch can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Available in Blue and Black, Gear Sport is $299.99 and will be available in the U.S. for online preorders at Samsung.com and BestBuy.com starting tomorrow, October 13, and widespread U.S. availability starting October 27 through Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, Macy's and U.S. Cellular.
The second-generation Gear IconX 2018 cord-free earbudshave 4GB of internal storage, so music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone or PC, or accessing your favorite streaming music service through Bluetooth connectivity. With a tap and hold of the earbuds when connected to a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ or Galaxy Note8, users can control their music or smartphone with just their voice through Bixby.
The updated design comes in Black, Gray and Pink. For the fitness enthusiast, the Gear IconX 2018 automatically tracks your running routines and features a standalone built-in Running Coach.
The Gear IconX 2018 has an improved battery life of up to five hours of Bluetooth streaming, up to seven hours of MP3 listening standalone mode and up to four hours of talk time.
It is $199.99 and will be available in the U.S. for online preorders at Samsung.com starting October 13, and widespread U.S. availability starting October 27 through Samsung.com, Amazon, BestBuy.com, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
Samsung Gear Sport Specifications
|Display||1.2" Circular Super AMOLED|
|360 x 360, 302ppi|
|Full Color Always On Display|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|AP||Dual Core 1.0 GHz|
|Size||42.9(W) x 44.6 (H) x 11.6 (D) mm|
|50g (without band)|
|Memory||4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light|
|Durability||5 ATM water resistance|
|Compatibility||Samsung Galaxy: Android 4.3 or later|
|Other Android: Android 4.4 or later|
|iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, 5 iOS 9.0 or later|
Samsung Gear IconX 2018 Specifications
|Gear IconX 2018|
|Color||Black, Gray, Pink|
|Size||Earbud: 18.9 (W) x 21.8 (D) x 22.8(H) mm/ Case: 73.4 (W) x 44.5 (D) x 31.4(H) mm|
|Weight||Earbud: 8.0g per earbud / Case: 54.5g|
|Memory||4GB (per earbud)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v 4.2|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, IR, Capacitive Touch|
|Battery||Earbud: 82mAh / Charging Case: 340mAh|
|Play time: up to 6 hours (Standalone Mode) / up to 5 hours (Bluetooth Mode)|
|Talk time: up to 4 hours|
|The charging case provides extra charge on the go|
|USB||2.0 & Type-C|
|Speaker||5.8pi Dynamic Driver|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4 or later|
|RAM 1.5 GB or above|
|Audio||Audio Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA (WMA v9)|
|Audio Codec: Samsung Scalable Codec, SBC|
|Voice Guide Language||English (U.S.), Chinese (China), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (U.S.), Korean (South Korea), Italian (Italy), Russian (Russia), Japanese (Japan)|