Samsung's Gear IconX cordless earbuds: All you need to know

Samsung today launched its new Gear IconX cordless earbuds in a few contries including the UK, featuring a standalone music player and a heart rate monitor.

The Gear IconX joins a number of wireless earbuds which offer ease of usage, advanced audio quality and various new features.

The Gear IconX can double up as a fitness monitor and can provide feedback during your fitness regimen. Such feedback will include duration of an exercise, distance covered, calories burned and heart rate. According to Samsung, you will be able to sync the IconX with its S Health app as well.

Gear IconX features touch controls to let you control the volume and change tracks by tapping on the earbuds. It can also store as many as 1,000 tracks to let you listen to music while you work out.

Motorola Verve Ones+ earbuds

To measure its true worth, Gear IconX can be compared with existing earbuds like the Bragi Dash and Motorola Verve Ones+ earbuds. While the former also comes with a standalone music player, optical touch controls, fitness tracking tools and works like a phone companion, the latter comes in various ear size options, offer a comfortable wear and connect smoothly through Bluetooth.

Bragi Dash by O2

All three earbuds are quite comparable when it comes to features but while reviewing the Motorola Verve Ones+, we observed the sound fading out of the right ear pod irrespective of how close the phone was to them. The frequency at which it faded off was quite high, leading to an dissatisfactory experience.

While Samsung has not announced the price of the Gear IconX yet, we expect it to be priced at less than £200. The Motorola Verve Ones+ and Bragi Dash are currently priced at £199 and £225 respectively.

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