Both the Gear Sport and the Gear IconX 2018 now have official release dates and prices in the United States, as announced by Samsung. A little more than a month ago, both of these were announced at the IFA in Berlin.
Pre-orders for Samsung’s newest electronic devices may now be placed, which is excellent news for consumers who are eager to obtain one of these products. The 27th of October will mark the beginning of widespread availability in the United States.
The Gear Sport smartwatch can be purchased via Samsung’s website for a price of $299.99, while the Gear Icon X 2018 earbuds can be purchased for a price of $199.99. The corporation is engaged in a three-way competition for the space on your wrist with the Fitbit Ionic and the Garmin Vivoactive 3, both of which are sold at the same price.
In light of the recent developments, Alanna Cotton, Vice President of Marketing for Samsung Electronics America, stated that the company’s newest smartwatches and cordless earphones make the process of wellness monitoring simpler and smoother.
“Whether you want to obtain fitness insights or enjoy your favorite music, Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 merge style with functionality to help you manage your health and get the most out of every day,” Samsung says. “The Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 let you get the most out of your day.”
The Gear Sport combines the capabilities of a traditional smartwatch with those of a fitness tracker into a single, compact device. At IFA in Berlin, we were able to catch a glimpse of it, and it left us feeling adequately impressed.
The gadget that runs Tizen doesn’t fall short in the design department at all. It has a circular screen that is 1.2 inches in diameter, has full color, is always on, has a resolution of 320 by 320, and is very bright and colorful.
You will find a lot going on once you lift the water-resistant cover off of the compartment. There is a sensor for heart rate, a sensor for ambient light, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, and an integrated GPS. Also, let’s not forget that it supports NFC payments and that you can download music and store it straight on the watch itself.
The IconX 2018 are Samsung’s response to Apple’s AirPods in the wireless headphone market. You may listen to music either by streaming it from your phone or by storing it in the built-in storage of each earbud, which has a capacity of 4 gigabytes each for offline listening. The buds keep track of your jogging patterns, which is useful for people who are into fitness. In addition to that, they come with an independent audio coach function that will provide you with feedback on your performance in real time.