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Samsung created the Gear IconX: Wireless Earbuds with a catch

Jon Phillips, the Editor In Chief released an article on PC World about Samsung, its new innovative Gear Icon X earbuds. The Samsung Gear Icon X is very expensive at the price of $199. However, most would assume at this price point, the Gear Icon X is made with the audiophile in mind. But, this is not the case. These earbuds are 100% wireless with built in music storage as well as sensors. These sensors work to track and monitor heart rate and steps. As it stands, these earbuds are marketed towards the fitness person.

There are other heart rate tracking type earbuds on the market like LG’s Heart Rate Earphones however these are not completely wireless. The Heart Rate Earphones are connected by a wire and also have a control pod which allows for the wireless connectivity.

With the LG’s Heart Rate you would also need to pair your earphones with your phone which has the music to play. This is not the case with the Samsung Gear Icon-X which has on-board built in storage which allows you to play music directly from the earbud. This has 3.6 hours of batter life if playing through on-board storage. If streaming through a phone, the battery life cuts down to 1.5 hours.

Samsung is a multinational conglomerate which is headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. The company was founded in March of 1938 by Lee Byung-Chul. Samsung has products that range from apparel, chemicals, electronics, telecommunication equipment, medical equipment, semiconductors, and ships. The company has over 450,000 employees as of 2014.


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