Samsung’s latest health watch is across the nook.

Andrew Hoyle/Proinertech

This 12 months, like many smartwatch makers, Samsung’s specializing in health. Its newest sport earbuds and smartwatch, the Gear Icon X 2018 and Gear Sport, are arriving later this month: October 27, with preorders beginning tomorrow. They will value $200 and $300 respectively within the US. (Worldwide costs and launch dates weren’t offered by Samsung, however we’ll add them when we have now them). Proinertech has tried them each briefly, however we do not have both for evaluation but.

The Gear Sport, introduced earlier this 12 months, did not have a selected value or launch date after we first noticed it. At $300, it is almost the identical value as Samsung’s 2016 Gear S3 watch. 

The Gear Sport provides 50-meter water resistance for swimming, very similar to the Apple Watch Collection three and Fitbit Ionic. It additionally has GPS, and sync and play music by way of Spotify, and works with each Android and iOS. However the square-circle watch would not have any mobile capabilities, and lacks a speakerphone for linked Bluetooth calls. (Additionally, if it is something like earlier Gear watches, the iOS expertise is not pretty much as good as it’s on Android).

Gear Icon X intention to be stand-alone health and music earphones.

Andrew Hoyle/Proinertech

Samsung’s 2018 model of its Icon X wi-fi sport headphones are additionally arriving October 27 for $200. That is costlier than Apple’s AirPods, however Samsung’s Icon X headphones have built-in coronary heart price monitoring for runs with out a telephone or watch, and even have 4GB of inner music storage. The 2018 replace guarantees higher battery life, as much as 5 hours: final 12 months’s model did not final as lengthy on a cost.

We’ll evaluation each as quickly as we get them.


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