Samsung prices Gear IconX and Gear Sport for Australia
Samsung's pitching its latest wearables as ideal for getting you into summer shape.
Samsung announced the new Gear Sport smartwatch and Gear IconX earbuds at the IFA show back in late August, and today, it has announced Australian pricing and availability for the new fitness wearables.
The Gear Sport is Samsung's latest smartwatch and is based on its own Tizen platform like the similar Gear S3. It comes with a 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360x360 320ppi. It uses a standard 20mm watch strap and will work with Spotify for music streaming from a compatible Android device. Obviously Samsung would prefer you to stay within the Galaxy family, but any Android device running Android 4.4 or even a device running iOS 9 or better will be able to sync with the Gear Sport watch.
The Gear IconX wireless bud headphones are an update to the existing Gear IconX family, measuring in at 18.9x21.8x22.8mm and a weight of just 8 grams. They're Bluetooth headphones with 3.4GB of internal storage and 82mAh batteries, capable of up to 7 hours of music playback.
Both the Gear Sport and Gear IconX are available in Australia starting today from Samsung's online store as well as from Samsung's branded retail stores and selected retailers. The Gear Sport retails at $499, while the Gear IconX retails at $299.