Samsung Gear Sport and Samsung Gear Icon X now available in Canada

Efe Udin
Oct 26, 2017

Samsung is currently pushing out its highly-rated wearables and recently, we reported that one or more of Samsung's wearables are available in Russia, Netherlands, and UAE. Now, Samsung’s Gear Sport and Gear Icon X wearables are now available in Canada. Gear Sport, Samsung’s newest wearable is available on the Korean giant official website and via Best Buy although Best Buy says the product will be available on October 27th. The smartwatch will come in both blue and black and cost $399.99 CAD while the 2017 variant of the Icon X wireless earbuds come in black, grey and pink and costs $299.99.



Well, the applicability and features of Samsung's Gear Sport and Gear IconX varies to some extent. We have repeatedly published a run-down of the abilities of these wearables but if you have not seen it, the excerpts below are for you.


Gear Sport

The Samsung Gear Sport is very light wearable which weighs only 50 grams. It has a minimalistic circular bezel, unique body design with a Super AMOLED 1.2-inch screen (360 x 360 resolution display resolution). This wearable supports LTE Cat 4 150Mb/s for network connectivity and packs a 1GHz Dual-core processor coupled with a Mali-T720 MP1 GPU. The processor is supported by a 768MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM and this wearable supports Samsung’s new voice assistant, Bixby thus operability of this product will be seamless. Designed with military-level durability, it can handle a wide-range of environments. Also, Samsung Gear Sport can also be used to control Samsung IoT-enabled devices through Samsung Connect, it can also be used as a remote control for Samsung Gear VR headset. This smartwatch features 5 ATM which means that it is completely water resistant, well, to a depth of 50m (superior to IP68), thus it can be used for swimming and other aquatic activities. It’s S Health app compatibility ensures that health parameters can be tracked using this wearable. Additionally, the Sport includes a heart rate monitor and is able to detect activity and in-depth sleep. It also includes Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS and a 300mAh battery.


Gear IconX

The Samsung Gear Icon X 2018 is a set of Bluetooth earphones that can be charged via their storage box. They also come with integrated fitness tracking sensors. Through the ear, the buds can measure the heart rate by tracking blood vessel noise. Each Gear Icon X has 4GB of internal storage, allowing for music to actually be stored on the device and can connect to Samsung’s Bixby artificial intelligence (AI). The Gear IconX cord-free earbuds let you seamlessly listen to your favorite music. This device will make your daily commute more enjoyable and it will help you to get more from your workout. On the Gear IconX, music can be enjoyed on and offline by transferring songs from a Samsung smartphone or PC or accessing your favorite tunes through Bluetooth connectivity. The earbuds are also your newest connection to Bixby. With a simple tap and hold of the earbud, you can use your voice to control your music or your phone – without even having it in your hand. The updated design comes in Black, Gray, and Pink and is even more ergonomic and lightweight so they are effectively secure, comfortable and stylish to use. For the fitness enthusiast, the Gear IconX automatically tracks your running routines and also features the standalone Running Coach function which can be activated by simply tapping the earbud to provide in-ear audio exercise status updates in real-time and without your phone.

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