the head set is small and comfortable-to-wear. they are totally wireless earphone that features improved battery life and a small charging case than its predecessor model’s. They fit perfecttly and sound is decent from these type of headphone which have touch controls and some extra fitness-oriented features. Charging case charges via USB-C port and has a quick-charge mode that is used in galaxy smartphones.
The Bad thing is Some of the features will work with iOS devices; touch controls are a bit hard or miss.
At the Bottom Line Samsung has improved the second-gen Gear Icon X to become one of the better wireless headphones,for Galaxy phone owners.
The Gear Icon X 2018 is available in three color options Like blue ,red ,black.
Samsung beat Apple and unveiled the first “truly wireless” headphones in June 2016, six months before the AirPods. Samsung’s Gear IconX headphones features a heart-rate sensor for heart rate monitoring, too. But those first-gen models had a huge drawback: Battery life was not even 90 minutes with the included charging case.
For the second-gen Gear IconX 2018 ,Samsung has removed the heart-rate monitor not just for improving the battery life and it made the headphones more smaller and more comfortable than first gen Gear icon X, still the Airpods are better, but the IconX is now gives very tough competion to the airpods & bose sound sport headphones, especially for owners of Galaxy phones who can take full advantage of its new features.
The new IconX measures 21.8 * 18.9 * 22.8 mm, its was a lot smaller. With the extra space, Samsung was able to place 82mAh battery which is double the capacity of the older gen gear icon x .
Samsung also reduced the size of charging case, which has a 340mAh battery vs. the 315mAh battery found in the old gen icon x charging case.
The IconX 2018 can serve as everyday headphones and sports headphones, whether you’re at the gym or running outside . These headphones will have a noise-isolating design let you fit the tips into your ears . there’s is also an Ambient Sound mode that makes you hear the outside noises, and it is a good safety feature for runners.
You can access this mode from the earphones’ touch controls or by phone . You have a feature to tap on a bud for pause or play music and double-tap for tracks forward. Tap and hold you call the Google Assistant or Siri or Bixby assistant, or to go through a few other audio options menu options.
ike the old gen gear icon X , these headphones work fine with apple devices for listening music via Bluetooth and taking calls, but they are designed only for Samsung phones & other Android devices that are running above Android 4.4 .
Big boost in battery life
The Icon X 2018 will support 5 hours of battery life when the streaming audio from a phone, and the battery case — itself chargeable with the included USB-C cable is good thing — can deliver nearly a full recharge to the buds. this earphones has quick charge feature that provides you about an hour of battery life just in 10 minutes of charging in the case.
You get an extra battery life from playback time in “standalone” mode, Android users can load digital music files to the internal storage (4GB). It’s great for a quick jogging.
Another plus point for runners: the Running Coach feature, which provides the feedback on your progress. The battery will not drain a little faster in one of the buds , leaving you with about 30 minutes less than battery life in that bud.
Surprisingly good sound (9/10)
perfectly fit (10/10)
IPX2 sweat-proof ( 7/10)
Battery life (9/10)
Clunky case (8/10)
Touch-sensitive playback controls suck (7/10)
Over All Rating (8/10)