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Samsung’s Gear Sport and IconX Wireless Earbuds Up for Preorder Starting Tomorrow

Samsung today announced its new Gear Sport smartwatch and IconX wireless sport earbuds would go up for preorder starting tomorrow, October 13. This comes after the devices were unveiled alongside the Gear Fit 2 Pro back at IFA 2017.

The Gear Sport has all the standard smartwatch functionality built-in you’d come to expect. It ships with a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED 360×360 display surrounded by a rotating bezel for interacting with the watch’s UI, NFC for Samsung Pay, and Tizen OS which has its own suite of apps and services. The 20mm band is interchangeable with whatever band you can find in that size, while it’s rated at 5 ATM for tracking swimming at depths of up to 50 meters. There’s also a heart rate sensor, auto activity detection, custom goals and alerts for your wellness plan, and a free 12-month subscription to Under Armour’s fitness apps including UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MayMyRun, and Endomondo. Additionally, there’s a 300mAh (four-day) battery for powering the Gear Sport alongside a dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, and a GPS for tracking your runs and activities.

Unique to the Gear Sport is offline Spotify playback so you can stream your favorite playlists to your Bluetooth headphones all without your phone. This is one of the Gear Sport’s selling points and will likely come in handy for those who like to walk or run while listening to music.

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Finally, Samsung’s new IconX 2018 wireless earbuds will ship in new colors with a long-lasting battery, now estimated to withstand 5 hours of streaming music and 6 hours of playing onboard music. The headphones also sport 4GB of room to store your tunes.

Samsung says the Gear Sport will cost customers $299.99 and will go up for sale at Samsung.com, Best Buy, Amazon, Macy’s, and U.S. Cellular on October 27. Colors include Blue and Black. As for the earbuds, the new IconX will ship in Black, Gray, and Pink when they go up for sale on October 27 at Samsung.com, Amazon, BestBuy.com, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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