Samsung’s Gear IconX: Delivering Unrestricted Music to Your Ears

Nov 23. 2016

No more getting tangled in cables while exercising - just pop in these earbuds and go

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 23 November, 2016 – Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced a genuinely unrestricted way to enjoy music while exercising, in the form of its Gear IconX earbuds. Most people love to listen to their favourite songs when working out, but it is all too easy to get wrapped up in wires, rather than the music, when trying to listen and exercise at the same time.

The Gear IconX earbuds set is wireless and has been designed to enable you to train without any distraction, whether you are a dancer, gymnast, long distance runner, or taking a casual walk with your dog. While there are other Bluetooth earbuds that eliminate pesky cables that can trip you up, these still need to be paired with a smartphone - and carrying this while working out remains unwieldy and inconvenient.

“What sets the Gear IconX earbuds apart is that they have 4 GB of internal memory and can hold up to 1,000 tracks. This means that there is no doubt you'll run out of breath long before you are out of songs to power your workout,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

The Gear IconX earbuds are capable of fitting snugly and comfortably into your ears and the biggest benefit is the ability to be cord free, as well as hands free for ultimate mobility. They also serve as a Fitness Tracker and are smart enough to track activities and provide updates on essential data through the S-Health App on your smartphone. This includes duration as well as heart rate, all via a dedicated voice guide.

Fleischer adds that while these earbuds allow you to perform in a totally unrestricted manner, that doesn’t mean you have to be oblivious to the world around you.

“Users are able to turn on the ambient sound mode, to remain aware of their surroundings. In other words, you can hit your stride with your favourite tracks pumping, without losing track of what is going on around you.”

For convenience sake, the Gear IconX case doubles as a charger, enabling users to power their earbuds while they are at rest between workout sessions. The case also serves as the means by which music is downloaded.

“Samsung has never held back when it comes to innovation and has always practiced unrestricted development of its technologies. The possibilities are becoming limitless as technology moves forward. With no wires or other devices needed to deliver perfect sound, the Gear IconX is the perfect physical manifestation of Samsung’s drive towards unrestricted innovation.”

“Sir Cliff Richard may have sung about how much he enjoyed being wired for sound, but for sheer unrestricted audio pleasure, the Gear IconX provides a whole new experience in both music and fitness,” concludes Fleischer.

The Gear IconX is available locally at Dion Wired, Incredible connection, Makro, Samsung brand stores and TFG (The Foschini Group) stores at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for R 3,499.

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For further information, please contact:
Theo Boshoff
Epic MSL Group
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Phathutshedzo Nepfumbada
Samsung Electronics South Africa
011 549 7969
078 213 4975 p.nepfumbada@samsung.com