We reviewed the first gen IconX earbuds but if you’re the owner of a pair of Samsung Gear IconX (2018) earbuds you have a software update waiting for you. The Gear IconX is Samsung’s cord-free earbud offering which also offers automatic activity tracking and a built-in Running Coach. Of course, Samsung wants you to pair these with a shiny new Samsung phone but they will work without a Samsung branded phone. The software update brings a few new features focused on fitness users.
Released on April 10, the fitness-focused earbuds’ latest software update makes it even easier for users to maximize workouts – introducing new ways to customize the listening experience and streamlining how users fill the device with their favorite ‘pump-up’ tracks.
For example, the Gear IconX’s new Equalizer feature allows users to quickly and easily adjust their audio’s frequency to optimal levels by choosing from five finely tuned presets: Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, Clear and Treble Boost.
The enhanced Ambient Sound function, meanwhile, enables users to specify exactly how much ambient sound they would like the earbuds to let in. This makes it easier for users to pay attention to sounds around them, which makes the function especially useful when running or cycling outdoors. When indoors, users may activate the earbuds’ new Voice Focus function, which amplifies the voices of those in their surroundings.
The Gear IconX’s standalone music playback and 4GB of built-in storage allow users to get in the zone during workouts without being weighed down by their phone. The update’s new Wireless Transfer feature enhances this functionality by streamlining how users manage their earbuds’ music library – removing the need for cables and allowing users to wirelessly add multiple tracks at once.
Gear IconX users may download the update via the Samsung Gear app.
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