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The Samsung Gear Sport watch promises to be water-resistant up to 50 meters.Image: Samsung
By Leah StodartMashable Deals2017-10-13 20:47:47 UTC
The pre-order period for the new Samsung Gear Sport watch and Gear IconX headphones is finally here. This may be the most important two-week window of your life.
Both are available for pre-order from October 13th through October 26th, with the actual release date falling on the 27th.
The newest edition of the Gear Sport has been on the watch list of many fitness lovers — and for good reason. The Gear S3 is most everything you could want in a wearable fitness tracker: water resistance up to 50 meters, built-in GPS, activity and calorie tracking (eaten and burned) plus the fact that it acts as a personal fitness coach on your wrist —you know, the kind of stuff runners really care about. However, all fitness features aside, the powerful device also falls into the smartwatch category.
With the Gear S3, enjoy receiving and responding to calls and texts, one-tap payment with Samsung pay, real-time monitoring and control of compatible smart devices like appliances, locks, and lights, and access to all of your favorite apps — all in one place. Oh, and all of that is compiled into a compact device that actually looks like a classic round watch. Though a bit bulky, it weighs next to nothing.
The second generation Gear IconX headphones are the wireless earbuds you really don't want to lose. Bluetooth streaming as well as the capacity to store up to 1,000 songs will keep music-lovers happy. According to the listing page, you can also swipe through tunes or answer a phone call just by tapping an earbud.
Like the Gear S3, these little buds track your speed, distance, calories, and will whisper sweet running tips right into your ear. The earbuds also support Bixby voice commands, so feel free to ask your headphones to call your mom or tell you the weather. With battery life lasting up to seven hours and a carrying case that holds one extra charge, the Gear IconX 2018s appear to be a pretty sweet upgrade.
The Gear Sport and the Gear IconX headphones are Android and iOS compatible and available in multiple colors. Get your hands on the watch for $299.99 here and the headphones for $199.99 here.
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