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Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The size and comfort are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the portability and usability.

sound, comfort, size, reliability, price

usability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Samsung Gear IconX SM-R140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review


Samsung beat Apple to the punch when it unveiled its first "truly wireless" headphones back in June 2016, six months before the now-iconic AirPods . And unlike Apple, Samsung's original Gear IconX headphones included heart-rate monitoring, too. But...

Samsung's Gear Icon X 2018 is a small, comfortable-to-wear, totally wireless earphone that has improved battery life and a smaller charging case than the previous model's. They fit discreetly, sound decent for this type of headphone, and have touch...

Some of the features don't work with iOS devices; touch controls are a bit hit or miss.

Samsung has improved the second-generation Gear Icon X to become one of the better totally wireless headphones, especially for Galaxy phone owners.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

Review: Samsung Gear IconX (2018)


These wireless buds are decent, but there's still room for improvement.

Small and light enough that you forget you’re wearing them. Fully wireless with decent sound quality. Battery life hovers around 4 hours while streaming. Charging clamshell case provides an extra two charges. Includes a voice coach with fitness...

Touch control is too touchy. Charging case is bulky and you’ll need to carry it around. $200 is a lot to spend on earbuds, wireless or not

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sean O'Kane (

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) review: hitting the sweet spot


A well-rounded pair of truly wireless earbuds

Great sound ; Bountiful battery life ; Useful run tracking features

You lose some features on other phones ; Tricky touch interface ; Occasional audio dropouts

The new IconX are good enough to encourage such heavy use in a way that the original pair never did. They may not have the kind of magic touches of something like AirPods’ instant and effortless pairing, or the rich sound of the Bose SoundSport Free,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review


Calling Bluetooth earbuds "cordless" when they still have a cord connecting them always seemed like a cheat to me, so I had high hopes for the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 edition . Revamping the original wire-free earbuds of last year with more battery...

Battery life now equals AirPods ; Solid sound quality ; Ear-clinging fit ; Onboard fitness coach can be useful

Battery case is chunkier than AirPods' case ; Heart rate sensor has been sacrificed ; Local music storage of limited use

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review


Longer battery life and new features nudge Samsung's next-gen IconX forward.

Light and durable design ; Onboard music storage great for runners ; Feature packed (especially for Android users) ; Five-hour battery triples previous model ; Clear, relatively detailed midrange

Charging case offers only one charge ; Some functionality still buggy ; Stereo channels wobbly over Bluetooth ; Fit not particularly comfortable

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018


With the Gear IconX 2018, Samsung improves its fitness-focused wire-free earphones with smarter fitness coaching and longer battery life, but loses heart rate monitoring in the process.

Automatically tracks running. Built-in coaching feature. 8GB of onboard storage. Relatively long battery life.

No heart rate monitoring. Some fitness features not available on iOS.

As far as fitness earphones go, the Gear IconX 2018 are a pretty hefty investment at $200—especially since you can get our Editors' Choice JLab Epic Air for $50 less. But they do pack some advanced features, including Bixby integration for Samsung...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Rado Slavov (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 wireless headphones Review


Samsung was among the first companies to join the truly wireless headphones party with its Gear IconX last year. So, this year Samsung is back with a new edition of the Gear IconX earbuds, and with that come a few welcome changes to the product.

Great battery life on single charge ; Secure fit ; Versatile controls

Charging case holds just 1 extra charge ; Uncomfortable for prolonged use

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review: Wireless Earbuds Have More Stamina, No Heart


With improved battery life, Samsung's upgraded Gear IconX is a solid pair of wire-free fitness earphones. The $200 buds fit perfectly (in my experience), sound great and now can last for a few days' worth of workouts on a charge. The deep Galaxy...

Better battery life than the original IconX ; Comfortable fit ; Local music storage

Inaccurate workout tracking ; No streaming music integration

They don't have a heart rate sensor, but better battery life makes the second-gen Samsung Gear IconX earbuds worth considering.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Pierre Vitré (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review: better than ever


Samsung is made the most of IFA 2017 to launch multiple innovations in its catalog of connected accessories. One of these new devices is an updated version of its Bluetooth earphones. And we got to try them out before the launch! Here are our first...

The first generation Gear IconX had won me over, and now it seems that this second generation is following the same trend. Samsung has apparently corrected the main problem of its Bluetooth earphones by increasing the battery life while adding some new...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears


The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol

In a rapidly growing market, the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 don't offer anything particularly special in the wireless in-ear market. Others have voice control, in-ear coach, adjustable fit and battery-laden carry cases. The improvement to battery life in...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:340 / 82
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery Type:Built-In
Continuous audio playback time:7
Talk Time:4


Certification:CE, WEEE
Color of product:Black / Grey / Pink
Control Type:Touch
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Digital / Touch
Wearing style:In-ear


Driver type:Dynamic
Ear coupling:Intraaural
Intraural headphones type:Earbuds


Battery charging indication:Y
Battery full indication:Y
Battery low indication:Y
LED Indicators:Y
Recharge indicator:Y


Number of microphones:2

Music player

Audio formats supported:AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA,WMA-PRO
Internal storage capacity:3.4 / 4
Music player:Y
Number of Songs:1000

Packaging Content

Extra earbuds:Y
Plug adapter:Y

Packaging Data

Accessories included in set:3 sizes silicone eartips
Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Ear pads:Y
Number of products included:2
Package type:Box
Quick start guide:Y
USB charger included:Y


Active minutes:Y
Brand compatibility:Unitech / Universal
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Language version:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN, KOR, Russian
Operating keys:Multi-key
Proximity sensor:Y
Voice guidance:Y

Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:N
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB connectivity:N / Y
USB connector:USB Type-C


Charging source:Battery, USB / USB

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, Android 6.0, Android 7.1
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Technical Details


Weight & Dimensions

Charging case:1.92