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Samsung Gear IconX 2018 / IconX R140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Samsung Gear IconX 2018 / IconX R140. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are generally positive. The size and sound also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 / IconX R140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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.

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 : 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 : 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 : Alex Hernandez (

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 review: The perfect compliment to your Galaxy device


Wire-free headphones have really exploded on the market and the Samsung Gear IconX 2018 is Samsung's second iteration of their wire-free option. For Samsung Galaxy device owners these really are the perfect compliment to their devices.

The Samsung Gear IconX 2018 earbuds are the perfect compliment to your Samsung Galaxy device if you want some wire-free earbuds. They work super great with other Android phones too and pair up with iPhone just fine. They sound great and have a decent...

May, 2018

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

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Samsung Gear IconX (2018) review: Comfortable, long-lasting wireless earbuds that are perfect for running and the gym


One of the best products I bought in 2017 was the Apple Airpods and not so much for the quality of the audio or the fit, but for the convenience of connectivity and charging. The Apple Airpods were not the first truly wireless headset, but the...

Comfortable and secure fit ; Solid 5-7 hours of battery life ; Touch interface for control ; Good sound quality and volume level ; Handy charging case

Takes some practice to get touch interface to work consistently

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Samsung Gear IconX (2018) Review: These Wireless Buds Have Stamina


With improved battery life, Samsung's upgraded Gear IconX is a solid pair of wire-free fitness earphones. The 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 smartphone...

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.

Jun, 2019

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