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Are these Samsung earbuds the latest fitness tracker?

Samsung enjoys being a competitor in every electronic market, and the next gadget coming from the South Korean giant might be a hearable called the Gear IconX.

Big-time mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed images of the Gear IconX, which combines music streaming with fitness tracking in a pair of wireless earbuds.

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The Gear IconX looks similar to the Bragi Dash, though instead of black or white Samsung has chosen light blue. We don’t know if there will be other color options.

According to the leak, one of the earbuds contains 4GB of flash storage, which allows the earbuds to store a few apps like Spotify, MyFitnessPal, and RunKeeper. Touch control will work similar to the Gear Circle, a Bluetooth headset from Samsung, though the leak didn’t go into specifics.

Design wise, the Gear IconX will be dust and water resistant. We suspect IP58, the same specification that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge received earlier this year.

We might see more sensors added to the Gear IconX, like a heart-rate sensor or dedicated GPS, according to Wearable. That might make the device more appealing to fitness fanatics.

Samsung may launch the Gear IconX alongside the Gear Fit 2, a successor to the 2014 Gear Fit fitness tracker. Samsung has supposedly made the tracker more curved and ergonomic and added dedicated GPS to improve accuracy.

The Gear Fit 2 should be available for around the same price as its predecessor at $200, but no price was mentioned for the Gear IconX. If we go off the Bragi Dash, we should expect it to cost around $300 to $400, though Samsung may price it lower to compete.

No release dates were shared either.

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