SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung’s Gear IconX (2018) earbuds are getting a software update


Last updated: April 10th, 2018 at 10:53 UTC+02:00

Samsung has just announced that the Gear IconX (2018), the second iteration of its fitness tracking-enabled wireless earbuds, is getting a major software update today. The IconX update comes a few days after Samsung released updates for some of its smartwatches and fitness trackers, and it includes both new features and improvements to existing ones.

Gear IconX (2018) software update

The new features include an equalizer setting, which allows users to select from five different presets (Bass Boost, Soft, Dynamic, Clear and Treble Boost) and should give IconX users with non-Samsung phones the ability to customize the audio quality. The Ambient Sound mode feature is more customizable as well thanks to the update. Users can now decide the amount of ambient sound that they wish to hear when they’re wearing the IconX, and a separate toggle will make the earbuds focus on human voices (for those unaware, Ambient Sound mode makes it possible to hear the outside world when you’re using the IconX to play music or other media).

Samsung's Gear IconX (2018) earbuds are getting a software update

Samsung has also added the ability to transfer music tracks to the IconX over Bluetooth. Naturally, Bluetooth transfer can be time-consuming, especially if you decide to send across hundreds of music files to fill up the 4GB of built-in storage on the IconX (2018), but it’s still a good feature to have as you can’t always have the necessary cables available to use wired data transfer.

The Gear IconX (2018) update is available now and can be downloaded from the Samsung Gear app on a connected phone (from the About Gear » Update Gear software menu in the Settings tab). The Samsung Gear app itself will need to be updated first, and you’ll get a notification to update to the latest version when you open the app.

Via Firmware Gear IconX (2018)
Load 1 comments

You might also like

Samsung launches the Gear IconX (2018) in India

Samsung announced the original Gear IconX back in 2016 as the first truly-wireless earbuds from the company’ …

  • By Naresh
  • 4 years ago

Review: Gear IconX (2018) software update brings meaningful additions

Samsung’s original Gear IconX wireless earbuds were driven by solid ideas, but the implementation wasn …

  • By Danny Dorresteijn
  • 4 years ago

Samsung’s upcoming Black Friday deals include $50 off the Gear I …

Samsung’s upcoming Black Friday promotions for the United States have leaked online ahead of their comme …

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago

New Gear IconX (2018) update brings Bluetooth improvements

Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the Gear IconX (2018) today. It’s a minor update that b …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 go on sale in South Korea tomorrow

Samsung’s new wearable devices will go on sale in its home country of South Korea tomorrow. Samsung conf …

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Samsung demonstrates how to get started with the Gear IconX (2018) and …

Samsung uploaded a couple of videos to its YouTube channel on Monday, demonstrating the quickest (and easiest) …

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago