Samsung IconX Earbuds
Samsung users might jump at this next gadget. In answer to Apple’s AirPods, Samsung released its IconX wireless earbuds. These comfortable, compact buds come with 4GB of storage, making them ideal for running or any other workout where you want to leave your phone at home, but still want to listen to music. Although the newest version can’t measure heart rate, the earphones can track your movement and pair with the Samsung Health app to deliver stats such as distance traveled, duration, speed, and an estimate of how many calories you burned. The 2018 version also includes a running coach feature that offers tips and prompts during each session, making it an incredibly helpful tool for beginners.
It is on the pricier side at $200, but it brings a great deal to the table beyond its impressive sound quality and fitness tracking abilities: Bluetooth capable, a six- to seven-hour battery life, and a quick-charge feature thanks to the case’s USB connector all prove the Samsung IconX earbuds are a step above the rest.