The following Samsung headphones may be in tune with fitness – and, if we believe in this initial report, called “Bean”. It is not known whether this is a code name or a work name, but it appears that these ‘Bean’ hearing protectors will also be able to accompany training and have their own fitness trainer role. This is in line with an alleged trademark request sent by Samsung in Europe, which was detected by LetsGoDigital and uploaded here.
Here is the description of the trademark:
“Samsung Bean Trademark Description: Wearable wireless headsets composed mainly of an MP3 player; wireless headsets that incorporate a sensor to detect whether the headset is on or off; wireless headsets that incorporate software to provide a fitness guide; wireless headsets that incorporate software to measure distance, speed, time, changes in heart rate, activity level, calories burned; headphones.”
If we speculated, it looks like this could be a successor to the Samsung Gear IconX sports headphones for 2018. In addition to a design long before the Samsung Galaxy Buds, the IconX IP67 was water and dust resistant and packed 4 GB of onboard storage – something that ‘Bean’ could also include if this is what ‘an MP3 player’ in the trademark description refers to. That said, they can borrow some design specifications from the Galaxy Buds Plus – like longer battery life and a woofer / tweeter combination with two drivers.
The shorter battery life of the Gear IconX, 5 hours, did not impress us, but given the 11 hours of life of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, which has just arrived alongside the Samsung Galaxy S20 phone series, we are more optimistic about the performance of ‘Bean’ fitness earplugs. Everything else – from design to compatibility with fitness functions – is recommended for everyone, as we wait to see if this trademark leads to a real product.