Seems like everybody is getting on the smart watch and the fitness wagon. LG have kind of done both, by unveiling the Lifeband Touch. Also announced are the LG Heart Rate Earphones, and both are ready to be shown off for your perusal at this year’s CES!
The Lifeband Touch is a smart activity tracker, that puts both design and comfort at its forefront. It is compatible with both heart rate monitors as well as smartphones.
The Heart Rate Earphones incorporate a convenient way for users to measure their heart rate while exercising, and of course enjoying some music.
Both devices wirelessly link to each other, as well as connect to both Android and iOS based devices, through the LG Fitness app, or third party apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, or MapMyFitness.
More than a fitness band, the Lifeband Touch also features a touch OLED panel, which displays time, biometrics, incoming calls, music controls, as well as accelerometer and altimeter. This makes it a device that not only measures elements such as distance, speed, and calories, but also functions as a smart watch. Simple to use, information is visible with a swipe of a finger, and the display automatically turns on when the user rotates his or her wrists.
“We wanted to introduce wearable fitness products that met the expectations of today’s tech savvy consumers and brought something new to the table, which in our case meant exceptional design, comfort and functionality,” said Jim Clayton, executive vice president of LG’s New Business Division in the Home Entertainment Company. “The uniqueness of our wearable devices is that they weren’t just designed for exercise butalso for day-to-day use in the office or around the home. With Lifeband Touch, you can get call and text notifications sent from your smartphone while the Heart Rate Earphones are perfectly happy playing back music all day even when you’re not exercising. These are much more than just fitness devices.”
Both the devices will be available in the US in the first half of 2014, while rest of the world will be following soon. Both of these are featured at this year’s CES.