LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones wearables release date in the US is May 18th

LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones wearables release date in the US is May 18th
Back at the CES expo in January, LG announced its first foray into fitness wearables - the Lifeband Touch wrist-band, and the Heart Rate Earphones. They connect wirelessly to each other, and to Android & iOS smartphones running wellness apps, such as LG's own LG Fitness, or MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, and MapMyFitness.

Well, these two will be available in the US as soon as this Sunday, May 18th, says LG, though pricing is still to follow. The Lifeband Touch, as indicated by its name, boasts a 0.9" touch OLED display to show time, biometric data, notifications, and music controls for your smartphone. The built-in accelerometer and altimeter measure distance, speed, number of steps taken, calories consumed and other stats. The screen automatically turns on and off when you rotate your wrist, thanks to an inbuilt motion sensing algorithm. According to LG, the wrist-band is "lightweight and simple to use," and there are three sizes available - M, L, and XL - with slightly different weights and band lengths.

The LG Heart Rate Earphones wield a different kind of magic. They feature PerformTek sensor technology which measures the blood flow into the external part of your ear. From this, the earphones derive your heart rate and maximal oxygen consumption. LG has employed a "flexible ear piece design" to make the buds comfortable, and a clip-on Bluetooth "medallion" handles data between the earphones, your smartphone, and Lifeband Touch. LG doesn't specify the play time with the supplied 200 mAh battery of the Heart Rate Earphones, but for the Lifeband Touch it cites up to five days between charges out of the 90 mAh battery, which is pretty good, and can be a veritable alternative to the current smartwatch crop.


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1. The13thKing

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3. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lifeband was announced way before the Gear Fit was... do some research.

8. Cicero

Posts: 1123; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I can announce something (idea) but I have to finish and factory those things. I can announce a 128 bit processor on 18nm technology. Am I producing it? No for sure.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Stop trolling

5. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Hurts Your Feelings? :(

6. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Kinda, hate seeing uneducated comments.

9. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Then you will have to live with that :( life is hard you know :(

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Holy shi* so nerdy! People would run away from me if I wore any of these!

7. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

LG always had better models to show off products. This girl sucks

10. fireblade

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