Tuesday , October 16 2018 Ausdroid » News » CES 2014 — LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker

lg-lifeband

It’s tough competition at the top, and LG doesn’t want to be left behind. While it’s probably not in any danger of actually being left behind, it’s important to try and keep up anyway, and LG is doing just this with its announcement of the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker.

As you can see adorning the wrists of the two lovely ladies above, the water resistant Lifeband Touch keeps track of calories burned during daily activities, steps you’ve walked and other fitness stats. An OLED touchscreen display acts as a watch and shows the wearer notifications, as well as allowing them to check exercise goals, and control music.

The LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth 4.0 and a partner LG fitness app to interact with your handset. There’s another unique accessory — a pair of ‘heart rate earphones’ which use the blood flow in your ears (amazing!) to measure the wearer’s heart rate.

Entering a market probably dominated by FitBit and the Jawbone Up, it’ll be interesting to see how LG carves out a niche for itself here.

It looks like LG will make the formal announcement once CES 2014 kicks off, but at this stage there’s little by way of detail in terms of pricing or availability. We’re hoping it won’t be too far off, because a little more competition in this space is always a good thing.

Source: LG Korea.
Via: The Verge.

Chris Rowland   Managing Director

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

6
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
3 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
Montalbert_ScottTy CraneGreviousMcGNikolasChris Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Montalbert_Scott
Guest
Montalbert_Scott

Did I read that right? Notifications? From your phone? Sounds near perfect to me… Wonder why they couldn’t include heart rate in the watch thingy itself? This is the only thing holding this back..

greviousmcg
Ausdroid Reader

LG is going well. now if they can update the LG Optimus G to Kit Kat, then they have my loyalty.

Nikolas
Guest
Nikolas

Wow how sexy are they?!?!?!?

Chris
Guest

The ladies or the wristbands? They’re both quite nice 🙂

Nikolas
Guest
Nikolas

The phones aren’t to bad either 😛 They’ve gotta be the best women I’ve seen on this site thus far!! Keep’em coming >.<

Ty Crane
Guest
Ty Crane

Anyone know who these girls are I’m getting really thirsty here

Check Also

Ninety7’s Jot battery for your Google Home Mini is coming to Australia in November

Most of us here have a Google Home Mini either because it is cheap, or …