LG’s iOS and Android Friendly Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones Hitting the U.S. May 18th

LG Lifeband Touch fitness tracker officially announced

LG is throwing its hat into the wearable fitness market today, announcing the release of a pair of devices that were announced in January. The LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones will hit the U.S. on May 18th, and will make its way to Asia and Europe soon. The Lifeband Touch will launch with a price tag of $149.99, and the Heart Rate Earphones will cost $179.99. Both devices are compatible with Android or iOS devices.

The Lifeband Touch is made to seamlessly count your calorie consumption, steps walked, and more. It pairs with compatible smartphones (iOS and Android) via Bluetooth 4.0, while providing users with notifications on a small OLED touchscreen, which can also be used to accept incoming calls and control music playback.  The Heart Beat earphones measure the blood flow in your ear to quantify heart rate, and can be instantly paired with the Lifeband Touch or a smartphone via Bluetooth. The Heart Beat earphones must be plugged into an accompanying Bluetooth adapter to transmit health data. Here’s a quick look at the specs of both devices:

Lifeband Touch

  • Display: 0.9-inch OLED (128 x 32)
  • Battery: 90mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Band Length: 196mm (XL) / 181mm (L) / 166mm (M)
  • Weight: 53.1g(XL) / 50.1g(L) / 49.9g(M)

Heart Rate Earphones

  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Size: 46 x 33 x 17mm
  • Weight: 26.7g (Earphones) / 18g (Medallion)
  • Others: Hands Free Call, Voice Guide
Nice start LG, now where the G Watch?
Press release follows below.

LG ENTERS FITNESS WEARABLE MARKET
WITH LIFEBAND TOUCH AND HEART RATE EARPHONES

LG Wearable Devices Deliver Superior Performance and Comfort with Looks to Match

SEOUL, May 13, 2014 – With an eye on showing consumers that accuracy and comfort should not have to be sacrificed for good looks, LG Electronics (LG) will introduce its first fitness wearable devices to consumers starting this month. LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones offer practical features and the most accurate data collection and analysis currently available, making it easier for wearers to take control of their health. Both devices can be wirelessly connected to most of today’s popular smartphones to create a full-featured wearable ecosystem.

LG Lifeband Touch features a bright, full-touch OLED display that provides easy, real-time access to a full range of fitness data so wearers can track their progress and adjust their workout plans accordingly. Lightweight and simple to use, a unique motion-sensing algorithm automatically turns on the display when wearers rotate their wrists. LG Lifeband Touch features two sensors ? a triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter that work together to provide the most accurate data in real time. What’s more, LG Lifeband Touch enables users to check incoming calls and messages and control their music playlists on their smartphones, keeping wearers connected while delivering an uninterrupted workout experience.

LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems and is designed to work with the LG Fitness app as well as popular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and MapMyFitness. The long-lasting -90mAh battery is good for five days of use between charges. And unlike other wearable fitness devices that are designed to be “one size fits all,” LG Lifeband Touch is available in three different sizes for the most comfortable fit possible.

LG’s Heart Rate Earphones are designed to provide accurate heart rate data by measuring blood flow signals in the ear via PerformTek sensor technology while also delivering excellent sound. Because of the unique physiology of the ear, wearers can get more accurate health and fitness metrics with LG’s Heart Rate Earphones than with other devices, especially when engaged in physical activity. LG Heart Rate Earphones can be used alone or with LG Lifeband Touch. A separate clip-on medallion contains Bluetooth connectivity which sends data to the Lifeband Touch or a compatible smartphone. When using the LG Fitness App, users can also receive audible status updates informing them of their heart rate and VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) levels in real time.

Following its launch in the United States on May 18, LG Lifeband Touch will be rolled out in key markets in Asia and Europe in the days and weeks ahead. Additional details of LG’s new wearable devices will be announced locally when they become available.

Lifeband Touch Key Specifications:

  • Display: 0.9-inch OLED (128 x 32)
  • Battery: 90mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Band Length: 196mm (XL) / 181mm (L) / 166mm (M)
  • Weight: 53.1g(XL) / 50.1g(L) / 49.9g(M)

Heart Rate Earphones Key Specifications:

  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Size: 46 x 33 x 17mm
  • Weight: 26.7g (Earphones) / 18g (Medallion)
  • Others: Hands Free Call, Voice Guide

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