Displaying a polished combination of design and functionality, LG has developed the Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Monitor with earphones to track your progress during a workout.
The LG Lifeband Touch is a wearable fitness device, currently in versitile black, that has a simple band design with monitor and looks something akin to a futuristic bracelet. The unobtrusive band can keep track of calories, number of steps taken during a walk, and other fitness statistics using a 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter, allowing the band to track caloric ouput during a multitude of movements and physical activities both up- and downhill. The full OLED touch display allows the user to see phone alerts (such as incoming calls and texts), play music, and check biometric information. The screen is swipable, allowing the user to check through for details, but the device can be activated without even touching it by simply making gestures, such as flicking the wrist.
The LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with Android and iOS phones through Bluetooth 4.0 connecting to the LG fitness app or other apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, or MapMyFitness. The Lifeband Touch can also connect to tablets and has an alarm feature, just in case you happen to fall asleep during a particularly boring workout session. It’s most useful feature, however, is its heart monitoring capability. This feature of the band works through the use of a second, separate wearable device: a pair of Heart Rate Earphones. They function both as normal earbuds and, as the name implies, have heart monitoring capabilites and can track heart rate by measuring pulse through sensors tracking blood flow in the inner ear.
The South Korean company has not yet set a release date for either the LG Lifeband Touch or the Heart Rate Earphones, but we hope it’s soon since we’re still in peak New Year’s resolution mode. With all the biostatistic features of this stylish device, the LG Lifeband Touch and compatible Heart Rate Earphones are the perfect motivators to finally get up and get that heart rate going!