Two of LG’s mHealth devices — the LG Lifeband Touch fitness band and LG Heart Rate Earphones — will start selling on May 18th.
The Lifeband Touch is a smart wrist-band that has a curved OLED display and tri-axis accelerometer plus altimeter motion-tracking sensors. It also offers notifications and music control. On the other hand, the Heart Rate Earphones are Bluetooth-connected heart-rate-tracking earphones.
Both devices will sing along iOS and Android smartphones, connecting through LG’s own fitness app, as well as MyFitnessPal and Runkeeper.
It’s worth adding that LG is just the latest handset maker exploring the mHealth / fitness market. Samsung is also versed in this area while Apple is rumored to join the game with the forthcoming iWatch and the Healthbook app which will debut with iOS 8.
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 analys is 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