The newest LG fitness-centric products are headed to the United States this week,living up to the promises. Best Buy is now selling the South Korean company’s LifeBand Touch and HeartRate Earphones.
LifeBand Touch is a smartwatch that utilizes a familiar cast of sensors (altimeter, gyroscope and the like) to record workout information and sync it to apps like RunKeeper and LG’s Fitness app. It’ll also let you check notifications for incoming calls and text messages, as well as control music playback right from your wrist.
On the other end, the Bluetooth-equipped HeartRate earphones, which uses the blood flow of the ear via PerformTek sensor technology (said to be more reliable and accurate than the finger) to detect your heart rate. The earphone monitors can automatically sync that information to your smartphone or LifeBand Touch, and will also ping you with your heart rate every now and then while you’re listening to your music.
Both devices are compatible with iOS 6 and Android 4.3 or 4.4 and even Android 4.2 and are now available in the US.The Lifeband Touch costs $149.99 and the Heart Rate Earphones are priced at $179.99. LG said the Lifeband Touch will be available in Asia and Europe later, but it didn’t give any further details.
Lifeband Touch Key Specifications:
- Display: 0.9-inch OLED (128 x 32)
- Battery: 90mAh
- LG Fitness app (download required)
- Water-resistant design
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE technology
- 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, Music playback control