This year can be called as the year of the wearable devices. Almost all possible smartphone makers are coming up with their unique wearables and the latest one to enter the segment is Samsung's native rival LG.
Although the company had showcased its wearable products at the CES 2014 earlier this year, LG was due to release them. Now the company has made the devices official and has already listed the duo viz. the Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones on its official website (US). The duo will go on sale in the US from May 18th and would be rolled out in Asia and Europe in the following weeks.
If you are not aware of these two fitness oriented wearable devices, let us fresh the functionality of the two in short.
Very much identical to Samsung's Gear Fit, the Lifeband Touch is a smart fitness band that will show users notifications for incoming calls and messages from your Android or iOS devices on full-touch 0.9-inch OLED (32x128 pixel) touchscreen display when connected. It also lets you control music.
The Lifeband Touch comes with a Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 90mAh battery with a five day battery life, and varying weights (from 49.9 grams to 53.1 grams) and lengths (166mm to 196mm) based on M, L or XL sizes.
It has triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter sensors that tracks your fitness data in real-time. It works with MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and MapMyFitness apps. It also has motion-sensing algorithm that automatically turns on the display when user rotates the wrist. It comes in three variants. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
On the other hand, the LG Heart Rate Earphones uses PerformTek sensor technology to measure heart rate by measuring blood flow signals in the ear, while also delivering excellent sound. It can be used alone or with LG Lifeband Touch.
Heart Rate Earphones comes with a 200mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, hands free and voice guidance functionality, a weight of 26.7 grams for the earphones (18 grams for the medallion), and dimensions of 46x22x17mm.
When using the LG Fitness App, users can also receive audible status updates with the Heart Rate Earphones, informing them of their heart rate and VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) levels in real time.
LG has not revealed the pricing of these latest wearables as of now. GizBot will keep you posted on the matter, all you need to do is stay tuned!