Acer’s first round of announcements at today’s New York City event — a pair of new Iconia tablets — didn’t surprise us much, but Acer brought something else to town that we didn’t expect — their first wearable.
Dubbed the Acer Liquid Leap, this smartwatch / fitness activity tracker aims to provide a simple way for users to keep track of their workouts information, as well as give you a glance at your messages, notifications and, well, the time. It is a smartwatch, after all. The device will pair up with many Androids, though the Acer Liquid J that they unveiled alongside it (more on that soon) will likely get exclusive cuddling rights.
Their goal is to bundle the two together into one convenient package, but they also expressed plans to offer it standalone. They didn’t give any availability details outside of a slim “June” outlook, so pricing and exact release dates will have to wait until Acer feels comfortable releasing more information (the early word is that the Liquid Leap will be “competitively priced”). You can watch the product announcement straight from the event in the video above.
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TAGS: Acer Liquid J, Acer Liquid Leap