LG has officially announced availability details for their latest fitness products. The LG LifeBand Touch — their fitness band — and the heart-rate monitoring earphones are set to be available to consumers as early as May 18th 2014, with those in the US getting a crack at it on that date. Folks in Asia and Europe will be treated to the same launches in the days and weeks to follow.
The LifeBand Touch doesn’t reinvent the wheel too much. It features accelerometer and altimeter sensors to provide you with accurate workout data that can be synced to LG Fitness, RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness. All of it sync with your Android or iOS device, which means you’ll also get the ability to view messages and incoming calls, as well as control music playback on its touch-enabled 0.9-inch OLED display.
As for the earphones, they fit in your ears and play music — nothing too surprising there. They can also monitor your heart-rate, though. LG says the ear provides more accurate blood flow information than something more traditional like a finger-based sensor. The Bluetooth clip-on device can sync your heart rate information right to your LifeBand Touch or your smartphone, and if use it with the LG Fitness app you can also have it give you periodic audible updates on your current heart rate and oxygen levels.
Pricing details have been kept mum for now, so we’ll have to wait until LG clues us in on more or wait for them to hit store shelves for further details.
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