LG Lifeband Touch

Two new wearables that connect to any Android device

Android Central @ CES

Update: LG has posted pricing for these new wearables, and both are currently set at $179.99 with no firm availability. The page is also showing three sizes for the Lifeband Touch.

Original story: LG is on stage at its CES keynote, where it has just announced two new wearable devices. First is the Lifeband Touch, a fitness-focused device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth. Much like the Fitbit, the Lifeband Touch provides accurate health and fitness data tracking, feeding it back to your phone — LG specified this isn't an LG-only feature — with a connected app. The device has a touchscreen OLED display, and LG showed off both fitness data and an incoming call showing up on the band.

Extending the fitness wearable category, LG has also announced what it calls Heart Rate Earphones — a wired headset that connects to both the Lifeband Touch and your phone over Bluetooth. While of course providing media playback and regular fitness updates during your workout, the Heart Rate Earphones naturally measure your heart rate, feeding that data back to your Lifeband Touch for better fitness tracking.

Be sure to hit the break for more pictures of the new devices.

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There are 18 comments

imrgoodbari says:

No price or release date. That's unfortunate.

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Dick Grande says:

Most of you nerds do not work out and only run to the refrigerator at your moms house. Why would you need a fit bit or anything like it to know how bad of shape you are in?

That looks interesting. I wonder how the headphones measure heart rate?

Are the earphones tracking the heartrate or is the band tracking the heartrate. I don't want the wired earphones if that's the case.

It seems the earbuds track your heart rate from the inner ear.

Ear buds can check your pulse from inside the ear. Probably more accurate than a loose band on your wrist.

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mwara244 says:

There are apps that allow your phone to measure your heartbeat as well using the camera censor.

swimrage says:

Very interesting use of the technology.
However, sometimes earbuds are not allowed/safe to use for some training activities or events. Its a shame to not be able to get valuable biometric data because a race official is worried you wont be able to hear commands, traffic and warnings.

Battleship says:

Oh, I like this. I like this a lot.

JFMobile says:

+1

I'd like it more if i wasn't cleaved to LG earbuds in order to determine heartrate. I have tried so many Headsets for working out and I'm pretty much certain that a brand new pair will not out perform my current ones. But, oh wait, LG did make the LG tone plus..Hmmmm! I liked those because they really sounded good, however they were prone to slipping out of the ear every single time I started to sweat regardless of the adjustments I'd try to make.

sWireless says:

It's so refreshing to see more players in the wearable fitness tech space, considering Nike dropped the ball and refused to release an Android app with their Fuelband

deparson says:

If it is available by early spring for under $150 I am in.

The Tick077 says:

Well according to LG (http://www.lg.com/us/fitness-activity-trackers) it looks like it will be $179.99 and available "soon"

NicoleW78 says:

These look really interesting, but wow.... $180 for the wristband and another $180 for the earbuds? Ouch. :(

DrLouie says:

I agree that is too much!

Jacques says:

Ouch. Looks like the Fitbit Force for me instead.

Droidanomix says:

But does it tell time?