LG Lifeband Touch

Two new wearables that connect to any Android device

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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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LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, Heart Rate Earphones


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?

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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