Two more accessories to keep track of your own health
LG is taking a big step into one of the few areas of consumer electronics it doesn't currently participate in — fitness wearables. Announced alongside various appliances, phones and televisions at its CES keynote, the Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones are a pair of devices aimed at helping you get and stay healthy.
Both devices connect to your phone over Bluetooth and offer different sets of data. The Lifeband Touch is supposed to be an accessory you use daily to monitor your activity, with specific workout modes that can be enabled for more in-depth tracking when you're on a run or at the gym. During those times you may also want to take advantage of the Heart Rate Earphones, an accessory that both provides you with music and measures your heart rate.
When using both pieces of tech together, you'll pull in detailed information about your activity to an Android app for your storage and analysis. The Lifeband Touch will give you information with just a few swipes on how you're doing, and you'll receive audio alerts on your progress through the earphones as well.
The Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earbuds are being targeted for sale in Spring, and LG's website indicates that you'll be set back about $180 for each.