LG Shows Off New Wearable Devices
Published on: 13th May 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
South Korea's LG has launched a couple of new wearable devices a new wristband and a set of headphones that monitor the wearer's fitness rating.
Both devices can also be wirelessly connected to smartphones.
LG Lifeband Touch features a full-touch OLED display that provides real-time access to a full range of fitness data so wearers can track their progress and adjust their workout plans accordingly. Lightweight and simple to use, a unique motion-sensing algorithm automatically turns on the display when wearers rotate their wrists. LG Lifeband Touch features two sensors -- a triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter.
The Lifeband Touch also enables users to check incoming calls and messages and control their music playlists on their smartphones.
LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems and is designed to work with the LG Fitness app as well as popular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and MapMyFitness.
LG's Heart Rate Earphones are designed to provide accurate heart rate data by measuring blood flow signals in the ear via PerformTek sensor technology. A separate clip-on medallion contains Bluetooth connectivity which sends data to the Lifeband Touch or a compatible smartphone. When using the LG Fitness App, users can also receive audible status updates informing them of their heart rate and VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) levels in real time.
Following its launch in the United States on May 18, LG Lifeband Touch will be rolled out in key markets in Asia and Europe.