LG enters fitness wearable devices market with Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones

LG Electronics today announced its entry into fitness wearable devices market with the launch of LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones.

Both devices, which will be available this month initially in the U.S., can be wirelessly connected to most of the smartphones.

LG Lifeband Touch

LG Lifeband Touch that features full-touch OLED display can be used by wearers to track progress and adjust their workout plans. A motion-sensing algorithm turns on the display when wearers rotate their wrists.

LG Lifeband Touch features two sensors — a triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter — to provide accurate data in real time. LG Lifeband Touch enables users to check incoming calls and messages  and control their music playlists on their smartphones.

The company said LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems. IN addition, it is designed to work with the LG Fitness app and fitness apps including MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and MapMyFitness. Its 90mAh battery offers five days of use between charges, said LG in a statement.

LG Lifeband Touch is available in three different sizes for the most comfortable fit possible.

Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones from LG

LG’s Heart Rate Earphones

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 while also delivering better sound.

Wearers can get accurate health and fitness metrics with LG’s Heart Rate Earphones than with other devices, especially when engaged in physical activity. LG Heart Rate Earphones can be used alone or with LG Lifeband Touch.

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.

After its launch in the United States on May 18, LG Lifeband Touch will be rolled out in key markets in Asia and Europe in the days and weeks ahead.

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