LG revealed their first set of wearable devices at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and now we have the pricing and availability details with us. The Lifeband Touch and Heartrate Earphones will be hitting the shelves in the US on may 18th, followed by Asia and Europe.
The Lifeband Touch is an iOS and Android compatible watch, and is equipped with a 0.9-inch OLED screen, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a triple-axis accelerometer, an altimeter and a 90 mAh battery. In addition to tracking your activity with its built-in accelerometer, it can also control your music, display call notifications, and silence calls. Wearables Arena first took a look at the device during the LG Tech Show in Delhi. Below is our hands on video.
The Lifeband Touch works in conduction with the HeartRate Earphones to monitor the user’s heart rate. It features Bluetooth 3.0 and a 200 mAh battery. Inside each earbud is a “PerformTek” sensor that collects data about your heart rate and oxygen consumption. They will arrive in three different sizes.
LG is pricing the Lifeband Touch at $150 and the HeartRate Earphones for $180, which is quite attractive for a new concept like this. There were rumors about Apple including HeartRate monitoring in their upcoming EarPods, but was later proved to be fake, but if that excited the geek in you, then these two wearables are well worth considering.
Both Lifeband Touch and HeartRate Earphones will be available on bestBuy only to start with (you can pre-order here).We shall be getting our hands on these two, so stay tuned for a detailed review.