LG’s first wearable activity trackers are now available for purchase in the United States. Best Buy is selling the Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker for $150.
The LG Heart Rate Monitor earbuds are also available from Best Buy for $180.
The LifeBand Touch is a bracelet that monitors your steps, distance, and speed and syncs with a fitness app on your phone so you can track your progress over time.
It’s a lot like LG’s answer to the Samsung Gear Fit, but the LifeBand Touch is $50 cheaper than Samsung’s fitness tracker… and it works with more devices. While the Gear Fit only supports Samsung phones and tablets, the LG Fitness app is available for most devices running Android 4.2 or later or iPhones running iOS 6 or later.
In addition to tracking your exercise stats, the Lifeband Touch can display incoming call details and text message notifications and it lets you control media playback on your phone.
The device has a 0.9 inch, 128 x 32 pixel OLEd display and pairs with your phone over Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. It’s water resistant and offers up to 3 days of battery life when Bluetooth is enabled constantly. You should be able to stretch the battery a few days longer if you only turn on Bluetooth when you need it.
The Heart Rate Monitor earbuds, meanwhile, track your pulse and oxygen levels by monitoring the blood flow in your ears. The headphones are also water-resistant and also sync with the LG fitness app on your phone. The app can also send you voice feedback on your exercise to let you know how far along in your workout you are and if you’re meeting your goals.
You can also use them to… you know, listen to music. The earbuds pair with your phone over Bluetooth 3.0 and have a 200mAh battery for up to 4 hours of heart rate monitoring and music playback, or up to 6 hours of listening to music (without the heart rate features).
via Android Central