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LG Lifeband Touch, Heart Rate Monitor Now Available In The US

Late last year we learned that LG was planning to release a fitness accessory called the LG Lifeband Touch. This was confirmed by the company during this year’s CES event held last January. Finally, after several months of waiting this accessory has finally been released and is now available in the US market. Best Buy is selling this at $150 alongside the LG Heart Rate Monitor earbuds which sells for $180.

LG Lifeband Touch

LG Lifeband Touch

Best Buy is selling to versions of this accessory. One is medium (Width: 6-1/2″) and the other is large (Width: 7-1/8″). Aside from the difference in width size both versions are the same.  The LG Lifeband Touch is an activity tracker that monitors various parameters such as steps, distance, speed, workout run time, calories, pace, climb up/down and activity vs. inactivity.

This device will also provide notifications of incoming calls or text messages and can be used to control the music being played. This is a handy feature that allows a user to have control over a paired smartphone even if it is inside the pocket.

The Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker connects using Bluetooth to a device running on at least Android 4.2 or iOS 6.0. A companion app must first be downloaded to the mobile device from either the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Its large OLED display is where fitness information can be viewed and also comes with touch functionality. More detailed information on the fitness data gathered can be found on the paired smartphone.

Key Features

  • Measures steps, distance and speed
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + LE technology
  • LG Fitness app (download required)
  • 3D accelerometer
  • Wake-up alarm
  • Call and text message notifications
  • Media playback controls
  • 0.9″ OLED touch-screen display
  • Water-resistant design
  • Rechargeable battery

LG Heart Rate Monitor

LG Heart Rate Monitor

The other LG accessory being offered by Best Buy is the LG Heart Rate Monitor which keeps track of a user’s heart rate, heart rate zone, time, distance, speed, cadence, pace, consumed calories and cardiovascular fitness. It also comes with earbud earphones allowing for consumers to listen to music while the data is being collected.

This heart rate monitor pairs using Bluetooth to any smartphone running on at least Android 4.3 or iOS 6.0. The companion LG Fitness app must also be installed on the smartphone being paired. This app provides audible feedback through the earbuds informing the user if they are meeting their workout goals.

Key Features

  • Measures heart rate and heart rate zone
  • Earbud headphones
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • LG Fitness app (download required)
  • Voice Guide feature
  • Music playback control
  • Water-resistant design
  • Built-in 200 mAh lithium-polymer battery

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