LG Lifeband Touch
Next up was the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, a foray by LG once again into the wearable fitness market. The Lifeband Touch looks very similar to the Nike Fuelband, another wrist-worn fitness tracker. While I was only showed a short demo, without being able to actually wear the band, the usefulness seemed on-par with other wearable comparatives.
The device keeps track of calories burned, steps walked, and other stats with a 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter, while an OLED touch display lets users see phone notifications, check biometrics, and play music. Users can either swipe through details on the display or simply see the time by rotating their wrist. The Lifeband is compatible with Android and iOS phones through Bluetooth 4.0, connecting to LG’s own fitness app or a number of partner apps, including MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, and MapMyFitness.
The Lifeband Touch was not given a price or release date, but LG says it will be available in the first half of 2014.