LG Ships Its First Wearable Fitness Products

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — LG has begun to ship its first fitness wearables: the Lifeband Touch and the Heart Rate earphones, both designed to sync with iOS and Android smartphones.

The wrist-worn Lifeband Touch, first previewed during International CES in January, features a touch-sensitive OLED display that tracks a user’s progress during fitness activities, while a motion-sensing feature turns on the device when the user rotates his wrists. The device, which packs a 90 mAh battery, also lets users check incoming calls and messages and control their music playlists on their smartphones, LG said.

It comes in three sizes. Suggested retail is $149.

The Heart Rate earphones, meanwhile, are designed to provide accurate heart-rate data by measuring bloodflow signals in the ear via PerformTek sensor technology, LG said. A separate clip-on medallion adds Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to send data to their smartphone or to the Lifeband Touch.

The free LG Fitness app provides audible status updates about heart rates and oxygen-consumption levels in real time.

The earphones feature a 200 mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0 with AptX, and in-line mic and remote. Suggested retail is $179.


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