LG is finally dipping its toes into the wearable technology world with the announcement of its Life Band Touch wristband. With its matte black finish and touchscreen interface, this activity tracker looks appealing. Being able to track your heart rate and calorie consumption, the device seems very similar to other activity trackers such as Nike’s Fuelband but there are some “cool” features that make it stand out from the fitness crowd.
One of the neatest features is that the heart rate monitoring doesn’t occur on the wrist, but works through “Heart Rate Earphones” which checks the wearer’s pulse through blood flow in your ear! It also comes with the standard smartwatch features such as notifications, tells time, and plays music
The Life Band Touch can sync with either Android or iOS devices using Bluetooth 4.0, although nothing specific has been said about what type of devices, smartphone or tablet, it will work with. As CES continues hopefully more details emerge as far as pricing and availability.