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Here is LG’s Lifeband Touch, Probably Just Another Fitness Tracker

LG Lifeband Touch

Wearables are the it thing of the tech world at the moment, in case you couldn’t tell already. From smartwatches to Google Glass to fitness trackers, everywhere you turn is a new option from both mega-companies and start-ups looking for support through outlets like Kickstarter. According to a picture posted by @evleaks, LG is about to enter the arena as well with a product called the Lifeband Touch

Nothing else is known about the Lifeband Touch from this leaked photo, however, this looks almost identical to the Nike Fuelband-esque product that LG showed off at last year’s CES called the Smart Activity Tracker (SAT). The SAT was a fitness band with a touchscreen that tracked movement, connected to apps and TVs, had GPS, and tried its damnedest to get you fit. Well, it would have had LG actually released it. For whatever reason, the SAT never made its summer release time frame.

Since the SAT had a touchscreen, and the Lifeband Touch includes the world “touch” and “band” in the name, I’d imagine this is a similar product only with a refined design. Gone is the clasp to hold it around your wrist, in is a big glowing button that will likely show you notifications or status depending on what the Lifeband Touch is doing. It’s tough to tell if this is coming at CES or not again this year, but press renders like these are usually a good indicator that something is about to happen.

Oh, and LG has reportedly said that no similar products called G Arch or G Health are in the pipeline, as was previously reported.

Below, we included a video of the Smart Activity Tracker from last year’s CES.

Via:  @evleaks
  • http://thatgeekdad.blogspot.com/ Rob Delaney

    Obviously I don’t know the details but this might actual take off if done right. It looks like the Fuel Band which is arguably the best looking fit tracker on the market but the weird way it keeps track of your activity (with fuel points that go up and not necessarily based on different activities you do). This one looks like the fuel band but keeps track of your calorie burning in the traditional method of steps and calories burned. I might get this to replace my fitbit flex

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  • T4rd

    Slow news day? Two whole articles posted today! DL team already start partying for New Years? =p

  • trumpet444

    I ran into a guy yesterday wearing Google Glass btw and he looked pretty ridiculous wearing it. I have to say I’m still kind’ve interested in Glass but good grief he looked stupid

    • Higher_Ground

      That’s a fair observation, but I’ve found that a lot of people excercising look a little stupid. Tight clothes, neon colors, and earbuds don’t work for everyone!
      I’d feel like a buffon walking around in one but I’d probably be able to swallow exercising with them. It would be cool to have music, tracking, and maybe even a video playing while I run.

      • Chris

        right…. watch a movie while you run in to traffic.

        • Higher_Ground

          I run on a trail in the woods…

          • Chris

            Run in to a tree then

    • michael arazan

      Glass would look a lot more normal if they were attached to regular glasses or sun glasses or something than a glassless wire band

  • Chris

    Google glass will only be worn by nerds and geeks checking out the lines and cracks in the wood Panneling in their mothers basements

  • Dave

    According to sales numbers, wearables actually are not the thing of the moment.

    • zurginator

      They’ll become a thing once we start getting some half-decent looking ones.

      • James Friedman

        And they don’t cost $150+. I would pay $70 for this in a heartbeat (no pun intended)

        • zurginator

          Eh, I’ve paid over $100 for a normal watch. Give me a smart replacement and I’ll be all over it.

  • loony2nz

    Maybe this will work with all android phones? My sister bought me the FitBit Force. Wouldn’t pair with my Moto Droid Mini. Would only pair with a handful of Android devices. If it works with the whole Android spectrum then they’ll have my Benjamins

  • Kevin Lauscher

    feel like these fitness trackers are going to go away like the dedicated car gps due to the low power activity chips found in Nexus 5 and new iPhone. Pretty redundant at this point, unless you are wearing them while playing something physical like basketball.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      They can atleast make them waterproof. I don’t see this product category making it.

      • Ej McCarty

        The people that don’t see the point are the ones that need them the most.

        • Adrynalyne

          People were able to exercise fine before the age of fitness trackers. NOBODY needs them.

          • Ej McCarty

            People were able to communicate just fine before the age of cell phones. Nobody needs them /s

          • Adrynalyne

            Really? Are you daft enough to compare fitness trackers with communication devices?

            You can exercise fine without a fitness tracker. It does not enable you to do something you could not before, such as be mobile and communicate long distances.

          • Kevin Lauscher

            Different product category but I love my GPS watch. Helps with pacing when training for big races. I don’t need it (hell I don’t need most of the stuff I buy) but I like it.

          • Adrynalyne

            Which is fine. Most of the things we use are on wants. However, claiming someone needs a fitness tracker…silly.

      • Sqube

        I was under the impression that most of them were at least water-resistant. Is this not the case?

      • Adrynalyne

        It is just another hipster fad.

    • Ej McCarty

      So you have your phone in your pocket when you play basketball?

      • Kevin Lauscher

        no that’s the point i’m making. This product has a niche. It’s situations where you could not have your phone on you but want to track physical exertion.

      • Tom

        Depending on the range it might be viable. Keep it in a bag on the sidelines, and you should be fine.

        • Todd Bettenhausen

          Range doesn’t matter–these devices record and hold data, then sync when in range. The Fitbit devices sync great with Moto X and Droids running Kit Kat. I use a Fitbit One and it works very well.

    • joejoe5709

      I was kind of thinking the same thing, really. These fuel bands are kind of expensive compared to the bang for buck you’ll get with smartwatches. But durability is still a great feature of these fitness bands so I suppose if you’re big into sports and fitness, why not. Otherwise a smartwatch is probably going to be better for the general mainstream.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Awesome.

    And not just another fitness tracker. Why you ask, because they aren’t all over Apples D and only support iOS.

    • Ej McCarty

      I have the fitbit force. It serves it’s purpose. I wanna see if the amiigo is legit when it comes out. Still waiting for my maxx to get kit Kat for blue tooth syncing with the force, but I can use my computer and nexus 7 for now

    • George264

      That’s only the Nike Fuelband. The Jawbone Up has worked fantastic for all my devices. The Fitibit requires BT4.0 and Android hasn’t natively supported it until 4.3. That was Android’s fault that it didn’t have a unified way for BT devices to connect and Fitibit couldn’t have went ahead and tested every device. This is just another fitness tracker. Unless this offers something similar to a pebble in fuelband format then it’s nothing to get excited about.

    • Chris

      Settle down. No one is forcing you to use ios let alone a fitness tracker