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LG Announces Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones Availability, Pricing

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If you have not yet noticed, wearables are the “next big thing.” That is why companies like Motorola, Sony, and Samsung will be vying for your wrist this summer with a virtual onslaught of new athletic bands and smartwatches. One of the first companies out of the gate this year is LG, which announced that its Lifeband Touch fitness device will go on sale May 18 in the US.

As LG explained earlier this year at CES, the Lifeband Touch is a fitness device first and foremost. Although it can pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 to display notifications, control music playback, and show time on its OLED screen, the Lifeband’s primary function is to record data such as your walking and/or running speed, steps, and pace.

Importantly, the device is compatible with most Android smartphones and iPhones, and even works with third-party apps like RunKeeper and MapMyFitness.

LG’s Heart Rate Earphones will go on sale the same day. In addition to playing music (obviously), they monitor your heart rate and blood flow while you are working out. The earbuds can be used either alone or in conjunction with the Lifeband Touch.

The Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones will retail for $149.99 and 179.99, respectively. Look for them on store shelves soon.

Via: LG
  • akellar

    Well this failed miserably. It’s not available in any BestBuy store, online still shows preorder only, and BestBuy is telling people the release got pushed back to June 2. Still no word from LG other than their twitter bot telling people it’s available at BestBuy.

  • d-rock

    Definitely getting the Lifeband….may curb my need for a gwatch. Loving what LG is doing. They will give Samsung a HUGE run for their money in 2014 and 2015 I think.

  • anezarati

    $150 for the lifeband touch is not bad at all considering i just bought an up24 which was the same price with no screen. i wonder how the battery life is.

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    You can purchase some realllllly nice earbuds for around $150
    …i wonder how the sound quality of these buds are…i mean u can get a heartrate monitor on ur phone on an app not even including the s5

  • tu3218

    Just may have to get this. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. A fitness band to wear while running, and a band/watch to display my notifications.

  • cgalyon

    Interesting. It would be great if LG would open up the Lifeband so that developers can push additional information and such to it. I guess what I’m really thinking is that in addition to telling the time, getting notifications, controlling my music, and tracking fitness information, I would like to be able to get weather at a glance on my wrist.

    For reasons I don’t understand, I often find myself glancing at my wrist to check the weather despite *never* having a device that actually did that… it’s weird. Maybe because when younger I checked the time on my wrist, over the past few years got used to doing that with my phone in addition to the weather, and now that I’m checking the time on my wrist again I’m generalizing the behavior to weather status too?

  • http://www.mcfc.co.uk/ Ahmad Aleid

    nobody uses those. I dunno why companies are creating those useless products .. I can see this being a big fail by next year

    • akellar

      Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike, Basis, etc seem to think otherwise.

    • crazed_z06

      Agreed. Are people really this interested in “fitness tracking?”

      • 213ninja

        yes, millions.

      • tu3218

        says the guy probably sitting around, playing games on his computer and eating cheetos.

      • d-rock

        Yes….I run regularly and would love to put my phone away. The fact that it shows notifications and can control music? It’s a winner.

    • CoreRooted

      The multi-billion dollar fitness industry would disagree with your view. Heck, those silly companies like Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and others must be wrong. /s

      • http://www.mcfc.co.uk/ Ahmad Aleid

        Indeed! #markmywords

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    i hope they’re accurate

  • Josh P.

    Dear Verizon/ATT/T-Mo/Sprint,

    Package the band with the G3 for 299.99 on contract.
    Package the LG G Watch with the G3 for 349.99 on contract.

    Profit.

    • anon

      trust me im trying to tell them

  • droidrazredge

    This seems like some pretty nice stuff LG is coming up with but for that price I’m not sure I want to leave something I’ve been comfortable with like the Jawbone or Fitbit quite yet. What are people’s thoughts on how the Fitbit or Jawbone would compare to this ?

    • 213ninja

      i actually just got the rash of doom from my force after months and months of joy. so i put it down and started using my Gear and S Health to do the same thing. i was apprehensive at first. its different, but I found that it works for me. the only thing i miss is the myfitnesspal integration, but S Health’s food journal works well enough.

      one thing someone needs to do is create a band/watch/wearable with a fitness dashboard/widget. i’d like to see calories, steps, and a seconds hand or digital seconds all on the same screen….so useful when training. the gear is close, but no seconds….

      hopefully fitbit updates the force to something magnificent. i’m a fan of their work.

  • The Narrator

    Finally a company that know’s how to make it compatible and aren’t stupid.

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    • stephAWhitman

      Also launching in May is the SmartQ P1 Watch from Smart Devices– a company that won a prestigious CTIA E-Tech Award.

      The new SmartQ P1 model is priced at $159 and offers a range of features typical of smart watches twice the price, such as the new Samsung Galaxy watch. The SmartQ P1 is also one of the thinnest smart watches on the market and features a health and fitness pedometer for tracking walking and jogging stats; along with a heartbeat monitor and sleep analyzer. Other features include an MP3 music player with headset, which may be used along with other watch functions, including the pedometer while exercising.

      The SmartQ P1 offers a high-performance 1 Ghz processor, a long lasting 300 mAh battery, a high resolution color touchscreen display; and works with Android smartphones and iPhones – iOS to sync schedule, message and contacts. The watch also works as a phone to answer calls through its speakerphone and to view incoming calls and messages.

      One of the first sources with more details for the new SmartQ P1 watch is– iProTablet

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  • akellar

    At the same price as Jawbone Up24 this looks like a great buy.

    • MichaelFranz

      i quiver everytime i hear about jawbone and the up band……only because i had such a horrendous expereince with it. I’m waiting for one of these bands i can get behind again. Just havent seen one worth my $$$ yet.