LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones going on sale this month

LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones going on sale this month

Announced back at CES 2014, the LG Lifeband Touch fitness band and LG Heart Rate Earphones are due to go on sale this month. The Lifeband Touch, with its curved OLED display and motion-tracking sensors is due to hit shelves on May 18th, as are the heart-rate-tracking Bluetooth-connected Heart Rate Earphones (such an inspired name there).

Both will connect to your Android or iOS device through LG's own fitness app, as well as MyFitnessPal or Runkeeper.

The Lifeband Touch is a fairly standard approach to the fitness band, offering notifications and music control in addition to motion tracking via a tri-axis accelerometer and altimeter. The Heart Rate Earphones, however, are an interesting approach to what others like Samsung have insisted on building into a bulky wrist-based wearable. Many run with headphones anyway, so why not take advantage of all the blood flowing through those ears to catch your pulse, right?

With a launch next week and broad compatibility, who's interested in picking up an LG Lifeband Touch or LG Heart Rate Earphones?

Derek Kessler

Managing Editor of Mobile Nations, Army musician, armchair pundit, and professional ranter.

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I probably would if it worked well and the price was good, I wonder if this is the think the runkeeper CEO was talking about, a device that tracks your runs then syncs when you get home, no need to carry your phone.

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I'm interested. I'm searching for a comfortable healthcare wearable but can't decide which one is the best for me.... Jawbone, Fitbit, Garmin...

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I use a Jawbone now, and this LG sounds like it fills any current gaps. The decider will be the app - and it's integration with my other apps like FitStar and MapMyFitness.

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