LG's Lifeband and Heart Rate Earphones First Products in Company's
TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - LG Electronics (LG) today took the wraps
off LG Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones, two wearable
products that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech.
Unveiled at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in
Las Vegas, both products incorporate comfortable designs and
compatibility with other devices so that monitoring one's health
requires no additional effort beyond strapping on a watch and inserting
a pair of headphone earbuds.
Lifeband Touch is a smart activity tracker that incorporates a bold yet
comfortable design and is compatible with heart rate monitors (HRM) as
well as smartphones. Meanwhile, the innovative Heart Rate Earphones'
unique dual-function design offers a convenient way for users to
measure their heart rate while exercising. Both devices are designed to
help users take greater control over their health. Lifeband Touch and
Heart Rate Earphones can wirelessly link up to each other, creating a
seamless wearable ecosystem. Connected to smartphones (Android and iOS
supported), the devices can transmit data to the intuitive, easy-to-use
LG Fitness app, or to a number of other third party apps such as
MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper or MapMyFitness.
Lifeband Touch was designed to be asymmetric and flexible, providing
greater comfort and style than other wearable fitness wristbands.
Featuring a touch OLED panel to display time, biometrics, incoming
calls and music controls, the built-in 3-axis accelerometer and
altimeter allows the device to accurately measure key performance
indicators such as distance, speed, number of steps, calories burned
and projected pace. All this information is visible with a swipe of a
finger on the OLED display. Engineered to be lightweight and simple to
use, it incorporates a unique motion-sensing algorithm that
automatically turns on the display when the wearer rotates his or her
wrist. Lifeband Touch also offers wireless connectivity via Bluetooth
to transmit data to a smartphone or receive data from third party
devices such the Heart Rate Earphones.
LG's Heart Rate Earphones feature PerformTek® sensor technology which measures blood flow signals from the inner part
of the ear to capture accurate biometric data such as heart rate and
maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max). As a continuous heart rate
monitoring device, PerformTek® has proven accurate during rigorous physical activity. LG employs a
flexible ear piece design to make its Heart Rate Earphones more
comfortable to use than other similar monitoring devices. A clip-on
medallion connected to the earphones provides Bluetooth connectivity,
enabling the unit to send data to a smartphone or the Lifeband Touch
for a truly seamless experience.
"We wanted to introduce wearable fitness products that met the
expectations of today's tech savvy consumers and brought something new
to the table, which in our case meant exceptional design, comfort and
functionality," said Jim Clayton, executive vice president of LG's New
Business Division in the Home Entertainment Company. "The uniqueness of
our wearable devices is that they weren't just designed for exercise
but also for day-to-day use in the office or around the home. With
Lifeband Touch, you can get call and text notifications sent from your
smartphone while the Heart Rate Earphones are perfectly happy playing
back music all day even when you're not exercising. These are much more
than just fitness devices."
Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones will be available starting in
the United States in the first half of 2014, to be followed by rollouts
in other markets. Visitors to LG's booth at CES 2014 (Las Vegas
Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from January 7 through January
10 will be able to see and experience LG's newest wearable devices for
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About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in
electronics, information and communications products, with more than
117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more
than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units -
Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business
Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in
Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning
products known for blending style and technology. These innovative
products include cell phones, flat screen TVs and home appliances. For
more information please visit www.LG.com.
About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company
The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in
televisions, monitors, commercial displays, audio video systems,
personal computers and security systems. The company constantly pushes
technological boundaries to create feature-rich devices with stylish
designs that meet global consumer needs. LG's consumer products include
CINEMA 3D Smart TVs, OLED TVs, IPS monitors, home theater systems,
Blu-ray Disc™ players, car audio/video systems, mouse scanners and
external storage devices. LG's commercial products include digital
signage, video conferencing systems and IP security cameras. For more
information, please visit www.LG.com.
Image with caption: "Unveiled today at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LG Electronics (LG) took the wraps off the LG Lifeband Touch, a smart activity tracker that incorporates a bold yet comfortable design and is compatible with heart rate monitors (HRM) as well as smartphones. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140106_C7204_PHOTO_EN_35357.jpg
Image with caption: "Unveiled at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, LG Electronics (LG) took the wraps off the LG Heart Rate Earphones today. The unique dual-function design offers a convenient way for users to measure their heart rate while exercising. (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140106_C7204_PHOTO_EN_35355.jpg
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