LG’s fitness-oriented Heart Rate earphones and Lifeband Touch are no joke. In fact, they’re finally set to arrive next week in three sizes for $180 and $150 respectively, after being outed by various rumor sites and, of course, LG itself. The LifeBand looks much like we saw it then and most closely resembles Nike’s Fuelband, though it has similar functionality to Samsung’s Gear Fit and the FitBit Force. Activated by turning your wrist, it has a full-touch OLED display, 90mAh battery and a triple-axis accelerometer and altimeter. Those will let you track your exploits via Android or iOS apps like MyFitnessPal or Runkeeper, along with LG’s own fitness app. You’ll also see (and feel) incoming calls and messages, and can control music using the touch display.
Glad to see so many of these health monitors that anyone can get (prices have varied from maker to maker, do your shopping). Those of us that need to watch our blood pressure, blood sugars and so forth can benefit from these. Seems everyone and their mother are coming out with these, so prices will be coming down and who knows, maybe medicare and other insurances will start to cover them?