LG launches earphones that track heart rate



I am not one of those people who must get the latest technology gadgets that come out. But LG has launched some pretty cool earphones that track heart rate and I want one. After going to the gym (do I sound like I have been doing this for ages?) I have realized how important some of these gadgets are. Sometimes you are on the treadmill and you are like if my heart beats any faster I will collapse.

But imagine if you had earphones that could track your heart rate and reassure you that you are on the right track. And you would still be able to listen to your music. This would be great earphones for those who go to the gym or run or walk for exercise.

According to LG the new wearable devices deliver superior performance and comfort with looks to match. In an effort to demonstrate that accuracy and comfort should not have to be sacrificed for good looks, LG Electronics (LG) will introduce its first fitness wearable devices to consumers starting this month.

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones offer practical features and one of the most accurate data collection and analysis currently available, making it easier for wearers to take control of their health. Both devices can be wirelessly connected to most of today’s popular smartphones to create a full-featured wearable ecosystem.

LG Lifeband Touch features a bright, full-touch OLED display that provides easy, real-time access to a full range of fitness data so wearers can track their progress and adjust their workout plans accordingly. Lightweight and simple to use, a unique motion-sensing algorithm automatically turns on the display when wearers rotate their wrists.

LG Lifeband Touch features two sensors — a triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter — that work together to provide the most accurate data in real time. What’s more, LG Lifeband Touch enables users to check incoming calls and messages and control their music playlists on their smartphones, keeping wearers connected while delivering an uninterrupted workout experience.

LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems and is designed to work with the LG Fitness app as well as popular fitness apps such as MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper and MapMyFitness.

The long-lasting -90mAh battery is good for five days of use between charges. And unlike other wearable fitness devices that are designed to be “one size fits all,” LG Lifeband Touch is available in three different sizes for the most comfortable fit possible.

LG’s Heart Rate Earphones are designed to provide accurate heart rate data by measuring blood flow signals in the ear via PerformTek® sensor technology while also delivering excellent sound. Because of the unique physiology of the ear, wearers can get more accurate health and fitness metrics with LG’s Heart Rate Earphones than with other devices, especially when engaged in physical activity.

LG Heart Rate Earphones can be used alone or with LG Lifeband Touch. A separate clip-on medallion contains Bluetooth connectivity which sends data to the Lifeband Touch or a compatible smartphone. When using the LG Fitness App, users can also receive audible status updates informing them of their heart rate and VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption) levels in real time.

Following an earlier launch in the United States, LG Lifeband Touch will be rolled out in key markets in weeks ahead. Additional details of LG’s new wearable devices will be announced locally when the products are introduced in the East African market.

They also have great specs. I want a pair. I can’t wait for them to hit the Kenyan market. Then I can be like this dude below.

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