LG launches Earphones that track heart rate

Technology giant LG Electronics has made its first foray into the fitness technology market with earphones that measure the heart rate.

The company has announced it will introduce its first fitness wearable devices to consumers starting this month.

The Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate earphones offer practical features, accurate data collection and analysis making it easier for consumers to take control of their health.

Both devices can be wirelessly connected to various 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.

It also 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 has already launched the devices in the US market and plans to roll out in key markets in weeks ahead.

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