News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 31, 2013.
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LG has said throughout the year that it plans to release a smart watch, but new leaks from the company show that the folks who brought you the G2 smartphone and G Pad tablet are gearing up to release the Lifeband Touch fitness tracker. An image of the Lifeband Touch, a wearable device similar to a Fitibit, has appeared online. The wristband follows the model of a Nike Fuelband-style activity tracker shown at CES 2013 that was never released.
It's possible that this new device could be unveiled at CES 2014 and shown to have a Bluetooth-based synchronization feature to connect it to smartphones and reveal fitness stats for movement or calories burned. There's no word if this is an independent device that can sync with any Android phone or if this will target only LG smartphones.
LG has been developing a smart activity tracker with a touchscreen, heart rate monitor, and an altimeter. The wearable might also support notifications from phones. Rumors last week of a G Arch wearable device suggested LG was close to releasing the activity tracker, and the Lifeband Touch appears to be the G Arch in question.source: Evleaks, via: Engadget
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