ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA today announced the availability of its new fitness products, the LG Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones, just in time for warmer temperatures and summer sports. Both devices feature advanced technology to give users the most accurate analysis of their activity*. The LG Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones will launch exclusively at select Best Buy stores on Sunday, May 18.
"Here at LG, we know that everyone is trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and we want to help make that as easy as possible," said Tim Alessi, Director of New Product Development for Home Entertainment Products, LG Electronics USA. "With the introduction of our wearable fitness products and the new LG Fitness app, users will be able to become more aware of their activity level and make smarter decisions on a daily basis to help impact their overall wellness."
Advanced Technology for Advanced Performance
The LG Lifeband Touch features a bright, OLED touch display that provides easy, real-time access to a full range of fitness data so users can adjust their workout plans. Its flexible wristband display and design deliver all-day comfort. The LG Lifeband Touch also features two sensors—a triple-axis accelerometer and an altimeter—that work together to provide the most accurate data in real time.
Similarly, The LG Heart Rate Earphones provide real-time heart rate data via a comfortable, strap-free headset. The heart rate sensor resides in the earphones themselves, making the experience less intrusive than using a standard chest strap.
Devices That Fit Your Lifestyle
The LG Lifeband Touch gives users the option to check caller ID information on incoming calls and text messages from their smartphones and to control music functions straight from the band's Touch Activity Tracker screen, keeping you connected while delivering an uninterrupted workout experience. The caller ID feature can also be turned off, allowing users to keep themselves in the zone during an intense workout.
The LG Lifeband Touch is compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems** and can be used in tandem with the new LG Fitness app, which offers both a concise summary of the user's workouts and a detailed breakdown of personal goals. It's also compatible with popular fitness apps already on the market—so avid exercisers have the ability to continue using their preferred app of choice.
The Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones will be available exclusively at select Best Buy stores beginning Sunday, May 18. Pre-orders are currently available on BestBuy.com. Beginning mid-June, Lifeband Touch will be available at Fry's, HH Gregg, and Newegg. Suggested prices for the LG Lifeband Touch and LG Heart Rate Earphones are $149.99 and $179.99, respectively.
*This device is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always seek the advice of a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your exercise, sleep, or nutrition.
** Compatible with iOS 6 and iOS7 for iPhone and iPod touch; Android 4.3 and 4.4; Android 4.2 for LG G2 and Galaxy S4 only
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.
SOURCE LG Electronics USA, Inc.