LG's Lifeband Touch fitness tracker to launch May 18

Initially hitting the US on May 18, LG's Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones will also be available in Asia and Europe at a later rollout.

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LG announced today that its health tracker, the LG Lifeband Touch, as well as its Heart Rate Earphones, will launch May 18 in the US. The fitness band will then be available in Asia and Europe soon after. So far, no pricing information has been released.

CNET first took a look at the device earlier this year at CES 2014. The iOS- and Android-compatible watch is equipped with a 0.9-inch OLED screen, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 90mAh battery. In addition to tracking your activity with its built-in accelerometer, it can also control your music, display call notifications, and silence calls.

To track a user's heart, the Touchband works in conjunction with LG's Heart Rate Earphones. It features Bluetooth 3.0 and a 200mAh battery. Inside each earbud is a "PerformTek" sensor that collects data about your heart rate and oxygen consumption.

Let us know if you're interested in the health tracker and Heart Rate earbuds in the reader comments below. And for more about both devices, be sure to check out our hands-on.

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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