LG confirms it's working on wearable tech

LG has confirmed it has wearable tech in the pipeline, but wouldn't say what it is. Rumours suggest a smart watch and a fitness tracker.

LG is rumoured to be working on a smart watch , and while it hasn't spilled the beans just yet, it has confirmed that it has some wearable tech up its sleeve.

Speaking to Engadget, an LG spokesperson confirmed a "wearable product" is on the way. So what could it be? Well one Korean site has a couple of ideas…

According to The Korea Herald, LG is developing a smart watch called the G-Arch, and a health and fitness tracker called the G-Health. This latter device would likely be a rival to the Nike+ FuelBand .

Samsung is also rumoured to be working on its own health and fitness tracker, called the Galaxy Band . According to the rumour, you'll wear it on your upper arm. Whether this will replace the Galaxy Gear smart watch, or launch alongside it, we'll have to wait and see.

The Herald also has some news on the LG G3. Apparently it'll have a fingerprint scanner for unlocking it, à la the iPhone 5S . Though it'll be a "swipe fingerprint sensor", instead of the "area-type" used on the 5S. Sounds like the one on the back of the HTC One Max to me. Which would be no bad thing.

The G3 is also rumoured to come packing Android 4.4 KitKat, with a quad HD display and a 2.2GHz octa-core processor.

Both it and LG's wearable tech is expected to launch at Mobile World Congress in February. We'll be there to bring you all the news as it happens, to stay tuned.

I've contacted LG to see if it wants to comment, and will update this story if I hear back.

Would you buy an LG fitness tracker? How would its smart watch beat the Galaxy Gear? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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    Joe has been writing about consumer tech for nearly seven years now, but his liking for all things shiny goes back to the Gameboy he received aged eight (and that he still plays on at family gatherings, much to the annoyance of his parents). His pride and joy is an Infocus projector, whose 80-inch picture elevates movie nights to a whole new level.


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