Wearables are the it thing of the tech world at the moment, in case you couldn’t tell already. From smartwatches to Google Glass to fitness trackers, everywhere you turn is a new option from both mega-companies and start-ups looking for support through outlets like Kickstarter. According to a picture posted by @evleaks, LG is about to enter the arena as well with a product called the Lifeband Touch.
Nothing else is known about the Lifeband Touch from this leaked photo, however, this looks almost identical to the Nike Fuelband-esque product that LG showed off at last year’s CES called the Smart Activity Tracker (SAT). The SAT was a fitness band with a touchscreen that tracked movement, connected to apps and TVs, had GPS, and tried its damnedest to get you fit. Well, it would have had LG actually released it. For whatever reason, the SAT never made its summer release time frame.
Since the SAT had a touchscreen, and the Lifeband Touch includes the world “touch” and “band” in the name, I’d imagine this is a similar product only with a refined design. Gone is the clasp to hold it around your wrist, in is a big glowing button that will likely show you notifications or status depending on what the Lifeband Touch is doing. It’s tough to tell if this is coming at CES or not again this year, but press renders like these are usually a good indicator that something is about to happen.
Oh, and LG has reportedly said that no similar products called G Arch or G Health are in the pipeline, as was previously reported.
Below, we included a video of the Smart Activity Tracker from last year’s CES.
Source: Droid Life