Acer Makes Splash In U.S. Wearables Market With $80 Liquid Leap+ Fitness Tracker
It seems as though just about every consumer electronics company wants a piece of the red hot wearables market now. And we’re not just talking about smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Motorola Moto 360, but from Microsoft Band and Fitbit fitness trackers.
Acer is the latest that wants in on the action and has introduced its first wearable for the U.S. market: the Liquid Leap+. The Liquid Leap+ features a 0.94-inch touch screen OLED display (128x32), Cortex M0 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and an IPX7 waterproof rating. The integrated lithium-polymer battery gives the wearable a runtime of 5 to 7 days.
The Liquid Leap+, which connects with Android, iOS, and Windows smartphones, can function as a step counter, calorie tracker, and as a sleep tracker. When paired via Bluetooth with your smartphone, you’re able to control music playback and receive notifications (i.e. incoming phone calls, emails, texts, alarms, etc.).
“The Acer Liquid Leap+ was designed to inspire and improve the daily lives of active technology enthusiasts,” said Acer Smart Products Business Group VP Hugo Hernandez, Vice President, Smart Products Business Group, Acer America. “It’s incredibly easy to use for tracking important aspects of health, while it provides additional useful features. In addition, the sleek and stylish design and interchangeable bands look great with a range of styles.”
The Acer Liquid Leap+ is available today from the Acer store for $79.99, and customers can choose between interchangeable bands which are available in Black, Green, or Pink.