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Once the rumor about LG’s upcoming wearables broke, it didn’t take long for an image of one of them to emerge online. Always good for a leaked photo, Evleaks posted one of the fitness band that LG was said to be calling the “G-Health”. It appears that the name can be scrapped, though, as the wrist-mounted fitness device will be called the LG Lifeband Touch. The photo shows a black bracelet with a small gap in the ring, which presumably allows the wearer to easily slip the device on and off. The LG logo is stamped on one tip, and there’s a green-ringed black button that will presumably be the main means of controlling the Lifeband Touch. Credit: Evleaks We’d... Read more...
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch was the company’s big foray into wearable tech, but Samsung isn’t satisfied; it may be invading the fitness market, too, impinging upon territory currently occupied by the likes of Nike’s FuelBand and FitBit. According to Korean site DDaily, Samsung is planning to roll out a wrist-mounted device called the Galaxy Band in Q4 2014. The Galaxy Band will have a number of sensors to detect movement, pressure, humidity, route guidance, and so on. The rumored Galaxy Band would compete with the likes of the FitBit Force, shown above The device should connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, although if the Galaxy Gear rollout is any indication,... Read more...
How many steps did you take yesterday? How much sleep did you get last night, and was it good, helpful sleep? And what’s your heart rate? Pick up Withing’s latest gadget, and the answer to all of those questions will be in your pocket – and on your smartphone or tablet. The Pulse arrived today to round out Withing’s collection of health-centered wireless devices. The Pulse joins a growing number of activity trackers. The Fitbit has been tracking steps and sleep for years, and the BodyMedia Fit, Motorola MotoActv and Nike+ FuelBand have been around for some time, too. Withings needs to differentiate the Pulse with better features and more convenient data syncing. Wireless... Read more...
Some would argue that the modern day cellular phone killed the watch. After all, who needs a wristwatch when you can just glance at the time on a display that never leaves your side? But on the other side of the equation, the phone revolution has seemingly jump-started fitness. While a certain segment of the population has been (and will always be) addicted to staying in shape, the mobile phone has pulled a lot of people into that circle who would've never otherwise considered it. Turns out, using a device that's highly intelligent and always with you is a pretty good way to get people to exercise, particularly when you offer them endless statistics to help prove that they're actually making... Read more...
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