Following the success of wearable fitness trackers like Nike FuelBand, the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone Up, companies such as Samsung and LG are expected to make a push into the same market in 2014. Today, we got a first look at LG’s design with a rendered image of the device obtained by Twitter tipster @evleaks.
LG Lifeband Touch. pic.twitter.com/ixWxxVsYsf
— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 31, 2013
Despite earlier reports that LG would name its smart-band the G-Health, @evleaks claims the device will be called the Lifeband Touch, suggesting that the new product will feature some sort of touchscreen or touchpad. Based on the image above, we’re guessing LG’s device will sport a touchpad and a small button – pictured here encircled in green light.
We’re expecting to see plenty of new wearable technology at CES 2014, and LG’s alleged Lifeband Touch should make a welcome addition to the expo’s lineup of new devices. Whether we’ll see the product unveiled in Las Vegas is still unconfirmed, and we likely won’t know the answer until the trade show kicks off next week.