The Lifeband Touch, LG's crack at a smart fitness band, has moments of promise, but just doesn't add up to an experience that's useful or fun compared with the competition.Read the full review →
It takes a lot to stand out in the increasingly crowded fitness category and, unfortunately for the LG Lifeband, it stands out for all the wrong reasons.
Unlike many of its competitors, the LG Lifeband isn't flexible or adjustable. Instead, it's a fairly rigid loop that CNET says is "heavier and thicker than it needs to be," and Digital Trends calls it a "a shiny chunk of techno jewelry that wouldn’t be out of place on the set of a sci-fi movie." Unfortunately, that sci-fi feel doesn't extend to the display, which the New York Times calls "dull" and "nearly unreadable outdoors." Digital Trends actually found themselves "constantly forced to search for a shady spot when we wanted to check current stats." CNET also notes the battery "isn't so hot," lasting them only two days when paired to a device.
The one ray of hope for LG is the Fitness app, which Tom's Guide calls "intuitive" and Digital Trends liked how "straightforward" it was. It just needs to be connected to a better piece of hardware than the Lifeband.
Ease of use
Design and form factor
Ease of use
Design and form factor
I can’t recommend you spend the money on ... the Lifeband Touch.Read the full review →
While the LG LifeBand lets you start and stop workouts and control music right from your wrist, this fitness tracker is far too limited in form and function.Read the full review →
LG’s Lifeband Touch tracks all the right vitals and looks sharp, but a weak display that becomes almost useless in the sun will prevent serious athletes from considering it.Read the full review →
Despite sharing some aesthetic similarities with the former gadget -- like a dotted LED display, USB clasp and soft-touch rubber coating -- LG's model has a few more tricks up its sleeve.Read the full preview →
The Life Band Touch features a clasp-less design that stays on your wrist essentially by hugging it firmly, sort of like how the Jawbone UP works. It has an LED readout, however, which means you can get information on the fly, like in the Fitbit Force.Read the full preview →
In the flesh, and the sports tracker looks good - although we aren't too sure about the display. We found the screen very hard to read and the glass edge a bit tacky compared to the Fuel Band and the Jawbone Up. But we do like the additional features and the ability to see who is calling you.Read the full preview →
The LifeBand Touch is a little thicker in places than other wearables we've seen, but the interface is straightforward ...Read the full preview →
Although LG has been touting this gadget for some time, we can't help feel that it's not going to make that much of an impact when compared to more traditional or more agile sports brands already sniffing around the genre.Read the full preview →
Featuring a not insubstantial break in the ring to allow you to put it on, the design oddity is compounded by the fact the screen element is so much heavier.Read the full preview →
Its standout feature is the OLED touch screen that responds to swipes and touches. It's less ambitious than Samsung's Galaxy Gear, but also less cumbersome to wear. We took a quick look at how it works, including its companion app.Read the full preview →
While the LG Lifeband isn't the best looking fitness tracker we've seen, the fact that it can be used with LG's heart rate monitoring earphones certainly puts it at an advantage.Read the full preview →
On the surface of it, the LG is a water-proof fitness band with a built-in accelerometer and altimeter. It's easy to use, as you simply use taps and swipes to operate it and navigate through functions.Read the full preview →
Fitness is big business and LG is potentially looking to cash in on it. Looking incredibly similar to the Nike Fit Band is the “Smart Activity Tracker.” It’s a bracelet that will come in a few colours – blue, orange, purple, black – and has a curved comfort band on the inside.Read the full preview →
At its core, the LG Lifeband Touch is an activity tracker that is compatible with apps like MapMyFitness, RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, and Withings. And the OLED display is actually a touch screen.Read the full preview →
The Life Band Touch looks like a product LG showcased but never revealed last year. However, it stands out from the other smart accessories on the market.Read the full preview →
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