Here at Crunchwear we usually get the scoop pretty on forthcoming devices. This is a good thing because, well, knowing about stuff ahead of time is cool. This can be a bummer, though, because it seems the announcement date is so very far from the launch date. A lot can happen in a year or two or three. So we are happy to report that one of our-oft mentioned line of devices are finally seeing the light of day on store shelves and it is happening even sooner than you had probably expected(hint, it’s in a few days.)
LG, maker of just about every type of electronics device and appliance ever, had long ago announced their Lifeband Touch fitness tracking armband their ultra-nifty heart rate monitoring earphones. Well, you can just about stop holding your horses. Your arms are tired and the time is almost here. Both of these units will launch on may 18th, which if my super-fancy math is correct, is in just five days! Rut roh. We had better get our debit cards(with Visa logos) ready and start camping out at Best Buy now. I say Best Buy because that is the only place they will be available upon launch. So that’s, uh, something.
As far as pricing goes, it’s not too bad. The earphones will set you back $180 while the Lifeband armband will cost $150. LG isn’t known to make junk, so one can assume both of these units will be top notch. We’ll let you know when we get our hands on them.