TAIPEI: ACER GAVE US a close look at its first wearable fitness tracker, the Liquid Leap, for the first time at the Computex computer conference in Taiwan on Monday.
The Liquid Leap is Acer's first wearable device and features a touchscreen smart band with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification technology as well as wireless music control. Like the Samsung Gear Fit, it can also track users' fitness including steps, running distance, calories burnt, and sleeping cycle.
The Liquid Leap will be sold bundled with the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone, which was also unveiled in New York last month and was also on display in Taipei.
Liquid Jade is very slim, measuring just 6.8mm at its thinnest point with a curved design featuring a 5in IPS HD Gorilla Glass 3 display. Running on Android 4.4, the Liquid Jade also boasts a 13MP rear-facing camera.
Acer said the Leap will launch within two to three months and will work with only the Liquid Jade to start, but as it's connected over Bluetooth 4.0 technology, it is likely to work with any Android smartphone soon after launch.
Acer isn't sure on how to price the Liquid Leap yet, but has said it will cost less than €100. µ
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