CES 2014: LG Debuts Earphones That Monitor Heart Rate

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    LG yesterday announced a new set of fitness-oriented earphones, which are designed to offer real-time heart monitoring. The earphones, which connect to a small medallion that is strapped on an arm or waistband, track both metabolic rate and maximum oxygen consumption while allowing users to listen to music. They function through sensors that measure blood flow through the inner ear.

    In addition, the Heart Rate Monitor Earphones include an accelerometer that measures a wide range of data, including distance, calories burned, steps taken, and more. It also includes hi-fi sound and a built-in microphone for phone calls.
    The add-on medallion that connects to the earphones serves as a data processing hub that sends real-time biometric information to an iPhone via Bluetooth, which can be accessed by the LG Fitness app. The earphones are also designed to work in conjunction with LG's recently announced Lifeband Touch activity monitor. Along with the LG app, the earphones can sync with popular third-party apps like MyFitnessPal and Runkeeper.

    The earphones will ship during the first half of 2014 and will retail for $179.99.

    Article Link: CES 2014: LG Debuts Earphones That Monitor Heart Rate
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
  3. macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    $180??? That's too high unless those headphones sound amazing.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2013
    Once again great idea but too high of a price. It should have at least been bluetooth.

    Sweat resistant?
  5. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2008
    Having to untangle those earbud wires will increase my heart rate for sure.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2010
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jan 30, 2008
    Fantastic idea.

    Give it a couple of years. Exciting times ahead!

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