LG brings G Flex US launch news, Lifeband Touch, webOS-based TVs to CES
LG is one of those companies that bring a whole boatload of products to CES. That’s because the show’s more general-purpose electronics focus allows the company to show off a whole lot more than just mobile tech: TVs, refrigerators, audio equipment, washers, and dryers – LG has it all. While that means that a fair bit of its CES keynote strayed a little away from the sort of products we tend to cover, we did get to check out a few treats, like that fitness tracker that leaked the other day.
We had heard that LG could be working on a number of wearables, and sure enough, it’s confirmed its Lifeband Touch. The band connects with both iOS and Android devices (no Nike-style platform exclusivity here), tracks calorie output, and features a small OLED touch panel for not only viewing your fitness stats, but checking notifications on your phone.
While a lot of LG’s TV announcements today are a bit outside our wheelhouse, there is one interesting take-away: this year will see webOS begin to dominate LG’s high-end TV offerings.
Finally, how about the G Flex? We’ve been hoping to get details on official US availability, and LG delivered: just like we saw in leaked renders, the G Flex is coming to Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile. While we don’t have specific ETAs for any just yet, look for sales to begin before the end of the first quarter.