LG brings G Flex US launch news, Lifeband Touch, webOS-based TVs to CES

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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.

Source: LG

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!