Just a week away from the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, some tech giants are keeping their upcoming gadgets well under wraps. LG, however, was sucker punched today when an avid leaker tweeted a photo of its activity tracker.
Diligent source @evleaks (aka Evan Nelson Blass) revealed what he called the LG Lifeband Touch, offering only a photo and no further details about the device.
Based on the picture, LG is taking a page from every other wearable activity tracker (most notably the Nike+ FuelBand), with its wrist-shaped, simplistic bangle, complete with glowing green circle on top, perhaps meant to signify the "touch" branding.
LG declined to comment on the rumour. The company was also the subject of wearable tech gossip rumour last week when the Korea Herald suggested that the device maker is developing wearable gadgets, including the G-Arch smart watch and G-Health fitness wristband, both which are expected to sync with the G3 smartphone.
The Lifeband Touch could be LG's second attempt at joining the wearable tech bandwagon, following last January's prototype Smart Activity Tracker, which made the rounds at CES 2013, but never launched commercially.
LG has a lot planned at CES, including the introduction of its first UltraHD curved TV. The 105in, top-of-the-line display (Model 105UB9) has a 21:9 aspect ratio and boasts a 5,120 x 2,160 screen resolution.
Despite LG branding its enormous set as "officially the largest curved TV ever made," it has some direct competition from Samsung, which, mere hours after LG's big reveal, announced its own 105in curved 4K HDTV, sporting many of the same features as its rival, though Samsung's uses an OLED display while LG's has a backlit LCD screen.
Separate reports tipped the launch of LG's first webOS-based television set next week, running on a 2.2GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and apps based on the webOS Enyo platform. There is no word whether the operating system will be integrated into the 105in 4K HDTV.
To see what else we're jumping up and down in excited glee for, check out our Preview of CES 2014.