LG's Lifeband Touch smartwatch is coming to Australia

Own an LG phone and hate the fact you can’t buy a wearable built for your phone? Turn that frown upside-down: the LG Lifeband Touch is finally coming out in Australia. Here’s how much and where you can get it. The LG Lifeband Touch will cost you $199 in Australia, meaning that the Australia Tax is nowhere to be seen on the new wearable. You’ll be able to get it from Harvey Norman, Bing Lee and JB Hi-Fi.

The Samsung Gear Fit now has even more competition, with LG today announcing that its Lifeband Touch wearable will be available in Australia by late May. Compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones, the Lifeband Touch works with the LG Fitness app to monitor your calorie burn. Just enter your height, current weight and goal weight and the band and app will track how much progress you’ve made towards your daily target. If you’re falling short, LG hopes its new wearable will provide the push you need to put down that third donut or take the stairs rather than the elevator. LG says the companion app is aimed at beginners, but more serious athletes can use it to sync with third-party apps like MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper and MapMyFitness.

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