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Archos Beats CES Rush and Unveils Step-Counting Fitness Tracker

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Wearable fitness trackers are sure to be a big trend at the 2014 International CES next week, and Archos is beating the rush by unveiling its candidate a few days early. The Archos Activity Tracker is a wristband that can measure your steps, view your history and let you compete with friends.

Similar to the Fitbit Force, the Archos band has a small display that can relay basic data, like the number of steps taken in a day or the amount of calories burned. A full charge of the battery is said to last an entire week, and it charges via USB, just like the Nike+ Fuelband.

Of course, the Activity Tracker pairs with a dedicated app, which gathers the data from the band wirelessly. In addition to rendering the data graphically, the app will let you compete with up to eight people, similar to “teams” and small-scale social networking favored by other fitness-tracking ecosystems, such as Jawbone’s.

In addition to the wristband, Archos is planning a whole line of connected devices for unveiling at CES, including a connected scale, a blood-pressure monitor, a home weather station and a 7-inch tablet designed specifically for “smart home” applications.

No prices or release dates have yet been announced.

LG Fitness Wristband Tracker Touts OLED Touchscreen

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LAS VEGAS — Adding to the long lineup of fitness wristband trackers on the market, LG announced on Monday at the 2014 International CES show a version of its own with a slightly different design approach: a touchscreen interface.

Called the LG Lifeband Touch, the device tracks distance walked, speed, calories and other typical data collected by activity trackers, but it also comes with an OLED display, manages incoming calls and can be used to control your music. This data can be accessed by swiping a finger over the display, similar to how you would use a touchscreen tablet or smartphone.

With the help of a motion-sensing algorithm, the device automatically turns on the display when the user rotates their wrist.

But one of the most compelling parts of the Lifeband Touch is how it connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth to receive data from third party devices, including the company’s new heart rate earphones.

Pricing and availability for the LG Lifeband Touch haven’t yet been announced.