Acer Liquid Leap Fit – Next generation of fitness trackers?
Complete healthcare capabilities are vital for the next wave of wearable tech devices. Wearables that can deliver meaningful data such as blood pressure, VO2 max and glucose levels are what the buyers expect now.
For this reason alone, Acer’s new activity band, the Liquid Leap Fit, follows on the steps of Microsoft Band 2 as a health orientated device rather than just another fitness tracker.
The device is a follow-up of the first Liquid Leap and the Leap Active gadgets from last year and for more details, see the article below.
Acer Liquid Leap Fit – Design And Features
Design wise the Acer Liquid Leap Fit is quite simple. For some reason, I see it as the thicker version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 1S. Same materials, same look, same closing clasp and even the same colours. But, when you look in detail, the metallic capsule that has all the data sensors in Xiaomi band is replaced here by a touch display.
However, when you look in detail, the metallic capsule that has all the data sensors in Xiaomi band is replaced here by a tiny one-inch display.
Even though the screen is small, it is quite powerful. It is “touchable” and it has OLED technology that does wonders on the battery life. The screen works well and it gets the job done. Another neat feature is the IPX7 rating which makes the tracker water splash resist. Not suitable for swimming but in contact with sweat, showers, your Acer Liquid Leap Fit is going to survive.
Battery life wise, the Acer Liquid Leap Fit can last for up to seven days on a single charge alone. That is quite an achievement considering that the tracker has the HR sensor non-stop on. On top of that, there is a new stress monitoring sensor, for measuring stress levels.
If you want to use your tracker, the Acer Leap Fit must be paired via Bluetooth with a smartphone that has Acer’s personal coaching app installed and running. The app is available for both, Android and iOS smartphones. The Leap Fit app will track your activity as usual, and set targets for upping health and fitness. Moreover, besides displaying general stats like steps or calories burned, the Acer Leap Fit app has a few extra nifty features.
Looking at the features, the Leap Fit app can track and detail on most of your fitness activities. The app can also help in setting up targets for improving your health and fitness levels. And, apart from being able to display general stats like steps or calories burned, the Acer Leap Fit app brings a few nifty features.
One of them is the custom reminders option. The bracelet can remind you to drink water, take your medication, or do some other health-oriented activities. You can also tell the Leap Fit how much you’ve had to drink (for example) and it will log it. Another cool feature is the support for third-party apps which lets you send the tracked data to apps such as MyFitnessPal or Strava.
Acer Liquid Leap Fit – Availability And Price
The Taiwanese company is aiming to bring the Acer Liquid Leap Fit to the market later this year, end of Q3. The pricing has yet to be announced, but some internal sources leaked the $100 as the launching price. What do you think about Acer’s new wearable tech device? Does it have that “extra” to make you buy it or it is just another fitness band? We’d love to know your opinions in the comments box below.